Christmas is coming and with it, the presents from Father Christmas and the Three Wise Men. If you have a dog at home, I’m sure you’re thrilled that he or she will also have a little present under the tree. After all, your pet is a member of the family and also deserves to be remembered by Father Christmas and Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar.
In pet shops you will find plenty of gadgets, in all price ranges, that will make your dog happy. A good tip is to buy products designed for dogs, which do not contain any material or part that could cause them any harm, and which are suitable for their size.
But if you want your dog to receive a really special gift for Christmas, you can’t miss the following selection.
Top 10 chic Christmas gifts for a dog
- For travelling dogs: portable feeder and waterer
Made of high quality nylon, this bowl and water bowl is foldable and closes with a zip, so it’s ideal for travel.
- For snooty dogs: Christmas jumper
How cute your dog will look in a Christmas jumper… If you’re one of those who like to dress up at Christmas with decorated garments, your dog can’t be less so. There are some really fun ones, with motifs such as fir trees, reindeer, Father Christmas… Buy one made of warm and elastic material, so that he will be comfortable and warm.
- For sleepy dogs: designer bed
A soft polyester lining imitating tweed, a filling of foam and polyester flakes, cushion and non-slip base… Beds in which your dog’s naps are guaranteed. Make sure the cover is removable, so you can wash it whenever you need to.
- For very clean dogs: canine toilet
Is your dog a puppy and sometimes leaks pee or poo at home? Is he very old and incontinent? Does he spend many hours alone at home and needs to relieve himself indoors? A dog toilet is the perfect solution. The visible part is made of artificial grass (safe and non-toxic), and allows urine to seep into the inner box. It also reduces odour and is easy to clean.
- For adventurous dogs: the dog carrier rucksack
A hike in the mountains, a ride on a motorbike? Let nothing stop you from taking your dog with you wherever you go. A pet backpack will give you total freedom and guaranteed fun for your dog (or cat). Make sure it has side and front openings that allow the backpack to be properly ventilated and the animal to see the outside, and a removable base, so you can clean it.
- For restless dogs: treat launcher with camera
If your dog won’t stop barking but you have to leave him alone for hours at home, this gadget will allow you to calm him down and stop him feeling lonely. They are available with a camera (also with night vision) so you can see what your dog is doing at all times, and even talk to him through your mobile phone, connected to the device’s speakers. You will also receive an alert on your smartphone when your dog barks, so you can calm it down, and a treat launcher.
- For aquatic dogs: folding pool
It’s a pool and a bathtub, and this summer it will be your dog’s best friend. It’s foldable and portable, so you can pick it up in the cold months and put it wherever you want.
- For playful dogs: ball launcher
If your dog loves to play fetch, you’re sure to have a good time together. But you’re not always available to play with him, are you? A ball launcher is your solution.
9. For independent dogs: their own little house
Do you live in a house with a garden, terrace or patio? Buy your dog his own wooden doghouse, which will allow him to shelter from the rain and sleep in the cool on summer nights. Make sure it has an asphalt roof, which makes it waterproof, and that it folds down for easy cleaning.
- For greedy dogs: automatic dog food dispenser
If your dog won’t stop eating while food is available, an automatic food dispenser is the solution to the problem. It can be programmed for 1 to 4 meals a day. In the event of a power cut, it comes with rechargeable batteries so your dog won’t go without food. And remember, choose the best natural food for your dog at nutritional search engine.