12 OF THE COOLEST DOG GIFTS OF 2017
1. The Belly Bib: $29.99
We would be remiss if we did not include our top pick on this list, the Belly Bib! It’s a perfect gift for any dog and dog owner as it saves so much time on after-walk cleanups!
This awesome new product keeps your dog’s belly clean during those mucky winter walks in the slush and snow.
Some of the top features are that it’s completely weatherproof (waterproof, windproof, etc.) and totally eco friendly since they’re made from recycled water bottles.
They come in 5 different sizes, ranging from Chihuahua size dogs, all the way up to German Shepherd size.
Super cool and unique idea, and available in six different colours (we suggest ‘Jackie Red’ for the holiday season).
2. The Indestructible Dog Toys: $24.99
These indestructible dog toys are a great gift for the dog that can take a perfectly good toy and turn it into a pile of wreckage in about 2 minutes flat – let’s be honest, we all know one of those dogs.
They have a huge selection of toys from stronger-than-normal plush toys to interactive toys that can keep your dog busy for hours.
On their website, you can filter by the ‘toughness level’ to make sure you’re getting what you need to for your playful pooch. They also have some pretty funky designs worth checking out!
3. The PETKIT Smart Digital Pet Bowl: $69.99
This product takes feeding time to a whole new level. The Smart Digital Pet Bowl has a built in digital scale that can shows you how much you’re feeding your dog in grams or pounds. It’s also an antibacterial bowl.
The coolest feature though, is that it actually tracks how much your dog consumes through an app!
This is a great gift for the techy dog owner looking for the latest smart products for their dog.
4. Doggy DNA Kit: $76.49
The Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test Kit has the largest breed database with over 250 breeds.A canine DNA test is a great idea for any pet owner that isn’t sure of their dog’s makeup (mixed breed, purebred or designer dog).
“With a simple cheek swab, you can uncover DNA-based insights that may help you understand your dog's unique appearance, behaviors and wellness needs”.
5. Custom Stuffed Animal: $199
Two is better than one!
Get a custom stuffed animal that looks just like your pet!
Petsies offers two different types of custom stuffed dogs – Huggables and Forevers.
Huggables are more of your typical soft, animated-looking stuffed dog whereas Forevers are more realistic looking, with full airbrushing to match your dog’s unique markings.
Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong!
Either for a friend’s dog or your own, this is the perfect custom doggy gift.
6. Treats: $14
Looking for a budget friendly gift? Treats, duh!
Every dog and dog owner will be singing your praises when you restock them on their favourite treats.
We like Benny Bully’s 100% natural liver chops – always a favourite in our house, and a healthy option (but don’t tell our dogs…to them it’s the equivalent of eating a bag of chips).
They have tons of great flavours for your pooch but we like the classic, containing a single ingredient: pure beef liver.
Check out their website for all of their products or grab a bag on amazon.
7. Gift Card: Custom Pricing
Gift cards aren’t just for people! Get them a gift card to their favourite doggy spa so they can have a pampering spa day.
Some groomers also offer dog walking services so if you can find one near you that has both, it gives the owner the option of getting their pooch out of the house for a few play hours with the dog walker too if they don’t want to use the grooming service (I know a lot of DIY dog moms that would much rather pamper their pooch themselves).
8. Doggy Teepee: Custom Pricing
TeePaw Creations, based out of London ON, creates beautiful custom-made teepees for your pet!
This super unique gift idea gives your pet a place to call their own in your home.
The beautiful designs can match any décor and add a touch of class to the “dog’s area”.
9. Backpack Dog Carrier: $158.25
My Shih Tzu, Edward, (who is no longer with us, bless his soul) had a heart condition and consequently experienced difficulty breathing on long strenuous walks, and sometimes even short walks.Check out this backpack dog carrier. This may seem a little overkill to some people but it can be quite useful.
This backpack carrier allows you to pick up your pooch and carry them close to you, while keeping the strain off your back, so they can enjoy their walks even when they’re tired. It also gives you the option to carry them on your back or front.
Ok, I realize that was a sad story, but nevertheless, this is a pretty cool gift – even for the healthy, yet sometimes lazy or stubborn dogs if yah know what I mean!
10. The Dual Doggie Retractable Pet Leash: $67.99
If you have more than one dog, then you know walking them with tangled leashes can be a huge pain.
The Wigzi Dual Doggie Retractable Pet Leash definitely solves that problem and is a great gift for the dog owner that knows that struggle all too well.
It has colour coded brakes and leashes that allow you to manage each dog individually, while keeping your other hand free!
It’s unique spinning apparatus makes sure there are no tangles in the leashes while your dogs wander and cross tracks.
This one is a must-have on the doggy gadgets list!
11. The Petcube Camera: $183.32
This is another cool one for the tech savvy dog owner. The Petcube camera allows you to check in on your dog (in HD) and find out what they’re really up to when they’re home alone.
It also has 2-way audio, night vision, connects with Amazon’s Alexa, and has a laser toy so you can play with them from a distance if they seem bored and restless (or they’re just too adorable to resist).
It’s a little pricier than some other options on the list, but definitely worth the investment.
You can order it on amazon here.
12. Nozzle Nectar: $14.97
Not only is it a very clever and awesome name, it’s also a pretty clever product.
Dogs get dry skin too, especially on their nose, so this product is basically just a nose balm for your dog.
Nozzle Nectar’s formula is 100% natural, organic, and safe. It’s also odorless so your dog won’t lick it all off before it can work its magic.
This is another great budget friendly gift idea for any winter loving pooch.
*Please note: prices listed above are based on current findings at the time of publication of this article. These prices are subject to change by their retailers. The products listed above are NOT paid placements. The opinions expressed in this article are our personal opinions and research which have been conveyed to the best of our knowledge.