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59 Amazing Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers!

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Toys By Meg Marrs 36 min read December 2, 2021 4 Comments

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Need a gift for the dog or dog lover in your life? We’ve got you covered!

We have assembled a group of 59 fantastic gifts for four-footers and their people, including products from just about every category imaginable.

So, whether you’d like something to help a new owner out while learning the dog-care ropes or just something to spoil your own pooch rotten, you should find plenty of good ideas below.

Check ’em out!

Favorite Holiday Gift Quick Picks

Below are some of our top favorite gift ideas – keep reading for our full list!

  • Petcube Bites 2. [Best For Techie Owners] This digital dog camera offers high-quality HD video, a clear and crisp 2-way microphone, plus the option to shoot treats to your dog from the camera’s companion app!
  • PetZone IQ Treat Ball. [Best Beginner Puzzle Toy] Great for any dog that’s never used a puzzle toy before, this beginner treat ball offers mental and physical stimulation for pups while they chow down.
  • PocoPet Dog Carrier. [Best For Small Dog Owners] The world’s smallest and lightest dog carrier, the ultra-portable PocoPet folds up into a square just like a reusable shopping bag! Great for owners of tiny pooches who like to bring their four-legged friends anywhere and everywhere they go!
  • DogSmart Card Game. [Best For Owners With Kids] This educational card game is designed to teach children how to read dog body language and avoid bites! Great for homes with young kids.
  • Paint Your Life. [Best For Art Fans] Get a custom portrait of your pooch (or a friend’s), plus get 20% off as a K9 of Mine reader with code K9OFMINE20.
  • Pawp Gift Card. [Best Last Minute Gift] Get access to Pawp’s unlimited online vet consultations for just $99 for 6 months with their holiday special gift cards! And since it’s an e-gift card, you can order this now and have to ready to wrap in just a few minutes.

Dog & Owner Gift Guide

We’ll show you the best gifts based who you’re shopping for!

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Dog Gifts for Adventurers

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!

1. Whistle GPS Tracker

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Do you know a dog that is half Houdini? Ensure that your escape artist always stays safe with Whistle GPS Pet Tracker.

Simply attach the pet GPS tracking collar to your dog and use Whistle’s companion app to monitor your dog’s location.

You’ll get phone alerts anytime 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.

  • Uses AT&T 3g cellular service cell towers to track your pet nation-wide.
  • Automatic alerts to your phone or email when your dog leaves home.
  • Keep track of your dog’s daily activity and see how your pet measures up for their age, weight, and breed.
  • Super durable and waterproof! Waterproof to a depth of up to 3 feet for a duration of 30 minutes.

2. Dog Car Seat Hammock

PetSafe Happy Ride Waterproof Hammock Seat Cover for Dogs and Pets - Fits Cars, Trucks and SUVs - Waterproof Area Protection - Tan

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 four-footed friend.

For smaller dogs, consider getting your pup a dog car seat to help them stay safe while riding around in the car with you! You can also check out our list of the best dog car seat covers — there are tons of options to choose from!

3. Musher’s Secret

Musher's Secret Dog Paw Wax (2.1 Oz): All Season Pet Paw Protection Against Heat, Hot Pavement, Sand, Dirt, Snow - Great for Dogs on Trails and Walks!

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.

It’s commonly used with musher dogs, with canicross, and with bikejoring and skijoring. This is just the stuff for active outdoor dogs! 

4. PocoPet Carrier

PocoPet is a first-of-its-kind ultra-compact carrier than can be easily folded and stored in your purse when it’s not in use.

It’s the smallest and lightest carrier on the market. Designed for dogs up to 15 lbs, you can keep this carrier in your car’s glove compartment and whip it out when you need to take your dog inside!

The PocoPet is a great gift for owners of small dogs – especially owners who love to take their petite pooches everywhere they go.

5. Dog Water Bottle

Do you know a dog and owner pair who are both outdoor enthusiasts? Consider getting them the MalsiPiree Dog Water Bottle, perfect for four-legged and two-legged friends.

MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle, Leak Proof Portable Puppy Water Dispenser with Drinking Feeder for Pets Outdoor Walking, Hiking, Travel, Food Grade Plastic (19oz, Blue)

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 water isn’t readily available.

