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Separation Anxiety Soothers

It's tough for a dog to be "man's best friend" when his best friend isn't with him! Check out these top picks for calming your canine when you can't be around. At AKC we love GoodDog! Helpline and AKC Vetline for answering all our questions and concerns about separation anxiety for pets.
  • Brainiac Pack - Assortment of Interactive Dog Toys

    Brainiac Pack - Assortment of Interactive Dog Toys

    Dogs need mental stimulation as much as they need physical exercise, and with the Brainiac pack, he’s getting plenty. There are three treat-dispensing interactive toys for him to figure out and each one will challenge him in a different way, providing novelty, entertainment and, of course, treats!

    Suitable For

    Suitable for Large Breeds

    Specs

    Treat Dispensing Drum: 0.17" x 4.5" x 2.5"

    Busy Bucket: 8.24”D x 5.7”H

    Treat Dispensing Gum Ball, 5.25" x 4.6"

    Benefits

    • Three different interactive toys with different challenges
    • Treat-dispensing mentally stimulating interactive toys

    $ 35.99

    Outsmart your dog with these challenging and fun toys!
  • Rocking Treat Dispenser Dog Toy

    Rocking Treat Dispenser Dog Toy

    Interactive dog toys, like this treat dispenser, allow your dog to entertain himself and provide mental stimulation. It stays upright, meaning there's less chance it will end up hidden underneath the sofa. And the rocking sound adds even more interest.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for large dogs

    Specs

    Dimensions: 5.25”w x 4.58”h x 5.25”d

    Material: Polycarbonate

    Benefits

    • Dispenses treats
    • Made of durable polycarbonate
    • Good for solo play
    • Sounds provide added interest

    $ 14.99

    Innovative treat dispensing toy.
  • AKC GoodDog! Helpline

    AKC GoodDog! Helpline

    AKC's GoodDog! Helpline is a live telephone service designed to help all dog owners get in tune with their pet's behavior. Our trainers are here to help you understand what your dog's actions signify as well as advise you on how to get the desired response.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all dogs and their humans.

    Specs

    Hours:

    9 A.M. to 9 P.M. (EST) Monday-Friday

    Noon to 6 P.M. (EST) Saturday-Sunday

    Benefits

    • A toll-free number
    • Knowledgeable trainers
    • Unlimited number of calls

    $ 99.99 from $ 79.99

    Your Good Dog is a Phone Call Away
  • AKC Vetline

    AKC Vetline

    The AKC Vetline is a 24/7 service staffed by licensed veterinary staff and pet professionals. From your general health questions to potential emergencies, get trustworthy info regarding your pet’s health whenever and wherever you need it. Your Vetline membership is also valid for the lifetime of your dog!

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all dogs and their humans

    Specs

    24 hours/day

    7 days/week

    Benefits

    • Available 24/7 via phone
    • Lifetime access for a one-time fee
    • Staffed by veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary toxicologists, and other pet-care professionals

    $ 99.00

    A Healthy Dog is a Happy Dog
  • Interactive Play Pack

    Interactive Play Pack

    With this pack of three different treat-dispensing dog toys, you’ll never be caught short when your dog’s favorite toy has disappeared behind the furniture forever. The three toys have different surfaces and shapes, as well as different ways for your dog to figure out how to get at the treats. And you’ll always have one on hand when he needs to be entertained.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for most dogs. Not recommended for hard chewers.

      Specs

      Small foraging ring: 5"L x 5" W x 1.5"H

      Medium foraging ring: 7"L x 7" W X 2.25"H

      Large foraging ring: 8"L x 8" W x 2" H

      Hero soft rubber treat dispensing drum: 0.17" x 4.5" x 2.5"

      Treat dispensing football: 4″w x 3″h x 2.5″d

      Benefits

      • Soft, durable rubber
      • Includes three different toys
      • Various textures

      from $ 28.99

      Make your dog work for his treats
    • Rubber Snail Puppy Chew & Treat Toy

      Rubber Snail Puppy Chew & Treat Toy

      This dog chew toy is 100% natural and non-toxic so it's safe, even for young puppies. The unique shape gives puppies different chew textures. Fill it with small treats to add hours of stimulation and enjoyment.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for puppies and small dogs.

