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With the holiday season rolling into full swing, many of us are thinking about how to find that perfect gift for the furry friends (and the adoring owners) in our lives.
Look no further – we’re bringing you 52 unique and awesome gifts for dog lovers and four-legged fur babies!
There’s something for everyone – geeks, adventurers, and fashionistas included. So go ahead – grab that perfect doggie present. We promise tons of tail wagging will ensue.
Do you know a human and canine duo that are always on the move? These gifts for dog owners (and their dogs) are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and those with an adventurous spirit!
Do you know a dog that is half Houdini? Ensure that your escape artist always stays safe with Tagg GPS Pet Tracker.
Attach the pet tracking collar to your dog and use Tagg’s free award-winning app to monitor your dog’s location. You’ll get phone alerts when your pet gets out, and you can even monitor your pet’s exercise levels to make sure Spot’s getting the workout he needs to stay healthy.
The Solvit Waterproof Hammock Dog Seat Cover makes it easier than ever to take your pup pal with you around town!
Easy to install and adjustable, the Solvit hammock seat protects your car’s backseat from dirt, dander, and any other dog-incidentals. Heavy duty, waterproof, and machine-washable, this is the perfect gift for owners who are always on the go with their dog buddy.
For smaller dogs, consider getting your pup a dog car seat to help them stay safe while riding around in the car with you! Our see our list of the best dog car seat covers – there are tons of options to choose from!
Winter can be really tough on your doggie’s paws! Help your dog’s paws stay warm and protected with Musher’s Secret – a wax-based cream that protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice, and salt.
Get your dog the exercise he or she needs with the PetZen DogTread Treadmill!
Designed with perfect doggy gait and stride in mind, the PetZen dog treadmill offers programmable speed, tracks distance and time, even has pre-programmed workouts. It’s Portable, high-quality, and customers adore it!
This doggie treadmill is a great tool to ensure your dog gets proper exercise, and it’s especially useful for owners who are immobilized or otherwise unable to walk their pet.
Note: This product is designed specifically for small dogs under 30 lbs. For bigger dogs, consider checking out the DogPacer Pet Fitness Treadmill. It’s similar to the PetZen product, but made to withstand larger dogs.
The SportDOG Field Trainer is an advanced piece of dog training tech that’s perfect for training in the yard, field, or hunting. Switch between static, vibration, and tone stimulation.
A set like this can be used for anything from basic obedience training to training a working dog. The SportDOG Field Trainer boasts a 500 yard range and collar systems that are waterproof and even submersible up to 25 feet.
The package comes with manual and DVD to show you how to use the system to your greatest advantage and ensure that you and your dog have a positive training experience!
Do you know a dog and owner pair who are both outdoor enthusiasts? Consider getting them the H204K9 Water Bottle, perfect for four-legged and two-legged friends.
This dog water bottle features a special cap that can be used as a portable dog water bowl, ensuring that humans and canines alike stay safe and hydrated when there isn’t readily available access to safe water.
Wigzi’s Dual Doggie Retractable Leash is just the thing for owners with double the pup pleasure!
The leash makes it easy to walk two dogs simultaneously without having them tangle all around each other, thanks to the device’s patented 360-degree spin technology. You can even halt one dog’s retractable line while letting the other dog continue on!
The leads are reflective for added safety, and the leash can safely hold two 50lb dogs with a full length of 10ft per pooch.
These gifts are perfect for geeky dog owners in your life! Whether they love the latest tech or want their pets to reflect their favorite fandom, there are plenty of geek-tastic gifts here to choose from!
Light up your neighborhood with this fun and flashy LED Dog Collar! With several neon colors and sizes to choose from, you can customize for your canine’s personality.
This collar is more than just flashing fun – it also greatly improves your dog’s safety when out for nighttime walks, as the glowing collar ensures that your dog will stay visible.
The Furbo Treat-Dispensing Dog Camera is one impressive piece of dog tech – part canine camera, part treat dispenser, Furbo lets you keep an eye on your pooch while you’re away, and dispense treats with the touch of a button via the companion smartphone app.
In fact, there’s two-way audio, so you can hear your pup barking and respond with calming words of reassurance through Furbo’s speakers to your dog’s ears. Furbo automatically detects when your dog is barking and send’s a push notification to your phone so that you can jump on the app and see what is happening with Fido.
