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Dog Product Reviews

We publish dog product reviews conducted by us and other dog owners. All products have been used in real-life situations. We provide information about the dog(s) who tested each product and accurate information about how well the product performed. We do not accept payment for positive reviews. To begin reading reviews, click here.

FAQgnawinforever

What kind of products do you review?

We seek real-life product reviews of dog products: toys, treats, beds, clothing items, problem solvers and other items. We publish reviews when we feel that a dog owner’s real-life experiences with that product would be beneficial to our visitors, or would help them decide if that product would be right for their dogs.

Reviews must provide relevant and useful information about the features of the product. Does it work? How thoroughly was it tested? How long does it last? We examine qualities such as taste, comfort, durability, wear, care and appeal. Examples of things we would not review are greeting cards, portraits and urns.

Are your reviews designed to feed traffic to an affiliate program?

No. Like many of you, we have seen the money-making “review sites” set up by people who earn commissions on click-through purchases. These are not necessarily product reviews or product tests, but simply sites with pages that talk about products. Most of these webmasters have never used or seen the products they’re “reviewing.” Google doesn’t like these sites, and we know you don’t like them either. Although we do own a retail site (this is how we have developed our expertise in pet products), you’ll find that most of our reviews link back to the manufacturer or to a retailer who is a competitor. Because our site deals only in funny products, most of the products we review are unsuitable for our site. If we really love a product and want to carry it in our store, we do. But redirecting traffic for commissions not the purpose of the blog.

How do I write a product review?

I love to have other reviewers on the blog. However, I do not accept reviews from manufacturers or publicity/marketing companies, or anyone representing the product to be reviewed. If you wish to submit a consumer review, contact me at lisa@funstufffordogs.com. Provide the following information:

  • The name and manufacturer’s name of the product
  • How long you’ve been using it, and how many dogs have been using it
  • Your city and state
  • A short write-up about your experience with the product.

If it fits our needs, I’ll email you with a form to fill out, then I’ll post your review!

How do I submit my product for your review?

Contact me at lisa@funstufffordogs.com and tell me about the product. Include a picture or a link to your website where I can learn more. Tell me why the product is different or better than the other stuff out there. If a product review is appropriate, I’ll give you an address where you can ship a sample, plus your brochure or other information about the product. Please allow 30 days for a product review to appear on the blog.

Do you publish responses from manufacturers whose products have been reviewed?

Yes, if I feel you have additional information that would be helpful to our readers.

Example: A reviewer finds that a plush toy does not last as long as the she thinks it should. The manufacturer contacts us to say that the toy was not meant to be a chew toy, or left unattended with a dog. In this case, we would publish that information so that dog owners would know how to properly use that toy.

Do you only review products sold on your retail website?

No. The Dog Product Reivews are intended to be a helpful guide to dog owners as they shop for products for their dogs. Although we sell products that we believe in, we do not restrict product reviews to products we sell. Not all popular products are approprate for our websites. For example, we cannot compete on price with Wal-Mart for products such as Kong toys. However, if Kong comes out with a product that you would like to review, we feel that there are enough visitors who would be interested in another dog owner’s experience with a popular product to justify publishing a review.

As another example, we do not sell dog food, but would publish a review of a dog food if we felt the review was thorough, objective and would be of interest to other visitors.

Do you reject unfavorable reviews of products you sell?

No. Our objective is to share information. If a reviewer finds that a certain product we sell is not appropriate for larger dogs, for example, we feel that’s valuable information to share with other dog owners. One customer told us that a certain “chew” was consumed too quickly and thought it should be more of a treat than a chew. That’s good feedback. We want to inform dog owners as consumers.

NOTE: Product reviews are inteded solely as anecdotal consumer information, and are not intended to promote any particular dog products. We receive no compensation for reviews. We purchase all products on our sites. Although we do not have a Consumer Reports-type laboratory in which to scientifically test products, we feel that normal use “in the field” by other dog owners is valuable and sharing that information is what our product reviews are all about.

 

39 responses to “Dog Product Reviews

  1. Vincent

    July 19, 2007 at 1:12 am

    I just opened my online store last month. How can I have my products be reviewed on your site?

     
  2. My Product Review

    November 26, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Great reviews on many dog items – thanks!!!

     
  3. beth

    February 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I just started my web site and would like to get my products reviewed by you. We make large and giant breed dog clothes, which are hard to find items. We specialize in “stylish” items for the big dogs.

     
  4. Pit Lover

    August 1, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Most definitely a much needed service, thank you for this site.

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  5. customer ratings

    January 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    cool place for people who own dogs. great list of ideas to get something for my aunt whose only ‘kid’ is a doggy ;)
    -jack

     
  6. baron

    January 16, 2009 at 5:49 am

    One of my Friend Asked me to Read Your “DogBLOG”. Your Post is Well Written. Thanks . I love to Read Posts on “supplyiing retail dog products”.