6. Leash Links No-Tangle Multiple Walker

LEASH LINKS- Dual Dog Leash- Multiple Walker (Blue)

The Leash Links No Tangle Multiple Walker is a handy tool for multi-dog households that allows you to walk up to three dogs on the same lead without the twisting and tangling that happens with some other models.

Crafted with heavy-duty cable and chew-proof covers, it’s an excellent choice for walking large dogs who are still learning leash manners!

K9 of Mine Hands-On Review!

One of our regular contributors — Kelsey Snyder — had the chance to try out the Leash Links No-Tangle Multiple Walker with her own pupperinos!

Bottom line: She loved it. But here are some of her key takeaways from the experience:

  • It’s tangle proof. My girls are the queens of twisting their leashes together while exploring the neighborhood’s smells, and with this, those problems were history.
  • It’s also chew proof. The non-toxic PVC leash covering protects the cable from curious chompers. It’s not a material that’s particularly tempting to chew either, which is a bonus for those with mouthy puppies. This would be a gamechanger with chew-happy dogs, like Labs.
  • It’s also super strong. I had zero worries walking my two 60-plus pound pit bull mixes, even when a bunny bolted by, thanks to its construction. This thing isn’t flimsy!
  • It’s a versatile leash. It’s easy to add and subtract connection points as needed. You can use it on its own for a single walk or add one or two more points to bring along some fur friends. I only tested it with two large dogs, but I can see it working just fine with three large dogs. 
  • It prevented my puppers from straying. There isn’t much give on the cable, so my dogs weren’t as tempted to wander off course and sniff the neighbor’s leaf piles. The leash coverings also seemed to keep them on target, as straying led to the covering poking their backs gently, nudging them along.

Kelsey did find that the leash was a bit noisy, so you may need to give skittish pooches the time to familiarize themselves with the leash. However, Kelsey’s dogs adjusted to the unusual sounds pretty quickly.

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Kelsey’s pibbles — Moxie (left) and Maya (right) — enjoying a walk with the Leash Links Multiple Walker.

Dog Gifts for the Geeks & Tech Addicts

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!

7. LED Dog Collar

ILLUMISEEN LED Dog Collar USB Rechargeable – Bright & High Visibility Lighted Glow Collar for Pet Night Walking – Weatherproof, in 6 Colors & 6 Sizes (Green Large)

Light up your neighborhood with this fun and flashy LED Dog Collar! With several neon colors and sizes to choose from, you can pick the one that best matches 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 to pedestrians and motorists alike.

8. Petcube Bites Dog Camera

[New 2020] Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser & Alexa Built-in, for Dogs and Cats. 1080p HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitor

The Petcube Bites 2 Dog Camera is one impressive piece of dog tech – part canine camera, part treat dispenser, the Pet Cube 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.

It has some really epic features like:

  • A swipe-controllable treat-slingin’ feature that allows you to fling your dog’s treat across varying distances depending on the strength of your swipe.
  • The ability to set up automatic treat-dispensing times so your dog gets regular noms throughout the day.
  • A two-way audio feature that lets you talk to your pup and offer calming words of reassurance if he seems stressed out.
  • A night mode function that makes it easy to see your pup, even when the lights are low.
  • Sharing functionality that allows you to show your dog’s live feed to friends, family, or even the general public (you can also keep it totally private if you prefer).
  • The ability to use your own treats or kibble, instead of having to buy special treats to use the camera!
  • 1080P HD video with a wide-angle view, which uses 160-degree wide-angle lens so you can see exactly what your pup is up to.
  • A 4x zoom feature so you can see your dog in all the detail you’d want.
  • Alexa assistant is built-in!

You can even set up Petcube to automatically detect when your dog is barking (for an added subscription fee) and send a push notification to your phone so that you can jump on the app and see what is happening with Fido.

Yup, Petcube 2 is one impressive piece of pet tech – and it makes a great gift for a dog owner friend or for your own four-legger! We’ve even used it ourselves – check out our full Petcube review for more details!

9. Pet Paw Doorbell

Lentek Pet Paw Transmitter for Cordless Pet Chime System, Add-on Unit, Battery-operated Doorbell Trainer for Cat, Dog, Kitten, Puppy, Housebreaking

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, but most doggos should be able to get the gist without too much trouble.

But, 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 sound by nudging them with his nose or paw. 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.

