My Top 10 Dog Products

My Top 10 Dog Products

I was going through Monty’s stuff the other day. Tidying up his little chest of drawers and getting rid of a few items that he no longer needs or uses. I was surprised by how much we’ve accumulated over the last four years and seeing all this stuff got me thinking……of all the things I’ve bought or been given for Monty, which items could I not do without?

Here’s what I came up with…..

Halti 6 foot training lead

1) Halti 6ft Training Lead

Six feet long, strong and incredibly gentle on the hands. It’s also adjustable.


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Furminator de-shedding tool

2) Furminator

Without this, I would be wading through Labrador fur up to my waist during moulting season. A truly great, well made tool that every Lab owner should have….or at least try.


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Spiffy Dog Reflective Collar

3) Spiffy Dog Air Collar (Reflective)

Lightweight, quick drying, reflective and stink-free!


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Nina Ottosson Dog Toys

4) Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys

You can’t go wrong with any toy from the Nina Ottosson range. Monty has the Dog Tornado and Dog Bricks. His tail starts wagging as soon as he see’s them!


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Biodegradable poop bags

5) Biodegradable Poop Bags

I must get through a trillion of these a year so it’s important to me that they are biodegradable.


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Fatboy Dog Bed

6) Fatboy Dog Beds

Big beds for big dogs. Fantastic range of colours and built to last. Monty has had his for three years and it’s still as good as new. If you buy one, go for theLARGE size. This is a perfect size for an adult Labrador.


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Fleece dog blanket

7) Fleece Blankets

Essential for a dog drool free sofa.


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Indigo dog collar tags

8 ) Indigo Collar Tags

Best tags ever invented. They don’t snag on branches etc. Monty has had his for a couple of years now and they’ve been through a lot. They still look as good as the day we got them though.

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Microfibre dog towels

9) Microfiber Towel

Great for soaking up the water from Monty’s belly after a long walk in the rain. Quick drying too!


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Becobowl dog bowl

10) Becobowl

A beautiful, biodegradable dog bowl made from bamboo and rice husks. Biodegrades fully in around three years when buried in the ground.

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Toy Mallard Duck

11) Okay, I know I said “Top10” but Monty insisted that I add this one…..Toy Mallard Duck

Monty’s little buddy. They are inseparable. Not recommended for puppies though. Monty ate his first one in around 15 minutes when he was a few months old.


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Okay so there you have it, my top 10 doggie products…..please feel free to share your favourite products in the comments box below 🙂

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Product Reviews

Labrador TestedFrom time to time, I test and review dog products that we think suitable for Labradors. All products are rigorously tested by Monty, the Labradors Worldwide Lab. If a product passes the test, it’s awarded the prestigious Labradors Worldwide ‘Lab Tested’ seal of approval!

If you would like to suggest a product for review, please get in touch and I’ll do my best to get hold of a sample and put it to the ‘Lab Test’!

Some of the products that I’ve reviewed recently:

Busy Buddy Linkables Interactive Dog Toy

The Brake-Fast Dog Bowl (Slows down fast eaters!)

Dublin Dog Collars

FURminator Deshedding Tools

Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys

QuiDo Petz Handmade Dog Collars

Fatboy Doggielounge Dog Beds

Ezydog Summit Backpack

Cool Vest

Yumega Oils for Dogs

Paws Aboard Doggie Life Vest

Indigo Collar Tags

Flappy Dog Toys

A bit about the product reviews

I’m sometimes asked whether I get paid to write the product reviews. The answer is no, absolutely not. The way it works is like this:

I’m a bit of a dog product geek and I’m constantly on the lookout for genuinely useful stuff for my Lab, Monty. If I see something I like, I approach the company that makes it and ask for a sample to test and review for Labradors Worldwide. Monty and me then put the product to the test…the ‘Lab Test’. If we like the product, I write a review. If I don’t then I simply don’t mention it.

Some products may look great and the majority of them actually are great. However, not all products are truly suitable for Labradors. Only products that I consider genuinely suitable for Labs will make it to the review pages of Labradors Worldwide.