Yup, Furbo is one impressive piece of pet tech – and it makes a great gift for a dog owner friend or for your own four-legger!
Sick of that scratching at the door? The Lentek Pet Paw doorbell allows your pet to simply step on a button, which activates an indoor chime to signal to owners that their pooch is ready to come back inside!
This is a really fun gift that any house with dogs could benefit from. Keep in mind though that some training will be involved in getting the dog into the habit of stepping on the button.
If you don’t think your dog can handle that, consider a different kind of doggy doorbell – some are just a set of bells on the door handle that your dog can knock to have them ring. They’ll still require some training, but some dogs may take to them more easily than a button.
Note: The indoor chime is sold separately – you’ll need to get the Lentek Pet Chime as well.
Beam me up poochy! Your dog can join the starship Enterprise with these fan-favorite Star Trek dog collars. Choose from blue, red, or gold.
You know what they say – if you really love something, you should chew it. For any Chewbacca fans in the house, don’t miss out on this adorable Chewy dog toy. I guess that would make your dog Han Solo! Don’t get cocky kid.
Yup, it gets better – while your dog chomps away on his Chewy doll, he can become an actual wookie with this Chewbacca Dog Dress-Up Costume. Basically, he’s eating and wearing Chewy’s skin. Talk about some weird cosplay.
CleverPet is a probably the closest we can ever get to Candy Crush for your dog.
CleverPet is an interactive toy that shows light up patterns of colors that your dog needs to repeat in order to win a treat (basically, think Simon Says for your canine).
Designed by neuroscientists, CleverPet was created to help keep your dog engage and entertained while you’re away. Bored dogs tend to become naughty, destructive dogs, and CleverPet ensures that your dog had something to do rather than chew up those Persian rugs your in-laws gave you.
This is an especially great tool for dogs who are high-energy and/or especially food motivated. You can even feed your dog his daily food allotment with tools like this as a creative way to make eating a fun game and prevent your dog from getting bored!
CleverPet can automatically adjust the difficulty level to make sure the challenges are never too easy or too tough for your pooch.
CleverPet is available on the CleverPet website!
Pooch Selfie is a selfie stick designed specifically for your canine! Sick of trying to force Fido to look at the camera? Or maybe your dog has camera-phobia like so many other pooches? The Pooch Selfie is irresistible for canines – with a tennis ball topper, it’s hard for dogs to look away.
This is definitely the best way to get a good shot of you and your pooch with your pup finally looking into the camera!
You may be always on the go, but that shouldn’t mean that Fido has to go hungry! The PetSafe Automatic Dog Feeder lets you feed your furbaby simply by logging into PetSafe’s companion app and tapping the feed option.
You can also set up scheduled feeding times – or even dispense your pup’s kibble over a 15 minute time period with the slow feed option, which is great for dogs who gobble their meals!
Portion sizing can be customized to any size from 1/8 cups to 4 cups, and the device is able to handle most varieties of dry kibble and semi-moist foods. And don’t worry – it’s also dishwasher safe and easy to clean!
The PetSafe Automatic Feeder is a great gift idea for any owner who is always on the go – make their life a bit easier!
The Thundershirt is an absolute must-have for stressed out pooches. Dog owners rave about this innovative canine jacket that wraps around your dog’s body, helping them feel safe and secure in stressful situations.
Whether dealing with separation anxiety, fright by fireworks, or stress from storms, the Thundershirt is sure to help.
Is your dog a bit anxious? You may want to consider trying natural calming methods, like these relaxing hemp oil treats from To The Rescue!
These natural hemp treats are great for chilling your canine, but what’s also really cool is that with every bottle sold, To The Rescue donates a week’s worth of chews to an animal shelter. So you can feel good about your purchase and help out a shelter in need while getting gifts for your own fur baby!
ZenCrate is the perfect dwelling for the nervous pooch in your life.
This tricked-out crate features motion-activated music to calm your anxious canine, vibration-dampening legs to cut down on scary tremors, orthopedic foam, as well as a fan to keep your dog cool.
Plus, ZenCrate looks fantastic, so you can finally toss out the ugly wire crate!
These great dog lover gifts work wondrously in any home!
Elevated food and water bowls like the Pawfect Elevated Food Bowls are great gifts for older dogs, whose arthritis and mobility issues make it more difficult for them to bend over to eat and drink. Make life a little easier for that senior canine in your life!
