BringFido’s “Ultimutt” Gift Guide for Active Dogs

Posted by Billy Francis

Whether she’s dragging you along by a leash or dropping her favorite toy on your toe, it takes a lot of energy to keep up with a perky pooch. When it comes to active dogs, distraction and durability are your best defense. These eight carefully curated gifts will give you the tools and treats you need to keep up with your pup!

1. Super Chewer

"Mine!" Photo by Beth Shoemaker Photography

Super Chewer is a themed monthly subscription box for active dogs created by the makers of BarkBox. Each month, Fido will receive two tough toys for canines who chew harder, run faster, jump higher and fetch farther. Designed by a team of industrial toy designers, items in the box range from treat-lock systems to fetch-flinging toys and more. The box also comes with two bags of delicious treats and two all-natural meaty chews made in the USA. The innovative themes vary each month, so neither you nor your furry friend will ever get bored of what’s inside.

Super Chewer is $29 per month if you sign up for the 12-month plan. Join the Extra Toy Club to receive a third toy in every box for an additional $9. This year, the March Super Chewer theme is breweries! Even better, if you’re a new subscriber this month and you commit to a 6- or 12-month plan, you’ll get a free gift of a stash can and brewmaster treats when you sign up! Our office super chewers, Macro and Bagel, recently received the March Super Chewer box. Check out their reactions below!

2. Pet Monitor 4G Lite

$179 ($70 Off With Promo Code: NBF70)
Get alerted, not alarmed. Photo by Nimble Pet App

Pet Monitor 4G Lite is a smart gift for sprightly spaniels, sending real-time updates via text or email on your pup’s temperature, humidity and heat index. With a direct link to Verizon 4G, there’s no need to rely on WiFi for up-to-date information. Additionally, the longer-lasting batteries mean peace of mind for up to two days on a single charge. While your pet’s monitor is collecting data, you can log on to the easy-to-use Nimble Pet App to view a breakdown of your dog’s well-being. If you have a big pack at home, the app allows up to five furry family members to be added, each with his own individual profile.

The Pet Monitor 4G Lite costs $179. BringFido customers can enjoy $70 off when they use promo code NBF70 at checkout.

3. Trixie Mad Scientist Turn Around Interactive Dog Toy

“I’ve created a monster!” Photo by Chewy

If you’ve ever thought your dog is so eccentric he could be a mad scientist, let him experiment with this plaything. The Trixie Mad Scientist Turn Around Interactive Dog Toy promotes cognitive development through paws-on fun. Place small chunks of your pup’s favorite treat inside the three test tubes, cover with the lid with holes, and see how long it takes for him to work out how to flip the treats out and onto the floor.

The Trixie Mad Scientist Turn Around Interactive Dog Toy is $18.69 on Chewy.

4. RUFFWEAR - Approach Pack

“There better be treats in that bag!” Photo by @ruffwear

Pack up your treats in a RUFFWEAR - Approach Pack and stride out on an adventure. This lightweight and streamlined saddle bag provides dogs with a comfortable way of carrying necessities for use on the trail. The bright orange color and reflective trim helps you spot Fido if he slips his leash or it gets dark while you’re roaming.

The RUFFWEAR - Approach Pack is $79.95 on Amazon.

5. K9 Fitbone

“The last time I worked this long on a core was when you dropped that apple!” Photo by

Racing retrievers will love the challenge of a FitPAWS K9FITbone. Like a human exercise ball, the aim of this bone-shaped balance device is to increase core strength, improve coordination and maintain joint health. Dogs steady themselves on the non-slip surface for as long as they can. To make it more difficult, smarter canines can stand on their hind legs, beg and do other tricks while balancing. Less intelligent dogs can use it as a pillow.

The FitPAWS K9FITbone is $79.95 on Chewy.

6. Chuckit! Kick Fetch Ball

“Okay, now I kick and you fetch.” Photo by @its_me_emma_dee

Active dog owners will already be familiar with the Chuckit! back catalog, which has brought us unforgettable products like the original classic launcher and ultra rubber balls. Light enough to kick but strong enough to withstand multiple chewing sessions, the Chuckit! Kick Fetch Ball continues the familiar durable theme. With ridges to keep Fido guessing which way it’s heading, this gift is great for active humans as well.

The Chuckit! Kick Fetch Ball is $14.99 on Chewy.

7. Flirt Pole for Dogs

“Karen, are you flirting with me?” Photo by Amazon

When you haven’t got enough room to play and chase freely, this Outward Hound Tail Teaser Dog Flirt Pole Toy is useful for high-energy hounds. It’s not a carrot on the end of a stick, but it’s close. Tempt your pooch by bouncing the toy and see if he has the speed and skill to grab it before you can move it away.

The Outward Hound Tail Teaser Dog Flirt Pole Toy is $13.59 on Amazon.

8. iFetch

“This gift is very fetch-ing!” Photo by @happypappyjivi

Keep your tennis-ball-obsessed dog entertained for hours with iFetch. This interactive, automatic ball launcher gives your dog his fix without any effort from you. The large thrower is set to launch a standard sized tennis ball 10, 25 or 40 feet. After retrieving it, all your pooch has to do is drop it in the hole and wait for the next throw. If your dog likes variety, there’s a random setting to keep him guessing the distance.

The iFetch is $199.99 on Amazon.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BringFido’s affiliate partners.

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