10. Stark Trek Dog Collar

Star Trek Dog Collar Enterprise Small - Boldly go Where no Other Dog has Gone Before

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.

11. Chewbacca Dog Toy

Star Wars for Pets Plush Chewbacca Figure Dog Toy | Soft Star Wars Squeaky Dog Toy | Medium | Adorable Toys for All Dogs, Official Dog Toy Product of Star Wars for Pets

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.

12. PupPod

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PupPod is a cutting edge interactive toy that rewards your dog for knocking the PupPod rocker by shooting out a treat from the Bluetooth-connected feeder.

Choose from several trigger noises, various difficulty levels, and unlock new badges as you explore everything PupPod has to offer! Want to learn more? Make sure to read our full PupPod review for all the details.

13. CleverPet

CleverPet is 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 engaged and entertained while you’re away. Bored dogs tend to become naughty, destructive floofs, 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 have high-energy levels or are 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!

14. Pooch Selfie

Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Accessory (AS SEEN ON Shark Tank)

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! Be sure to check out our article about taking selfies with your dog to learn some more tips and tricks, while you’re at it.

15. PetSafe Automatic Dog Feeder

PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder for Cat and Dogs, Wi-Fi Enabled for iPhone and Android devices (Compatible with Alexa), Portion Control and Programmable Timer for up to 12 Meals per Day

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 too quickly!

Portion sizing can be customized 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!

Dog Gifts For Anxious Pets

Unfortunately, a surprisingly large number of dogs display symptoms of anxiety and stress. But fortunately, there are scads of products on the market that can help these poor puppers feel safe and secure. We’ve listed some of our favorites below.

16. Thundershirt

Thundershirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket

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 him feel safe and secure in stressful situations.

Whether dealing with separation anxiety, fright by fireworks, or stress from storms, the Thundershirt has proven helpful to many doggos.

17. To The Rescue Calming Hemp Treats

Gracie To The Rescue Calming Treats for Dogs | 120 Soft Chews -Treats for Anxiety Relief, Separation, Motion Sickness, Hyperactive Behavior, Composure Aid, Thunder Storms, Chewing & Barking

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!

18. Canna-Pet CBD Dog Treats

Have a nervous or anxious pooch who can’t calm down? CBD dog treats have been shown to do wonders with some four-footers. While they don’t work for all pups and their people, many owners share success stories of stressed-out pups becoming relaxed as can be with a little CBD help.

CBD dog treats are available in many different doses (based on your dog’s size) as well as different canine-friendly flavors like bacon and peanut butter!

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One of our favorite brands of dog CBD is Canna-Pet. Canna-Pet offers a variety of CBD products including:

If you have a timid pup or know a friend’s dog who could use some chill pills, give CBD treats a try (just be sure to keep the vet for the canine in questions in the loop).

19. ZenCrate

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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 and vibration-dampening legs to cut down on scary tremors. It also comes with an orthopedic foam pad and a fan to keep your dog cool.

Plus, ZenCrate looks fantastic, so you can finally toss out the ugly wire crate!

Dog Gifts For The Home

Dogs have a clear impact on the homes in which they live (including some that are good and others that aren’t so good). But these great dog lover gifts will address some common household issues and work wondrously in any home!

20. Elevated Food and Water Bowls

Pawfect Pets Elevated Dog Bowl Stand- 7' Raised Dog Bowl For Medium Dogs. Pet Feeder with Four Stainless Steel Bowls

Make life a little easier for that senior canine in your life by hooking him up with an elevated feeding station! 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.

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!

21. Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed

Big Barker 7' Orthopedic Dog Bed with Pillow-Top (Headrest Edition) | Dog Beds Made for Large, Extra Large & XXL Size Dog Breeds | Removable Durable Microfiber Cover | Made in USA

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 we absolutely love is the Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed.

With 7 inches of comfort and orthopedic dog-friendly memory foam, it’ll be your dog’s new favorite hangout.

Keep in mind that this bed is designed only for large and extra-large dogs. While those 7 inches of memory foam are great for giant breeds, that much support can actually make the bed uncomfortable for smaller dogs, so the Big Barker certainly isn’t for everyone.

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!

22. PetFusion Orthopedic Dog Bed

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The PetFusion Ultimate Orthopedic Dog Bed is a very highly-rated, popular dog bed on Amazon, and it’s no surprise why! If the Big Barker isn’t a good fit for your pooch, this is likely the next best thing!

