It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! While we’re confident you spoil your dog all year round, the holidays are a great excuse to bring it up a notch. We’ve scoured the internet and done our research to find you our top 5 unique and personalised Christmas gift ideas for your dog whilst supporting Australian pet businesses that you and your dog are bound to fall in love with!
Gift idea #1: Monthly subscription boxes
These boxes come jam-packed with all-natural treats, fun and interactive toys and accessories to keep your dog happy and healthy. They are really popular these days, and most brands allow you to tailor the contents of the box to the size, gender, personality and dietary needs of your dog. It’s also a great way to try out new brands and products that you may not know of or usually buy. Olly’s box is a great option that is based in Brisbane, Queensland that uses natural ingredients in their products with no nasty additives.
Gift idea #2: Personalised dog bowls
It really doesn’t get much cuter than this! Give your dog’s mealtimes a personal touch with their names lovingly emblazoned onto Loges and Lily’s ceramic bowls. They are fully customisable, giving you the chance to choose a font and colour that reflects your dog’s personality and is handmade too.
They measure 7 inches in diameter and 2.75 inches in height and can hold up to six cups of kibble. It is preferred that you hand wash these as the vinyl may come off in dishwashers. For owners with smaller breeds, the owners also carry bowls in shorter ranges.
Gift idea #3: Ball throwers
Don’t worry; we didn’t forget about your dog that just LOVES to play fetch. If your dog never gets enough of you throwing the ball and playing fetch over and over again, then iFetch Interactive Ball Thrower is the perfect gift for you and your furry friend.
The mechanism does require a bit of training on your part as your dog has to drop the tennis ball into the top position for it to shoot the ball out for a game of fetch. However, once your dog gets the hang of it, they can entertain themselves for hours on end. It also comes in small, medium and large versions so you can find a size that fits your pup appropriately.
Gift idea #4: Give back with treats
Christmas is not only a time to spoil our loved ones but to give back to those in need. Why do one when you can do both with Savour Life dog treats. They are a family-owned business that not only makes treats that are packed with flavour but also donate 50% of their profits to pet rescue organisations to help them save and re-home abandoned dogs.
Bonus: When you purchase their treats, they come with a number that’s associated with a rescue dog waiting to find a home to show you that you have contributed to the care of this dog until they find a new home.
Gift idea #5: An anti-bark dog training collar
Does your dog bark excessively or become uncontrollably restless quickly? Dog training collars are a very effective and safe option to improve your dog’s behaviour as a training tool. Dog training collars use mild stimuli, such as a high-pitched sound, vibration or mild-static to discourage excessive barking and reinforce obedience and good behaviour.
“Your dog will learn what you expect from them and the behaviour you find acceptable as their owner.”
You can switch your dog’s training collar on when you head out for a training session or to prevent barking when you need to leave them alone. Over time, your dog will learn what you expect from them and the behaviour you find acceptable as their owner. The greater understanding you have of one another increases the chances of a happy and well-behaved pup.
A quality, well-calibrated e-collar is a great & safe tool that will make living with your prized pet a breeze. Dog Gear offers trusted dog training anti-bark collars, utilising warning tones to distract your barking pup safely. With free Australian shipping and same-day dispatch, our products will be with you fast. Follow us on Facebook for the latest advice, updates and dog training tips. We hope this has helped narrow down the many ways you can spoil your furry best friend. Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!