26 August 2020 20:38
Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Let's face it, our furry friends are feeling very neglected now that we're working from home, homeschooling and juggling more than ever – and come September things may get even nuttier. In honor of National Dog Day, we rounded up affordable, top-rated and innovative toys and accessories for your fur babies to have fun alone at home and beyond.
Boredom Buster Boredom? Is your pup bored? Yep, she's definitely bored. Treat her to a mind-bending puzzle that'll satisfy her belly, too. This adjustable Bob-A-Lot will not only mentally engage those neural connections but also exercise and feed your furry friend.
It's super easy to use; just pop some treats into the chamber and place it on a hard surface. The puzzle releases goodies — or even their regular meal — as your dog paws and nudges it. It'll give pets hours of play and you can increase the difficulty level once your pup graduates from the beginner level. Luxe Lounger Perfect for both indoors and outdoors. My super furry collie mix is always warm and loves to sleep on the cold bathroom tile, so to upgrade her sleeping arrangements I treated her to a breathable, elevated hammock bed, and she's loving life! It's sturdy, doesn't sag and the mesh fabric keeps her belly cool year-round. People and their pets adore this thing — it has almost 4,000 positive reviews on Chewy.com. And now it's like she's lounging beachside at a 5-star resort…this arrangement is definitely making me envious! Digital Pet Sitter Keep an eye on your pups. (Photo: Chewy) Your days might be a treadmill of chaos but you can always keep an eye on your pets, and even reward them for good behavior with a smart pet camera. This genius gadgets has a 165-degree wide-angle camera, so you can see what they're up to right from your phone. You can even hear what they're doing and chat them up if they're anxious — or pop out a treat to let them know you miss them. Story continues Techy Toy Your pup will love the bone, but you'll love the hands-off playtime. Your pup's playtime just got a major tech upgrade. Wickedbone is a smart bone that has auto play modes programmed to attract your dog's attention. It reacts to your pet's chasing, teasing and avoiding — it even becomes a smarter play buddy over time! You can also interact with your pup with nine different modes right on your smartphone. It spins, gyrates, wobbles and jumps and keeps your pet kids entertained like no other toy will. Puppy Pad 2.0 Can't take your pet out? Try this self-cleaning pad. Shelters have seen a big uptick in adoptions this year due to quarantine, which means the better part of the country is taking virtual puppy training classes. It's not easy to juggle the amount of times your little one needs to go out, and that's where BrilliantPad SMART comes in. This self-cleaning puppy pad system alerts you after your pet goes potty and the pad advances automatically after each visit. It can also tell you if your dog is going more or less often than usual, which may be a sign of a health issue. You can then look through the health log to see when the behavior began to better help your vet diagnose the issue. This automated pad is also a great option for seniors with pets, or senior pets! Bio Bags These leak-proof bags have a subtle lavender scent. (Photo: Amazon) You need doggie bags, so why not get eco-friendly versions? Amazon shoppers are raving about these leak-proof bags—they have over 42,000 reviews! I love these and have been using them for years, plus they smell like lavender — truly a bonus given what they are used for! What's keeping your pet entertained these days? Let us know in the comments below. Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle's newsletter. Send to Email Address Your Email Address Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Email check failed, please try again Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.