Elevated dog feeding bowls aren’t just for the elderly though – they’re also great for younger dogs to help them maintain proper posture and healthy joints. Plus, with stylish designer dog bowls like these, they can add a splash of style to a home!
Your canine can appreciate a warm, comfy bed as much as you can! While there is a wide range of colorful, cute, and cozy beds for dogs, one popular choice that comes widely recommended is the Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed. With 7 inches special comfort and orthopedic dog-friendly memory foam, it’ll be your dog’s new favorite hangout.
If you’re in the market for a dog bed, consider checking out our top 5 recommended dog beds for old dogs. The Big Barker is one, but there are plenty of other favorites too! Want to learn more? Read our full review of the Big Barker here!
P.L.A.Y.’s Houndstooth Round Dog Bed is just the thing for owners who want a comfy cozy dog bed without sacrificing style. Covers are removable and can be washed for easy cleaning – plus the eco-friendly filling is perfect for green owners!
The Sleepypod Pet Bed and Carrier lets owners carry around their canine in style! Dogs will be super warm and cozy with the Sleepypod’s ultra-plush and foam padding, which can compete with even the best dog beds!
This is the perfect gift for that pup that likes to snooze while you’re on the move!
For homes without fences, dogs must be kept inside most of the day, only allowed to venture outside with owner assistance, or left tied to a stake that doesn’t allow for much action and gets tangled easily.
Let your dog roam the yard and frolic outdoors, while remaining safe!
The PetSafe Containment Fence is a wireless invisible radio-fence that covers a circular area emanating from the unit. The dog wears a corresponding collar that communicates with the main unit, which can be kept inside or outdoors. When the dog wanders past the safe zone, the collar gives several warning beeps before delivering a safe, static correction.
This PetSafe containment system is wireless, making it super easy to install. There are several choices and setups when it comes to different dog fences – check out our Invisible Dog Fences Guide to get the whole scoop on reviews and ratings.
Let your dog keep tabs on the world outside the fenced-in yard with the PetPeek Window for Pets. The PetPeek window can be easily installed by cutting a hole into an existing wood or vinyl fence and following the DIY instructions included with the window.
The PetPeek window helps satisfy a dog’s curiosity and can deter dog’s from jumping over fences, preventing injury and escape.
Fresh Patch is an innovative, unique potty pad design made entirely of real grass!
It’s perfect for picky pooches who won’t relieve themselves on plastic pads, and it’s especially handy for house training since the Fresh Patch potty pads work as an easy and natural stepping stone to the big backyard.
Fresh Patch pads are also ideal for owners who live in high rise apartment and are dreading marching through sleet and slush each morning for their dog’s potty break. While of course your dog still needs to get out and about, Fresh Patch can at least help limit those cumbersome trips, especially in winter months.
Do you love how excited your pooch gets over new toys and treats? Then you’ll definitely want to give BarkBox a try!
BarkBox is a dog subscription box service, delivering brand new toys and treats to your doorstep each month! It’s a unique dog gift that’s great for that pooch that can’t get enough of new toys and goodies!
Learn more about what’s inside a BarkBox, or check out our BarkBox review for more info. Like the idea, but not big on BarkBox? See our full list of the very best monthly subscription boxes made just for dogs!
Let your dog tire himself out with the iFetch Ball Launcher! This durable ball launcher can be adjusted for different distances, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. A perfect dog gift for those dogs with endless energy!
Swiftpaws Capture-The-Flag-For-Dogs is a Kickstarter product that promises a fun and energy-burning workout for your pooch!
The device is actually a backyard dog lure course, featuring a flag that flies along a line of string around the yard. Luring is a popular dog sport for many speedy canine, and now your own dog can get in on the fun at home!
We love this gift idea for any owner who is looking for new and creative ways to give their pooch exercise!
Are you in a household that has both dogs and kiddos? Or maybe you have a friend whose family is composed of both furry and human children? The Dog Bite Prevention Card Game from Good Dog In A Box is essential for any mix-species household.
This tool teaches kids how to recognize and respond properly to dog body language, helping prevent mishaps and bites in the home – all within the context of a card game!
The Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is a clever way to feed your pooch his kibble while making him put a bit of effort in! Feeding your dog through puzzle toys like these are great for providing your pup with mental stimulation to keep his grey matter sharp!
The IQ Treat Ball can be adjusted to various difficulty levels based on your dog’s abilities. Plus, it’s made of durable plastic that can be easily disassembled for easy cleaning – hurrah!
