3 Useful Gifts for Dog Owners
November 20, 2022
There are over 75 million pet dogs in the U.S., with almost 40% of all households owning at least one! Our furry friends are a huge part of our lives, and we want to spoil them, especially when it comes to the holidays.
But it can be difficult to think of the best gifts for dog owners. How can you find something thoughtful that is also useful to them as pet owners?
Don’t stress, this article is here to give you three great ideas of things to buy. This way you can get them something that shows that you have thought about them and their beloved pet.
1. Luxurious Pet Bed
Dogs are notorious for lying anywhere they want, especially in inconvenient places! So encouraging them to know their own space to sleep can make everyone more comfortable
A great idea for a gift could be a luxurious pet bed for their dog to lounge on. There are so many types to suit all breeds. If you know that person has a particular color theme or style in their home, then you can find a bed that matches that.
There are a few different factors to consider when choosing a pet bed.
First, think about the size of the bed. The breed of the dog will be the main deciding factor in this, as you need something with plenty of room.
You will also need to factor in the size of the persons living space. You don’t want to get something that makes the room feel overcrowded.
Another important consideration is the material of the bed. You want something that will be comfortable for the dog and that won’t pick up too much fur. You will also want something that is easy to wash in the washing machine, in case of an accident.
When buying a ped bed think about how easy it is to access. If they have an older dog, then you don’t want to buy something raised as it will be difficult for the dog to get into. But if they have a younger dog, having a raised bed could make it easier to clean underneath.
Some dog beds come with coverings, more like a pod than a bed. Think about the dog and whether it likes small spaces, or if it would prefer an open bed.
2. Strategy Games
Another great gift idea is to buy them a strategy or puzzle game for their dog. These are good for tiring out the brains of food-motivated pups. Working for their food is a more natural way for them to engage with eating.
It can also help strengthen the bond between the dog and the owner. So buying them a toy that requires interaction with their pet is a cute idea.
Strategy puzzles and interactive toys come in different materials, from plastic to wood. So think about how durable and easy to clean you want the item to be.
You should also consider where the dog will be using this toy. If the owner has a small space, then a static toy, like a puzzle board or mat could be great. But if they have more space, then you could go with a ball-shaped item that they can roll around.
3. Collars and Leashes
Good quality collars and leashes can be difficult to come across. So buying a dog owner a handcrafted, superior quality item will make a great impression. There are a few things to think about when it comes to buying these items though.
Think about the material that they are made out of. Leather leashes and collars are going to be very durable and long-lasting. Fabric collars are also a good idea, as they are washable. But they might stretch a little over time so might not have as long of a lifespan.
You should also think about the size of the dog, as different styles are better for some breeds than others. They might also come with different fastening types. These include side-release, standard buckle, martingale, or training collar.
Also, depending on the climate of where you live you may want to choose a waterproof collar. These collars get made from USA-made Biothane-coated webbing. This means that they repel that wet dog odor, and are easy to clean.
The last thing to think about is the color! You could go for a classic single color, which could be useful if you are buying for a multi-pet household. Or you could go for some fun woven patterns or collars with accents like studs.
Bonus Gift Idea: Make it Match!
If you want to go the extra mile, then think about personalized dog gifts. If you bought a cute dog collar or dog leash, then get a key fob! These are useful for hanging other dog accessories such as poo bag holders, whistles, etc.
You could other buy them other wearable items to match their pooch’s wearable accessories. A hat band is great for those who wear headwear whilst out on their walks. Not only will it match their dog’s collar or leash, but it can show off their own unique personality! Matching belts are great, too!
The Best Gifts for Dog Owners
When it comes to the holiday season, you want to buy a thoughtful and useful gift for your favorite pet owner. We hope that this article has helped you to find the best gifts for dog owners. Make this holiday season special for everyone, especially our furry best friends!
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