Unless your dog is a Siberian Husky or another breed with a thick double coat, chances are that your pet wouldn’t mind some extra warmth in the winter. There are many different styles and weights of dog jackets available, ranging from light barn jacket to full-body snowsuit. Just make sure to take your dog’s measurements beforehand and return any items that restrict movement.
Time Spent Together
As cliché as it sounds, all that a dog really wants for Christmas is you. Dogs live for their owners, and a special trip together to the woods or a drive around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights would mean the world to your pup. End the outing with a trip to the pet store for a new toy, and your dog’s holiday season will be the best one yet!
Day Care / Play Dates
If your dog is friendly with other animals, consider a daycare package, or set up a standing playdate with a friend. Dog trainers often host supervised play sessions, as well. Not only will your dog love the opportunity to socialize with other animals, but you will appreciate the luxury of having a tired dog at the end of the day!
Commitment to Exercise
If your dog doesn’t already have an exercise routine, the holidays are a perfect time to start. Your dog would love nothing more than to unwrap a commitment from you to exercise daily. Not only will an extra walk, run, training session, or play session make your dog happy, but it will help to reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and thyroid disorders.
Most dogs have two modes: active, and asleep. Give your dog the gift of comfort with a new dog bed this holiday season. There are many options available, including covered models that are perfect for burrowing dogs, or ones made from memory foam materials for those suffering from joint pain. Regardless of your dog’s needs, there is a pet bed available for every budget.