Crazy Dog Accessories That Are Actually Not a Waste of Your Money

There are tons of crazy dog products out there that are a little much for man’s best friend. Your dog doesn’t care if he’s drinking a micro brew dog beer or toilet water. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some wacky dog inventions that aren’t worth the money.

Here are some of the more unique dog accessories that are totally worth the price tag.

1. Tagg tracker

Tagg GPS Pet Tracker

Make sure your furry friend never gets lost again. | Amazon

If your furry family friend has proven himself as quite the Houdini, you need a Tagg tracker. “The GPS based system allows you to set up a predetermined security zone, and when your dog breaches the virtual walls, you will instantly be notified via text or email,” says Hi Consumption. “You can also locate your dog at a drop of a dime.”

You can get your own Tagg tracker right here.   

2. Ruffwear cooling vest

Ruffwear - Swamp Cooler, Cooling Vest for Dogs, Graphite Gray, Large

Perfect for dogs who need exercise but overheat easily | Amazon

Overheating is a serious problem for our furry friends, especially for those with extra thick coats who live in warmer climates. Keep your pup cool with the Ruffwear cooling vest. “To use the Ruffwear, all you do is soak it in cold water before you take your dog out — and as the water evaporates, the vest lowers the dog’s temperature,” says the Spruce. The vest comes in six sizes, perfect for almost any pup.

You can find the Ruffwear cooling vest on Amazon.

3. Glowdoggie illuminated LED dog collar

Glowdoggie light up collar

Make sure everyone knows where your dog is. | GlowDoggie via Facebook

This glowing dog collar is perfect for nighttime walks or a late night romp along the beach. It’s also great for keeping an eye on your pup when the sun goes down and keeping him visible to other people as well (especially drivers). The collar is fully waterproof and will last at least two years. The product’s website even says that these are the same collars used by K-9 search and rescue units around the world, so you know they’re durable.

Buy one here.

4. Ruffwear K-9 float coat

Ruffwear - K-9 Float Coat for Dogs

Perfect for a day at the beach. | Amazon

There’s nothing like taking your furry best friend to the lake or beach for a day of splashing around. But it’s important to keep them safe in the proper protective gear. The Ruffwear K-9 float coat keeps your buddy afloat and seen with its reflective trim. It also has a reinforced handle, so you can easily pull your pup out of the water if necessary.

Buy one on Amazon.

5. K-9 Kannon tennis ball launcher

Hyper Pet K-9 Kannon

For the less athletically inclined dog owner | Amazon

Playing fetch is a great way to spend some quality time with your pup and make sure he gets enough exercise. But, after about 10 throws or so, your arm starts to ache and your pet’s playtime gets cut short. Keep the fun going and ensure that your dog gets the proper exercise with the K-9 Kannon Tennis Ball Launcher. This ball-launcher even allows for hands free pickup and ball storage.

You can purchase one here.

6. Easy wear microfiber dog towel

The Snuggly Dog Easy Wear Microfiber Dog Towel

And, bonus, it looks darn cute. | Amazon

After giving your dog a bath, no matter how quickly and swiftly you try to dry him off, he’s bound to create a few puddles and dampen a few pieces of furniture. The Snuggly Dog Towel is an easy fix for this exact problem. The towel wraps around your pup, attaching at his chest. The Spruce says, “It’s great for at-home baths, soggy walks or driving home after a lake swim to keep your car dry.” It comes in a variety of sizes to keep both your big and little furry friends nice and dry.

You can buy one here

7. iFetch

iFetch : The Ball Launcher for Dogs

Some dogs have endless supplies of energy that no human can match. | Kickstarter

Some days, you’re too exhausted to even use the K-9 Kannon Tennis Ball Launcher, but your dog still needs his exercise. For those days, there’s iFetch. iFetch is an automatic fetch machine. Designed for smaller dogs, iFetch stays switched off until your little friend drops a ball into the bowl on top of the machine. As long as your pup keeps returning the ball in the bowl, iFetch will keep on playing fetch.

You can reserve your iFetch on KickStarter.