National Dog Day tips: 11 of our favorite pooch products

Neither of us really needed a planned day to appreciate our furry friends, but we have one anyway. Are we upset about this? Absolutely not. We accept every reason to love our best dogs few something more, no matter what the reason.

That is why we are so excited for National Dog Day, which takes place on August 26th. To celebrate this moment, we’ve rounded up all of our favorite dog products that we’ve tested and reviewed over the years. You can give your pup a little more than just a treat (and many of these are currently on sale). Check these out below and give your dog an extra sniff on the nose for us.


The best National Dog Day deals

The Fable dog crate

Dog sits in the Fable box

Your dog deserves the same luxuries as you do.
Photo credit: Jae Thomas / Mashable

Is there a nicer dog box? That’s a rhetorical question, because no, there isn’t. Not only is it beautiful, it’s supremely comfortable (seriously, we’d sleep in that thing), features a unique space-saving garage door design, and can serve as an aesthetic side table. It’s not cheap by any means, but you can snag one on sale during Fable’s Labor Day Sale and use a code to get 20% off the regular price LD20.

Read our review of The Crate by Fable Pets.

Petcube Bites Lite 2

Petcube Bites Lite 2 on tablet

Ideal for dogs *and* cats.
Photo credit: Leah Stodart / Mashable

We know Furbo has largely dominated the treat-throwing pet camera discussion, but it’s not the only viable option out there. The Petcube Bites Lite 2 can also shoot out treats at will and is qualitatively similar to Furbo in terms of camera and app functions. It also goes on sale quite often, even now – grab one from Amazon and save $54.05.

Read our review of the Petcube Bites Lite 2.

Fi Series 3 Pet Tracker

Dog wearing Fi Series 3 pet tracker

Keep an eye on your best friend.
Photo credit: Dylan Haas / Mashable

The Fi Series 3 is one of the most comprehensive pet trackers on the market. For one, it’s a lot less bulky than other trackers – it’s built right into the included collar and won’t dig into your dog’s neck when worn (it’s also water and chew proof). With a Fi membership, you can use the tracker’s mobile app to get in-depth analytics on your dog’s activity and sleeping habits, as well as impressively accurate location tracking and a “Lost Pet Mode” for emergencies. For National Dog Day, Fi is offering $20 off Series 3 with code DOG WEEK20.

Read our round-up of the best pet trackers with the Fi Series 3.

Outward Hound Hide N’ Slide Puzzle

Dog with Outward Hound Hide N' Slide puzzle

For when they need a little distraction (and when you need some alone time).
Photo credit: Dylan Haas / Mashable

Interactive puzzles are a great way to stimulate and, perhaps more importantly, distract your dog while you get some well-deserved time to yourself. Outward Hound’s Hide N’ Slide is one of our favorites for its simplicity, quality, and difficult but not too difficult difficulty. It’s also very easy to clean, which you’ll be thankful for when your dog stops drooling on it.

Read our roundup of the best dog puzzles including Outward Hound Hide N’ Slide.

WOpet automatic dog feeder

Dog uses WOpet feeder

feeding time!
Photo credit: Cecily Mauran / Mashable

The WOpet automatic dog feeder is simple, but in a good way (and at a pretty good price). You have the ability to set a fully customized feeding schedule with specific portions of food to ensure your pup is always fed no matter what. We also like the built-in infrared detection, which prevents croquettes from spilling out of the bowl, and the seven-litre capacity. You can even record a message for your fur baby to play when it’s time to eat.

Read our WOpet Automatic Pet Feeder review.

Ruffwear Grip Trex boots

Dog wears Ruffwear Grip Trex boots

Don’t underestimate the importance of dog boots.
Photo credit: Jae Thomas / Mashable

Protecting your dog’s paws is extremely important and there is no better protective boot than Ruffwear’s Grip Trex boots. They are extremely durable and provide excellent protection for your pup’s paws from extreme temperatures and foreign objects. We particularly liked the design of the boots, including the Velcro closure, Vibram outsole for extra traction, and breathable mesh upper. While not waterproof, they can withstand wet conditions as long as you don’t submerge them underwater.

Read our roundup of the best hiking gear for dogs, including the Ruffwear Grip Trex dog boots.

Happy Wickedbone

Happy Wickedbone

A “smart” toy that’s actually pretty smart.
Photo credit: Cheerble

Yes, they make “smart” dog toys now, and they’re really good. The Cheerble Wickedbone is a dog toy with a mind of its own – when switched on via the smartphone app, the Wickedbone will start rolling and spinning all over the place, encouraging your pup to chase it around while you work, do chores or rest nearby. It also has a manual mode that allows you to join in the fun when you have some free time. But beware, Wickedbone is not a chew toy, so unsupervised play is not recommended.

Read our review of the Cheerble Wickedbone.

Rain jacket for dogs from Canada Pooch

Dog wears Canada Pooch dog raincoat

Protective *and* cute.
Photo credit: Jae Thomas / Mashable

Not all dogs like getting wet, and not all people enjoy the smell of a wet dog. Therefore, in our eyes, the Canada Pooch rain jacket is a win-win situation. It’s fully waterproof, has an attached hood and visor, and offers excellent coverage. If you ask us, you should also get your own matching rain jacket. I’m just saying.

Read our roundup of the best dog camping gear, including the Canada Pooch dog raincoat.

GoDog dragon

Dog with GoDog Dragon

This plush toy is deceptively sturdy.
Photo credit: GoDog

We’re not saying that the GoDog dragon is indestructible, but he’s as close as you can get and a must have if your pup is an aggressive chewer (or just likes to play). The bubble textured plush toy has reinforced stitching and a chew-resistant lining so it can take a beating a lot the punishment. Also, it’s really cute, comes in different colors, and has a squeaker.

Read our roundup of the best dog chew toys including the GoDog Dragon.

Wild One everyday carrier

Dog in Wild One everyday carrier

If the puppy fits…
Photo credit: Jae Thomas / Mashable

If your dog is small enough to carry around in a bag, we’re jealous of you. Not only is this simply adorable, but you also have the opportunity to make a big fashion statement with the Wild One Everyday Carrier. It’s fancy, yes, but it also has a waterproof bottom, durable padded lining, plenty of pockets and a clip to keep your pup safe during travel. Pick one up at Wild One’s Summer Warehouse Sale and save 35%.

Read our review of Wild One’s 2021 launch with the Everyday Carrier.

Fable Falcon toy

Dog lying on grass next to interlocking dog toys

A toy for snacking… best of both worlds.
Photo credit: Jae Thomas / Mashable

Fable’s Falcon Toy is a multifunctional enrichment toy that can serve as both a tug of war and a puzzle of some sort. It features two distinct treat wells, one at the end for dry food or other small snacks and one on the side for spreads like peanut butter or wet dog food. It’s also dishwasher safe and designed to keep drool out of your hands while playing. Pro tip: We recommend grabbing two so you can link them together. The Falcon Toy is also eligible for Fable’s Labor Day sale – use code to get $4.60 off LD20.

Read our review of Fable’s enrichment toys including The Falcon Toy.

Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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