Keep tabs on how you train your pup during the day with Zacro. The wireless, waterproof device attaches to your dog’s collar to track their activity and distance with the LCD. There are four modes you can choose to train your dog: 100 levels of static shock, vibration stimulation, beep, and light.
Whistle Pet GPS Plus: Dog and Cat Tracker Collar Attachment
If your dog runs off, the Whistle pet tracker can help you find them. Place the device on your pet’s collar and it uses GPS technology to locate where they’ve run off too.Whistle uses cellular and GPS tracking to pinpoint your dog’s location anywhere in the U.S. Just press the “locate” button on your computer or mobile device and the system shows you where your escapee is exploring. The tracker also comes with an option to notify you with an alert when your pet escapes. The water-resistant gadget holds a 30-day charge and requires an $6.95 monthly service fee.
Have a fetch-obsessed dog? iFetch is the gadget for you. The device launches the balls for you so your ball-crazed dog can play fetch even when you’re not around. If you do find the time to play with your dog, throw him tennis balls with the Chuckit Ball Launcher. The tool gives you a longer throw range, saves you from throwing your shoulder and best of all, it comes with a mechanism for slobber-free ball pickup.
As most of the dog owners already know, shedding is inevitable. The Dyson Groom Tool is ideal for preventing their fur from overwhelming your home. The simple vacuum attachment tool has 364 individual slicker bristles to collect any loose dog hair that is about to be shed. Once you release the thumb trigger, the bristles retract, instantly sucking it all right into the vacuum. You can use the tool with most upright and canister vacuums.
Will your dog be ready to start transitioning from their kennels to dog beds, at least as a place to hang out during the day? Not only would a dog bed be a comfy place for them, but it’d also get these unsightly crates out of my living room!
Are you fashion obsessed and on the hunt for the ultimate dog bed? The designs range from natural and organic to opulent over the top thrones for the little prince or princess pup. There are some attractive options out there ranging from stripes to modernist, and they’re not all ridiculously priced. They’re still technically puppies so it might only be a matter of time till they rip a bed apart!
Connect and interact with your dog from anywhere through the free PetChatz iOS/Android or desktop application. It has no corners, edges or cords to chew; attaches securely to your wall as a fully contained unit.
This stainless steel deShedding tool reduces shedding by up to 90%. It reaches deep beneath your dog’s topcoat and remove loose hair easily. Great tool for every dog lover.
I’m sure all of the above gifts for dog lovers will fit in for the dog’s birthday party and keep the pups entertained and busy for a long time.
Puppy Party Ideas To Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday With Kids
If your dog is your family’s best friend, throwing a birthday party for him is not all that far-fetched. If you’re not sure when your pet was born, just pick a date. With one human year equal to seven dog years, the celebration’s probably way overdue anyway.
A week before the event, your kids can send out canine-themed invitations, perhaps dog bones or miniature doghouses cut out of construction paper. To prevent chaos, it’s probably wise to limit the guest list to human friends, but if your pooch has a best pal, you may want to include him, too.
Your kids can spruce up the guest of honor by giving him a bath. And if he’s tolerant, they can crown him with a special birthday hat. Human partygoers can have fun donning plastic dog nose party favors, which are available at most toy stores.
Supply construction paper and glue, and the kids can make cone-shaped hats decorate with cut out biscuits collars, license tags, and other dog-related shapes.
For entertainment, stage a talent show featuring your family’s four-legged star. During the days preceding the party, your kids can rehearse his repertoire of tricks and try teaching him a few new ones. Of course, after the performance, all the guests will want a chance to shake his paw.
For kids who are dogmatically canine, this party gives them license to bark, roll over and gnaw on bones. From start to finish, it’s got a message that will thrill them: Hey, little hounds, this time, we believe you.
As kids come in the door, have grown-up “groomers” turn them into puppies. Use face paint and optional dog ears (pieces of fabric or fake fur fastened to the child’s hair with silver hair clips). Lay out a tableful of beads, buttons, string and extra dog tags to make a dog collar. Let the pups string their own (help them center the tag). It’ll be your job to make sure nobody’s necklace gets turned into a choke collar. Have an instant camera handy for portraits.
A Feast Fit for a Dog
No doubt your dog would be perfectly happy lapping up a big slab of frosted devil’s food cake, but the truth is that sugar, especially chocolate, isn’t great for him. Still, the birthday boy must have a pie.
A simple solution is to mold his favorite dog food into a one-serving torte. Add a dog biscuit for each year of his age. Remind your kids to fill his water bowl so that he can wash it all down.
Your human guests will undoubtedly prefer a different entree. After fruit leather “chew” appetizers, you can serve the main course: hot dogs and a platter of cornmeal hush puppies. Add a splash of soda to your kids’ favorite fruit juice, dub it Puppy Punch, and you’ve got the perfect beverage.
For dessert, there’s Dalmatian ice cream. Top bowls of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt with chocolate chips or Junior Mints.
Games and Activities
You won’t need any regular games for this crowd. Two hours of dressing up and remaining in character are enough to keep them howling about the party for days. Still, here are some activities in case you’ve got a roving pack on your hands.
All you need is a batch of sugar cookies cut into dog or dog bone shapes, icing and assorted candy. Snipped licorice strings make great tails.
Hide about 40 cardboard bones (or sugar-cookie dough cut and baked into bone shapes) at “dog height,” and have the puppies hunt on hands and knees. Found bones get buried at the end of the game in a bag in exchange for treats.
Familiar foods are best with this crowd. Try serving hot dogs or get yourself a bone-shaped cookie cutter and cut out plain cheese or bologna sandwiches made with soft white bread. Make kibbles from either trail mix or those cheese- or peanut-butter-filled pretzels that look like dog treats. Garnish with sticks (pretzel rods). Cut sugar cookie dough into bone shapes for special “dog treats.” For extra fun, serve lunch in a clean dog bowl (or just a regular bowl).
Favors and Goodie Bags
Send each pup home with a Doggie bag, either plain or decorated with spots. Stuff it with the child’s photograph (puppy name and breed underneath, with some remark like “Loves Bones” or “Beautifully Groomed”). Throw in a dog figurine, some stickers, a ball, and a bone cookie. And, of course, leave room for the collar.
Send a message in dog language from the birthday pup. For example, on the front, you might put a picture of your child with a cartoon dialogue balloon: “Woof-woof, arf, Batcar, grrrr, woof-WOOF! Rrrr, Ralph.” Translation inside: “That means, ‘Thank you for the great Batcar for my birthday! Love, Ralph.'”