No, this is not a joke. Everybody that knows me knows I LOVE dogs. They make me inexplicably happy. I know many people consider their dogs family. So, I thought I’d throw in a gift guide for some great gift ideas for your dog. These dog gift ideas are Jackson approved!
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Dog beds look so inviting, don’t they? Yet…I have never had a dog that liked or used them. They would sit in the corner and be a complete waste of money. Enter the cozy blanket. We fold it and Jackson just plops on top. The advantage? You can throw it in the washer to keep it smelling nice and fresh!
Here are a couple of ideas for you. Note that Amazon lists blankets based upon dog size. Some are even “waterproof.”
A DOG PUZZLE
No, seriously! Dogs need to stimulate their brains too! The golden standard is a Kong toy. You can either fill it with peanut butter, or put in a small treat. Your dog will spend time trying to figure out how to get the toy out. Kongs are very durable. Your dog can chew on it and it will last a good amount of time.
A couple of things to note:
- There are varying levels of durability. Some Kongs can withstand a lot more chewing.
- There are Kongs in different sizes- for small through large dogs.
A BALL LAUNCHER
If your dog loves to play fetch, this gift will be a hit. There are even automatic ball launchers. How cool is that? I’ll share a couple of ideas below. Note that the automatic launchers list whether they are for small or large dogs. There are also different brands, so make sure to look at what you think will suit you best.
A WAY TO COMMUNICATE WHEN YOU’RE AWAY
Mr. Jackson gets depressed when we leave the house. I wish that these things were around when I was working full-time outside of the home.
There are now machines where you can talk to your dog and dispense a treat remotely. You can even find them with 2-way cameras so that your dog can see you too! I think this would be an amazing treat for your dog.
Um…I just found that they have one where your dog can call you. I just can’t even!!!!
There are some dog products out there that help to keep your dog safe. These are pretty neat ideas in my opinion.
LED Dog Collar
Great for dog walks. Also, if your dog gets loose, cars will be able to see your dog.
Seat Belt and Harness
Keep your buddy safe during car rides.
I couldn’t sign off without offering a couple of random toy ideas! These are a little goofy, but they are definitely fun!
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