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What to listen for:
Are you ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday?
We shared an extra-long episode with an extensive list of toys, clothing and detection supplies to check out!
From odors and poop bags, to training gear and car covers, all the way to baby monitors and dog Crocs, you won’t want to miss these go-to career hacks to make your life (and your dog’s) so much easier!
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Where we get our training aid delivery devices for detection work (01:03)
Shopping for our odors (09:03)
Go-to tracking equipment (12:30)
Where we store and transport our equipment (14:39)
Our favorite dog toys (21:45)
The benefits of using balls (35:20)
How about jelly balls and soccer balls? (40:45)
Human gear (47:09)
Headgear for different seasons (58:45)
Other small lifesaving must-buys (1:07:25)
Convenient lighting tools (1:11:07)
8-meter flexi leash (1:16:03)
Clothing and shoe brands for dogs (1:17:12)
Harnesses that maximize freedom (1:21:21)
The Noggle, baby monitors, and white noise machines (1:23:17)
Convenient camping chairs (1:25:35)
Recording and editing your training sessions, and dog apps (1:26:54)
Crystal's favorite flyball toys, especially the buffalo tug from small business
Stacy's favorite she now calls Crystal Balls but are actually WACKYwalk'r Wunderball
Crystal's suggestion for a safer retrieve option from Chuckit! Breathe Right Balls
Dryer Balls (you can find these in your favorite big box store as well)
Stacy highly recommends supporting small business Sunshine Rain Creations
Crystal and Robin highly recommend the leather deflated ball
You'll love the work from small business Living That Dog Life that made the custom leash toy for Crystal's blind senior dog Quinn
Here are some specific clothing examples we talked about. Some have links, some don't. A lot of this depends on what fits you the best, but it will give you ideas for your wish list!
Crystal swears by Darn Tough Vermont merino socks. Use Code TRYSOCKS for FREE SHIPPING.
If you ever meet Crystal, she will always be wearing Duluth firehose cargo pants
Small Business Fluffy Badger hoodie with a back pocket and quick start leash are Crystal's favorites
Robin's favorite Boonie hat you'll see her wearing all summer
Small business support for anything you need embroidered and lots of dog designs to check out at Custom K9 Creations
Robin recommends the two layer gloves that saved Crystal's fingers. Running gloves as a liner
Get Aluminet sunshades! We all 3 love them. Keep an eye out for sales.
Crystal recommends Nite Ize gear ties to secure all the things
Crystal and Robin use Ruffland kennels because of the door configurations
Trust us, get a red headlamp. We don't have a preferred one.
Crystal uses the telescopic camping light and adapter for nighttime training AND Adapter for light
Crystal uses the Giant XL 8m tape flexi leash for years and years and is super happy
Crystal has been extremely happy with Back on Track therapeutic dog jacket
Crystal recommends small business Blue Line Working leash for custom leashes
Crystal recommends a Harness from small business Jessica Esen with Canine Outfitter. Here's the custom one she made for Quinn
Crystal recommends a baby monitor to keep an eye and ear on your dogs in the car as well as the temperature
Crystal uses Arlo cameras to keep an eye on her dogs at home
Crystal's favorite quick, portable telescoping camping chair
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