Choosing gifts for dogs is easy! Dogs are like your great aunt Helen. They already have everything, but they're grateful for nearly anything!
There is absolutely no heart in all the world more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of a dog.
Don't beleive us? Try giving your teenager a homemade treat or a nice warm sweater and see what kind of reaction you get! I'm betting it would pale in comparison to a wagging tail, frantic begging and the willingness to perform silly tricks!
Gift giving can be done all year long, but choosing gifts for dogs can be especially meaningful for occasions like:
The items listed below are just the icing on the cake- (pun intended)! Browse an even wider selection of great gifts for dogs by clicking on the products!
Think about it. Give your dog the gift of good manners
...and the opportunity to earn more treats... and not only will you have
a better relationship with your well behaved dog, you won't be quite so
embarrassed when company comes calling!
Dog training is very important. Not just housebreaking, but social training, teaching your dog how to behave around strangers and what is acceptable behavior and what is not.
Teach your dog commands like
"quiet", so he doesn't bark and cry when you leave the room. I've
taught my dogs the quiet command for their own well-being and for mine. A
gift to my dog is that she can sometimes travel with me. If she knows
the "quiet" command, I'm comfortable leaving her in the hotel room
knowing I won't be asked to leave when I return. That is a gift for both
Learn more about why training is the best gift to give your dog along with some great training techniques. Gift giving has never been more rewarding and has never been more fun!
Pet steps and ramps have been proven to not only delay the early onset of joint problems in larger dogs, but they can also stop them alltogether... in large and small breed dogs alike!
According the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, more than 80% of pugs (followed closely by several other breeds) will, at some point, develop hip dysplasia (a painful joint condition which can lead to lameness).
Sweaters or hoodies (like the one that Dot is wearing) are a great gift idea for some breeds, but don't sacrifice comfort for cuteness. Breeds like bulldogs and pugs can overheat easily. Sure they might appreciate a jacket or sweater for cold winter walks, but don't dress them for a heat controlled or already hot environment.
Give shelter dogs the gift of buying your pet supplies at pet store chains that do not sell puppies! Puppy mills breed misery for the sake of profit. Pet store chains like Petsmart (among others) offers retail space inside their stores to help local shelters find permanent homes for displaced animals.
Through their adoption program alone, they have saved the lives of more than 3 million homeless pets.
Give shelter dogs the gift of a Furever Home. Check out Petfinder for the perfect dog near you.