Our dogs are part of the family, we wouldn’t leave out any other member of the family when buying Christmas presents. So, why would anyone leave out their dog? Even super tough Police dogs get Christmas presents to open!
That is the thing to remember; for most dogs it is the unwrapping that is the most fun. Wrapping the dog’s gift in lots of scrunchy paper and once they’ve got a taste for opening presents they’ll love it forever! Dog’s in rescue love receiving presents that are wrapped up, it makes them feel loved.
Some pet parents open the dog’s present for them, this may be required to begin with, but encouraging them to help, should lead to them learning the idea and loving it in future years. If your gift to your dog is a snazzy new bed, tracker or clothing, then include a tasty treat in with the gift to reward them for their unwrapping effort.
Toys, chews, Christmas stockings, bones, beds and coats are all great ideas of great dog Christmas presents. Terriers especially love tug toys or something they can destroy! Or what about a dog camera with treat dispenser or a fitness tracker?
Here’s a roundup of some great online ideas for this Christmas:
Pooch and Mutt Merry Poochmas
A Turkey based Christmas Dinner and treats for your dog in a box. The foods are wheat free for those with intolerance and nicely presented in a gift box.
Buying from Pooch and Mutt means that you are guaranteed quality and are supporting an ethical British company.
- A Complete Dog Christmas Gift Box with Lunch, a Snazzy Tweed Bow Tie, Christmas Decoration Treat, Pawsecco, Christmas Dinner Treats & Green Tweed Toy with Squeaker - Everything for a Dog's Christmas Present!
- Dog's Christmas Lunch comes from Pooch & Mutt - A Turkey & Duck Dog Health Food that's Grain-Free & Junk Free - P&M Also Provide the Christmas Dinner Dog Treats
- House of Paws Provide a Gorgeous Tweed Dog Bow-Tie and Beautiful Green-Tweed Dog Toy with Squeaker
Lily’s Kitchen Proper Treats Gift Box
A gift box of treats featuring Christmas turkey bites, duck and venison sausages and beef burger. They are grain free and all natural ingredients. Suitable for dogs over 4 months.
- Bring all the fun of the Christmas Spectacular to your delighted dog with their very own festive gift box of proper treats
- This is a complimentary pet food for adult dogs 4 months+
- Packed with proper meat and made with natural ingredients to gloriously grain free recipes
Good Boy Pawsley Luxury Gift Stocking
This Good Boy Pawsley net stocking featuring a mixture of treats and Christmas themed toys:
100g Doggy chocolate drops, 40g turkey and cranberry bone treats, 50g Christmas tree and two Christmas themed squeaky toys.
A dog stocking is one of my favourite annual dog Christmas presents!
- Seasonal Design
- The perfect gift for your furry family member
- Contains both treats and toys
A GPS Tracker is a great gift idea, especially if you have a lot of land or regularly walk your dog/s loose in wide-open spaces. This is a gift that will need a treat packed with it though as your dog won’t understand what a great gift a tracker is!
They need a subscription, the one below starts at £3.50 per month.
Ideal as a thoughtful gift for someone else’s dog.
- SUBSCRIPTION PLAN NEEDED - Starting at only £ 3.75 / month (when 2-years plan paid upfront) with different subscription plans available; SIM Card is already integrated in the GPS tracking device
- LIVE TRACKING and LOCATION HISTORY - Pinpoint the real-time location of your furry friend when it matters most and see the history of places your dog has visited
- VIRTUAL FENCE - Define a safe area and get an instant notification if your pet leaves the area; Dog tracking has never been easier
Dog Twister Interactive Treat Puzzle – Ninna Ottosson by Outward Hound
This Dog Twister is an excellent interactive dog toy that allows your dog to use his paws, nose and mind to access his treats. It’s a level 3 dog puzzle by Nina Ottosson. Simply fill the slots with treats and your dog has to work out how to access them – pull the lever and spin the panels. Some dogs get this really quick and found it easy, others find it a challenge each time.
- Level 3 Advanced dog puzzle great for dogs who have mastered Level 2 dog puzzles; requires dogs to complete a series of actions in order
- Provides mental stimulation for dogs; 15 minutes of mental stimulation is equal to 30 minutes of physical activity
- Helps reduce dog anxiety and redirect unwanted behaviors like excessive barking, chewing, and digging in a fun and exciting way
NiceButy Dog Plush Christmas Toys
We love this NiceButy snowman, he’s so cute! With the different textiles including corduroy to help clean teeth your dog will love it too! It’s not designed for aggressive chewers (Patterdales may destroy this in seconds!) and be warned – it does have a squeak.
The range also includes a penguin and a Father Christmas too.
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Petsoigne Pet Leash Collar and Lead Set
Your pooch would look so stylish with this winter themed collar and lead set. The red looks so good against black coated Patterdale’s too.
- With high-quality plastic buckle, it can bear 200lb/90kg, the quality is stable.
- The back is made of high-quality nylon belt, which is safe, environmentally friendly and durable.
- The surface is Christmas tree and snowflake pattern, which sets off the festive atmosphere.
Enthur Dog Bandana
What dog doesn’t love to wear a bandana? These red or green check machine washable kerchiefs are sure to look great in these seasonal colours that can be used all year round.
- PREMIUM QUALITY MATERIAL -Made of premium cotton fabric, super soft and comfortable. making it the ideal bandanas for dogs, dual layer makes it long lasting. Machine wash and dry available.
- ONE SIZE FITS & FOLDABLE- The Bandana size is about 26.8x17.7inches. It suit for most of small medium large dogs cats.Please measure the size of your cutie and leave room to tie knot.
- UNIQUE DESIGN- This dog Bandana has a unique classic plaid design,with Merry Christmas and snow pattern, decorate your pets perfectly for Christmas holiday.Makes the ideal fun dog bandana.
Furbo Dog Camera
Is this the ultimate in dog cameras? We think it might be!
The Furbo Dog Camera features 1080p Full HD camera and night vision, 160o wide angle, zoom.
Two-way chat facility means you can talk to your dog from it and also see what he’s barking at from the push notification option to your mobile.
You can remotely dispense treats when your dog is being good.
The Furbo is moveable and has a slight downward tilt on the camera, so it can be placed on a shelf out of reach.
Okay, granted this is a more expensive gift, at the time of writing it was on offer at £189, but it’s a great option for when you cannot be home as much as you’d like.
- 🐾 SEE -- 1080p Full HD Camera & Night Vision: With Full HD, 160º wide-angle, 4x zoom and night vision, you will be able to see your dog clearly day and night.
- 🐾 TALK -- Talk to your dog at home to calm him down and HEAR what he is doing thanks to 2-way-chat.
- 🐾 BARKING ALERT -- Furbo sends a push notification to your phone when t senses your dog barking. You'll always know whats going on at home.
Pit Pat Activity and Fitness Monitor
Designed with vets, the Pitpat fitness monitor is small and lightweight, fully waterproof and secures easily to your dogs collar.
Easy and quick to set up with your phone, there is no subscription and you set your dogs profile and then have fun monitoring fitness.
- Keep your dog healthy and have fun together. Designed with vets. Works with easy-to-use app.
- Accurately measures and displays daily dog exercise and rest, distance and calories. Manages weight.
- Get personal breed-specific recommendations. Set and track goals. Win fun achievement badges.
Hopefully, these ideas have got you thinking? There is something here for all budgets and all dog’s tastes. With all the uncertainty, one thing is for sure you’ll be having Christmas with your dog, so spoil them with a great gift.