This top-of-the-line bed features 4 inches of solid memory foam, covered by a water- and tear-resistant cover that can easily be taken off and washed when needed.

With it’s padded bolsters, it’s an especially great bed for dogs who like to curl up when they sleep, with the raised sections adding a sense of safety and comfort for canines.

This bed comes in four sizes:

  • Small (25″ x 20″)
  • Large (36″ x 28″)
  • Extra-Large (44″ x 34″)
  • XXL Jumbo (50″ x 40″)

23. Sleepypod Pet Bed and Carrier

Sleepypod Medium Mobile Pet Bed, Arctic White

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 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 other carrying options, check out our guide on the best dog carrier purses or our post on dog bike baskets for bicycle fiends.

24. PetSafe Containment Fence

PetSafe Wireless Fence Pet Containment System, Covers up to 1/2 Acre, for Dogs over 8 lb, Waterproof Receiver with Tone / Static Correction - From The Parent Company of INVISIBLE FENCE Brand

Life for dogs in fenceless yards isn’t much fun. They’re generally confined indoors all day, and only get the chance to go outside when their owner takes them on walks.

But there’s a way to let these dogs roam the yard and frolic outdoors, while still 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’s no need to dig a trench and bury a cable as you must do with conventional “invisible” fences).

However, if the PetSafe Containment Fence isn’t right for you, there are several choices available — check out our Invisible Dog Fences Guide to get the whole scoop on reviews and ratings.

25. PupTeck Dog Peek Window

PUPTECK Pet Fence Window - Acrylic Clear Dome View, Dog Bubble Window, Cat Dome Safe Pet Peek Window Large Size for Dog Cat Pets

Let your dog keep tabs on the world outside the fenced-in yard with the PupTeck Fence Window for Pets. The 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 window helps satisfy a dog’s curiosity and can stop dogs from trying to escape the yard, thereby preventing injury and escape.

26. Fresh Patch

Fresh Patch Standard - Real Grass Pee and Potty Training Pad for Dogs Under 15 Pounds - Indoor and Outdoor Use - 16 Inches x 24 Inches

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.

Dog Gifts For The Playful

Some dogs are certainly more exuberant than others, but most dogs love (and need) tons of playtime. Check out some of these goodies, which will speak to your dog’s inner puppy!

27. BoxDog

DogBox is a seasonal doggie box packed with six to eight premium dog products, including handmade bakery treats, vegan skincare items, and one-of-a-kind canine toys, gear, and gadgets you won’t find in stores.  

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For example, the winter dog box lets you choose from premium items like the Christmas Dog Blanket, Snowman Toy, and the Warm Wine Dog Jacket, among others.

Each season, you’ll have the chance to choose which specialized doggo goodies you want delivered in your box, resulting in completely customizable canine happiness! Tail wags guaranteed.

28. BarkBox

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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!

Like the idea, but not big on BarkBox? See our full list of the very best monthly subscription boxes made just for dogs!

 29. iFetch Ball Launcher

iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs – Launches Mini Tennis Balls, Small,Multicolored

Got a fetch-obsessed four-footer or know a friend who does? Let your dog tire himself out with the iFetch Ball Launcher!

This durable, dog-operated ball launcher is easy for pups to load, and it can be adjusted to toss a ball different distances, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Simply put, this is a perfect dog gift for those dogs with endless energy!

30. Swiftpaws Canine Capture-The-Flag

Swiftpaws Capture-The-Flag-For-Dogs is a 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 canines, 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!

31. Flirt Pole from Outward Hound

If the SwiftPaws system seems like overkill, you may want to consider the Outward Hound Flirt Pole instead!

Outward Hound Tail Teaser Durable Dog Wand With Soft Plush Toys

Flirt poles appeal to the same types of dogs who enjoy lure coursing, as it utilizes the same concept. But instead of utilizing a motorized critter to get your canine movin’, you wave the toy back and forth through the grass that he can chase.

Flirt poles are basically giant, durable cat toys for dogs. These toys are especially appealing to terriers and working dogs who were bred to chase and catch small prey.

If you’re looking for ways to burn off a dog’s excess energy, definitely give flirt poles a try — some dogs (like my Remy, seen in the video below) go nuts for this game!

