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Great Christmas gifts for dogs

Updated on December 3, 2012

Gifts for dogs

Are you unsure what to buy your dog for Christmas? Well, take a look at great Christmas gifts for dogs and see if you think any of these are suitable for your four legged friend.

There is the old saying "A dog is a man's best friend" and in my experience this is true. Dogs offer unconditional love, they never judge, they don't stab you in the back or put you down and they are always around when you need something to pick you up. In many ways, dogs are more reliable than human beings, so it is no wonder many people think more about their dog than their immediate family. Christmas is a great time to lavish your dog with gifts and treats and show them exactly what they mean to you.

Christmas gifts for dogs - Orthopedic dog bed

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving luxurious gifts, so why not do the same for your canine friend. The first product on my great Christmas gifts for dogs is an orthopaedic dog bed.

This luxurious dog bed is made out of memory foam therefore it will mould to the precise shape of your dog, ensuring it is comfortable. A comfortable dog is a happy dog, and your dog will really enjoy sleeping, dozing and resting on this orthopaedic bed.

Dogbed4less Extra Large Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed, Waterproof Liner, Extra Pet Bed Cover, 40X35X4 Inch
Dogbed4less Extra Large Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed, Waterproof Liner, Extra Pet Bed Cover, 40X35X4 Inch

This dog bed has a removable outer cover that is machine washable, therefore you can keep this bed nice and clean, and keep it looking like new. Under the removable outer cover is a water proof cover that will prevent damage and staining in the event of any accidents. I have t say this bed is very durable and built to last.

Out of all the different beds and baskets I have bought for my dog this seems to be his favourite, if his sleeping routine is anything to go by. With other beds my dog was restless and would frequently wake up and move around, grunting and groaning. With this bed there is far less movement and the grunting and groaning has all but stopped.

Compared to other dog beds the orthopaedic dog bed isn’t cheap but then it is a top quality item that is going to last a long time, which makes it excellent value for money. Besides, your dog deserves a treat right? So why not buy him or her an orthopaedic bed.

 

Christmas gifts for dogs - Suede Shearling fleece lined coat

Dogs that live outside in kennels are more apt to deal with the varying weather conditions than those dogs that live indoors. Since my dog lives indoors he feels the cold in the winter months, therefore when walk him during the winter I always ensure he has a nice overcoat to keep him warm and toasty. After all, I won't go out without a coat on so why should my dog?

Fashion Pet Suede Shearling Coat - MD Camel
Fashion Pet Suede Shearling Coat - MD Camel

So, one of my great Christmas gifts for dogs is an over coat to keep him, or her, warm on those cold winter walks. There are loads of different styles and types available, however I have to admit I really like this suede shearling coat. It is warm, fits very well, stylish and my dog absolutely loves it. With this over coat your dog can go out looking pretty cool, and if you have a suede shearling coat (like I do) everyone will know your dog belongs to you.

This suede shearling coat is made out of good quality materials and will last a long time. It is also easy to clean, which will keep it looking like new.

 

Christmas gifts for dogs - Sherpa dog boots with rubber sole

Dogs that live outdoors in kennels will be used to the changes in temperature and be ok when the weather turns cooler, however indoor dogs, like mine, are not quite so hardy and will feel the cold a lot more. When I go out in the winter I make sure I have warm shoes on (I hate having cold feet) so why should my dog have to go out 'bare foot?' When the weather gets colder I ensure my dog's feet are kept warm by putting on some pup boots, which are another item on my list of great Christmas gifts for dogs.

East Side Collection Polyester Classic Sherpa Dog Boot with Rubber Sole, Small, Black
East Side Collection Polyester Classic Sherpa Dog Boot with Rubber Sole, Small, Black

These Sherpa boots are excellent and go very well with the Suede shearling over coat. These Sherpa boots are tough, durable, good quality and most of all warm. Did I mention they look good? These Sherpa boots have a rubber sole, which means your dog won’t be slip sliding all over the place, which may result in injury, either.

If you think these Sherpa boots are going to be difficult to get on your dog, think again since they have a zip-up back that makes them exceptionally easy to get on and off. Once on, these boots are a good fit, which means they will stay on your dog until you want to take them off.

