Dogs deserve to have gifts too either for Christmas, birthday, or other special occasions. Or you can simply reward your dog for being a good boy or girl. If you’re looking for gift ideas for your family’s dog, then below are some excellent options.
Smart Bone Toy
Your dog probably already has a bone toy. But maybe it’s time that you upgrade it to a smart one. A smart bone toy is a toy that can interact with your pet. It’s a good way to keep your dog busy during times when you can’t play with him or her. It may be quite expensive but the fun that your dog will have with this toy is something that is hard to quantify. And it may actually help you feel less guilty if you can’t spend time with your dog. Although nothing still beats human interaction.
A Heated Bed
Cold months are just around the corner. Maybe you’re ready to hibernate with your heated blankets and jackets. But what about your dog? Will your dog be comfortable when winter comes? Your dog may have his own bed already but does it provide enough heat? If you want to make sure that your dog will not feel cold when the temperature drops, then you should consider giving him or her a heated bed. You may have to spend a bit more on a heated bed compared to a regular one. But again, you really can’t put a price on your dog’s comfort right?
A Dog Cave
You’ve probably noticed that your dog likes to hide sometimes, especially during times when things are quite stressful in your home. For example, if there are fireworks or if there is a thunderstorm. Instead of letting your dog hide behind furniture or under a bed, why not give him or her a cozy cave. Choose one made with a soft material so your dog will be comfortable even while hiding. You can’t always be with your dog when he or she feels stressed. But it will be nice to know that he or she can go somewhere if the world outside becomes too much.
A Toy to Relieve Anxiety
Some dogs like to hide when they feel stressed or anxious. Then there are dogs who like to snuggle up to or chew an object. If your dog belongs to the latter group, then a good gift for him or her would be an anxiety-relieving toy. Instead of letting him destroy your slippers and other objects in your home, just give him or her a toy to turn to when stressful situations occur. The best kind of anxiety-relieving toy is those that mimic the effect that human snuggles bring to dogs. Again, it’s for those times when you can’t personally be with your dog.
Do you want your dog to always smell nice? Then you need to give or her a puppy perfume. Puppy perfumes come in different scents and are specially formulated for dogs so you can be sure that it is safe for your fur baby.
Tiffany is a teacher as well as a mother of two. She conducts parenting seminars not only at school but also at big conferences. She is also writing some articles about being a productive parent.