Deck the paws: Christmas gift ideas to delight your dog

by Kris Rollo

brown dog laying next to Christmas presents

The festive season is upon us once again, and all of us at Doggy Styling are looking forward to seeing all the pups coming in for Christmas trims. After all, it’s not just humans who deserve some festive fun, our canine companions bring joy and warmth to us over the period. So if you’re thinking about treating your pooch to some gifts this Christmas, why not spread the Christmas cheer with some paw-some toys and gadgets?

Whether your dog is an active athlete or a laid-back lounger, here are some fantastic ideas to make this Christmas a tail-wagging celebration.


Interactive treat dispensers

We’ll start off with the basics that you may or not already own.

With an interactive treat dispenser, you can turn treat time into a stimulating challenge. You know the drill, just pop the treat inside the dispenser and your dog will work to get them out. There are well-known brands such as Kong, which offer durability and chew resistant treat dispensers. You’ll find variants with different compartments to hide snacks. This not only keeps your dog entertained but also provides mental stimulation, preventing boredom and anxiety.


Smart fetch toys

Upgrade your classic game of fetch with a smart version! Smart fetch toys will take your dog’s playtime to the next level. These toys are equipped with motion sensors and speakers, emitting exciting sounds to capture your dog's attention. There are brands which offers intelligent dog toys that whistle, beep, or even talk. These will help you to transform a simple game into an interactive experience that will leave your dog entertained and curious over Christmas.


Cosy dog bed with built-in heating

Let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a post-Christmas dinner snooze… ok, maybe not the kids. But the dog will love this…

Give your pooch the gift of warmth and comfort with a cozy dog bed equipped with built-in heating. Perfect for the chilly winter nights, these beds provide a snug retreat for your pup, ensuring a peaceful and restful sleep. Look for beds with washable, durable covers for easy maintenance.

Or if you’re looking for something to put in front of the fire, take a look at our pup sleep range.


LED light-up collars and toys

For the evening walks or backyard play sessions, consider gifting your dog an LED light-up collar or toy. Not only do these accessories enhance visibility, but they also add a festive touch with their colourful lights. Choose from various colours and flashing patterns to keep your dog safe and stylish during those night time adventures, particularly if there’s snow.


Puzzle toys for mental stimulation

Challenge your dog's problem-solving skills with puzzle toys that dispense treats as a reward. You’ll find some dog puzzle toys that offer an array of puzzle types, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. These toys encourage your dog to use their nose, paws, and brain to access hidden treats, providing mental stimulation and preventing boredom.


DIY dog treat baking kits

This is one for the foodies in Surrey! Be creative in the kitchen and involve your dog in the festive baking fun with a DIY dog treat baking kit. These kits come with dog-friendly ingredients and cookie cutters shaped like bones, paw prints, and holiday-themed designs. It's a delightful way to bond with your dog while providing them with tasty, homemade treats.


Dog-friendly tech gadgets

Embrace the digital age with dog-friendly tech gadgets designed to enhance your pup's life. Smart pet cameras allow you to interact with your dog remotely, dispense treats, and even capture adorable photos and videos. These gadgets can provide peace of mind when you're away from home and strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend.


The simple options are often the best…

Or if you’re looking for something a bit more grounded, then we’ve got the traditional dog-stocking fillers. Take a look at some of our bestseller dog toys including duck, owl, and bone plush toys, ropes for tug of war, and the aptly named Boredom Buster!


Whatever you’ve got planned this Christmas, make your dog's tail wag with joy by choosing toys and gadgets that cater to their unique preferences and needs. Whether it's a high-tech gadget, a cosy bed, or a classic chew or plush toy, the options are endless. The key is to create moments of joy, laughter, and companionship that will make the festive season unforgettable for both you and your canine friend.


We’d love to see you over the Christmas period, so why not drop by one of our Surrey dog grooming salons? You can book your appointment with Doggy Styling at our Cobham dog grooming salon, our Weybridge dog grooming salon, or our Surbiton dog grooming salon.

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