Mel's Mutts Recommended Products
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**Note about brain games: I suggest saving brain games for special training sessions or times that you need to wear your dog out. I do not recommend keeping these items out and within your dog's reach on a daily basis. I have so many other ideas for brain games that you can make/do yourself, just ask!**
**Note about chew toys: Puppies, especially, need a variety of chew toys. Please be sure you select the product that is appropriate for your dog's age, size, and chew habits. Having a variety of chew toys and swapping them out from time to time will help keep the toy exciting for your dog!**
Nature's Miracle Skunk Formula Unfortunately I can speak from lots of experience! This is hands down the best solution if your dog gets sprayed. If you have skunks near your home, get a bottle of this before you need it!
Poop Bags No, not all poop bags are created equally.
Easy Walk Harness Although I'm not typically a fan of harnesses, this one is great! Check sizing chart
Sporn Harness This is another great harness. One of my clients introduced me to this one! Again, check sizing chart.
**Note about collars: You may need to try a few collars and leashes to see what combination works best for your dog. Those that clip are typically easier to put on and remove than those that don't clip.**
Grass saver supplements These will help eliminate the "burn" spots that you'll sometimes get on your grass from dog urine. They get mixed reviews, but I will say that they have worked well for us, as long as we use them consistently. I also suggest you verify with your veterinarian that it is OK to use these for your pup if you have burn spots on your grass.
Slip Leash (indoor/small/portable) Keep a few of these stashed around the house, in the car, purse, etc. I've found more uses for them than I ever imagined, and they take up almost no space.
**Note about leashes: You'll probably want one of each of these, honestly. I use all of these leashes regularly - at different times and for different purposes. The leashes with the loop near the clip are great for dogs who pull, so you don't have to wrap the leash around your hand.**
Webcam So you can watch your pup, especially in the crate, while you're away. This was hands down the best $36 product I've ever purchased for a puppy!
Non-Stuffed Plush I'm just suggesting the non-stuffed plush animals because my dogs have always destroyed stuffed toys and I don't want them to ingest the stuffing.
**Note about toys: there are a ton of toys on the market, Ropes, frisbees, and tug toys are great, too! Most dogs love squeaky toys, just watch out for them to tear the squeakers out.**
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