A dozen of our favorite gifts for dogs and dog lovers!
Lemme see ya wobble wobble. Get creative with your feeding routine and let your dog use some natural foraging instincts to work for their food. We have tried a lot of slow feeders and food puzzles and the Kong Wobbler stands out for being easy to learn but fun enough to keep dogs excited each time it comes out!
19.99 at chewy.com
Crooked Coyote Dog Bandana
One of Process Canine's managers and overnight shift superstars, Brittany, always keeps her trio of Australian Shepherds decked out in the best accessories. She frequents the Crooked Coyote shop for seasonal bandanas. Best part? Prices start at $4.99.
Chuckit Ultra Ball
Chuckit has perfected the game of fetch with their line of Ultra balls. We prefer sizes slightly large for your dog to reduce the risk of choking. If you are still playing with tennis balls we strongly recommend switching over to the much safer, more durable Chuck-it balls.
$6.99 at chewy.com
Quality Leashes Biothane leash
Support local AND snag the best leashes with Cleveland's own Quality Leashes. The owner, Quinn, hand makes beautiful top quality biothane leashes and has become the go-to "leash guy" for many professional dog trainers. Biothane is soft on your hands like leather but tough, waterproof and will look brand new even after years of use. We are big fans of their long lines for training and the many custom leashes Quinn has crafted for us.
Prices vary. 15 ft long lines starting at $19.99
A Process Canine favorite! Benebones are the only toy we trust to be on our play floors as a safe option for all dogs to chew. They are by far our favorite synthetic chew as they are tough enough to hold up to some intense gnawing but have enough give to not wear against teeth too hard. Benebones last a while but not forever so be sure to toss them when your dog wears down to a size they can start to fit entirely in their mouth.
We recommend a size Large or Giant for most dogs.
$13 at chewy.com
$15 at Process Canine
NEMO Helio Pressure Shower
Calling anyone who takes their dogs to the beach, hiking or anywhere else where they get dirty before heading into the car: the Nemo Helio shower is a game changer! Fill with water and bring along so you can rinse your dog down before loading them up. The shower pressurizes and gives a steady enough stream of water to spray out sand and mud. Also great for rinsing yourself!
$149.95 at REI
Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket
Not all dogs need winter jackets,, but if you have a short-haired dog who could use an extra layer of defense against the Cleveland winter then the Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket is a great option. Many dog coats leave the belly exposed and only cover the top of the dog but the Powder Hound keeps all that core warmth inside.
$89.95 at Ruffwear.com
Orvis Dog Weekender Travel Kit
Level up your dog packing game from ziploc bags to a personalized pack with the Orvis Weekender Kit. The bag neatly holds dog food and accessories like leashes and poop bags so you have everything you need in one spot. Makes a really great gift!
$69 at orvis.com
The Chuck-it Wheel is an Enrichment Camp favorite! The dogs love the novelty of a toy that rolls on the ground instead of flying. Our enrichment camp trainer, Meagan, says "if your dog is still learning to "out" their toys during fetch, the chuck-it wheel is great because you can reward quick outs with a game of tug!" She adds that "for dogs who have low interest in toys the Chuck-it Wheel is often the first toy that catches their interest."
Earth Rated Handle Bags
Most of our poop scooping is done via hand held scoopers but when "dooty" calls on a walk or in a pinch, these handle bags are a favorite choice. The bags aren't attached to eachother like the poop bags that come on a roll so you don't have to spend time figuring out which end opens and where to rip the bag off. Plus the handles make tying the bags a cinch!
Primo Pad crate pads
The BEST crate pad by far. Primo pads provide support to the floor of your dog's crate instead of just the plastic tray. Especially great for dogs who would otherwise chew up soft bedding or dogs who prefer cool floors/less bedding. Primo pads come in a variety of sizes to custom fit your crate and are waterproof and easily cleanable. Reach out to them if you have questions about sizing, their customer service is outstanding!
Prices vary at primopads.com
LLBean Fanny Pack
A dog owner staple! Fanny packs are back in style though for dog people that never mattered. Our favorite is the LLBean waist pack modeled by it's #1 fan, our trainer Kate. Make sure you have your dog walking gear ready and hands freed up to work with your dog when out and about!
$24.95 at llbean.com
Dexas Mudbuster Paw Washer
A bonus gift recommendation comes from our favorite groomer next door, Deja Pearson, owner of True Vibes Unleashed. Deja says "a paw cleaner is a simple yet effective device pet parents can use to rid their dog's paws of mud and debris from outside."
Less mud and debris? Count me in!
$19.20 on amazon.com
Check out Deja at Truevibesunleashed.com