It’s also a great toy for kids to use with dogs, since children can play with a pooch while still keeping their hands safely out of harm’s way.

32. Dog Bite Prevention Card Game

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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 not-so-furry little ones? The Dog Bite Prevention Card Game from Good Dog In A Box is essential for any mixed-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!

33. Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball

Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball – Adjustable Dog Treat Dog Ball & Treat Dispensing Dog Toys (Dog Puzzle Toys, Dog Enrichment Toys, and Interactive Dog Toys in One) Great Alternative to Snuffle Mat for Dogs - 4'

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 treat-dispensing balls and puzzle toys like these is a great way to provide 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!

34. The Dognald

donald trump dog toy

Still crying or celebrating over President Trump? No matter how you feel, The Dognald makes a hilarious doggie toy for pooches who enjoy politics!

35. Hands-Free Dog Leash

Tuff Mutt Hands Free Dog Leash for Running, Walking, Hiking, Durable Dual-Handle Bungee Leash is 4 Feet Long with Reflective Stitching, and an Adjustable Waist Belt That Fits up to 42 Inch Waist

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, a hands-free dog leash 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!

36. OutwardHound ZipZoom Dog Obstacle Course Kit

Outward Hound Zip & Zoom Indoor Dog Agility Training Kit for Dogs

Is your dog an awe-inspiring athlete? You may want to give him a fun way to train by setting up your own doggie obstacle course! This ZipZoom Dog Obstacle Course Kit comes with a dog agility tunnel, weaving polls, jumps, and more! Begin your dog agility training adventure with this kit.

Fun times guaranteed!

37. PetSafe Ricochet Dog Toy

This electronic interactive dog toy is perfect for pups who love squeaky toys and balls!

The PetSafe Ricochet Dog Toy is actually two balls, which use a Bluetooth connection to sync the balls together.

PetSafe Ricochet - Electronic Squeaking Dog Toy - 2 Paired Toys Squeak to Keep Dogs Busy - Engaging Puzzle for Bored, Anxious or Energetic Pets

When your dog rolls one ball around, the 2nd companion ball will begin to squeak, encouraging your dog to run back and forth between the two balls for energy-burning fun!

This is the perfect pet gift for the dog who seems to have every toy imaginable – they’ve never seen anything like this before!

For more info, be sure to check out our full review of PetSmart’s Ricochet Dog Toy!

Dog Gifts for the Fashionable

Do you and your pooch dress up to the nines before heading out the door? If so, you’ll want to check these out! Below, we’ve listed some of the best gifts for dog lovers and their pals who live for fashion and love to accessorize!

38. Holiday Dog Sweater

Blueberry Pet 6 Patterns Vintage Festive Red Ugly Christmas Reindeer Holiday Festive Dog Sweater, Back Length 14', Pack of 1 Clothes for Dogs

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.

39. Roodie Pet Carrier Hoodie

Are normal dog carriers just not your style? Check out the Roodie Pet Carrier – it’s a hoodie that can hold your pooch!

Perfect for those cold winter nights, you can put on the Roodie Hoodie and stay warm yourself while snuggling with your pup (or kitty).

roodie hoodies

The Roodie can hold pets up to 15 pounds and comes in several slick colors including blue, purple, turquoise, pink, and grey.

It’s worth noting that these sweatshirts are pricey, but they’re also very high-quality, with customers raving about the quality of fabric, materials, and dyes used.

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40. Dog Booties

QUMY Dog Boots Waterproof Shoes for Large Dogs with Reflective Straps Rugged Anti-Slip Sole Black 4PCS (Size 6: 2.6''x3.0''(WL) for 52-65 lbs, Red)

Oh, the weather outside is frightful – at least if you live in areas with cooler climates.

For pups that spend winters in slush and salt, boots designed for dogs are just the thing to protect their paws from itchiness, irritation, cold, and salt burns.

These QUMY 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, and they’re suitable for both small and large canines alike.

41. Bow Tie Collar

Lionet Paws Dog and Cat Collar with Bowtie,Soft and Comfortable,Adjustable Collar

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, making it easy to ensure your hound looks handsome!

42. Dog Umbrella

dog umbrella

Does your pup hate getting his fur wet? He’s not alone — a lot of 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!

Fair 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!

43. Southwest Dog Bandana

dog tribal bandana

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!

