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Best Dog Toys For Christmas
Christmas Presents For Dogs?
For most dog owners, this is a no-brainer: Of course! Dogs are family and while everyone is sitting around the Christmas tree opening presents, of course the furriest family member deserves to tear open some wrapping paper and find something chewy, tuggy or tasty in there!
What to Get a Dog for Christmas?
There are so many dog toys available, it's hard to sift through them all to find something special. Your dog is no doubt used to the usual squeaky toy this and chew toy that so why not get him or her something extra special and extra fun for a Christmas present? Here are the best Christmas dog toys for 2014! For the best and most unique dog gifts, check out www.ActiveDogToys.com.
Dog Puzzles Make GREAT Dog Christmas Gifts
Dog puzzles are a special gift that a dog plays alongside his or her owner. It creates a quality bonding session that allows for ample opportunities for well deserved praise for your dog! Now that is the best kind of dog Christmas gift of all! Here are some great examples of some of the most popular dog puzzles and dog games:
Dog Worker Puzzle
As one of the more difficult Nina Ottosson puzzles, with a difficulty rating of 3 out of 3, the Dog Worker puzzle is tricky because the dog has to spin the center circle in order to be able to move a peg and find the treat – and then do that for all 10 pegs!
Paw Flapper Puzzle
The Paw Flapper dog puzzle has eight separate chambers. The dog must first lift up a flap and then rotate the center piece in order to be rewarded with treats! There are even scent holes in the top of the puzzle so that the dog knows there are yummies hiding inside!
Dog Brick Puzzle
The Nina Ottosson Dog Brick puzzle is offered in both wood and recycled plastic. It is by far the most popular Nina Ottosson dog puzzle of all time. It has a 2.5 out of 3 difficulty rating and works by having the dog slide around the bricks in order to find which brick will uncover hidden treats.
Dog Twister Puzzle
Another 2.5 out of 3 difficulty rating Nina Ottosson puzzle, the Dog Twister is fun for dogs because they must first remove the bone-shaped pegs and then slide the blocks to unveil the dog treats.
Mystery Tree Puzzle
Not all dogs are treat motivated – some are ball motivated! And this is the dog puzzle for them! The way the Mystery Tree works is that you (or the dog) drops a ball into the top of the tree and then it's up for the dog to figure which one of the 3 “root” chambers the tennis ball fell into. Lots of fun to do over and over again.
Ball in Ball Puzzle
Another great dog puzzle for ball-obsessed dogs. With the Ball in Ball puzzle, a tennis ball is seemingly “trapped” inside the big rubber ball. But dogs know that, with enough determination, that tennis ball WILL come out! And it does!
Another Dog Puzzle! - Give a dog the gift of a challenge and hidden treats this Christmas!
Treat-Dispensing Dog Toys Are Always a HUGE Hit
Most dogs are a sucker for dog treats. And why shouldn't they be? Us humans are suckers for human treats – especially around the holidays! These treat toys offer tiny treats or kibble in exchange for a little doggy play. In other words, in order for the dog to “earn” the dog treats, he must move, roll or shake the dog toy around in order for the treats to randomly fall out. Dog owners love these types of dog toys because they encourage dogs to play for longer periods of time, thus helping to eliminate doggy boredom. Check out these ever-popular dog treat dispensers:
A challenging dog treat dispenser as the Nina Ottosson Dog Pyramid has a weighted base so it always pops back up, no matter how hard a dog tries to keep it down. Makes for a tricky (though certainly not impossible, as that wouldn't be any fun) way to earn some tasty dog treats.
A hollow barbell shaped dog toy with holes at either end. Just fill the Chuckle up with some small dog treats or kibble and as the dog shakes it, not only with treats fall out, but it will also make a silly shaking noise too!
Twist N Treat
This treat dog toy has varying degrees of difficulty, depending on how much you twist the Twist 'N Treat. The dog toy has scent holes so you can bet your dog is going to know exactly what is hiding inside that toy and you can bet he's going to do everything in his paw and nose power to get those dog treats out!
Tug a Jug
All it takes is a treat-filled jug and a rope to make this dog toy both irresistible and challenging. The rope allows dogs to tug at the toy to try and maneuver those darn incarcerated treats out of that jug prison!
Another Dog Treat Dispenser!
Best Dog Gifts for Dog Owners
Whether it's a friend, family member, neighbor or even yourself, these dog gifts make for the perfect Christmas gift for any dog owner. Most dog owners LOVE dogs (especially their own), so these gifts are sure to make any dog owner smile.
Dog Breed Note Cards
These blank dog note cards are the perfect gift for any dog owner – with most every breed available. Handmade from quality card stock and packaged perfectly in a recycled cardboard box with paw and heart charms.
Pup Casso is a fun and creative gift where a dog can create his/her own painting masterpiece to be hung up in the family home. Includes everything from the paints, protective paw sheet, frame and more! And, what's the best part – it's completely mess free. The dog creates the painting with his paws, but his paws never actually touch the paints.
101 Dog Treats
This unique gift is a set of dog-themed cookie cutters and a recipe book of 101 different kinds of healthy dog treats to make. Oh what fun!
Dog License Plate Holder
A great to show off your love of your genius dog with this “My Dog is Smarter Than Your Honor Student” license plate holder.