For the doggies so domesticated that they may as well be sitting up at the table at dinnertime, and for the owners responsible for making them that way, there is a whole world of dog accessories out there just begging to be tapped into.
If this sounds like you, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that we’ve assembled a list of the best (highly necessary) pup-accessories available on the market.
Based in Sydney, Dogue defines itself as a one-stop shop for all things pup-related, offering canine fashion, dog accessories, doggy day care and even luxury dog boarding at a country homestay in NSW should your pup need a getaway from his or her daily doggy demands.
They sell a wide range of dog pyjamas that are brightly patterned and made of high-grade merino wool to keep them nice and snug over the cooler months.
A Doggy Day Scarf
Because who said your hound shouldn’t channel Audrey Hepburn if he or she so wishes?
Hello Joey specializes in 100% cotton dog scarves. The blue gingham scarf, bound to turn the heads of fellow fur-babies, is our favourite.
Shop online at the Hello Joey website.
Dog Hiking Boots
For the dog that adventures off the beaten track, Waggle Canine Adventure Gear store has got it all. From wax designed to protect your pup’s paws to breathable paw-sized hiking boots designed for warmth and traction, your dog will never have to face the elements unguarded again.
Available online at the Waggle website.
Mad Mutt makes groovy handmade dog hats designed to shield your pup’s eyes from sunlight and dazzle onlookers.
You can even personalise them by choosing a name or phrase to have embroidered. They’ve got sizes to suit all breeds and are all under $15.
Order online at the Mad Mutt website.
Attending a pet-friendly costume party? Or simply enjoy doggy dress-ups? Kmart has you covered with a range of dog costumes. For just $7, you can disguise your dog as a pineapple, a taco or a bumble-bee and raise a few eyebrows the next time you hit the dog park.
Bark & Go, operating via Etsy online marketplace, makes handmade patterned little swimsuits for the dog that likes to take a dip in style.
Made using soft jersey material, the bottoms are complete with ruching and a little hole for their tails.
Pets Palace’s 2-meal automatic dog feeder is the perfect way for working owners to manage their pup’s diet from afar. You can set the timer for each meal up to 48 hours in advance and it will pop open at dinnertime to your pup’s delight.
It’s $79.95 and available online at the Pets Palace website.