Dog Gifts for Four-Footed Foodies

Do you know a dog who could do a world tour as a professional eater? These dog gifts are perfect for those canines who love to chow down!

44. The Farmer’s Dog Fresh Dog Food

Have a dog whose favorite thing in the world is dinner? Give him the gift of their lifetime with a box of The Farmer’s Dog fresh dog food!

This fresh dog food provider offers human-grade dog foods, made with premium ingredients, resulting in dinner that’s 10 times tastier than any kibble.

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We have a full review of The Farmer’s Dog food here – see if it’s a good fit for you!

If you’re on the fence, The Farmer’s Dog is offering 50% off your first box for K9 of Mine readers – so this is a great time to gift it to your pup!

45. Dog Treat Maker

Dash Dog Treat Maker, 8-Bones, Non-Stick, Homemade Dog Snacks with Pet Approved Recipes - White

Bake your very own doggie biscuits at home with the Dash Dog Treat Maker! This handy dandy dog treat maker comes with a huge assortment of recipes, for a variety of tasty canine-friendly goodies. 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!

46. Nylabone Dental Dinosaur

Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy (Dinosaur Varies)

The Nylabone Dental Dinosaur is the perfect prehistoric present for your pooch! Its gentle dental nubs make this chew toy tons of fun for your canine, and they help to keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy.

Plus, it’s a dinosaur, which is always awesome!

47. Bully Stick Dog Treats from NatureGnaws

Nature Gnaws Small Bully Sticks for Dogs - Premium Natural Beef Bones - Thin Long Lasting Dog Chew Treats for Light Chewers & Puppies - Rawhide Free - 6 Inch (15 Count)

Most dogs go NUTS over bully sticks. In fact, they’re the very favorite treat many four-footers ever get to enjoy.

But wait — we can already hear you asking: What are bully sticks, anyway?

Well, they’re actually dried bull penis (aka pizzle). Yup, that sounds pretty gross to people, but canines rarely have such delicate sensibilities — most doggos will readily devour them!

Additionally, bully sticks are all-natural dog treat that serve as healthier alternatives to rawhides. They can even provide dental benefits as your dog chews and scrapes plaque off his teeth while chewing the bully stick!

But bully sticks aren’t just tasty to dogs — they’re also great for keeping your dog mentally stimulated. They’re ideal tools for crate- or visitor-training since your dog will be much more interested in the bully stick than escaping the crate or barking at your guests.

NatureGnaws Bully Sticks are especially impressive – they come in small, large, and braided varieties, and they are comprised of only a single-ingredient. No nasty additives here!

48. Monster Braided Bully Stick

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NatureGnaws Bully Sticks not big enough for your buddy? Don’t worry — Pawstruck has you covered!

Dogs — especially big ‘ol pooches — love Pawtruck’s 9″ Monster Braided Bully Stick! This thing is a bully stick on steroids, and it will make any dog go bananas.

However, we can’t guarantee your dog’s mouth won’t smell pretty funky after gnawing on this thing night and day.

49. Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

Starmark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Pet Toy, Large, Yellow/Green/Purple

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 – these treat-dispensing toys help keep dogs occupied and challenged while on their own.

Not sold on the Bob-A-Lot? Check out our list of the top 9 food-dispensing dog toys for more alternatives – meal time has never been so fun!

50. Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl

Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl, Slow Feeder Dog Bowl, Medium/Mini, Turquoise

Rapid eating can be dangerous in dogs – it can result in choking and even a life-threatening condition called bloat in some dogs. But there is a solution!

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 10 times slower than normal)!

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 him have at it!

51. Benebone Bacon-Flavored Dental Bone

benebone bacon chew

A bacon-flavored treat that cleans your canine’s 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 an awesome meat taste, but little does your doggy know that this chew cleans his teeth while he chows down.

Look at that – you’ve become a responsible canine parent just by throwing your dog a bone!

52. Bristly Dental Toy

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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.

53. Hyper Pet IQ Mats

Hyper Pet IQ Treat Mat Dog Food Mat & Cat Food Mat | Dog Lick Mat & Cat Lick Mat for Cat & Dog Large for Small Sized Pets | Great For Cat and Dog Anxiety Relief | Alternative to Snuffle Mat & Puzzles|

The Hyper Pet IQ Mat is a uniquely-designed slow feeder dog mat that gives dogs something to lick and lap to self-soothe themselves at dinnertime.

