Nothing says "disgrace" quite like bending over to get a nice big handful of your dog's excrement. Avoid this unfortunate scene with the Pooch Power Shovel ($100). Sporting a powerful, built-in electric vacuum, it sucks the nastiness up into a biodegradable three pound bag, making it capable of handling anything from a teacup Chihuahua to an English Mastiff.
Put that Dyson Animal to real use by picking up the Dyson Groom ($70). This ingenius attachment is meant for use with medium and long haired dogs, and employs 364 retractable slicker bristles to remove loose hair from your dog, while suction captures the removed hair and dead skin cells, leaving your home hair-free and your dog's coat looking healthier. Just make sure you've got an upright vacuum to attach it to, as it isn't designed to work with canisters or handhelds.
You wear boots in the winter, so why not afford the same luxury to your furry, four-legged friend? Bark'n Boots Polar Trex ($90) are sets of four dog boots featuring Vibram Icetrek soles for traction, a three-layer laminated soft-shell upper for weather- and wind-resistance, ankle straps and an internal grip cuff for keeping the boots secure, and 3M Scotchlite reflective trim to make sure you can spot Fido in the dark.