DogWatch’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: 10 Gifts Your Dog Will Love

The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back, and ready to help you impress and delight everyone on your list – both human and canine! Part One of our guide is a list of 10 creative, brilliant and just plain fun gift ideas for your dog! After all, they give you smiles and cuddles all year – why not return the favor?

Click on the images below to find out more about our suggestions, and feel free to add your own gift ideas in the comments! And check Dog Tails soon for Part Two of our Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gifts for cats, and Part Three, featuring gifts for all the cat and dog lovers on your list!

Harlow and Sage enjoy their Casper dog mattress


Instagram celebrities Harlow, Indiana and Reese (@HarlowandSage on Instagram) enjoy their Casper dog mattress. (Photo via Casper’s Facebook page.)

The Casper Dog Mattress

Casper has already made a splash in the bedding industry with their “obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price.” Now dogs can get their own Casper dog mattress, just in time for the holidays! Casper’s designers combined their mattress know-how with extensive dog-centered research to create a sleep environment that caters to canines’ natural behaviors. The end result is sleek, durable, supportive and easy-to-clean. Plus, they’ll give your dog 100 nights to try out the mattress. If he or she doesn’t love it, send it back for a full refund. From the photo above, it looks like Instagram celebrities Harlow, Indiana and Reese won’t be giving up their Casper mattress anytime soon!

$125 Small, $150 Medium, $225 Large, Available at casper.com.

Nice Mussels Dog Treats from the Honest Kitchen

Nice Mussels Dog Treats from The Honest Kitchen

Looking for a healthy, unique treat option for your special pup? Try the all new Nice Mussels Dog Treats from one of the DogWatch office dogs‘ favorite pet food brands, The Honest Kitchen. The Honest Kitchen is known for their unique grain-free and whole-grain dog food and treat options featuring human-grade, dehydrated ingredients. These new treats are just what their name says – natural, freeze-dried mussels from New Zealand.  They are a natural source of Omega-3s, which help your dog maintain a healthy skin and coat. Our office dogs can’t wait to try ‘em!

$12.99, Available at thehonestkitchen.com and at select local pet stores.

Auto Dog Mug

Auto Dog Mug by Highwave

Keeping your pet well-hydrated in the car can be messy task. Before you take your next road trip with your furry friend, pick up the Auto Dog Mug from Highwave. The mug is simple to use – just squeeze and operate with one hand. When you release, the extra water drains back into the mug. The Auto Dog Mug also includes a velcro strap so you can bring it along for bike rides and hikes with your pup. It’s the perfect solution for any adventure-loving dog!

$20, Available in two colors (blue and gray) at alphapet.com.

The American Classic plush toy collection by P.L.A.Y.

The American Classic Plush Toy Collection by P.L.A.Y.

Does your pup crave fast food? Now you can treat them to their favorite snacks everyday, minus the calories! These adorable squeaky toys from P.L.A.Y. include a hamburger, french fries, a hot dog, fried chicken and a milkshake. And eco-friendly dog parents will love that that toys use PlanetFill® filler, made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. If you purchase the full set, you save $6.20 and receive them in a cute gift box. Sounds like a sweet deal to us – even if you are not a fast food fan!

$49.90 for a set of five or $7.90-$14.90 each, Available at petplay.com.

Copper Pet Bowls from CuBowl

Copper and Silver-Plated Pet Bowls by CuBowls

CuBowls make a striking, uniquely functional present for pet owners. Their copper and silver pet bowls are antimicrobial, meaning bacteria, viruses, and fungi are effectively destroyed. Say bye to that slimy layer you see when cleaning your regular pet bowl, and say hello to clearer water! The copper bowls are for water only, while the silver bowls are food and water safe. Plus, CuBowl’s classic design will make pet parents look chic as well as smart!

$19.99 (X-Small) through $40 (Giant), Available at cubowl.com.

