Top Christmas Gifts for Dogs: What’s On Your Dog’s Wish List?

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Deck the halls with chew toys and biscuits! Is Santa Paws coming to spoil your lucky pooch this year? To help share your festive spirit with your pet, we put together a list of the best Christmas gifts for dogs.

Is your dog is obsessed with toys? Or maybe they go mental for a tasty snack? From tough toys to festive treats, we have a list that is sure to impress your doggo this year.

We’ve broken down our list into some popular categories to make it easy to find the gift that is right for your dog.

Toys

Let’s start the list off with the fun stuff. Toys! If your dog is toy crazy, then this list is sure to be helpful. Every dog is different, so find the toy that best suits your dog’s personality and play style.

For the Destroyer of Toys

…and furniture, shoes, or whatever they can sink their teeth into!

West Paw Hurley Bone

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If your dog can demolish most toys in minutes, then the West Paw Hurley is just what you need. Part of West Paws ultra-durable line, the Hurley is made from 100% recyclable materials but can still stand up to most aggressive chewers.

It’s latex, BPA, and phthalate-free, and is FDA compliant, meaning its non-toxic and safe. Three sizes are available, x-small to large, because little dogs can be powerful chewers too. It’s also dishwasher safe, so you can keep this toy clean and fun for longer.

The best part? It’s guaranteed. West Paw offers a one-time, hassle-free replacement if your dog manages to destroy it. This might just be the one toy that your dog can’t kill.

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Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Cosmos Luna Ball

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Fetch may be most dog’s favourite game, but finding a ball that can stand up to more powerful chewers is tough. Solution: the Luna Ball from Planet Dog. Rated a 5 out of 5 on their durability scale, the Luna ball can stand up to tough chewers and still be a fun and engaging toy.

The Luna ball glows in the dark, making it great for winter and evening rounds of fetch. Don’t let the setting sun dampen your outdoor fun, and never lose it in the snow. (Just don’t mix it up with the yellow snow!)

Luna balls are also infused with a small amount of mint oil to engage your dog’s senses and keep them interested. We are so sure that your dog won’t destroy this toy, that Planet Dog offers a 100% money-back guarantee on this bad boy.

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Want more gift ideas for your power chewer? Check out Tough Dog Toys for extreme Chewers.

For the Tug-of-War Champion

Because you totally let them win… right?

Beco Pets Ball with Rope

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Challenge your dog to a friendly game of tug-of-war with the Beco Ball with Rope toy. The durable ball is made from 100% rice husk rubber and gives your dog a good grip. Grab onto the natural cotton rope and hold on for dear life.

This is a great way to exercise your dog both mentally and physically, as well as an excellent bonding game. The soft materials are gentle on your hands and their mouth, so it’s suitable for dogs of any age.

When your done playing tug, and by that, we mean when your dog inevitably shames you by winning, this toy also makes an excellent throw toy. The rope helps you get more distance from your throw, and will give your dog a high-intensity workout.

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Ruffwear Pacific Loop

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This rugged toy is made for dogs that won’t give up. The ballistic nylon finish covers sturdy nylon webbing so your dog can tug to their heart’s content. This double-ended toy gives both you and your dog a comfortable grip.

Designed for medium to large breeds, the Pacific Loop is over 20 inches long, keeping your fingers safe and out of the way of your dog’s over eager teeth. The bright colours and reflective stitching make the toy easy to spot, even when tossed around at the dog park.

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For the Cuddle Bug

The cutest stuffies for the cutest dogs.

Multi-Pet Lamb Chops

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This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friend! That’s right folks, Lamb Chops is back and softer than ever. Your pet can now cuddle with one of your favourite childhood characters.

Toys aren’t just for roughhousing. Some dogs treat their toys like their best friend, so give them something soft and comfy to snuggle up to, like Lamb Chops!

Lamb Chops comes in three sizes, so no matter how big or small your dog is, he can find a friend in our favourite TV lamb.

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Kong Comfort Kiddos Elephant

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Finding a plush toy without a squeaker is tough. The squeaker is fine for playtime, but sometimes you just need some peace and quiet. The Kong Kiddos Elephant is just the toy you need for your pup.

Time for bed, or just need a break for the shrill noises of your pet playing? Take the squeaker out, and you have a perfectly quiet cuddle toy for your pup instead.

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For the Brainiac

The ones that are too smart for their own good!

Flipo Busy Bone

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Puzzles are great for mental stimulation. A bored dog can develop some annoying and destructive behaviours, so keep them occupied with the Flipo Busy Bone. The Busy Bone is perfect for dogs that are new to puzzle games and toys.

The puzzle feature eight chambers to hold treats, kibble, or snacks to grab your dog’s attention. Puzzles allow your dog to learn how to play by using their nose, mouth, and paws. Pieces need to be either lifted or slid side-to-side to uncover the goodies.

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My Intelligent Pet Two Towers

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Get ready for the ultimate dog puzzle. If you think your dog is a smart cookie, then this toy will test just how smart. The Two Towers combines dozens of puzzle formats to keep your dog guessing and learning.

