Trainer Recommended Products

Our Favorite Dog Toys, Puzzles, and Training Tools
Trainer Recommended Products
Dog Tested. Dog Approved!

We recommend that these toys be rotated. That means give them one toy at a time and keep them out of your dog’s reach when not in use.

We also recommend tossing out your dog’s bowl and only feeding her with interactive toys! Why waste a great learning opportunity by giving your dog a bowl of food that she will wolf down in one minute flat? We want to make your dog (especially puppies) a puzzle/chew toy-aholic!

There are thousands of these toys on the market and it can be confusing. We constantly research new products and have the BIDT dogs test them out. We don’t want them to be too easy, too hard, or easy to destroy. We also like the toys that you can make more difficult as your dog learns the game. You must begin by making all the toys as easy as possible; if they are too hard your dog will give up. You may also find it necessary to use some high value and odiferous food to help get them started.

Puzzle & Chew Toys

1. Original Kong (stuff and freeze)

2. Dogzilla Dino Dog Toy

3. Snoop by Planet Dog

4. Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude

5. Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Ball

6. Busy Buddy Nobbly Nubbly

Plastic Puzzle Toys (not for chewing)

1. Starmark Bob-A-Lot

2. Nina Ottosson Dog Brick, Tornado, & Casino

3. Outward Hound Fun Feeders

4. Northmate Green Dog Feeder

5. Buster DogMaze

Plush Puzzle/ Squeaky Toys

1. Outward Hound Squeakin’ Eggs (every dog’s favorite)

2. Outward Hound Hide-a-Squirrel and Hide-a-Bee, and/or Hide-a-Hedge

Mental Puzzle Mat

1. Kruuse Buster Activity Mat

2. Snuffle Mat

Interactive Camera with Treat Dispenser

1. Furbo Dog Camera

Chew Only

1. Smoked Knuckle Bones (larger dogs)

2. Smoked Knee Caps (smaller dogs)

3. Bully Sticks (safer alternative to raw-hide)

Calming Products

1. Bach Flower Rescue Remedy

2. ThunderShirt

3. Adaptil Collar

Physical Stimulation

Interactive play is important to keep your dog mentally and physically fit. Interactive play toys are designed for you and your dog to play together.

1. Flirt Pole by Squishy Face (our most popular toy!)

2. Doggy Incredibubbles

3. Tennis Tug

4. One Dog One Bone Pool

5. Walky Dog Bicycle Leash

6. FitPAWS

Training Tools

Our carefully selected force-free training tools promote effective communication with your dog.

1. Gentle Leader Head Collar

2. Sense-a-tion Front Connecting Harness

3. 6ft Leather Leash

4. Buddy System Hands Free Belt Leash

5. 10-20ft Long Line (outdoor use)

6. 8-10ft Lite Line (indoor use)

7. Elevated Place Bed

8. Treat Pouch

9. Clicker

10.Pet Deli Liver Loaf

11.Freeze-Dried Liver Treats

* For more information on collars, read Stephanie’s Houston Pet Talk article.

** For more information on leashes, read Stephanie’s Houston Pet Talk article.