Canoe Dog Toy from Harry Barker

Canoe Rubber Toy by Harry Barker

We love this new rubber toy from the fun, fashionable and Oprah-approved pet product company Harry Barker. Made with durable rubber and rope, the canoe toy also has a pouch perfect for hiding treats. Use it for a game of fetch on the beach or to keep your pup occupied when you are just hanging out at home. We bet it’ll float their boat! (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!)

$18, Available in three colors (red, blue and taupe) at harrybarker.com.

Dog Bandanas from Lucy & Co.

Bandanas by Lucy & Co.

Does your pet have his or her own Instagram account? Looking for some new apparel to help him or her stand out from the pack? Look no further than Lucy and Co., a super-cool pet apparel shop curated by the humans behind the very popular @dogsofinstagram account. This year, we are loving their collection of over 20 pet bandanas, in a variety of awesome prints including the three shown above: the Ralph bandana, a classic tartan; the Stella bandana, a bright, bold floral; and the Ringo bandana, for rock ‘n roll puppies. The bandanas come in a variety of sizes, making them suitable for dogs big and small and everything in between. The only problem will be which one to choose!

$20, Available in 22 designs at lucyand.co.

Navy Ombre Leash by Moondog Design Studio

Ombré Rope Dog Leash from Moondog Design Studio

Etsy is always a great place to find one-of-kind gifts. One of the prettiest items we spotted this year is the Ombré Rope Dog Leash from Seattle-based Moondog Design Studio. The leash is handcrafted using 100% natural cotton rope and solid brass hardware. Inspired by age-old nautical techniques, each leash is individually spliced and whipped by hand to withstand the same strain as uncut rope, and then dip-dyed to create the beautiful ombré effect. We love the navy version (shown above), which has that classic nautical feel. The Ombré Rope Dog Leash comes in 5 additional colors (black, pink, teal, purple and red) and is also available in three solid colors (charcoal grey, maroon and army green). Choose the one that fits you and your dog’s style best, and watch the compliments roll in!

$36 Small, $42 Medium, $48 Large, Available at Etsy.com.

Muck Dog Collar in Crop Circles - Barn Red by Kurgo

Muck Dog Collar by Kurgo

Our DogWatch office dogs love to sniff, swim and get messy when we head to the local hiking trail at lunchtime. Problem is, they also get pretty smelly. We can wash them down with the hose, but what about their smelly collars? Muck Dog Collars from fellow Massachusetts-based dog company Kurgo are an odor-free, washable, waterproof alternative perfect for our mud-loving adventurers. The collars come in seven stylish patterns, including Crop Circles – Barn Red, shown above. The special flexible coating prevents outdoor dirt from getting inside the collar and stinking up your home or dog-friendly office. What a great idea!

$15, Available in 7 patterns at Kurgo.com.

DogWatch Training Products

DogWatch Training Products

This holiday season, help bring out the best in your dog with our DogWatch Training Products.

  • Remote Trainers, also called e-collars (electronic collars), allow you to communicate with your dog, reinforce training commands and change unwanted behavior. The BigLeash® S-15 Remote Trainer has 15 training levels, including stimulation and vibration, while the The BigLeash® V-10 Vibration Trainer uses only vibration.
  • The SideWalker® Leash Trainer’s easy-to-use, “self-teaching” design gently corrects overly enthusiastic leash pulling and helps your dog learn appropriate on-leash behavior.
  • The BarkCollar™ is designed to change a dog’s barking behavior smartly, gently and effectively. When dog barking moves from occasional to excessive, the BarkCollar delivers a vibration or a stimulation at a level that is just enough to distract the dog and break the barking cycle.

BigLeash S-15 Remote Trainer $229, BigLeash V-10 Vibration Trainer $159, The SideWalker Leash Trainer $119, The Bark Collar $99, Available at dogwatchtrainingproducts.com or via your local DogWatch Dealer.

 

Happy Shopping! Stay tuned later this week for gift guide for cats and our gift guide for cat- and dog-crazy people!

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