      Specs

      Size: 3”c x .75”d

      Material: 100% natural rubber

      Benefits

      • 100% natural non-toxic rubber is safe for your dog
      • Treat dispensing

      $ 10.99

      Treat dispensing chew toy perfect for puppies and small dogs.
    • Puppy Play Pack

      Puppy Play Pack

      These toys are made specifically for a puppy's curiosity, playfulness and, of course, need to chew. And the variety will be sure to keep him entertained. Three toys in one convenient pack!

      Suitable For

      Suitable for puppies

      Specs

      Suction Cup Pupsicle: 4.5"L x 3"W x 2.25"H

      Natural Rubber Cloud with Treat Pocket, 3.5" x 2.75" x 1"

      Hero Retriever Series, soft rubber chewing dental bone: 4.6" x 2.4" x .2”I

      Benefits

      • Three puppy-appropriate toys included

      $ 24.99

      Toys specifically designed for puppies
    • DentaCare Daily Oral Care - Dental Sticks

      DentaCare Daily Oral Care - Dental Sticks

      Dental health is an important part of your dog’s overall health. This daily treat removes tartar and prevents plaque build-up, going a long way towards healthy teeth. And, as a bonus, these chewable treats freshen his breath.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs over ten pounds.

      Specs

      13.7 oz. package, 15 ct

      Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Ground Brown Rice, Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water sufficient for processing, Wheat Gluten, Poultry By-Product Meal, Dried Poultry Digest, Salt, Citric Acid (a preservative), Agar Agar, Artificial Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Calcium Propionate (a preservative)

      For dogs 20 lbs and above—One treat per day

      For dogs 10 lbs -19 lbs—One half of a treat per day

      Not suitable for dogs under 10 lbs

      Benefits

      • Removes tartar buildup when chewed
      • Easily broken into smaller pieces
      • Comes in a convenient a resealable pouch
      • Highly digestible

      $ 6.99
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      A delicious way to promote good dental hygiene
    • DentaCare Daily Dental Treats- Mint Flavor

      DentaCare Daily Dental Treats- Mint Flavor

      Dental health is an important part of your dog’s overall health. This daily treat removes tartar and prevents plaque build-up, going a long way towards healthy teeth. And, as a bonus, these chewable treats freshen his breath.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs over ten pounds.

      Specs

      For Large Dogs: 13.7 oz. package, 15 ct

      For Small Dogs: 12.3 oz. package, 50 ct

      Benefits

      • Removes tartar buildup when chewed
      • Easily broken into smaller pieces
      • No artificial colors or flavors
      • Comes in a convenient a resealable pouch

      $ 12.00

      A delicious way to promote good dental hygiene
    • DentaCare Daily Dental Treats- Smoked Flavor

      DentaCare Daily Dental Treats- Smoked Flavor

      Dental health is an important part of your dog’s overall health. This daily treat removes tartar and prevents plaque build-up, going a long way towards healthy teeth. And, as a bonus, these chewable treats freshen his breath.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs over ten pounds.

      Specs

      For Large Dogs: 13.7 oz. package, 15 ct

      For Small Dogs: 12.3 oz. package, 50 ct

      Benefits

      • Removes tartar buildup when chewed
      • Easily broken into smaller pieces
      • No artificial colors or flavors
      • Comes in a convenient a resealable pouch

      $ 12.00

      A delicious way to promote good dental hygiene
    • Thundershirt Sport

      Thundershirt Sport

      The Thundershirt is an effective and gentle way to calm anxiety and fear in dogs. It’s especially useful during fireworks, thunderstorms and any situation causing reactivity and overexcitement. With a success rate over 80%, it’s the go-to solution for many dog owners. The Sport model, in a breathable, washable platinum fabric, has contrast trim and reflective logo. No training needed: it’s comfortable, soft and it works.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for dogs prone to anxiety and over-excitement

      Specs

      Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

      Benefits

      • Over 80% effective
      • Veterinarian recommended
      • Great for fireworks, storms, separation anxiety, travel and more
      • Completely drug-free