Still crying or celebrating over the new President Trump? No matter how you feel, The Dognald makes a hilarious doggie toy for pooches who enjoy politics!
Know someone who loves running with their pooch? Or maybe you’re the one who runs cross-country with your four-legged pal alongside you. Either way, hands-free dog leashes can be a game changer for those who like to jog with their dog.
This Tuff Mutt Hands-Free Leash is a great place to start. The kit includes a harness for the owner’s waist and a bungee line that connects the runner to the dog’s harness.
Once you’ve got the basics of hands-free dog jogging down, consider upgrading to canicross – a sport where dogs and humans run as a team, with your dog pulling you to help you get across the finish line!
Train the next Rocky with your own doggie obstacle course! This PawHut Dog Obstacle Course Kit comes with a dog tunnel, weaving polls, high jumps, and more! Begin your dog agility training adventure with this kit. Fun times guaranteed!
These are the best gifts for dog lovers and their pals who live for fashion and love to accessorize!
This cozy Blueberry holiday dog sweater will keep canines warm and fashionable all winter long! This sweater comes in several different festive patterns, so you can choose your favorite design. Several sizes are available based on back length, so be sure to measure your pooch before buying.
Are you the owner of a smelly pup? Or maybe you have a friend with a uniquely odorous canine. Why not gift your dog some organic doggie shampoo?
Moosh’s Natural Dog Shampoo is made with shea butter, aloe, neem, and argan oil for a shampoo that promises healthier skin and a shinier coat!
There’s nothing like a lovely bath. Just watch out for zoomies afterwards!
Oh the weather outside is frightful – at least if you live in cooler climates.
For pups that spend winters in slush and salt, boots designed for dogs are just the thing to protect paws from itchiness, irritation, cold, and salt burns.
These My Busy Dog Booties use a water-resistant material and anti-slip bottom to keep your dog’s paws safe and stable on a variety of terrain. They come in several colors and sizes, suitable for both small and large canines.
This too-cute-too-handle Lionet Dog Bow Tie Collar is the perfect way to dress up your pup for special occasions (maybe he can even help with your wedding proposal). This stylish collar comes in several sizes and designs. Your hound sure will look handsome!
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Is your pup not one to get their fur wet? Let’s face it, some dogs can’t stand the wet rainy weather – some won’t even do their business if it’s raining! Solve those potty problems with this canine-friendly umbrella!
Warning: This product is more cute than practical for some owners – several note that their dogs are terrified of this contraption, and others note that it’s not very convenient to have to open the umbrella from below, requiring quite a bit of maneuvering to get it right. However, other owners adore it and find it works quite well!
This canine-crafted bandana is just the thing for the fashion-forward four-footer. The fun tribal design is a favorite of ours for covering up old and worn collars. Simply Stout has tons of other fun designs to choose from too!
Do you know a dog who could do a world tour as a professional eater? These dog gifts are perfect for those canines with limitless stomachs!
Bake your very own doggie biscuits at home with the Bake-A-Bone dog treat maker! The Bake-A-Bone comes with a huge assortment of recipes, including organic and gluten-free recipes. Your dog will be sure to love your homemade doggie treats – especially when they’re made with so much love!
It’s the perfect gift for the canine cook in your life!
The Nylabone Dental Dinosaur is the perfect prehistoric present for your pooch! Its gentle dental nubs make him tons of fun to chew while keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy. Plus, it’s a dinosaur, which is always awesome!
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Dogs go NUTS over bully sticks – they’re a favorite treat of many canines. Wondering what are bully sticks? Find out if you’d like, but you may not rather know…
Still, if dog’s love ’em, how can we say no? Buy a bundle of bully sticks and watch dog drool.
Treat dispensing dog toys like the Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Dog Toy are great gifts for dogs whose owners must leave them home alone – the treat toys help keep dogs occupied and challenged while on their own.
Check out our list of top 9 food dispensing dog toys – meal time has never been so fun!
If your dog like bully sticks, he’s going to go nut over Pawtruck’s 9″ Monster Braided Bully Stick! This thing is a bully stick on steroids and will make any dog go bananas. However, we can’t guarantee your dog’s mouth won’t smell pretty funky after knawing on this thing night and day.
The Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl from Outward Hound is a feeding device designed to slow down speedy eaters (this one claims to force dogs to eat as much as 10x slower)! Rapid eating can be dangerous in dogs – it can result in choking and even life-threatening bloat in some dogs.
Slow eating isn’t just good for your dog’s physical health – there are mental benefits as well. Making your dog work for his meals can add a bit of spice and challenge to an otherwise dull day.
The Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl is made to fit nearly any existing dog food bowls, so just pup in your dog’ favorite dish and let them have at it!
Bacon taste that cleans your teeth? It sounds too good to be true, but it ain’t!
Benebone’s Bacon Flavored Dental Bone will have your canine chomping on it all day with that awesome meat taste, but little does your doggy know that this chew cleans his teeth while he mows down. Look at that – you’re a responsible canine parent just by throwing your dog a bone!
Is your dog’s stinky breath getting you down? Fear not – Bristly is a toy and teeth-cleaner all in one! Just put paste in the toy and watch as your dog chews away plaque and dental build-up thanks to the toy’s double-sided bristle grooves.
No more chasing your dog around the house and trying to stuff a toothbrush in his mouth! That’s no fun for anyone.
Pet portraits serve as fantastic gifts – who doesn’t want a lovely painting of their beloved pooch?
What I love about pet portraits is that even if you already own one, you’re always happy for another, as different artists can provide different styles and looks when painting your pup.
Paint Your Life is one great service that offers pet portrait services – simply pick the photo you want to have your artist base his portrait on and watch as your custom painting comes to life!
You can read about my personal experience with Paint Your Life here – I was absolutely blown away with my painting, it’s such a beautiful commemoration of my Benzy who passed away a few years ago.
One thing I really love about Paint Your Life is that you can see artist updates as the painting progresses, and can ask the artist to make changes or adjust things (unlimited edits) until you get the perfect result.
Paint Your Life is also offering $50 off just for K9 of Mine readers PLUS a free frame (use code K9OFMINE with this link), so there’s never a better time to get a portrait of your (or a friend’s) pooch!
DNA tests are all the rage these days, as individuals are eager to discover their untold ancestry. Well it’s no surprise that we want to dog into our beloved pet’s ancestry as well, and thankfully for that, there are dog DNA tests too!
There are several dog DNA test kits on the market, but our top pick is definitely Embark. Embark is the cream-of-the-crop in terms of canine genetics.
With Embark, your dog’s DNA will get tested for 160 genetic diseases, including things like Multi-Drug Sensitivity (MDR1 gene), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), glaucoma, and more.
You’ll learn your pup’s expected adult weight and size, and discover the breed history of your dog’s great-grandparents. Embark has even conducted cutting-edge research into village dogs across the world, whose genetics were previously undocumented.
Embark is the most accurate and top-notch test out there, but it’s also quite pricey because of this – Embark’s price tag is $199 (although you can get $40 off right now when using code HOLIDNA with this link – this deal ends 12/31/18. This is actually the lowest price Embark has EVER been, so if you’re considering it, this is the time to buy!)
If you’re not looking to spend that much, Wisdom Panel is a good 2nd option. It has fewer genetic markers (which means a little less accuracy) and less genetic tests than Embark, but still provides solid info on dog ancestry and runs a few of the most valuable genetic tests.
It’s a fine choice if you don’t need the ultimate accuracy and the most in-depth dog data.
You can get Wisdom Panel for $85 which is quite a bit less than Embark.
It’s worth noting that these tests can provide really valuable info on your dog’s behaviors – for example, it may explain why your pooch barks so much – perhaps he has some hound in him! This kind of info can then let you create a more customized training plan tailored to your dog’s inherent instincts. And who knows – if you find out that you have a dog with some hound in him, you could make it big taking up truffle hunting!
Doggie DNA tests are pretty awesome gifts for owners who love their pooches (especially owners of mutts who may not know their dog’s genetic background).
Visitors be warned – a dog pack lives here! This adorable Dog Lover’s Doormat is perfect for any friend whose home could nearly qualify as an animal shelter!
Know a busy owner who doesn’t get to walk their dog as much as they’d like? Make their day with a Rover gift card!
This allows owners to schedule several walks through Rover’s app, getting dogs exercise and freeing up some time for owners to do whatever they’d like!
That concludes our list of awesome gifts for dog lovers and their furry pals. Do you have any great dog gift ideas you want to recommend? Share them in the comments!
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Meg Marrs is the Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!