Our pets are usually indispensable members of our families, and they add so many benefits to our lives.
Dogs are happy and resilient creatures that infuse much-needed excitement into our lives. They also provide a form of therapy that works for various ailments.
All these and more are some of the reasons why your dog deserves to receive one or two gifts this holiday season.
Although they might not understand the significance of the season, the joy of tearing through the wrapping paper to discover a present is a worthwhile substitute.
There are lots of options to choose from, regardless of your dog’s size or age and the kind of activities they favour. Here are nine holiday gifts ideas for your beloved puppy.
One of the most exciting moments in dogs’ lives is when their owners give them treats. Their excited grins and enthusiastic tail wagging are enough of an indication that dogs love treats.
As you have been giving your pet treats all year long, you can choose to go all out this holiday season and get special puppy treats, the kind that your dog has never tasted. Give your dog some fancy treats to show how much you love him.
Apart from treats and food, toys are usually dogs’ most loved possessions even though they tend to show their love by destroying such toys.
There are many options to choose from, ranging from size, colour, shape, and material. You can invest in high-quality toys made with durable materials that are resistant to the most vigorous chewing.
Puzzles and Mazes
Puzzles and mazes test a pet’s intelligence and allow him to make use of his hunting instincts.
Your dog can spend hours on end playing with an engaging puzzle. You can also hide treats within these devices to serve as rewards that your puppy gets when they figure out the mazes.
Balls and Frisbees
Playing fetch is the ultimate and favourite game of most dogs. While the traditional tennis ball or frisbee could work, a special ball with additional features is a good present.
Ensure that these products are made with safe and durable materials to prevent irritation and other injuries to your dog’s mouth.
Automated Ball Thrower
There will be times when you are reluctant to get up from your comfortable position, or your arms begin to ache from throwing balls.
An automatic ball thrower is a perfect solution as it allows your pet to enjoy unlimited hours of play while you relax and watch.
Beds and Couches
Think of the weightless and utterly enjoyable feeling you get when you sink into a plush bed or couch.
Let your dog get to experience this luxury by purchasing a dog bed or couch made of soft and plush materials. A nice, soft dog blanket can also be a good addition.
A new dog bowl is always a worthwhile purchase as it is one of the most used items for a dog. Take it a step further by engraving or merely adding your pet’s name on the side of the bowl. You can also add just their initials or personalize it with their image.
Your dog deserves to relax and destress in a calm and enriching environment. A vacation or weekend getaway at a destination or surrounded by nature can be a relaxing experience for you and your dog.
Treat your pet to a spa session to get primed and pampered. There is also no harm in treating yourself alongside your dog.
Collars and Leashes
Collars and leashes with more beneficial features and innovative designs are being developed and released almost every day.
This holiday season take off the old, boring collars your dogs are currently sporting and gift them with brand new collars in tasteful designs. Your pet’s leashes could also use a rebrand and, if possible, an upgrade.