Gifts for the dog: three Christmas ideas for your darling
Created: 12/20/2022, 8:00 p.m
Our dogs are part of the family.
With the right Christmas present, you can show your four-legged friend how much you love them.
Dogs are much more than just guards or fellow hunters these days.
The lovable four-legged friends have long since become real family members who are always loyal to their mistresses and masters, even in bad times.
It is not for nothing that dogs have always been considered man's best friend, even in the most remote corners of the world.
For dog owners, the right care for the animal should of course have top priority all year round.
But just like with human family members, Christmas is a great time to think harder about how to give your loved one something special.
It is important to remember that the gift you choose is really meant for the dog and not just to bring a smile to the face on the other side of the leash.
What things would a dog - without a master or mistress in mind - probably write on his wish list for Santa Claus?
If you can't think of anything when you think about it, you're sure to find the right present for Christmas Eve with your four-legged friend with these three gift tips.
1. Gifts for the dog: surprise your dog with a special treat
Dogs are also happy about gifts at Christmas © YAY Images/Imago
Even people without a four-legged friend know without a doubt: With dogs (almost) everything revolves around the food.
From the most important basic commands to the craziest acrobatic feats - with the right treat in your pocket you can teach your dog almost any trick.
Every animal is happy about a full bowl and it should be a matter of course for every dog owner to provide his darling with enough good food.
Every now and then a special treat is also important in everyday life: It makes the four-legged friend happy and creates a great bond between the owner and the dog.
Unfortunately, many owners still overfeed their animals, which can ultimately lead to health problems.
The food supply should therefore be strictly regulated by the dog owner,
even if it is often difficult to resist the begging dachshund look.
At Christmas, however, a one-time exception can be made.
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Master and mistress know best what their four-legged friend likes to eat.
Whether it's a juicy piece of meat, a bone or rather the expensive tin of gourmet food - there are actually no limits to the imagination.
Potential Santa Clauses should only consider one thing: many foods intended for humans, such as chocolate or certain types of fruit, are poisonous for dogs and should therefore never be left under the Christmas tree, despite the interest on the part of the four-legged friend.
2. Gifts for the dog: Dogs are also happy about material gifts
Many owners know this: the dog also needs his favorite toy or the particularly cuddly blanket.
Some four-legged friends even seem to be interested in fashion and are particularly proud of their chic collar or warming winter sweater.
This is actually not a surprise, because research has long ago established that dogs are extremely intelligent animals that not only display special communication skills when in contact with other dogs.
They also recognize human emotions and possess an individual character.
So while one dog prefers to fight playfully with its master or mistress for the leash, another proudly presents its glittering collar.
In order to make your animal friend happy at Christmas, a material gift can also be the right choice.
Before you buy, however, you should think about whether the expensive designer sweater is really intended for the dog or whether the owner himself will enjoy it.
This is the only way that the Christmas present for your loved one will really be a great surprise.
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3. Gifts for the dog: love and affection is the best gift
If you treat your dog well, you have found a friend for life.
It is well known that the four-legged friends are extremely loyal animals that feel complex emotions for their family members, mourn and laugh with them and never let them down even in difficult situations.
Of course, you should treat your dog the same way.
Cuddles and kind words are therefore not an adequate Christmas present, but should of course be part of everyday life.
Nevertheless, the holidays are a good occasion to show your animal companion in a very special way how much you love him.
Nowadays there are already a variety of offers to make great experiences together with your dog.
This can be, for example, a trip to the dog playground, where the four-legged friend can romp around with other dogs.
Dog swimming pools or dog climbing parks are no longer a rarity.
A trip to the sea or into the forest as a change from the normal walk routes is an equally great experience for the naturally very curious animals.
Think about how you can strengthen the bond with your loved one and take the time to share an experience.
Because love and affection is much more important for dogs than expensive gifts - even if it certainly doesn't hurt to take a few treats with you on the trip.