December 5, 2019
DogWatch’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Creative Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers!
Looking for the perfect gifts for your dog and for the dog-obsessed folks in your life? You’re in luck! The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back and ready to help you impress and delight all the people and pups on your list. Check out our 12 picks below!
Gifts For Pets
Naughty and Nice Canvas Dog Toy from Harry Barker
If they’re anything like ours, your dogs are angels with an occasional devilish streak. Let them channel both sides of their personality with this adorable canvas rope toy from Harry Barker. Regardless of where your pup lands on Santa’s list this year, it’s the perfect gift for your perfectly imperfect pooch.
$14, Available at harrybarker.com.
Reversible Harness from Lucy & Co.
Get two adorable designs for the price of one with Lucy & Co.’s Reversible Harness. The durable neoprene fabric is flexible and water repellant, and the colorful designs are bright and eye-catching. Our favorite patterns include “Let’s Adventure” (pictured), “Enchanted Forest” (with a trendy millennial pink trim) and the out-of-this-world cute “Space Doodle.” This harness is a great gift for the dog who loves to stand out on the sidewalk and at the dog park!
$32, Available from Lucy & Co.
No-Hide Dog Chews from Earth Animal
Looking for a better treat that will keep your dog happy and busy chewing to his heart’s content? Our DogWatch Office Dogs love Earth Animal No-Hide®, a brand of easily digestible chews that provides dogs with a healthier alternative to traditional rawhide treats. Help your dogs channel their natural urge to chew while also promoting healthy teeth and gums. They’ll enjoy the flavor, too (made from humanely raised chicken, pork or beef). (Note: Earth Animals always suggests giving No-Hides or any chews under supervision.)
Snuggery Burrow Bed by FurHaven Pet Products
Got a pup who loves to burrow under the covers and in between the couch cushions on cold winter nights? Give them the gift of a cozy cave of their own with the Snuggery Burrow Bed from FurHaven. Snuggerys are constructed to let your dog (or cat) burrow and snuggle into the bed, with the top part of the bed functioning as a soft, shapeable, blanket. It comes in four sizes and five colors: Espresso, Cream, Blue, Gray and Pink. The cover is also zippered and removable for easy washing.
$22.99-$91.99, Available at furhaven.com.
Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl from Outward Hound
Good food is meant to savored, but most dogs that we’ve met don’t agree. If your pup’s fast eating is impacting his digestion, try the Fun Feeder™ from Outward Hound. These bright bowls encourage your dog to use their brains to solve the maze and work for all that precious kibble. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe and slip-resistant. Fun, functional and healthy – it’s a win win win!
$9.99 (tiny), $14.99 (mini) and $19.99 (regular), Available at outwardhound.com.
New Collar Designs from Lupine
Swap out your pet’s everyday collar for these fun designs from Lupine! These bright (and durable!) collars and leashes come in a wide variety of sizes, for dogs and cats, too. (FYI – Lupine has collars that are compatible with our DogWatch Hidden Fence receiver collars.) Our favorites designs this year are “Ugly Sweater”, “Penguin Party” and “Magic Unicorn.”
Gifts For Pet People
Know a D-I-Y Dog Mom or Dad who loves baking homemade treats for their dog? Then they’ll love this sleek and practical dog treat pan we found on sale at Crate & Barrel. The dog bone design is spot on and the non-stick coating makes it easy to bake evenly and pop out of the mold when they’re done. Or buy one for yourself and try out one of our seasonal dog treat recipes for your holiday party!
$24.95, at Crate & Barrel stores and online.
Custom Dog Sweater from Sweater Hound
A custom sweater from Sweater Hound is the ultimate fashion statement for your dog-obsessed friends. Dog lovers will delight in showing off their sweater featuring their very own dog’s face on it! Choose from several designs (including holiday themes) and send in a photo of your pup, and the Sweater Hound team will knit you a one-of-a-kind tribute to your furry best friend. Plus, Sweater Hound donates a dog or cat toy for every sweater sold – how great is that!
$98, Available at sweaterhound.com.
Happy Pawnukkah Dogs Hanukkah Cards
Say “Happy Pawnukkah” to all your friends and family with these super-cute cards from Paper Source. These Hanukkah cards are filled with adorable pups celebrating the holiday in their best outfits. The cards are blank inside, giving you plenty of room to tell everyone about what your own special pup is up to this time of year. Definitely so-pretty-I’ll-hang-it-on-the-fridge material!
$9.71 for a set of 10 cards, Available at Paper Source stores and online.
Doctor Dogs by Maria Goodavage
Acclaimed author Maria Goodavage is back with her latest book on the fascinating world of working dogs. We’re big fans of her work, and we even got to interview her back in 2016. Her newest book, Doctor Dogs, is an in-depth and engaging investigation of the cutting-edge science behind how dogs are able to detect disease and aid people who suffer from a wide range of physical and mental conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, autism and more. Every dog lover on your list will love learning all about these incredible canines and the doctors, scientists and trainers who work with them.
$28, Available online or at your local independent book store.
Socks That Save Dogs
The name says it all! This three pack of comfy socks saves rescue dogs through a donation to the Best Friends Animal Society. Or, if you’re shopping for a cat person, they have a cat variety, too! Giving back to pets in need is always in fashion.
$39.95 for a pack of three (dogs) or $14.95 each (cats), Available at consciousstep.com.
Gifts from DogWatch!
DogWatch® Indoor Boundaries
We love our pets . . . but that doesn’t mean that every place is a pet place. To protect your dog or cat and your home, try DogWatch Indoor Pet Boundaries. Our Indoor Boundaries can effectively keep pets from raiding the kitchen trash, scratching the couch, entering your designated “pet-free” zones or getting tangled up in holiday decorations. Multi-pet households can also use DogWatch Indoor Boundaries to keep the dog away from the cat food or litter box. Plus, our indoor systems work with the same DogWatch receiver collar as our Outdoor Hidden Fences (which work for cats, too!) Give your local DogWatch Dealer a call today, and help restore the peace this holiday season!
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.