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Pet Colum: Three gadgets that make life with a dog easier

Bandit is seen here with three of Elle’s favorite pet-related gadgets. Photo by Elle Williams.

By Elle Williams, CCPDT-KA  
Pet Columnist, Canyon Lake Insider  

`Tis the season to spoil your pups or friends and family who adore their dogs. Getting gifts for dogs can be hit or miss, so I have narrowed down my top gift ideas to three gadgets that make life with a dog a little bit easier. 

The Casfuy Dog Nail Grinder Professional is an affordable option for the at-home nail trim. It’s a wireless grinder with two settings for both large breeds and small. The grinder comes with a safety cap to help slide nails into position and a diamond-coated grinder that makes filing down nails fast and safe.

I use this product for all four of my dogs. Please introduce this product to your dog with lots of treats, positive training, and patience. Remember, the time you spend associating good things with a potentially scary piece of equipment means less time overall struggling to get the job done. This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

With a 2 1/2 gallon capacity, the PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station makes the constant refilling of your dog’s water bowl a thing of the past. This product also has a 4.5-star rating.

I depend on this product to keep all four of my pups hydrated. The station comes equipped with a stainless steel bowl and a lightweight frame. Another great feature is the water only comes out once locked into place. So no timing out tipping the container into the dock to avoid spills.

Lastly, the Furbo Dog Camera comes with all the bells and whistles to insure your pet and home are safe when you’re out. The camera connects to your phone via the Furbo app and sends you alerts if your pet is active, barking, howling, or eating. It will also let you know if a person enters the room and if a fire alarm goes off.

The Furbo also makes a video diary of the day so you can watch what your dog is up to while you’re out of the house. Another great feature is the ability to speak to your pup in real-time and deliver treats to them. This tool has helped me to have peace of mind while I’m out of the home. This product has a 4.5-star rating.

I hope this little gift guide has inspired some thoughtful gift-giving ideas for the dogs in your life. Toys and chews are fun, but safety and health are something that will never go out of style.

Elle Williams is a local in-home dog trainer and the owner of Give a Sit Dog Training. She is certified in dog psychology, nutrition, and grooming, and specializes in basic and advanced obedience, puppy prep, and behavior adjustment training.

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