10 Great Gift Ideas for Your Dog

Admit it. You like to spoil your dog. And maybe you even go overboard a bit. Nobody’s going to judge you for that! Dog owners love to pamper their pooches, and we’ve compiled ten great gift ideas you can get your beloved friend for their birthday, Christmas – or even “just because!”

 

1. New Bone

 

A new bone is like you getting to go out to a five-star restaurant for a top-of-the-line steak. Dogs love them. But make sure you get some safe, something made in the USA, and something meaty so your canine friend will appreciate it. The Smokehouse 100% natural meaty mammoth bone would be a perfect treat.

 

2. Squeaky Toy

 

While some pet owners can’t stand the noise, squeaky toys are a hit with dogs! How about getting yours one for when you’ll be gone for the day? The squeaky toy makes them think they’re in a hunt, and no other animal gets hurt in the process. The Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy for Dogs is a great example. It’s like several little squirrels hiding in a log, and dogs go crazy for this toy!

 

3. Outdoor Kiddie Pool for Dogs

 

If you live in a state that gets hot during the summer, then your canine buddy might appreciate the same thing your kids would – a pool! They have the PetEdge Guardian Gear Splash About Dog Pools, which are made just for dogs and lets them get in, get wet, have fun and cool off.

 

Dog Pool

 

4. Blanket or Bed

 

We all like to receive comfort gifts, and dogs are no different. Your pet will love the Animal Planet Sherpa Pet Blanket, which is so soft and luxurious, it will make nap time ten times better!

 

5. Fetch Ball

 

Balls for fetch aren’t like they used to be. Now, they have things like balls that whistle and bounce erratically. You can find these with the Chuckit! Fetch Medley Balls, and they even have a launcher to make it easy for throwing.

 

6. Tug of War Rope

 

Dogs love to tug on ropes, and you can get all sorts of cool, knotted ropes for your dog that are perfect for his or her size. The Mammoth Flossy Chews Cottonblend Color 5-Knot Rope Tug is a great fit for really large breeds.

 

7. Flying Disc

 

Little and big dogs both love to catch things. A flying disc is perfect for this, and you want something more fitted for a dog than a Frisbee. Try something like the Ruffwear Hover Craft for dogs. It’s foam, so it’s gentler on your dog’s mouth, but just as fun!

 

Dog with Frisbee

 

8. Laser Toy

 

The laser toys made for animals don’t rate very well with consumers. But used responsibly, meaning not aimed in your dog’s eyes, you can buy something like the Virtuous PowerPoint Presentation Remote Control Pointer and let your pet have a blast chasing the red laser all around the floor, and even as it crawls up onto the walls.

 

9. Treat Toy

 

Treat toys have become popular with pet owners who know their dog loves a challenge. To get to the treat, they have to manipulate the toy. And no company makes better treat toys than KONG. The KONG Classic Dog Toy is a bestseller, and all you have to do is put a treat inside, toss it to your pet and let them seek the treat. It comes in many sizes for dogs from extra small to extra, extra-large.

 

10. Crinkle Toys

 

This is similar to the squeaky toy for pet owners, but if you want your dog to enjoy toys that make noise, then they’ll love the crinkle toys that sound like paper being crinkled up. The Ethical Pets Skinneeez Crinklers Cow Dog Toy is a bestseller, and it doesn’t have stuffing inside, so your pet can have a blast tearing it up!

 

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