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Food and treats
It can be bewildering trying to decide what is the best thing to feed your dog. Please check out this independently run website which lists 1000s of different foods of all types (dry, wet, raw etc.) and treats, and gives you a nutritional quality rating so you can decide on the best possible quality food at a price that fits your budget.
For training treats you can’t beat these: JR Pet Pate; dog’s love it, it’s a very healthy option, easy to cut up into small treats for training, keeps in the fridge and/or freezer.
Long lasting chews – Save your slippers!
Remember to supervise and get the right size for your dog.
Mentally and physically stimulating, enriching and great boredom busters, stress relievers and help to promote good dental health.
Non edible Chews – great for dogs who love to chew sticks or your furniture!
Olive sticks: https://amzn.to/3MDyEwX
Root Chews: https://amzn.to/3MC5jmD
Puppies up to 16 weeks:
Cold carrots from your fridge – best and cheapest option!
Ostrich or Lamb Spaghetti: https://amzn.to/43s2NX0
Puppy Whimzees: https://amzn.to/4384usF
Dried fish skins: https://amzn.to/3C12Hd0
Older pups and adults:
Ostrich bones: https://amzn.to/428F0KE
Cows feet: https://amzn.to/43lluLU
Tripe Sticks: https://amzn.to/43to8PB
Himalayan Yak Chews: https://amzn.to/3C0iicW
Beef or venison tendons: https://amzn.to/45y3qzU
Buffalo horns: https://amzn.to/3ILuyls
Rabbits ears: https://amzn.to/3MDz4n1
Enrichment – so important for our dogs wellbeing!
Topples – a bit pricey, but the best food dispenser toy ever!
Snuffle mat: https://amzn.to/3WCdxzE
Kong – different ages, sizes and strengths: https://amzn.to/3MGdZsg
Lickimat: this one comes with a brush to clean: https://amzn.to/3P0kIjF
Snacky ball – one of my all time favourites: https://amzn.to/42925g7
Buster cube: Good one for the garden, can be a bit harsh on your skirting boards! https://amzn.to/3IIdSeq
Nina Ottossson Interactive toys; come in easy, medium and hard: https://amzn.to/3IF50pN
If you prefer to buy local and support a small business the lovely Lauren makes leads, collars, and long lines. However there is usually a two to three week wait time. Use the code DDOGS to get a 10% discount
Small to small/medium sized dogs – 5 meters https://amzn.to/42f2gGG
Medium to large/extra large – 10 meters https://amzn.to/43aF2mn
Harness – both these brands are adjustable to get the exact right fit for your dog; you will need to measure them up carefully, instructions/measurements on the websites:
Treat pouch – essential training tool
Dog cam – essential for new puppy owners and separation anxiety cases – I use this one myself; really easy to use, set up, can tilt and move side to side, listen in and record, and it’s excellent quality clarity of picture.
Natural calming and stress relief remedies/products
Pet Remedy Spray https://amzn.to/3qeyuEQ
Adaptil Diffuser to help your new puppy settle: https://amzn.to/3q64vPc
Riaflex Green Lipped Mussel – best form of Omega 3 and by far the best supplement I’ve ever used for both mental and physical health in dogs:
Dorwest Herbs Skullcap and Valerian – works remarkably well for some dogs with mild fear/anxiety: