A big thank you to my Guest Author, James Farmer, for doing the research and sharing his cool findings. James is a contributor at WeGravy, a product curation website that finds the best products on Amazon. He is also the proud owner of Noah, an 11 year old Cairn terrier who is the spoiled beneficiary of most of the products on this list.
Note: This list only features dog supplies with at least 4.4/5 stars and 100+ reviews on Amazon. All featured reviews were written by verified purchasers. Product selections are 100% their own - they did not accept sponsored placements. The links are affiliate ones (Amazon.com for the USA) and earnings go towards my online studies, animal puppets and my addiction to buying t-rex figurines & books about sloths.
Your pup deserves nothing but the best. But, there are hundreds of thousands of dog supplies available on Amazon and elsewhere. You likely don't have the time or money to sift through them all to determine which ones are really worth it.
Luckily, we can use the "wisdom of the crowd" as an effective and efficient shortcut. The following top-rated products have hundreds (if not thousands) of glowing reviews, and clearly stand out as the best in their categories.
1. Protect your dog's paws from hot pavement, sand, salt, and ice with this wax cream
Reviewers say: "I use this product whenever I go running or for walks with my dog and I've noticed a difference with his paws. It really protects them from the harsh concrete. They aren't cracked anymore like when we first got him (he's a rescue) and they are very soft and healthy."
2. Give your pup a home wherever you go with this collapsible crate (multiple sizes available)
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (15,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "This crate is perfect in every way. It's very well made and the price can't be beat. The bottom plastic tray can be easily removed for cleaning and the crate collapses very easily. It's pretty easy to open and close with the double sliding locking mechanism, and it comes with a partition so it can grow with your puppy."
3. Your dog will finally look at the camera when you have a Pooch Selfie Stick
Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (190+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "At first my fiancé mocked me for buying this but now he sees the great pictures and says this idea is genius. Titan loves tennis balls and the squeaky function really allows me to capture his attention."
4. People say that this odor & stain remover works miracles
Reviewers say: "This stuff works WONDERS!!! Right away, it destroys the odor, then the more you work at it, this will get even OLD urine stains out. Beyond THAT, it even got some weird stains that my Grandson had gotten on the carpet in the extra bedroom out! GONE. And I had already shampooed that spot!"
5. This premium dog food is quite a bargain
Reviewers say: "I don't know why it took me 2 years to finally give this brand a try. It's changed my dogs’ life. He's more energetic, his coat is so soft and shiny, the yeasty smell he's always had is basically gone, and he gobbles his food like it's the most precious and delicious piece of steak in front of him."
6. Get creative with a totally customizable dog tag
Reviewers say: "Quality is top notch. I had this on my pup for over a year and everything was clearly visible with your typical scratches and dings. Held up significantly better than the rabies tag on the same collar."
7. Identify your mutt's breed, ancestry, and health risks with this DNA test
Reviewers say: "This DNA test may literally gave my family extra years with our dog. A genetic predisposition was indicated for Luna for a disease that is typically not diagnosed until it is too late. With the forewarning this test has given us, we will discuss the findings with our vet to ensure early preventative care and screenings."
8. Ever wanted your dog to get you something from the fridge? The secrets lie in this book
Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (1,100+ reviews)
Reviewers say: "The book is fantastic! There are lots of pictures and easy, step by step instructions for every trick! I love the way the tricks are categorized as being easy, intermediate, advanced and expert, there are tricks for dogs at every skill level."
9. This soft flying disc is much easier on your dog's teeth than plastic ones
Reviewers say: "They are large and fly through the air with ease. My dog can easily pick it up off the ground and shake it around. Not to mention I find they are extremely durable. I have a German Shepherd and he is not gentle on his toys, but these consistently last (usually until we accidentally lose one)."
10. This rope tug toy also acts as dental floss (and your dog will love it)
Reviewers say: "It's been nearly 3 months since we bought this for my 50 lb Labahoula and the rope is still going strong. She is able to slowly tear away at some of the knots, but given their overall size, I expect this to last at least another 3 months. That's GREAT return on an $8 toy! It's also her favorite tugging rope because the length allows here some slack to whip her head back and forth while tugging. Overall a great dog toy."
11. This interactive "hide and seek" squeak toy will entertain your dog for hours.
Reviewers say: "I cannot tell you how much my dog and family loves this dog toy. We love popping the chipmunks head out of the holes for him to grab, and he loves digging them out alone as well. We've only had it a week and its had hours upon hours of play."
12. This is the last ball you'll ever buy
Reviewers say: "The best dog balls we've ever bought. My labs love these balls; in fact I can honestly say they are obsessed with them. These balls are rubber, very bouncy, they float and my dogs haven't been able to chew these up like regular tennis balls. And these balls are not furry so the dirt and grass doesn't stick like it does on regular tennis balls. I hate picking up a tennis ball that is all furry and matted with dirt. I think our dogs feel the same way because whenever it's time to play they bring us these and they ignore the tennis balls!"
Watch for Part Two coming later this week. Twelve more fantastic top-rated and tested products. Many are on sale too!