Dog World Editors' Choice 2010

The editors of Dog World magazine announce their picks for 2010's stand-out dog products.

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Dog World Editors ChoiceCongratulations to the recipients of Dog World’s first-ever Editors’ Choice Awards! We tested and evaluated a pool of more than 100 products, and 22 stood out for their innovation, function, design, or ability to benefit active dogs and their owners.

Dog Wool Ball

Dog Wool Ball from Purrfect Play
Even a seasoned “toy destroyer” couldn’t make a dent in this soft, plush ball. Made from organic and dye-free materials, the wool ball was a favorite among many dogs.

Organiz Beef and Chicken Jerky

Organic Beef and Chicken Jerky from PetGuard
Our dog testers snapped up these USDA-certified-organic treats like they were going out of style. We like that the treats are made and sourced in the United States, without any corn, soy, wheat, yeast or artificial ingredients.

Clean Teeth Gel

Clean Teeth Gel from TropiClean
After more than one month of using the natural oral care product, one tester noticed improvement in his dog’s teeth: the dog’s gums no longer bled, and the tester could see a noticeable improvement in the reduction of tartar and plaque. Results will vary.

Green Tea Grooming Wipes

Green Tea Grooming Wipes from Earthwhile Endeavors
After a trip to the dog park or a romp in the yard, Green Tea Grooming Wipes are a quick-and-easy way to clean your dog between baths. Our testers loved the simple packaging that kept the wipes moist and the fresh fragrance of the all-natural product. The wipes left testers’ dogs soft and shiny with no sticky residue.

Drymate Dog Bowl Place Mat

Drymate Dog Bowl Place Mat from RPM
Even the gentlest dogs occasionally slurp and spill water outside of the water bowl. As many of our testers found, the Drymate Dog Bowl Place Mat protects floors from spills. Water won’t seep through the mat, and it doesn’t deteriorate after a spin in the washing machine and dryer (on a low setting).

Laughing Leash

Laughing Leash from Laughing My Tail Off
Testers raved about the soft, scrunchee-like leash, which expands to 6 feet. This capability prevents the leash from tangling and dragging on the ground although control can be a challenge. The leash’s soft material is fashionable and comfortable to grip.

FitPaws Peanut

FitPaws Peanut from Ball Dynamics International
Two Cairn Terrier testers couldn’t get enough of the FitPaws Peanut, an oblong exercise ball meant to strengthen dogs’ legs and core. The FitPaws Peanut improved one dog’s balance after one month of use. For our testers, the product was a fun way for dogs to exercise and bond with their owners. The Peanut comes with an instructional DVD.

Condo Canine Tray

Condo Canine Tray from the Cosmopolitan Canine
For dog owners with limited mobility or who live in high-rise apartments or harsh climates, the Condo Canine Tray offers a sanitary solution. The urine flows beneath the artificial grass and is captured in small pee pads, which turn the liquid into a gel that won’t leak out.

Humunga Stache

Humunga Stache from Moody Pet
A favorite among our testers – canine and human – the hilarious handlebar mustache toy, made of natural rubber, brought smiles to everyone’s faces. It also stood up to chewing and gnashing from dogs of all sizes.

Mini Pet Stairs

Bear’s Stairs 4-Step Mini Pet Stairs from Animal Stuff
One of our testers has been searching for a solid set of dog stairs so her 50-pound ,3-year-old dog can access the bed without hurting herself. She found the solution with Bear’s Stairs 4-Step Mini Pet Stairs, constructed of sturdy wood and covered in carpet.

Quantum Leash from Kurgo Products
We were won over by the creative concept behind this leash, which can be worn several ways. The four-in-one product can be used as a 6-foot or 3-foot leash, worn around the shoulders or waist, or used to walk two dogs at once. Take note: Dogs that strain and pull on the leash might undo the Velcro.

