Bauer the Golden Retriever jumping into the water.
Training
Ruffwear Float Coat
"We don’t really do the lake, but we do Dock Diving. I like having the Float Coat for practice, especially because he does get tired, as it helps take the load off him. It's also well designed compared to other life vests. It fits better and you can adjust it."
Best Life Vest
Best Life Vest
RUFFWEAR – Float Coat Dog Life Jacket for Swimming, Adjustable and Reflective, Wave Orange, Medium
Best Life Vest
RUFFWEAR - Float Coat Dog Life Jacket for Swimming, Adjustable and Reflective, Wave Orange, Medium
RUFFWEAR - Float Coat Dog Life Jacket for Swimming, Adjustable and Reflective, Wave Orange, Medium
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RUFFWEAR – Float Coat Dog Life Jacket for Swimming, Adjustable and Reflective, Wave Orange, Medium
Midwest iCrate
"I think every dog should be crate trained. Bauer is 3 and a half, and I still crate him because I do live in an apartment. I have quite a few of these wire crates actually: I have one for the car, one for the house, and one for my parent's house. The one for the car goes everywhere, wherever I take him. It's lasted pretty well."
Best Dog Crate
Best Dog Crate
MidWest iCrate Fold & Carry Double Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate, 42 inch
Best Dog Crate
MidWest iCrate Fold & Carry Double Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate, 42 inch
MidWest iCrate Fold & Carry Double Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate, 42 inch
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MidWest iCrate Fold & Carry Double Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate, 42 inch
Stella & Chewy's Chewy's Chicken Meal Mixers
"This is a high reward treat for us. We use it for any sort of training, and use all flavors — it doesn’t really matter to Bauer. When he was younger he was really picky with food so I would throw them on top, too."
Best High Reward Treat
Best High Reward Treat
Stella & Chewy’s Chewy’s Chicken Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag
Best High Reward Treat
Stella & Chewy's Chewy's Chicken Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag
Stella & Chewy's Chewy's Chicken Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag
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Stella & Chewy’s Chewy’s Chicken Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag
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Play
ChuckIt! Ultra Ball
"He’s pretty into fetch and those ChuckIt! balls tend to last a long time, so we like those."
Best Throw Ball
Best Throw Ball
ChuckIt! Ultra Ball, Medium (2.5 Inch) 2 Pack
Best Throw Ball
ChuckIt! Ultra Ball, Medium (2.5 Inch) 2 Pack
ChuckIt! Ultra Ball, Medium (2.5 Inch) 2 Pack
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ChuckIt! Ultra Ball, Medium (2.5 Inch) 2 Pack
Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness
"We’re pretty loyal to Ruffwear. It has a good fit, and as a Y-fit harness, it's ergonomically better for them. Once he was old enough we switched over to Ruffwear because he couldn’t really chew through it. It comes in a bunch of colors, too."
Best Harness
Best Harness
RUFFWEAR – Front Range Dog Harness, Reflective and Padded Harness for Training and Everyday, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Large/X-Large
Best Harness
RUFFWEAR - Front Range Dog Harness, Reflective and Padded Harness for Training and Everyday, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Large/X-Large
RUFFWEAR - Front Range Dog Harness, Reflective and Padded Harness for Training and Everyday, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Large/X-Large
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RUFFWEAR – Front Range Dog Harness, Reflective and Padded Harness for Training and Everyday, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Large/X-Large
Travel
EliteField 3-Door Collapsible Soft-Sided Dog Crate
"I use this for Barn Hunt practice because you need to be crated while you wait your turn. We're going to do Agility, so we're going to bring our soft crate. I like that it's lightweight and easily portable. Those wire crates get really heavy, but with the soft crate, I can bring it anywhere. If you have a big dog, anything that is lighter is better."
Best Soft Crate
Best Soft Crate
EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate, Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home, Multiple Sizes and Colors Available (36″ L x 24″ W x 28″ H, Beige)
Best Soft Crate
EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate, Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home, Multiple Sizes and Colors Available (36" L x 24" W x 28" H, Beige)
EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate, Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home, Multiple Sizes and Colors Available (36" L x 24" W x 28" H, Beige)
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EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate, Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home, Multiple Sizes and Colors Available (36″ L x 24″ W x 28″ H, Beige)
Frisco Silicone Collapsible Travel Bowl with Carabiner
"Sometimes we go trail walking and obviously, it's really hot in Texas and you need water. I have a collapsible bowl to bring on the trails, and one with a carabineer is best because I can just hook it onto my backpack. I’ll also use one for trials because you need it if you're going to be there all day."
Best Collapsible Dog Bowl
Best Collapsible Dog Bowl
Frisco Silicone Collapsible Travel Bowl with Carabiner, Gray, 1.5 Cups
Best Collapsible Dog Bowl
Frisco Silicone Collapsible Travel Bowl with Carabiner, Gray, 1.5 Cups
Frisco Silicone Collapsible Travel Bowl with Carabiner, Gray, 1.5 Cups
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Frisco Silicone Collapsible Travel Bowl with Carabiner, Gray, 1.5 Cups
Wyze Cam 1080p HD Pet Camera
"I travel for trials and I would stay at an Airbnb by myself so I got the camera so I could watch Bauer and make sure people aren't coming into to the Airbnb. When we're not traveling I have it facing his crate."
Best Dog Camera
Best Dog Camera
Wyze Cam v3 with Color Night Vision
Best Dog Camera
Wyze Cam v3 with Color Night Vision
Wyze Cam v3 with Color Night Vision
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Wyze Cam v3 with Color Night Vision
Grooming
Aquapaw Original Pet Bathing Tool
"I have to do a full-on bath every single time after Dock Diving because the one time I didn’t his hair was completely fried. The Aquapaw has a scrubber, which really great for long-haired dogs because hair doesn’t come off with just your hands usually, so you have to brush it out in the bathtub."
Best Dog Washer
Best Dog Washer
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
Best Dog Washer
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
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Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
Zymox Ear Cleanser
"Goldens are predisposed to ear problems and he swims all the time. If we go Dock Diving, every single time afterward, we get his ears cleaned."
Best Ear Cleaner
Best Ear Cleaner
Zymox Ear Cleanser for Dogs & Cats, 4-oz bottle
Best Ear Cleaner
Zymox Ear Cleanser for Dogs & Cats, 4-oz bottle
Zymox Ear Cleanser for Dogs & Cats, 4-oz bottle
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Zymox Ear Cleanser for Dogs & Cats, 4-oz bottle

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