      $ 48.99

      Curb dog anxiety with this useful piece of dog apparel
    • Calmer Canine Anxiety Treatment System

      Calmer Canine Anxiety Treatment System

      Perfect for the dog who suffers from separation anxiety.  The Calmer Canine Anxiety Treatment System is a safe, sensation-free treatment that helps your dog get back to a balanced and calm state. This easy-to-use device is based on technology that is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of humans with mood disorders and anxiety. It’s been rigorously researched and tested, with consistently successful results in the reduction of separation anxiety in dogs. Unlike some medications, there aren’t any side effects with Calmer Canine.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs with separation anxiety and other anxieties. The 5" device is suitable for extra small, small and medium-sized dogs. The 7" device is appropriate for large and extra-large breeds.

      Specs

      Device: 5" coil or 7" coil

      Convenience vest: XS-XL (Please check sizing guide for correct size)

       

      Benefits

      • Clinically proven to help with separation anxiety
      • May help with other anxieties
      • Invisible, sensation-free treatment
      • No side effects - safer than medication
      • Based on technology that is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of humans with mood disorders and anxieties

      $ 239.00 from $ 199.00

      ​The safe, proven effective, drug-free way to treat your dog's separation anxiety
    • Chew N' Bones Chicken Flavored Dog Treats - 6 Pack

      Chew N' Bones Chicken Flavored Dog Treats - 6 Pack

      Dental health is an important part of your dog’s overall health. This daily treat removes tartar and prevents plaque build-up, going a long way towards healthy teeth. And, as a bonus, these chewable treats freshen his breath.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs over ten pounds.

      Specs

      13.7 oz. package, 6 ct

      For dogs 20 lbs and above—One treat per day

      For dogs 10 lbs -19 lbs—One half of a treat per day

      Not suitable for dogs under 10 lbs

      Ingredients: Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water sufficient for processing, Calcium Carbonate, Powdered Cellulose, Vegetable Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Dried Poultry Digest (Source of Natural Chicken Flavor), Salt, Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Sodium Propionate (a preservative), Potassium Chloride

      Benefits

      • Removes tartar buildup when chewed
      • Easily broken into smaller pieces
      • Comes in a convenient a resealable pouch
      • Highly digestible

      $ 10.00

      A delicious way to promote good dental hygiene
    • Chew N' Bones Bacon Flavored Dog Treats - 6 Pack

      Chew N' Bones Bacon Flavored Dog Treats - 6 Pack

      Dental health is an important part of your dog’s overall health. This daily treat removes tartar and prevents plaque build-up, going a long way towards healthy teeth. And, as a bonus, these chewable treats freshen his breath.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs over ten pounds.

      Specs

      13.7 oz. package, 6 ct

      For dogs 20 lbs and above—One treat per day

      For dogs 10 lbs -19 lbs—One half of a treat per day

      Not suitable for dogs under 10 lbs

      Ingredients: Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water sufficient for processing, Calcium Carbonate, Powdered Cellulose, Citric Acid (a preservative), Vegetable Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Dried Poultry Digest, Bacon Flavor, Salt, Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Sodium Propionate (a preservative), Potassium Chloride, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1

      Benefits

      • Removes tartar buildup when chewed
      • Easily broken into smaller pieces
      • Comes in a convenient a resealable pouch
      • Highly digestible

      $ 10.00

      A delicious way to promote good dental hygiene
    • Heat Packs - Set of 3

      Heat Packs - Set of 3

      Acclimating a new puppy with the world can be hard, but with these warming packs comfort is always close by. They're all-natural and last up to 24 hours.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all puppies.

      Specs

      Size: 5 in x 2 in x 9 in | 3 Pack

      Materials: Iron powder, water, salt, activated charcoal and vermiculite

      Benefits

      • Simulates a mother's warmth
      • Disposable
      • All-natural
      • Lasts up to 24 hours

      $ 7.99

      A cozy way to calm your puppy
    • PAIKKA Dog Recovery Overall

      PAIKKA Dog Recovery Overall

      PAIKKA is bringing the best Finnish-designed innovations to AKC! This Dog Recovery Overall is an essential for rapid muscle recovery and training comfort.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs

      Specs

      To determine the correct size, measure your dog’s back from neck to the base of the tail. If the dog is between two sizes we recommend to choose the bigger size. The shirt should fit as long as your dog is under those measurements.