Robbie Dawg Organic Dog Treats

Robbie Dawg Organic Treats from Robbie Dawg
We like that these treats contain no salt, sugar, artificial ingredients or preservatives. But the real draw is the design: Each baked and scored treat can easily be snapped into four tiny pieces so calorie-conscious owners can avoid overfeeding their dogs during training. Robbie Dawg Organic treats are available in various flavors, including Real Brooklyn Pizza and Honey BBQ Chicken. The treats are wheat, corn and soy free, which is helpful for dogs with food allergies or intolerances.

Wander Bed

Wander Bed from Kurgo Products
Tested by small and medium-sized dogs, the lightweight, high-quality roll-up bed impressed our evaluators. For further convenience, it sports a built-in zipper compartment to hold toys, leashes and more.

Tagnabbit

Tagnabbit from Petmate
This simple product allows you to attach your dog’s tags to the clasp, so they can easily be moved to different collars. Although the product is small, it was surprisingly easy to add new tags to the clasp and move the clasp from one collar to another, one tester noted. It’s ideal for someone who often changes their dog’s collar or switches between a collar and a harness.

Ewww Enzyme Powered Stain and Odor Remover

Ewww Enzyme Powered Stain and Odor Remover from Bissell
In a stroke of good fortune, one of our testers’ dogs vomited on carpeted stairs after the tester brought the Bissell cleaning product home for testing. Delighted by the user-friendly design and pleasant smell, our tester reported the stain and odor remover effectively treated each stain.

Convertible Elite Pet Gate

Convertible Elite Pet Gate from Richell USA
Ideal for breeders and homes with multiple dogs, this attractive free-standing pet gate can easily be reconfigured into a room divider or pen. The optional wire top gives owners peace of mind. Additional panels can be added to increase the size (sold separately).

Get NAKED Dental Chew

Get NAKED Low Calorie Dental Chew Sticks for Dogs
from Natural Polymer International

We like that these treats are wheat, corn and soy free, which is helpful for dogs with food allergies or intolerances. Available in small and large sizes, Get NAKED chew sticks are low-calorie and low-fat, a bonus for plus-sized pets.

Ready Treat

Ready Treat from Clip and Go Agility
Whether training your dog on an agility contact, obedience maneuver or Sit-Stay, this remote-controlled treat dispenser gives trainers the ability to immediately reward dogs with a treat from up to 50 feet away.

Pet Water Bottle

Pet Water Bottle from Dog Is Good
If you’re on the road or cooling down after an agility run, Dog Is Good offers an innovative and attractive product for hydrating your dog. The stainless steel, BPA-free water bottle features a roller ball, which the dog licks to release the water. The water bottle eliminates the need to carry a separate bowl and keeps drips to a minimum.

Knit Knacks

Knit Knacks from Pet Flys
They might not stand up to serious chewers, but these charming knitted toys became quick favorites among our product evaluators. For those owners interested in helping the less fortunate, a portion of the proceeds from each toy goes toward the Pets of the Homeless charity.

Yikes! Cleaner

Yikes! Compact Deep Cleaner from Bissell
The Yikes! machine did a terrific job cleaning up after a dog and cat in a real-life test of its abilities. The machine is relatively lightweight, considering its cleaning ability, and heats the water it uses to clean. For dogs with digestive issues or occasional “accidents,” this heavy-duty cleaner is worth the investment.

Glow Body Harness

Kryptaglow Body Harness from Coleash Co.
Offering a number of innovative features, the Kryptaglow Body Harness glows in the dark, reflects headlights, has side loops for pull training and can be attached to a car seat belt.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

10/27/2010 11:21:34 PM

These look great. Thanks for testing.

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Jan   Tucson, AZ

10/27/2010 6:34:31 PM

Wow! There are some really neat products shown.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

10/27/2010 4:24:52 PM

Awesome ideas!! Thanks!

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Terry   Houston, TX

10/27/2010 2:57:40 AM

Thanks!

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