Tips on Buying Gifts For Your Dog
Dogs are as much a part of your family as the human members. When the holidays come around, you want to treat your pet. Rather than give you a list of the top ten fancy-schmancy expensive things celebrities are getting their pets this year, we decided to keep it real, fund, and price savvy., as well as tips for not wasting your money and your dog’s time:
1-Try the dollar stores in your town. They have great things for pets, including beds for small dogs, little jackets, and snacks made in the United States.
2-On the subject of little jackets, NEVER force your dog into clothes. If your dogs is easy-going about a fuzzy Santa jacket, by all means, have some fun. If your dog fights and cries, STOP! Your dog will become afraid and distrustful of you over a sweater.
3-A new leash and collar are always a nice treat, for your dog and for you. Leashes and collars wear and become unsafe, so this is a wise investment as a gift for your dog. They can be found at the dollar store and a any number of discount chains.
4-Discount chains are fantastic places to get gifts for your dog. Normally extremely expensive items can be found for much less. Healthy treats, orthopedic beds, and dog obstacle course items are always available during the holidays.
5-There are racks of toys at all the discount stores, but safety over cuteness, please. A toy made of flimsy materials, a toy too small for your big dog or too big for your small dog, and things that look poorly made should all be off the table. No toy is better than a dangerous toy.
6-Your dog is not a human child, so the number of gifts is irrelevant to him or her. It is better to spend more money on one good toy rather than spend money on several bad toys.
7-If you are thinking about going ultimate and getting your dog a companion, you must make sure the new dog is a right fit. If you are getting the dog for a child in the house, you must be sure of the same. Few things are more devastating for pets, pet parents, and pet siblings than having to return a pet because of incompatibility. A surprise is a wonderful thing, but introduce the pets BEFORE you bring him or her home.
8-If you are treating your dog, why not treat yourself. A new placement, a giant tin for dog food, and some fun prints on poop bags can make the holiday bright for doggy parent, too!
The thing your dog loves most about the holidays is having you around. Extra walks and extra cuddles are more special than any food or toy. In the rush and the chaos, never forget your dog really doesn’t get why its all such a big deal.
Stay kind and patient. For those with lonely hearts at the holiday, remember, there is a four-legged creature that loves you absolutely with unconditional pureness of heart.