The Hyper Pet mats are non-toxic mats that can be used with peanut butter, yogurt, pumpkin-puree, wet food, or soft, wet treats.

The licking activity is great for distracting your dog from scary happenings like unknown visitors and thunderstorms, thereby reducing stress and helping your pup keep calm and carry on.

The textured mat also helps to keep your dog’s teeth clean and improve breath, working as a kind of tongue scraper! Best of all, this unusual slow feeder is quite affordable, making it a great, easy gift for your dog or another owner.

The mat comes in several styles and sizes depending on your pet — you can even grab a two-pack to experiment with different textures!

Dog Gifts For The Hoomans

Giving dogs gifts is certainly fun, but a lot of times, you may actually want to give the dog-lover in your life a present for people. If that sounds like your situation, check out some of our favorite gifts for four-footer-loving two footers!

54. Custom Pet Portrait (via Paint Your Life)

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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 the 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 you can ask the artist to make changes or adjust things (you get unlimited edits with your purchase) until you get the perfect result.

Paint Your Life is also offering K9 of Mine readers 20% off all paintings off with free shipping! (use code K9OFMINE20 with this link), so there’s never a better time to get a portrait of your (or a friend’s) pooch!

55. Embark Dog DNA Test

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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.

The Embark Dog DNA Test is the cream-of-the-crop in terms of canine genetics. I actually ran an Embark test with my mystery mix Remy and was surprised with what I learned – see our in-depth Embark review for more details!

With Embark, your dog’s DNA will get tested for 170 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 they often run discounts around the holidays).

It’s worth noting that dog DNA 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.

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).

56. Pawp Gift Card

Have a new dog owner who is less than crazy about vet visits? We have just the thing! Pawp is an awesome service that offers owners UNLIMITED online vet visits from the comfort of your own home, paired with $3,000 in funding for a one-off emergency each year.

All this normally just costs $24 per month, which is a great deal in our opinion. But when you purchase a Pawp gift card for a friend (or for yourself- we won’t tell) you can get $99 for 6-months of online vet consultations. Neat!

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57. Your Dog’s Photo on a Tote Bag (via Shutterfly)!

Personalized photos gifts are always a fun idea for dog owners – most fur parents are more than happy to have their dog’s face plastered on anything and everything!

While most owners already have a few mugs and photo books with their dog’s face, there are a ton of other places you can plaster your pupper’s face these days. We personally love the idea of putting your dog’s face on a tote bag (just wait for everyone to comment on your canine’s cuteness next time you go to the grocery store).

dog tote bag

That’s not all though – with Shutterfly you can put your dog’s beautiful mug on:

  • Candles
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Water Bottles
  • Socks
  • Pot Holders
  • Coasters
  • Office Caddies
  • Pencil Cases
  • Phone Covers
  • Duffle Bags
  • And tons of other stuff!

And, if you’re shopping for Fido, you can use Shutterfly to create custom personalized dog bandanas, leashes, pet mats, Christmas stockings, and dog food containers! Bow, wow!

Plus, they have some crazy discounts happening for the holidays, so you’re sure to save quite a bit than if you took up these projects at a different time of year.

58. Dog House Doormat

Mud Pie Dogs Welcome Door Mat Coir Doormat

Visitors be warned – canines are the preferred species here! This adorable Dog Lover’s Doormat is perfect for any friend whose home caters to the canines!

There are plenty of other cute and clever themed dog doormats out there too, so if this one isn’t your cup of tea, keep looking!

59. Rover Gift Card

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!

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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

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing 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!

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Jimmy

I love this list especially the tote bag and the Dog DNA Test haha! Another idea for the hoomans is a dog walking fanny pack! They’re designed for the dog hoomans in mind, so it has an attachment to hang the leash, a built-in poop bag dispenser with a massive capacity for us to put our bottles in 🙂 You can check them out here https://gentlepaw.ca/!

Thank you for this blog!

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ula

Electric shock fence? I thought it was a positive reinforcement resource website. All of your training resources are modern, positive reinforcement based methods. I have to say I’m quite disappointed you’re recommending electric shock fences in this section.

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Chief the Dog

Bork Bork Woof these are great.

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Meg Marrs

Thanks good-boy-Chief! We tried to grab the best from all over! 🙂

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