Some of the best new dog products we’ve seen at the Global Pet Expo this year started with nothing more than a good idea, like the Tuggo Dog Toy.

Inventor Adam Harrington was sitting on his front porch, just outside of Nashville, watching his two large Boxers, Harley and Hailey, play vigorously with a bowling ball in his yard. Harrington found himself thinking about what would make the toy more fun — his dogs seemed to love the game they had invented, but appeared frustrated by their inability to get a grip on the heavy, smooth ball.

And then Harrington got an idea: He drilled a hole in the bowling ball, and tied a rope through it. The next morning, he gave the toy to his dogs and left for work.

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