This puzzle is made for only the smartest of dogs. Just kidding, it is a tough one, but if you stuff it full of high-value treats, then your dog will stop at nothing to get those tasty rewards.

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Looking for even more toys? This was just the tip of the iceberg! We have many more to choose from.

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Treats & Chews

Christmas is the time of year that we indulge in all sorts of delectable goodies, many of which can’t be shared with our pets. Instead, fill their stocking with snacks and treats that are both delicious and healthy.

For the Show Off

Sit? Down? Ha! Too easy. Try literally jumping through hoops!

Benny Bully’s Beef Liver Plus Apples

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Your dog trains hard, and they deserve and tasty reward. Benny Bully’s Beef Liver Plus Apples are a versatile high-value reward to keep your dog focused and engaged. With only two ingredients, these healthy snacks are loaded with rich meaty flavour essential vitamins.

These freeze-dried beef liver squares are easy to snap into smaller pieces for longer training sessions. At less than 4 calories per treat, these meaty snacks can be just the motivation your dog needs to master their next trick.

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Farm Fresh Bacon Treats

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What dog doesn’t love bacon? If you are looking for a way to get your dog excited about training, then Farm fresh Bacon treats are exactly what you need. These soft, chewy sticks are loaded with flavour and are great for any type of training.

For extended sessions, tear or cut the sticks into small pieces. The smell is enough to make you salivate, no less your dog. Even dogs that aren’t enthusiastic about training will sniff out these treats in a heartbeat, and stand (or sit) at attention.

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For the Home Wrecker

Idle paws and all…

Bully Sticks

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It should be no surprise to see bully sticks on your dog’s Christmas wishlist. We can’t speak highly enough of bully sticks and their benefits. They are low fat, easy to digest, and great for dental health.

For dogs that love to chew, offering them a safe and delicious natural chew can’t prevent them from destroying more expensive items like shoes and furniture. Bully sticks are available in multiple sizes and shapes to accommodate your dog’s chewing habits.

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Want to learn more about bully sticks? Check out What are Bully Sticks: The Facts, Myths, and Nutrition.

Eldon’s Yak Snaks

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Looking for something a little tougher? Try Eldon’s Yak Snaks. They are made from only two ingredients: yak cheese and lime juice. This long-lasting chew is excellent for dogs that need a harder chew to keep them busy.

Yak cheese is low in fat and high in protein, making them ideal for dogs with weight issues, sensitive digestion, and even food allergies. Yak Snaks are not recommended for puppies and dogs with compromised dental health due to there hard nature.

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If your dog has a bad chewing habit, then you should check out 10 Things Your Dog Should Never Chew On to learn the dangers of inappropriate chewing and some safe alternatives.

For the Husky Pooch

No, we don’t mean the breed…

Zukes Mini Naturals

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Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand. Short training sessions are a great way to encourage activity, and Mini Naturals are the perfect low cal training treats to keep your dog excited.

Remember, they are on a diet, so be stingy with the treats. Cut them in half or even quarters to extend training and activity. If your dog is food motivated (I can’t imagine they packed on those extra pounds by not loving food), then they will do whatever it takes to get that scrumptious morsel, no matter how small it is.

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Eldon’s Angus Beef Strips

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Chubby dogs love to chew too. Unfortunately, many natural chews are too calorie-dense to feed often. You’ll find the best of both worlds in Eldon’s Angus Strips. This 12” long strip of beef esophagus is low fat, high protein, full of flavour.

Your dog’s food obsession shouldn’t keep them from getting the health benefits of natural chews. This chew is small enough to give weekly and tough enough to offer dental benefits and relief from boredom.

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Did our list leave you wanting more? Click the link below to check out our full line of popular dog treats.

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Festive Favourites

Our gift guide is missing something.. Oh ya, Christmas! If you are looking for something that screams Christmas, then we have some super fun products to help you share your festive favourites with your dog.

Because Pets are Family Too

Bosco & Roxy’s Howliday Advent Calendar

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The cherished childhood memory of opening each day of our advent calendar (for me it was all on the same day), can now be shared with your pets too. The Bosco & Roxy Advent Calendar features 24 days of delicious hand-made holiday cookies.

These are a limited time offer, so don’t wait to get yours!

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Northern Biscuit Holiday Mix

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Nothing beats a traditional Christmas meal. This year, give your dog a taste of your family’s classic feast with Northern Biscuits Holiday Mix. The perfect blend of savoury and sweet, the Holiday mix features both a pumpkin pie flavour and a turkey and cranberry flavour.

These two holiday classics are sure to be crowd-pleasers. These biscuits are made with locally raised turkeys and are naturally preserved with rosemary.

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But Wait, There’s More

Haven’t quite found everything on your dog’s wishlist this year? Check out the rest of our exciting gift ideas for dogs and cats.

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What’s in your dog’s stocking thing year? Let us know in the comments below!


Posted by Krystn Janisse