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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.
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.