 

Christmas gifts for dogs - Hyper pet ball launcher

Christmas is all about fun, games and enjoying ourselves, right and it shouldn't be any different for your dog. As we all know, dogs love to play and Christmas is the perfect time of the year to buy your dog a new toy, hence this item makes it on my list of great Christmas gifts for dogs.

All dogs like playing fetch, and my dog is no different. I have to admit my throwing arm is not that great and my dog seldom gets a good run. I also have to admit that my throwing arms tire quite quickly, so the game of fetch soon ends. Well, that's how it used to be until I discovered the Hyper pet ball launcher.

Hyper Pet Ball Launcher Interactive Dog Toy, 4 Tennis Balls
Hyper Pet Ball Launcher Interactive Dog Toy, 4 Tennis Balls

The Hyper pet ball launcher is, as its name suggests a ball launcher for games of fetch. Most ball launchers consist of a long stick, which are unwieldy and often difficult to use but this is not the case with the Hyper pet ball launcher.

The Hyper pet ball launcher looks like a traditional catapult and works like a conventional catapult, so it is exceptionally easy to use. Put the ball in the pouch, pull back the elastic and release. The Hyper pet ball launcher will easily send the ball great distances with ease. With the Hyper pet ball launcher I can keep firing balls until my dog gets bored, and I won’t feel a thing. It is an exceptional product.

The Hyper pet ball launcher carries four balls, which makes it great if you have more than one dog or you accidentally lose a ball somewhere. It is always best to have a spare ball, just in case something happens, but with this you can have three spare balls, and none of which you have to carry in your pocket.

If you want the best ball launcher currently available the Hyper pet ball launcher is the one to go for. It is more expensive than other ball launchers but it is so much better and well worth the additional cost. This product is tough, durable, built to last and just so easy to use.

I should point out the obvious and say this is not an indoor toy. So, dress your dog in the Suede shearling coat and Sherpa boots. Grab the Hyper pet ball launcher and get out in the yard for a game of fetch.

 

Hyper pet ball launcher in action

Christmas gifts for dogs - Critters 6 pack

Everyone likes a cuddly toy at Christmas, and I am sure your dog is the same therefore the next item on the list of my great gifts for dogs is the Critter. It's strange but all dogs seem to love a cuddly toy and take great pleasure out of ripping it apart, leaving the house in a right state with stuffing all over the floor. Not only does the stuffing make a mess, it can be potentially harmful to your dog which is going to result in large vet bills, and also make your dog uncomfortable.

Crazy Critters 6 pack
Crazy Critters 6 pack

If your dog wants to play with a cuddly toy I say give it a cuddly toy, although make sure it is a Critter. Critters are dog friendly cuddly toys that have no stuffing in them whatsoever. No stuffing means no mess, no affected dog and no expensive vet bills. Critters have a squeaker in each end, which provides even more entertainment for your dog.

Critters are tough, durable and very well made. “How long will a Critter last?” The answer to this depends on the breed of dog you have, the size of dog you have and how aggressive your dog is. All I can say, is the Critters are much tougher and durable than all of the other dog friendly cuddly toys I have bought in the past.

This pack consists of a tiger, leopard, skunk, beaver lion and squirrel so your dog has a lot to choose from. Even with such a choice, however, I don’t think your dog will mind what critter it gets to play with so long as it is a cuddly toy. This multi pack of Critters is going to last a long time, regardless of the breed and size of dog you have.

Overall, Critters make great gifts for dogs and are well worth buying.

 

Crazy Critters

Christmas gifts for dogs - Mammoth bone

Christmas is a time for fine dining and food type treats, so why not include your dog? Next on the list of great Christmas gifts for dogs is the smoky meathouse mammoth bone.

Traditionally, Christmas the time for chocolate and sweets, which as we know are not good for our canine friends. It is possible to buy dog specific chocolates and sweet things however I do have my doubts over these.

