3 dog products we’ve been testing
Recently, the boys have been testing a handful of dog products that were sent to us for review. Here are three that we’ve recently finished trying out:
If you can believe it, Cooper and Emmett love having their teeth brushed. Lucas… not so much. I try to brush their teeth a few times a week, though it can be challenging to do a thorough job since they lick the toothpaste off the brush faster than I can get to all their teeth. Zututh is designed with an angle in the middle, which allows you to get all the way to their upper back teeth without a ton of maneuvering. I love this toothbrush and have already replaced – permanently – their old standard brush.
If you’re a retractable leash person, this would be an awesome solution for you. LeashLocket attaches magnetically to your dog’s collar or harness, so they’re carrying their own leash. It would be great for the dog park because you wouldn’t have a battle of wills with your pup about getting the leash on when it’s time to go because the leash is already on (or is it just my dogs who battle over this??). However, for me, a retractable isn’t a good solution. Lucas’ reactivity, Cooper’s misunderstanding of how a walk should go (no, you DON’T pull my arm out to get to that butterfly), and Emmett’s disinterest in walking anywhere other than right next to me… not good fits for a retractable, though when I tried it out around the block, it did work perfectly fine with Emmett’s collar. Plus, they sent us a pink one, and while I don’t like to enforce gender roles, the boys were a little embarrassed.
Rawhides do not work in my house. Emmett swallows them whole, and Cooper and Lucas get a little guard-y toward each other. When SmartBones arrived, I was really happy to see a rawhide alternative that, according to the company, is 99% digestible. They have chicken in them – so Cooper couldn’t try them – and they sent the tiny sizes – so Emmett couldn’t try them due to the choking hazard aspect of him not chewing anything.ever. – so I wanted until they were out for a walk with John, and Lucas tried them. Lucas loved the little bones. He takes forever to eat a treat when the other two aren’t around, so he worked on the little bones for a few minutes apiece. (A few minutes = forever in this house.) I would definitely consider trying Emmett with one of the large sizes.
Have you tried any of these products? Any additional input or feedback?
Disclaimer: I received all three of these products from the various companies for free. However, just because I receive something for free doesn’t mean I’ll give a positive review. Ever. Check out my full disclaimer policy for more info.