Our nature as humans is to try, at all costs, to avoid the inevitable abyss of boredom. I think we all can agree that this has been nearly impossible over the past year. Turns out, dogs have that exact same instinct, except their options are much more limited than ours. As a matter of fact, they depend on us to entertain them, which unfortunately is not always convenient for us. When we are unable to entertain our dogs, they tend to seek out ways to entertain themselves, usually resulting in some sort of destructive behavior. Although this is undeniably frustrating for dog owners, it is also a reminder of how important it is to keep your dog mentally stimulated. When you fail to do so, you’re just as much in the doghouse as they are. So, to avoid this problem altogether, I’ve put together a list of five beneficial dog toys that’ll keep you sane and your dog occupied.
First up we have the AWOOF Pet Snuffle Mat which is just $17 on Amazon. It will not only keep your dog occupied, but it will also help him release energy and relieve stress. Additionally, the snuffle mat mentally and physically stimulates dogs as it encourages them to use their natural foraging skills. Just stuff some treats in it, and let your dog do the rest of the work.
Next we have the StarMark Bob-A-Lot Toy, available on Amazon for $14.50. This interactive toy is great for mental and physical stimulation, as well as for preventing destructive behaviors. It has an adjustable opening so you can regulate the difficulty, and its small and large sizes make it suitable for any sized dog.
Similar to the snuffle mat, but slightly different, is the 2-Pack Lick Mat For Dogs on Amazon for $13. Smother it in yogurt or peanut butter, and your dog will be distracted for hours. Lick mats are great for reducing anxiety, relieving boredom, and aiding with slow eating and digestion. Better yet, this lick mat has a suction on the bottom so you can stick it on bathroom walls or windows to keep your dog distracted while trying to bathe or groom them.
The Pet Teeth Cleaning Chew Toy on Amazon kills two birds with one stone for just $13. This chew toy is a great alternative to a toothbrush for your dog. When you add toothpaste into the bristle lined grooves, your dog will basically brush her own teeth. Additionally, you can add peanut butter instead of toothpaste, turning it into the perfect chew toy to reduce anxiety and boredom. This one comes in two sizes as well to ensure the safety of your dog, so make sure you choose the one that’s best suited for your fur baby. This one probably isn’t best for aggressive chewers; but if you do decide to use it as a way to avoid the impossible task of trying to brush your dog’s teeth, just make sure to monitor how much time your pet spends with it to prevent complete destruction.
Lastly, we have the KONG Classic Chew Toy. This one probably comes at no surprise to all my fellow dog owners out there, but I couldn’t leave it out. This is the most ideal chew toy for aggressive chewers, as it is nearly indestructible. Sizes range from XXS to XXL, and prices range from $7.50 to $25, respectively. It helps dogs satisfy their instinctual needs, relieves anxiety and boredom, and provides mental and physical stimulation as well. This is also a great toy to get your puppies during teething to prevent them from picking up any unhealthy or destructive chewing habits. You can stuff these chew toys with treats or peanut butter, then sit back and relax as your dog plays for hours.
These toys will save your most prized possessions from complete annihilation, yourself from going hot under the collar, and most importantly, your dog from the dark abyss of boredom.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!