Now that Christmas is approaching, we all think about what gifts we could give to our loved ones. If one of them has a dog, why not think about some original gifts for dogs? To help you out, we have compiled some dog gift ideas. We are sure that both their owner and their own furry friend (or yours) will be very grateful to you.
6 gift ideas for dog owners for Christmas
1. A new toy
Think of the first thing that comes to your mind as a gift for a dog. Well, yes: a new toy! Just like children, our best friends love toys, even if their way of playing with them is so peculiar (and cute).
Dogs love toys. They often become their most prized possession, and even fall asleep with them in their mouths. Moreover, it is relatively easy to get it right, because you only have to take into account the size of the dog to choose a toy with the right hardness for the strength of its bite.
2. A mattress that does not catch hair
Leaving aside the more playful part, you can also give the gift of health to a dog. Have you ever thought of giving a hairless mattress as a gift? Dog owners can have real fights against hair and bad odors.
This is precisely the strength of the balukaDREAM mattress, which can be cleaned with a cloth and water without the dog's hair sticking to it, and which prevents the proliferation of mites and bacteria, which are largely responsible for intensifying the smell of the dog's coat.
3. Some warm/waterproof clothing.
What can I give my dog for the holidays? Even though their fur and lipid layer protect them from inclement weather, dogs don't usually like the cold. There are breeds like the Newfoundland, Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute that handle it best, but virtually all other dog breeds will appreciate some warm clothing to go outside when the temperatures get too cold.
In particular, small dogs have a faster metabolism, which also means that their bodies cannot retain their body heat as well as larger dogs. However, we do recommend that these cold weather support garments be, as far as possible, synthetic and/or waterproof, to avoid unpleasant odors.
4. A harness that distributes their strength
If you don't know what to get for a dog, you may want to think again about the practical order his owner has to face every day. There are dogs that are more docile than others and, above all, some whose weight and volume require great strength to carry them on the leash while walking.
The solution? A special harness, with straps that distribute the weight of the dog and, in this way, do not force the owner to make so much force when pulling it (or in the face of receiving a tug from the dog). Parallel to this comfort for the owner, the distribution of force prevents the dog from strangling itself with its own leash.
5. A new feeder/drinking bowl
Before going into more detail, keep in mind that dogs don't usually like change, and may react negatively to situations they find strange (different from what they are used to). This means that if the gift is going to be a new food or water bowl, the dog will have to get used to the novelty and may reject it at first.
However, what really makes these items interesting and gives them the status of a great holiday gift is their versatility. Plastic feeders are very easy to clean, while stainless steel ones are very resistant to corrosion and do not release toxic elements (which could get mixed in the animal's food).
6. A personalized collar
The collar is an essential element for the dog. In addition to facilitating leash walking, they are often used as training aids, so maybe this year the Three Wise Men will bring your best friend a training aid!
In addition, the collars usually have identification tags with the pet's name and the owner's telephone number. If the dog to whom you are going to give the gift does not have that badge on his collar, it may be the best time to give him that touch of personalization that we like so much to receive in gifts.
You may not know what to give a dog, but after these ideas we are sure that you are already outlining the best gift for the holidays, whether you are going to give something to your dog or if the recipient is an owner. And remember: with Baluka mattresses you can also give the gift of health to a dog!