Over 40 million households own a dog as surveyed by the American Veterinary Medical Association. People and animals create a strong bond, and sometimes the pet is considered a member of the family. It is no wonder that products for dogs abound from designer collars to designer doghouses. Christmastime is a great opportunity to buy some of the best holiday gifts for dogs.
Kong Dog Toy
Available at almost every pet store are the Kong line of dog toys. The original Kong is made of industrial-like rubber that is hollowed out. Dogs enjoy chewing on the Kong to satisfy the chewing instinct. Additionally, the Kong can be filled with dog treats, like biscuits or peanut butter. This keeps dogs active.
The Kong comes in various types to appease puppies, normal chewers, extreme chewers, and senior dogs. The Kong also varies in sizes from small to extra large.
DVDs for Dogs to Watch
A newer phenomenon is creating video especially for dogs. The DVDs do not have plots, per se, but rather include scenes and sounds of interest for dogs. The Dog Sitter series provides footage of squirrels running and dog packs interacting. This type of video excites dogs who will react with excitement.
Another video series, Music Dogs Love: While You are Gone, calm dogs through video and hypnotic sounds. Examples include nature sounds, sonic sounds, butterflies, and wildlife. Videos can be programmed to loop throughout the day, if necessary.
Microsuede Cozy Cave
Dogs appreciate a soft place to sleep. They also enjoy burrowing or going under covers. The Cozy Cave provides both a bed and cover for the dog. Made of microsuede and faux lambswool, the dogs will call this item their own . A slight overhang allows dogs to crawl into the bed and be covered. This will provide security and comfort for the dog.
Designed to look like a large die, the function of the item is to make the dog work for the treats. The sides of the die are labeled like an ordinary die, except where the one dot is located. Instead of a dot there is a hole where treats can be filled. Dogs must learn how to turn the die over and over again to extract a treat or two. This toy will stimulate the dog’s mind, as well as keep the dog busy for awhile.
Dog Toy of the Month Club
When it is difficult to find the best toy for a dog, the Dog Toy of the Month Club is there to fill the need. Based on the same concept of the book of the month or fruit of the month, this monthly club has three types of membership: bronze, silver, and gold. The higher the level the higher value of the toys received each month. Customers can also choose the type of toy to receive: chew and squeak, fetch and fun, or a mixture of both.
Christmas is a time to give gifts to loved ones, including pets. Many companies cater to selling ideal dog toys. The items mentioned in this article are a sample of some of the best dog gifts available.