      Benefits

      • Boosts recovery by improving circulation and oxygen levels
      • Adjustable neckline, collar, and waist
      • Flat seams to prevent irritation

      from $ 85.00

      The best recovery boost!
    • PAIKKA Dog Recovery Shirt

      PAIKKA Dog Recovery Shirt

      PAIKKA is bringing the best Finnish-designed innovations to AKC! This Dog Recovery Shirt is an essential for rapid muscle recovery and training comfort.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs

      Specs

      To determine the correct size, measure your dog’s back from neck to the base of the tail. If the dog is between two sizes we recommend to choose the bigger size. The shirt should fit as long as your dog is under those measurements.

      Benefits

      • Boosts recovery by improving circulation and oxygen levels
      • Adjustable leg straps
      • Flat seams to prevent irritation

      from $ 75.00

      The best recovery boost!
    • Crunchy Cheddar Training Treats (8oz)

      Crunchy Cheddar Training Treats (8oz)

      Cloud Star's tasty training treats are an official training treat of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and will convince your pup to learn new tricks in no time!

      Suitable For

      Suitable all dogs.

      Specs

      Weight: 8 oz per bag

      Flavor: Cheddar

      Ingredients: Dried Cheddar Cheese, Pearled Barley, Oat Flour, Canola Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (as preservative), salt

      Benefits

      • No Artificial Flavors or Colors
      • Wheat, Corn, Dairy & Soy Free
      • Made in the USA
      • Great For Training

      $ 5.95

      Satisfying crunch your dog can't resist
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    • Brick Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

      Brick Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

      This is the perfect toy to engage and challenge your dog. With hidden treats, your dog will be entertained and his mind will be worked out.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs

      Specs

      Size: 12.8" x 9.2"

      Benefits

      • 3 different treat feeding features
      • Easy to clean
      • BPA, PVC and Phthalate free

      $ 19.99

      ​Challenge your pup with this interactive puzzle toy
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    • Flip Board Strategy Game Interactive Dog Toy

      Flip Board Strategy Game Interactive Dog Toy

      This is the perfect toy to engage and challenge your dog. With adjustable difficulty and hidden treats, your dog will be entertained and his mind will be worked out.

      Suitable For

      Recommended for small dogs

      Specs

      Size: 9 x 9 x 1 inches

      Benefits

      • Different treat chambers and ways to get them
      • Adjustable difficulty
      • Dishwasher safe
      • Non-slip rubber rim to keep game in place

      $ 21.15

      ​Challenge and engage your pup with this interactive toy
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    • Heat Packs - Set of 6

      Heat Packs - Set of 6

      Acclimating a new puppy with the world can be hard, but with these warming packs comfort is always close by. They're all-natural and last up to 24 hours.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all puppies.

      Specs

      Size: 5 in x 2 in x 9 in | 6 Pack

      Materials: Iron powder, water, salt, activated charcoal and vermiculite

      Benefits

      • Simulates a mother's warmth
      • Disposable
      • All-natural
      • Lasts up to 24 hours

      $ 14.99

      A cozy way to calm your puppy
    • Food Buddies Interactive Squeaky Hide and Seek Plush Dog Toy

      Food Buddies Interactive Squeaky Hide and Seek Plush Dog Toy

      The adorable and interactive design will be entertaining to both you and your dog. Your canine companion will be challenged trying to get the items out of their hiding spot and will the be able to play for hours once they succeed!

      Suitable For

      Small to medium dogs. Not recommended for heavy chewers.

      Specs

      Size: 6 x 8 x 6 inches

      Poly fill

      Benefits

      • Squeaky
      • Mental stimulation
      • Perfect for hours of fun!