Smokehouse 100-Percent Natural Meaty Mammoth Bone Dog Treat
Smokehouse 100-Percent Natural Meaty Mammoth Bone Dog Treat

All dogs like a bone and when you present your dog with this huge bone it will be greatly appreciated. This meaty mammoth bone is around eighteen inches long, which makes it very large, and very heavy. The meaty mammoth bone is going to last many weeks, the precise amount of which depends on the breed and size of your dog, as well as how many hours a day you are going to let your dog gnaw at it.

I think the meaty mammoth bone looks appetizing to a dog and I am sure it is tasty. I can’t personally vouch for the taste but given the fact my dog can’t leave his meaty mammoth bone alone, I can only assume it is. Overall, the meaty mammoth bone is a great doggy treat and a gift your dog will love. The meaty mammoth bone is also cheap and, as it lasts for ages, great value for money.

 

Christmas gifts for dogs - Petsafe Water station

Next on my list of great gifts for dogs is a luxury water dispenser. Traditional water bowls are small and can easily be turned over, spilling water all over the floor. Fortunately, there are ways around this and the Petsafe pet water station is the answer to this.

PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.

The Petsafe pet water station is an excellent device that means no more water spillages. The medium sized Petsafe pet water station holds a gallon of water and will provide fresh water to your pet whenever he or she wants it. The Petsafe pet water station is available in a variety of sizes, so there is something for all breeds and sizes of dog.

The Petsafe pet water station is tough, durable and built to last so it will last a long time, it is also dishwasher proof, however it is only intended for indoor use. The Petsafe dispenser is easy to set up and fill up and your dog will have no problem getting a drink whenever it is needed.

Overall, the Petsafe pet water station is an excellent product that is well worth buying for your dog. This water dispenser eliminates spillage, looks good and your dog will absolutely love it.

 

Petsafe water station

Christmas gifts for dogs - Solvit dog basket

Do you wish you could take your canine friend for a cycle ride in the countryside? Does your dog pine for you when you go out on cycle rides? With the next item on my Christmas gifts for dogs list, all your problems are solved and now you and your four legged friend can go cycling together.

Cycling is a great way of getting out in the countryside to enjoy some scenery and fresh air, and now you can share the experience with your dog.

Solvit PetSafe Tagalong Wicker Bicycle Basket, Dog Carrier for Bikes, Best for Dogs Up to 13 lb.
Solvit PetSafe Tagalong Wicker Bicycle Basket, Dog Carrier for Bikes, Best for Dogs Up to 13 lb.

If you have a small breed dog the Solvit is the perfect basket in which to take your dog on a cycle ride. Like all Solvit products this basket is tough, durable and well made. It has a fleece lined inner, to ensure your dog travels in comfort and also has a shade to shield your dog from the sun and stop it getting too hot. This shade can be removed when not needed. The Solvit dog basket is simple to attach to the front of your bike and you will be up and running in no time at all.

If you think there is a chance your dog could fall or even jump out you can get the wire safety cage which fits over the top of the basket, to keep him or her safe and sound.

The Solvit basket is only suitable for small breeds of dog, so if your dog is on the larger side you will not be able to use this product, however there is an alternative solution, the Solvit trailer as detailed below.

 

Christmas gifts for dogs - Solvit bicycle trailer

The next item on my list of great Christmas gifts for dogs is the Solvit 62341Houndabout Bicycle Pet trailer. If you have a large dog breed and want to take them on your cycle rides this is the product to own.

Solvit 62341 HoundAbout Bicycle Pet Trailer, Large
Solvit 62341 HoundAbout Bicycle Pet Trailer, Large

This trailer is very strong and made out of good quality components, but this is to be expected when buying from Solvit. Assembling the trailer was a breeze and I was ready to roll in under twenty minutes. Rather than the basket, which attaches to the front of your bike, this trailer attaches to the back of your bike and you pull it, and your dog, behind you.

On the road the solvit Houndabout is a pleasure to use. I wouldn’t say it is an effortless tow, but then I guess this depends on how fit you are and the size of your dog, but it is easier than I thought it was going to be. The Houndabout trailer is stable and rides real nice, you just need to remember your stopping distances are increased.

Overall, the Houndabout pet trailer is an excellent product and highly recommended, and one of the best things about the Houndabout is the fact you can use it for other tasks, such as grocery shopping

 

Solvit bike trailer

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