My Dog’s Top Picks for Christmas Dog Gifts

by Melissa R. on December 14, 2010

Here’s a few of Mocca’s (my dog) favorite things! Perhaps it’ll give you a gift idea for what to give your dog for Christmas. These are tried and tested by Mocca – she loves every one of these!

  1. Linkables Dog Toy: I got one of these for Mocca last year upon the suggestion of another co-worker. I was looking for something that would challenge Mocca a little bit more than a Kong, and not be as repetitive as a Buster Cube (although we have and like both of these). Mocca will spend sometimes an HOUR trying to dig toys out of her Linkable! We only have one – the elbow. I can’t imagine adding another onto it, but for some dogs that might be perfect.

  2. Bed (also known as A Place of Her Own): I feel very strongly pets (dogs especially) need a Place of Their Own. Be it a crate, a bed, or heck, a chair…having a “safe spot” for them is very important. They can always have a spot they know is a happy place, where nobody will bother them. And usually treats are involved. πŸ™‚ This is Mocca’s Deluxe Orthopedic Pad. She loves it! We have one with fleece on one side, and regular cover on the other. I flip it over from time to time. The cover comes off easily to be washed as well. I like to have a few covers on hand to mix things up. Mocca goes to her bed whenever she gets a treat, and especially at dinnertime when it is time for her Linkables!
  3. Chicken Treats: These are Mocca’s very favorite treats I think. I like them because they take her a little while longer to eat than most others. Plus, I think they are nice and healthy for her. Since she’s getting up there in years, we try to keep her calories down as we can’t have an overweight Agility champion on our hands.
  4. Holiday Rawhide Canes: Mocca LOVES these little rawhide chews! We stock up on them each year so we have plenty to get us through the whole next year. She doesn’t care for chews that are too large or tough, so these fit the bill perfectly!
  5. The Infamous Colossal Christmas Toy: I say “infamous” because Mocca gets one of these every year. She loves them! They are BIG TOYS, which she tends to like. They also have grunters, and crackling and squeakers. Her favorite I think has been the Gorilla, but the Bear is a close second. We’ll be going out to buy her 2010 toy soon!

    Good luck shopping and remember to pick up something for those you are visiting. I always make a point to buy some little toys or treats for friends and family I may be visiting who have pets. Happy Holidays!

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    About the author: Melissa is a devoted pet owner with several cats: Kai, Cirrhi & Ritter; and the newest addition, Emme a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Melissa is an avid dog agility enthusiast, and hopes her new pup will someday be an agility champion! She is a Graphic Designer and Project Coordinator for the and websites. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Michigan State University and is a lifelong pet lover and owner. See more articles by Melissa R.

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