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Dogster Obsessions: The Starter Kit for Dogs by Wildebeest

Wildebeest has created the single most perfect present you can gift a new dog parent! Behold: the dog starter kit.

Janine Kahn  |  Dec 4th 2012


Do you ever wish dogs came with an instruction manual? That might be too much to ask for, but these days you CAN pick up a starter kit!

Wildebeest, another one of the great local pet brands we have in the Bay Area, has come up with exactly this. And I have to say, when I was a fledgling dog parent almost four years ago, I would have loved to have received one.

The kit comes with a four-foot leash, which is the perfect length for someone who is just learning to walk a dog. (Retractable leashes can be dangerous, and I strongly urge you to consider a static leash, especially while you’re starting out. They give you better control.)

Also inside the kit: a collar, an attachable poop baggie holder complete with poop bag, two tennis balls and what might be the smartest portable dog bowl known to man (as illustrated in the video above).

When we shot our little video a few weeks back, the kit was retailing for $70, but now I see it marked at $60. That’s a terrific value if you consider the pricetags on the individual items included in the kit.

I am smitten, and can already think of a few friends I need to buy this for stat.

Are there any new dog moms and pops in your world?