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5 Popular Dog Accessories Your Pup Should Already Own

Thinking of getting a dog? Dogs are the absolute best. Your pet provides you with unconditional love, snuggles, and laughs.

Therefore, it’s only fitting that they get the best in life, including the best dog accessories. With these accessories, you can give your pup the best in life while still living on a budget.

Read on for some of best accessories you can buy to spoil your furry friend.

5 Popular Dog Accessories Your Pup Should Already Own:

1. Custom Dog Tags

shutterfly dog tag hello name

While it’s a little difficult to get creative with your dog’s collar and leash, you can still spruce things up a bit. Aside from getting them a colorful collar and leash to match their playful personalities, they’ll need a great dog tag to match.

It’s important for your pup to have their dog tags on them at all times in case they get lost, but that’s not to say you can’t have some fun with it. Customize your pup’s tags with a tiny message, their name, and your contact info.

And if you’re bored of the standard circular or bone-shaped tags, you’re in luck! You can find tons of cute, custom dog tags online for a reasonable price.

2. A Cozy Crate

For some dogs, their crate is like a prison. But with a bit of training and the right dog crate, their crate can become a lush palace.

Make sure that you purchase the right crate for your dog’s breed. After all, you can’t expect a Husky to fit in a crate made for a Pomeranian.

Be sure to consult a chart of dog crate sizes to make sure you’re getting the right storage for your pup. With the right amount of training (and treats, for that matter), your dog’s crate time can prevent separation anxiety and stress.

3. A Great Dog Bed

Whether you place it in their crate or in the living room (let’s be honest, both) your dog is going to need a great bed. Sure, you could pick up a standard dog bed.

But your pup deserves something way better for their naps!

Consider picking up a dog bed made from memory foam material. It’s soft, comfortable, and you can even give them a few pillows! They even make special dog beds if your pup suffers from arthritis.

4. Custom Food and Water Bowls

dog bowl

Now that your four-legged friend is rested from a refreshing nap, it’s the best time of day — feeding time! Plastic or ceramic bowls are certainly options, but to pamper your pooch, think bigger.

There are tons of easy ways to customize your pup’s bowls, from engraving their name on it to include a photo. Your only real limitation is your imagination.

Don’t forget to check out our previous list for a quick rundown on the best dishes.

5. Treats!

No article of dog accessories would be complete without a mention of treats. Since your dog deserves the best, why not spoil them every now and then?

Plus, these are key for positive reinforcement for any kind of dog training.

Within the last few years, the treat industry started focusing on gourmet treats. Now you can pick up all sorts of treats from healthy to savory. And don’t forget the peanut butter!

Wrap Up

With these 5 dog accessories, your dog can enjoy living the high life, and you can enjoy pampering them. Did we miss anything? Don’t forget to comment below and let us know what your pooch cannot live without.

Now, what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and go play with your dog!


Fun “Hello My Name Is” Custom Dog Tags: Shutterfly

shutterfly custom dog tags

hello my name is sticker

actually very helpful!

Fun “Hello My Name Is” Dog Tags: (available from Shutterfly) It was just a few nights ago that I was filling out my “Hello My Name Is” sticker at my son’s “back to school” night. At first it seems silly to be filling out one of these and sticking it to my shirt, but they are so useful!

How else am I going to remember the names of parents that I see twice a year? Not to mention, these were probably a god-send to the poor teacher who had to mingle with 50 parents that night!

Origin of the “Hello My Name Is” Stickers

The thought occurred to me that these handy little stickers have been around for a long time, so I took to Googling them. Turns out they’ve been around since first being introduced by the “C-Line” company in 1959, and are now apparently popular with graffiti artists who use them as tags. (who knew?)

Hello My Name Is for Dogs (and cats)

shutterfly dog tag hello name

dog_tag_funny_customWhile investigating the “Hello My Name Is” stickers, I also came across dog tags with the same iconic design; pretty cool! Not only are these tags highly functional (also has your phone # on the back) but also a great ice-breaker at a dog park. (Especially if you’re single!)

Tip: If you get one at shutterfly.com, definitely choose one of the marker fonts like “Andy, Felt Tip Roman, or Kidprint Bold,”  for the best hand-written effect.

If you use a coupon for Shutterfly, these are only about $6 each, and are easy to add to any photo order if you don’t want to pay for shipping.

Anyway, I’m terrible with both human and dog names, so anything fun that helps me out is always welcome!

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