BlueDog Recommends

Below is a list of items the trainers at BlueDog recommend for you and your dog. The links (mostly) bring you directly to the company listed for more information on the product, often that is not the only place they can be purchased from. If you have any questions about anything on the list please feel free to ask in class.



Puzzle Toys/Enrichment

  • BusyBuddy (treat dispensing) 
  • Rolling treat dispensing ball, click here for an example
  • WestPaw Toppl (Fill and freeze)
  • Licky Mat (Fill and freeze)
  • Kong (Fill and freeze)
  • SnuffleMat (treat scatter for foraging)
  • SodaPup Honey Pot (Fill and freeze)
  • Red bell pepper (Fill and freeze once scooped out) – 
  • Fillings for fill and freeze:
    • Peanut butter
      • Make sure there is no xylitol/birch sugar in the ingredients list
    • Sun butter
    • Cream cheese
    • Wet dog food
    • Pumpkin puree
    • Cooked meats
  • Muffin tin filled with treats and covered with various objects for foraging
  • Toilet paper rolls filled with treats
  • Rolled up towels or tied up towels with treats
  • Cardboard boxes for snuffling or destroying (if dog does not consume shredding) 
  • Paper bags filled with treats
  • Cardboard egg cartons filled with treats and covered with objects or closed
  • Flirt pole – Click here for an example


Puppy Chew Ideas

Adult Dog Chew Ideas



  • Biothane long lines and leashes
    • Nothing over 1/2 inch thickness (larger will be heavier and harder to hold on to)
    • 10, 15, 20, 30 feet length
    • ShopStrangeTails
    • “Drag lines” are long lines without handles, this helps keep them from getting caught
  • Martingale collars
    • Haapaw has a quick release feature, reflective, and is compatible with AirTags