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Pet problem solvers
Starmark Pro-Training Clicker
Having trouble training your puppy? “For a nearly foolproof method of positive reinforcement, try a clicker training aid.” First use treats as rewards for responding to the clicker, then use clicking instead of verbal praise.
Source: Good Housekeeping
SureFeed Small Dog & Cat Feeder
This automated feeder ensures that one pet won’t eat another’s food. The lid opens only when it detects an identifying microchip on the pet’s collar or embedded under the skin. It closes as soon as the pet steps away.
Rocco & Roxie Stain & Odor Eliminator
This “professional-strength” carpet cleaner is expensive, “but there’s nothing quite like it.” The solution completely removes urine and other stains, using enzymatic bacteria that feed on organic matter.
Furminator De-shedding Tool
A Furminator is a wise investment as we enter shedding season. The fine-toothed combs remove the matted undercoats of short-haired or long-haired cats and dogs. Expect to be wowed by how much hair comes out.
From $35, furminator.com
Booster Bath Dog Grooming Center
This portable tub, available in three sizes, “takes all the stress and anxiety out of bathing.” Its harness will hold a reluctant pet in place, and because the tub is elevated, you can do the whole job standing up.
From $140, boosterbath.com
Source: NYMag.com ■