All dogs are special, but some just seem more so than others. How you find a dog that matches your tastes and lifestyle is important, but it’s also important to know what to do with your dog once you have him home.
A blog on popular dog gifts and how to buy them.
Do they make a holiday gift guide for dogs? I know, it sounds like a silly question, but do they?
If you’re reading this article and you’re anything like me, then the answer is yes. Of course there’s a holiday gift guide for dogs. You can’t go to Target or Walmart or wherever without seeing the holiday gift guides for dogs. The ideas and the things that you can give your dog for Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa are endless.
The problem, of course, is that there’s just so much stuff out there that it’s hard to know what to get. It gets even harder when you realize that you’re not trying to buy things for your dog, per se; you’re trying to buy things that will make your dog look adorable while he’s wearing them and/or doing them.
So how are you supposed to know where to begin? What are the best gifts for dogs? And how do you find them? That’s why I’m writing this article right now: I’m about to give my mom a new puppy for Christmas (yes, I know it’s three weeks early), and I want her to be able to take care of him properly from day one. That means giving him awesome
I was thinking about a blog post called “Dog Gift Guide.” I did a little research to find out what was the hottest dog gift, and it turns out there is this thing called a treat dispenser. A treat dispenser is a kind of automatic food-dispensing toy that is supposed to keep dogs occupied for hours. I’m picturing something like a vending machine or those old-fashioned cigarette machines that you’d find in a bank lobby. The idea is you put your dog’s kibble or doggy treats in the machine and as the dog pushes one of various buttons or levers, a treat pops out.
Treat dispensers are made by several different manufacturers, but they seem to be getting more popular. Some of them look quite elaborate, with lots of different buttons and levers that the dog can play with. Other treat dispensers are simpler, just dropping one treat at a time through a hole.
I found a video on YouTube where someone offers his dog one of these machines with some kibble in it. It seems like he wants to show how smart his dog is–the dog quickly realizes that he can get more treats faster if he pushes all the levers at once rather than one at a time. In fact, the dog figures out that
Buying presents for people is easy. You can either ask them or, if you don’t know them well, just go to the store and buy what you think they’d like. That’s not how it works when you have to buy something for a dog.
There are plenty of things dogs need — food, water, shelter — but the things they want? Not so clear. They need to be able to see and hear, so sunglasses and earphones could be good choices. But then again, maybe neither of those things is something your dog particularly wants but you’d like for him to have anyway.*
What do dogs want? A new study suggests one thing: treats and toys. The study found that a group of dogs given only toys and treats for their first 13 weeks of life were more likely than a similar group fed with food and water alone to approach an unfamiliar human rather than run away when they encountered one later on in life.
The findings suggest pets may have some traits similar to humans who live in poverty or in war zones, who tend to withdraw from others because they don’t expect to receive kindness from strangers and therefore give up trying.
“The takeaway message is that socialization can be helpful even in pets,” said lead author Emily Sanford,
You’ve seen the dog toys, they’re all over the pet store shelves. I’m talking about the plush toys that squeak, dogs love them and will play with them for hours. But did you know there are toys specifically designed to be a holiday gift?
If your dog is like my dog, she loves anything that squeaks and if it has a little bit of catnip on it she’ll go crazy. I had no idea there were so many different types of dog toys and they even make some for the holidays.
These toys come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are shaped like snowmen, others are reindeer or bells. They have holiday themes and some are even a combination of two holidays, like Christmas and Hannukah. They make plush dog toys for every holiday! They have Valentines Day , Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and so many more!
Maybe you have a friend who has a dog that’s hard to buy for because he has everything he needs. Well guess what? You can buy him a holiday themed toy from Santa Paws! He’ll never expect it!
Here are some ideas for holiday themed toys:
Valentines Day – For the love bug in your life give them a stuffed heart that
Holiday gift giving is a tricky business. As the old saying goes, one person’s gift is another person’s poison. Even if you have a very specific person in mind, there are always other people in his life who might be better off with your gift. There’s also the question of how to shop for that person; do you go for something useful, or opt for something more whimsical?
Toys are an excellent option for all sorts of people, because most of us don’t know what kids want these days. So toys make a good starting point if you’re unsure of the other person’s interests. They’re also safe if you’re shopping for someone senior, because they tend to be inexpensive (especially if you buy them used).
Here are some ideas for popular toys that can make nice holiday gifts:
* Legos . Boys and girls both love Legos, and there are huge numbers of sets available. The bigger sets are more impressive, but they may also be more expensive. There are Lego sets that come with books that show you how to build different things. These can be especially nice if you’re buying for an adult.
There are Lego video games as well; these require special hand-held devices that talk to your TV screen so