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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.