     
  7. Bonnie Leitch

    January 19, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I bought a mini Orka dog bone for my 7 month old Yorkie. Within the first 2 minutes my pup had it destroyed in to three pieces. I have bought other Orka toys and they were fine. I think these were defective.

     
  8. Bonnie Leitch

    January 19, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I bought a mini Orka bone for my 7 month old Yorkie. Within 2 minutes she destroyed it in to three pieces. I have bought other Orka products for the puppy and they were fine. I think this one was defective.

     
  9. Pet Products

    February 25, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Love your site and would love to have our products in your review pages if and when you get a chance!

    Thanks!

     
  10. hazel ubano-schultz

    March 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I just opened my online store, too, and would also like to know how can I have my products on your site?

     
  11. Nancy Whitworth

    April 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    We handcraft leather leashes and collars with many online custom ordering options for length, width, size, color, snap etc. and would love to receive comments.

     
  12. K9 Strike Team

    April 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Enjoy reading your information, do you have an affiliate link program and what is the process to add

     
  13. petmyforum

    June 9, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Hi, Awesome Blog, Your site looks great, thank you for sharing.

     
  14. Roberta Culver

    July 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Great service that you’re providing here. I’m interested in having my products reviewed as well.

     
  15. Shon Crewe

    July 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you for such great information.

     
  16. Cassie

    November 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Great idea, what a fantastic feature!

     
  17. Robert

    December 2, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    This is an awesome feature to have. I am going to follow up with this, i am very interested in the reviews.

     
  18. Dog House Heater

    December 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Have you reviewed and insulated dog houses or do house heater? I would interested to get your feedback on any of the popular products out there right now.

     
  19. Pet Directory and Pet Forum

    December 9, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Great service – very helpful

     
  20. Chet

    December 10, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I would love the chance to have you review my dog training product

     
  21. Scott

    January 10, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Please let me know if you think the dog collars and related dog neckware products at our store are would be of interest for you to review.

     
  22. Potty Patch

    January 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Love your site and the great advice your site has to offer.

     
  23. kilpatrick

    February 13, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I found a product that I’d like to share with other dog owners. I don’t sell this product, but I believe in it! It’s Flint River Ranch dog food. One of my Great Danes has always had a problem digesting food. It got to the point that he would throw up almost every time he ate. Once we started feeding him this dog food, the problem went away! I wrote a whole article about the product on hubpages.

     
    • Roxane Gunser

      April 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

      I like Fromm dog food…made in Wisconsin. I augment it with pumpkin and my fussy girl really likes it. Pork & applesauce flavor is her favorite and keeps the digestive woes away! Glad you found something that your dog likes!

       
  24. Roxane Gunser

    April 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I would like to which orthopedic beds (need a LARGE one, preferrably with bolsters) for my arthritic dog. I bought a buddybed because it was so highly rated. My dog hates it. They demand a 15% re-stocking fee (about $50) and require a RA. It is now 3 voice & emails later and I still haven’t heard back from them. So, if anyone has a good suggestion from a business that is reputable to deal with, I’m all ears!

    Thanks,

     
    • Dog Toys And Treats.com

      December 30, 2011 at 12:47 am

      Try the Simmons Beautyrest mattress for dogs. It lasts forever. Dogs love it because they sit up higher and it’s firm. There’s a pillow top cover if you want to soften it for your dog. Fitted sheets available to keep it clean (I think it comes with one and you can buy extras). Just Google Simmons Beautyrest Mattress for Dogs.

       
  25. Dog Hoodies

    August 4, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Hi,

    I’ve checked out your site because we are always looking for bloggers to put our dog t-shirts, dog hoodies, dog leashes and dog collars through the paces. Contrary to many companies, our product is created, designed, manufactured and shipped in house. If you have an interested in carrying our line, please drop me a line.

     
  26. Lori

    August 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    How do I carry all of my dogs stuff when I go to the park? Is there anything out there I can buy. This is so annoying.

     
  27. Lauren

    December 2, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Your review section is great! Are you still accepting product reviews? I have a great fun water bottle for travelling dogs.

     
  28. Rosie Cain

    November 3, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    It would have been good if some of the product reviews for dog products are backed up by scientifical studies. I think some research over the web, and then tabulate any data or info found in some sort of tables will just be good enough. Just a recommendation.

    Rosie

     
    • Dog Toys And Treats.com

      December 30, 2011 at 12:24 am

      A great recommendation. Although we do not have a Consumer Reports-type laboratory in which to test dog products, we do feel that testing products “in the field” by dog owners who represent typical users is of value.

       
  29. Liam @ Dog Food Online

    November 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    This is a great service for dog owners – thanks

     
  30. Leroy Madison

    August 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Hi, have you reviewed these Aussie dog collars?

     
  31. Barbara Fitzgerald

    January 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    You have a great blog! We would love to receive your comments and suggestions for http://www.wags-n-whiskers-giftbaskets.com. Please let me know how we might proceed.

     
  32. Turquoise Angels

    June 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    We just found your site. Lots of great info here!

     

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