In the goop staff Slack, among social groups for football fans and Survivors fans, there is a channel where parents of pets gather to post pictures and exchange tips. You’ll see colleagues share their new favorite Chewy hammock, recommend the best dog care in Manhattan, and ask for advice when their roommate returns home with a twelve-week-old German Shepherd with plate-sized paws. Usually someone else has been there, done it – and has a great recommendation on where to go, who to talk to and what to buy.
ON THE LOCATION
Link My home tracking device is designed with pets in mind. It is lightweight, easily placed on the collar and lets you know if your best bud steps beyond the digital boundaries you have set. The Link My Pet team could stop there and we would be sold. But they’ve accumulated premium features: activity tracking, vibration training aids, temperature monitoring and an LED flashlight that you can turn on for midnight running.
When you take the numbers two, you may also have something sweet to pull out the bags. This bag holder is made of genuine leather and a buckle on your leash.
BUDDY FOR TRAINING
Dog trainer Tamar Geller doesn’t present herself as intuitive, but maybe she should: She sees behind the misbehavior and notices if the dog feels lonely or overwhelmed or has had traumatic puppies. It then helps people establish a better home environment and daily routines in which both they and their dog can thrive. Geller’s method is unusual – the commands go back to the structured time of the game – but they dramatically change the dog’s comfort and behavior.
The collapsible water container is great when your dog is tagged for lunch dates. But for active days – walks, visits to parks, travel – opt for a water dispenser like this to reduce to wholesale. Squeeze the bottle and just the right amount of water fills the included container to make your puppy fall.
For minimalists: Wild One dog toys are simple and intelligently designed. The draw is unpredictably rejected when you throw it and can hide treats in a carved middle. (Try filling it with peanut butter and freezing it before offering it to your dog.) Made from natural rubber, it withstands even the heaviest chewing gums.
CITY OF DOGS
A private dog park is opening in downtown Santa Monica: DOG PPL membership will include unrestricted access to the park, professional supervision (“rufferees”) and enrichment programs, such as movie nights and snowy days. The place is fully stocked with tennis balls and treats for Fido, as well as picnic blankets, Wi-Fi and a café and wine bar for you.
Dress up your pet on any occasion, whether they are with you on a beach weekend or will play the role of the best bud at your wedding, is a treat. The foggy dog is our opportunity for beautiful dog accessories. (Which, if we can plant seeds, also look chic on a willing cat.) Choose one of the retro floral bandanas, a butterfly butterfly with a terazzo print, and solid velvet and flax. And the right scrunchies for you? Definitely.
EXPECTATIONS OF HOUSES
The sought-after Fable crate has a waiting list for a reason: It’s so beautiful you’ll love how it looks in your living room. It is designed to allow a lot of air flow and provide what dogs love to a den-like environment.
Whether your dog or cat has stomach problems or is struggling with difficult behavior, this test set can help you understand if their gut health may be the root of the problem. You send a fresh stool sample, and in three to six weeks Nom Nom will email you a comprehensive report on your pet’s gut health. Nom Nom also offers pet food formulated by a veterinary nutritionist – a rarity in the world of pet food, especially (though counterintuitively) for boutique crushing brands.
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