      $ 15.99 $ 9.80

      An adorable way to challenge your pup
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    • Hide a Squirrel Interactive Puzzle Plush Dog Toy

      Hide a Squirrel Interactive Puzzle Plush Dog Toy

      The adorable and interactive design will be entertaining to both you and your dog. Your canine companion will be challenged trying to get the items out of their hiding spot and will the be able to play for hours once they succeed!

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs. Not recommended for heavy chewers.

      Specs

      Size: Small-XLarge

      Benefits

      • Squeaky
      • Mental stimulation
      • Perfect for hours of fun!

      $ 29.99 $ 23.99

      An adorable way to challenge your pup
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    • iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs

      iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs

      Give your throwing arm a rest and keep your dog entertained with this automatic ball launcher. Great for small dogs, this gadget is sure to be a hit with your four-legged friend

      Suitable For

      Suitable for small dogs.

      Specs

      Size: 14.8 x 10.1 x 11.4 inches

      Benefits

      • Small tennis balls great for small dogs
      • Adjustable launch distance
      • Bottom compartment for ball storage/li>

      $ 137.48

      ​The perfect gadget to entertain your pup
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    • SNiFFiz SmellyMatty Dog Food Puzzle Snuffle Mat

      SNiFFiz SmellyMatty Dog Food Puzzle Snuffle Mat

      Looking for a way to engage your dog? This nose work mat is the perfect item for you! You're able to change the difficulty level and it's also machine washable for the messy eaters.

      Suitable For

      All dogs.

      Specs

      Size: 32" diameter

      Materials: Pola Fleece, Oxford Fabric (100% Polyester), Treatball(PVC), Filling Bar(EPE), Bone(TPR)

      Benefits

      • Mental stimulation
      • Machine washable fabric
      • Anti-slip bottom

      $ 44.99

      A great way to engage and stimulate your dog
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    • PAIKKA Far Infrared Recovery Burrow Dog Bed

      PAIKKA Far Infrared Recovery Burrow Dog Bed

      PAIKKA is bringing the best Finnish-designed innovations to AKC! This Recovery Burrow Dog Bed is an essential for rapid muscle recovery and comfortable sleep.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs

      Specs

      Shell: 70% acrylic, 30% wool | Filling: Memory foam | Lining: 55% cotton, 37% graphene, 8 % elastane

      Available in 24 inch and 36 inch sizes

      Benefits

      • Boosts recovery by improving circulation and oxygen levels
      • Memory foam base molds to your pet
      • Fabric cover makes dogs feel safe and helps them rest more soundly
      • Non-slip base prevents sliding
      • Machine washable cover

      from $ 170.00

      The best sleep your pup will ever have!
    • AWOOF Snuffle Interactive Dog Mat

      AWOOF Snuffle Interactive Dog Mat

      Looking for a way to engage your dog? This nose work mat is the perfect item for you! It folds up for easy travel and is also machine washable

      Suitable For

      All dogs.

      Specs

      Size: 28.7" x 28.7"

      Materials: Polar Fleece, Oxford Fabric

      Benefits

      • Mental stimulation
      • Machine washable fabric
      • Anti-slip, securable bottom

      $ 37.99

      A great way to engage and stimulate your dog
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    • Tornado Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

      Tornado Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

      This is the perfect toy to engage and challenge your dog. With hidden treats, your dog will be entertained and his mind will be worked out.

      Suitable For

      Suitable for all dogs

      Specs

      Size: 7.5" x 11"

      Benefits

      • 12 different treat compartments and 3 layers
      • Easy to clean
      • BPA, PVC and Phthalate free

      $ 24.99 $ 19.99

      ​Challenge your pup with this 3 layered puzzle toy
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    • Smart Puzzle Toy Dog Game

      Smart Puzzle Toy Dog Game

      This is the perfect toy to engage and challenge your dog. With hidden treats, your dog will be entertained and his mind will be worked out.

      Suitable For

      Recommended for dogs new to puzzle toys

      Specs

      Size: 12.2 x 11.2 x 1.8 inches

      Benefits

      • 9 different treat compartments
      • Level 1 game - perfect for puzzle introduction
      • Easy to clean
      • BPA, PVC and Phthalate free

      $ 14.99

      ​Challenge your pup with this beginner level puzzle toy
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