Stumped about a gift for the dog lover in your life? Not to worry. We have an awesome gift guide to melt the heart of any puppy afficionado.
4 Holiday Gifts for the Dog Lover
Idea #1: Kong Toys
The Dog Trainer has recommended Kong toys to readers and listeners for years. And with good reason. These sturdy, well-made, and deliciously dispensing toys will have your dog's jaw and brain working overtime - to get him stimulated, fed, and tired all without you having to lift a finger.
Whether you get the Classic Kong, the Kong Genius, or the Wobbler, your pup will enjoy many happy hours digging for treats.
Special tip: Stuff the Kong toy with soft dog food and freeze it. Watch dog expend tons of happy energy extracting yummy frozen treat.
Price: $7 - $30
Idea #2: Take a Manners Class
Your dog can be the most adorable pooch to ever set paw to grass, but if he pulls the leash, barks incessantly, refuses to listen to your cues, and generally acts like a hooligan, that reduces the quality of life for both pet and parents.
The solution? Take a clicker-training, manners, or tricks class. Find one in your area, or take an 8-week CyberDog class online. Your friends, family, and other pet parents will thank you.
Expert trainer Jolanta Benal uses positive, rewards-based techniques to teach any dog, from puppy to gray-beard, how to behave with his manners intact. You'll learn how to housetrain your dog for good, how to read your dog's body language, and how to avoid common training mistakes (and fix the ones you’ve already made).
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