Christmas is that time of year when you can have fun choosing gifts for the entire family, including your dog.
But, are you lacking inspiration?
Not sure what to buy?
Do you want to find something a little different that your dog will truly love? If so, then carry on reading for our top picks on the best Christmas gifts that every dog, and owner, will love.
1. A bubble machine
Dogs love to run and chase things. This usually means you throwing a ball or stick. But, another fun idea is that of bubbles. You can buy the traditional bubble wand, but for an extra special gift choose a brightly coloured bubble machine. You'll get more bubbles and it's less effort for you.
2. A dog treat basket
Why not make your very own dog treat basket? Buy a simple wicker basket and fill it with all those things that your dog loves. Choose dog treats that are tasty and good for their teeth, a dog brush, blankets and their favourite dog food. A simple gift that they'll love.
3. Glow in the dark dog collar
Every dog deserves a smart collar when out and about. Did you know that you can now buy glow in the dark collars? These come in a range of styles and colours so that you can colour coordinate your dog for every occasion. They also come in fun fluorescent greens and oranges, making them perfect for when you live outside of the big city.
4. A special dog bowl
The humble dog bowl is no longer boring. You can now buy dog bowls for every day of the week and bowls with cute messages, such as 'The world's best dog'. For that extra special Christmas gift, why not treat your dog to a Christmas themed dog bowl to include them in the family festivities. These often feature pictures of reindeer, snowmen and some even light up and play tunes to get your canine friend into the festive spirit.
5. The Christmas jumper
Every member of the family needs a Christmas jumper and this includes your beloved dog. Dogs Christmas jumpers can be just like their owner's jumper, with images of snowballs, a snowman and even Santa. Keep your dog warm this wintertime in a fashionable woolly jumper.
6. A comfy dog bed
Another great Christmas gift idea is to buy a comfy dog bed. These come in all shapes and sizes, colours and textures so that you can choose the perfect bed for your dog. Denim beds are a good choice as they are tough, durable and comfortable. Some beds also feature fun canopies and integrated fleecy blankets.
7. A Santa outfit
It's always great fun to dress your dog during the festive season, so why not buy them a cute Santa outfit. These red and white outfits often come with a Santa hat and a soft black Santa belt. Another option is to go for a reindeer outfit that includes a set of dog antlers.
8. The squeaky toy
What dog doesn't like a squeaky toy? You simply can't go wrong with this gift. Buy a selection of squeaky dog toys in a variety of colours and shapes. Buy themed toys that look like chicken legs and even snowballs. Your dog will have endless hours of fun.
9. The dog raincoat
Does your dog hate getting wet? If the answer is yes then buy them a fun dog raincoat. This type of outfit is designed to snugly fit your dog, is reflective and often features images such as dog bones and dog paws. Your dog will look great and most importantly will stay dry, making it easier to keep them warm in the winter months.
Your beloved pooch may be circling around you for a few minutes before you realize that he is trying to tell you something.
There are many such actions by dogs, which are clear pointers to their behavior and how they are feeling at any point in time.
Many of the repeated canine actions can even be health concerns. It is recommended to be aware of them to take care of your canine friends in a better and more responsive manner.
Well, feeling isolated or alone is common in humans. Did you know that your canine friend also experiences similar emotions? Like humans dogs can get upset if their loved ones leave, dogs also get sad when their pet parents are away.
Sometimes, it is important to be aware of identifying why your dog is feeling the way he is. Could it be that he is feeling sad from being alone or does it signal something serious?
Relax. We have made a list of the symptoms from which you can easily identify if your dog can have separation anxiety. You can then take steps to reduce his anxiety and make him calm down.