Toys & Training

A few of our favorite things for puppies

Brain Training For Dogs

Brain Training For Dogs

A quick word about training – we trained Floki on the basics; Potty, Crate, & Sit.  Then we hired a trainer to come to our house once a week for two months to work on the more advanced disciplines; proper leash techniques, come, stay, place, etc. It was effective… and expensive. In retrospect I should have started with something like this. Take a look, I think you’ll be surprised at how much your pet can learn from you at a much more reasonable cost. 

Goughnuts Tug Dog Toy

Goughnuts Tug Dog Toy

The GoughNuts Tug Dog Pull Toy was designed to address the simple but serious issue of SAFETY, with extremely durable rubber and room for your hands to stay safe from your dogs jaws. We can’t claim that it’s an indestructible pull toy for dogs, but it’s darn close. This toy is designed for interactive and supervised play with aggressive chewers.

KONG Air Dog Squeaker Football

KONG Air Dog Squeaker Football

This is a fun air squeaker football toy from Kong. Covered in non abrasive material that will not wear down dog’s teeth.  Floki can tear the cover off of this if we let him play with it for too long.  Best for quick games of fetch… but obviously not good to use as a chew toy.

ChuckIt! Paraflight

ChuckIt! Paraflight Flyer Dog Toy, Large (Orange/Blue)

We love this toy, my son and I play with it as much as Floki does! Ideal frisbee for games of fetch, designed for long-distance flight. This one floats in water features a multilayer nylon interior & soft rubber edges that are gentle on puppy’s gums & teeth. Frisbee gradually descends for jumping & catching mid flight.

Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball Small

Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball Small

The Chuckit! Kick Fetch Ball is Floki’s newest favorite toy… and it’s mine too. It’s large enough easily kick and throw – but the grooved design makes it easy for him to chase it down and grab it. It’s durable, floats, and comes in 2 sizes – Floki has graduated to the large size. Bonus – it has a wiffle ball effect when thrown, curving slightly based on the angle of release. We’ve always been fans of Chuckit! products and this is no exception.

Earth Rated Poop Bags

Earth Rated Waste Bags

The Earth Rated bags tend to be a bit longer, and are definitely heavier than many other brands of dog poop bags.  Highly recommended!

Snuggle Puppy

The Snuggle Puppy

We used this to help Floki feel safe in his crate for the first few weeks he was new to our home. He absolutely loved it and would snuggle up to it as soon as we opened the crate door.  

Zanies Plush Croaker Toy

Zanies Plush Croaker

If you’re like us, it won’t take long before you’ll get tired of hearing squeaker toys. Zanies Croaker gives you a nice break from that with a “ribbit ribbit” sound when your pup bites down. And the price is right!

Mini Lamb Chop - Floki

Mini Lamb Chop

This one does have a squeaker, but the cuteness factor makes up for it!  This was one of Floki’s favorite toys and we still get the larger version for him. This too is priced right – we typically get the 3 pack for the best deal but singles are also available.

Small Kong Pink/Blue

Small Kong For Crate

Pro-Tip for crate training – we would freeze peanut butter in this then give it to Floki when he’d be in the crate for a while (during the day).  It did a great job of rewarding him for going into the crate and occupying him during those quick trips to the grocery store.  Chewy typically has a better price on this than Amazon, trust us – you’ll want a Chewy account! *Note – Be aware, you can’t choose between pink or blue, you get what they ship.

Puppy Teething X Bone

Puppy Teething X Bone

This should keep your puppy occupied for a month or two. Floki absolutely loved this toy and it kept is sharp teeth busy.

Hyper Pet Tennis Balls For Dogs

Hyper Pet Tennis Balls For Dogs

Hyper Pet 2.5″ Tennis Balls are a fun, safe choice for dogs at all stages of life. These tennis balls for dogs are non-toxic and use a non-abrasive felt coated that is safe for your dog’s teeth, and are available in bright orange, pink, and green