Do you have a four legged friend in the house that is expecting a visit from Santa Claus? Each year lucky children get showered with gifts during the holiday season while the family pet is left out. Your dog can join in the celebration by getting small gift that they will appreciate. These Christmas gift ideas for dogs are cheap, and will not break your wallet. Some of these gifts will also help make your dog happier and healthy. They will help cut down on future veterinarian bills in the future with a few preventive measures.
A Dog Bed
A doggy bed or pillow for Christmas gift placed under tree will make a great sleeping spot for your dog. Larger dogs may knock the Christmas tree over. Be sure there is enough clearance for your animal to get in and out of their “tree cave.” A dog fast asleep under the tree make for a wonderful Christmas picture, and your dog will appreciate the gift.
A Dog Chew Toy
Chew toys can be used for play and exercise. Chew toys can also be used to teach your dog that not everything on the floor is open game for chewing. Chew toys can help keep your pet dog entertained while you are away from the home, with your pet spending long hours alone.
Tartar control helps keep your dogs teeth healthy. Dog treats can help keep tartar for becoming a problem with your dog’s teeth. In addition, treats can be used to help reward your dog during training. Just be careful not to leave the box of treats under the tree if your dog has a good nose!
Dog Collar and Leash
Most dogs brighten up when they hear the jingle of a leash in your hand, especially if you walk them regularly. They take the jingling sound from the leash as a cue that it is time to head out for a walk. Walks are a great way to exercise your pet, and it will help them to stay in shape.
Jackets for short-haired dogs will keep the winter chill out of their bones during the cold season. Your dog will enjoy their time spent outdoors if they are a little warmer. Some dogs do not like to get wet, so a water-proof rain parka may also make a nice Christmas gift for a dog.
Winter is just getting geared up, and cold winter nights are settling in. Your dog will appreciate a warm place to sleep at night with a comfortable blanket, pillow or dog bed for Christmas.
Dog Frisbee or Ball
Dogs have a lot of energy, and love to play outside. Getting a dog to chase down a Frisbee takes a few minutes of training, but it will bring joy to your pet. A Frisbee or a ball to chase down would make a wonderful Christmas gift for a dog
Dental care for your dog is important. Tartar build up on your dog can cause painful toothaches and heft pet bills if it is left unchecked. Regular brushing helps keep your dog’s breath smelling fresh and will help keep costly vet bills at bay.
Dog ID Tags
A dog tag that identifies your dog, is a great way to protect your animal in case it ever runs away. Be sure to include your home phone number and address. Dog ID tags can be purchased at many locations, like your local grocery store or big box retail outlet. Usually, tags are sold at automated vending machines, and take minute to create. This $5 investment could save a lot of heartache if your dog ever runs away.
Dog Training Aid
Resolve to make a New Year’s resolution to improve your dogs behavior for the upcoming year. There are a variety of dog training aids available on the market that will get your dog’s bad habits in check. Their are devices that control barking, housebreaking aids, and other items that will help with your dirty habits.
These Christmas gifts for dogs will not only make your pet happy on Christmas morning. If you continue to use them throughout the upcoming year, then your dog will lead a happy and healthy life.