Kids aren’t the only ones heading back to school soon. Whether you’re training your dog at home, sending them to classes, or giving them the full experience at a doggy daycare, your furry friend is going to learn a lot this year. These awesome back-to-school supplies will keep your dog mentally stimulated and totally entertained. Check out our favorites!
Nina Ottosson Treat Puzzle
Challenge your pup’s thinking skills with an interactive treat puzzle. This one comes in four levels for puppies and four more for dogs. Not only is it mentally stimulating, but it’s also a great way to avoid boredom and destructive behavior.
Ever wondered what it would be like if your pets could talk? Well, these recordable buttons will definitely give you a taste of that. As part of your dog’s training, you can record your voice saying certain commands and actions like "potty outside," "water, please," "play." Eventually, your dog will be able to press the buttons and communicate that they want to engage in those actions and activities.
If you like the idea of those talking pet buttons, but you’re looking for something a little more traditional, opt for these dog doorbells. You can train your dog to ring them when they have to go to the bathroom, when they’re hungry, etc. Plus, this set comes with a free dog whistle for training!
This pick doubles as a toy and a treat! Just dispense your dog’s favorite treats inside the vinyl ball and let your buddy have at it. The more they work their way around the ball, the more treats will fall out. Sounds like every dog’s dream!
This is probably one of the cutest, yet mentally stimulating dog toys we’ve seen in a while. Fill the fuzzy tree trunk with all of the squirrels and toss it over to your furry friend. They’ll have a blast trying to find all the squirrels and pluck them out of the trunk. This toy brings out your dog’s natural instincts, provides a challenge, and bans boredom — and it’s available in several size and animal options.
Isn't this the cutest "school uniform" you’ve ever seen? The school supplies print on this bandana will be a hit at home, doggy daycare, and training classes. Another option is this "Teacher’s Pet" bandana, which will look just as cute on your furry friend.
Every good student needs a cool backpack! Now, your pup can carry their own treats, toys, and medications when you guys are on-the-go or heading over to training school. This bag also comes with a D ring for leash attachment.
This book contains fun ways to challenge a dog's thinking and puzzle-solving ability. The author, Claire Arrowsmith, believes that these challenges will help build a strong bond between you and your best bud. The book also dives into accepted evidence of reward-based teaching methods and the importance of mental stimulation.
Your best friend will absolutely love these school-themed toys. The pack includes a graduation cap, a diploma, a calculator, a paint palette, a paintbrush, science test tubes (joined by a fun rope!), and a football. It’s playtime and schooltime in one!
Track your dog’s progress at training school and at home with these awesome report cards. This way, you can make note of your best friend’s daily routine, what they’ve mastered, and what skills they still need to work on. Plus, there’s nothing like rewarding your pup with a treat for getting good grades!