It is the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean that your dog isn’t ready for their next adventure. This is the perfect time to stuff your dog’s stocking with everything they need to enjoy outside fun until spring.
This is a selection of presents perfect for stuffing into your dog’s stocking this Christmas season. There are toys to keep playtime going into the night, equipment to keep your dog warm on even the coldest adventure, and tools to make winter hikes more fun.
1. Petstages Dogwood Wooden Dog Chew Toy
The Petstages Dogwood Wooden Dog Chew Toy is perfect for satisfying your dog’s desire to chew on a good stick without the potential danger of splintering or contamination in sticks they pick up on the trail.
This durable toy has the taste and texture of real wood, along with a choice of enticing Barbecue or Mesquite flavor. One of the four sizes will be perfect for your dog, whether they are five pounds or 55 pounds. This is a great way to bring some of the outdoors inside this winter for your dog.
2. Illumiseen LED Dog Collar
This Illumiseen LED Dog Collar shines brightly so your dog can be seen clearly, even if your adventures bring you home after dark on short winter days. It is fully adjustable and comes in a range of sizes, enabling a perfect fit for every dog. There are three light settings: steady, rapid flashing, or slow flashing.
This rechargeable collar offers five hours of light for every hour charge. It is wide enough that it will be clearly visible even on dogs with longer hair. Keep your dog safe and colorful this winter with this bright collar.
3. Musher’s Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax
Musher’s Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax protects your dog’s paws from winter snow, ice, and salt. This wax-based formula also includes vitamin E to moisturize and heal paws.
When applied to your dog’s pads in between the toes, the wax paste formula dries and creates a layer that protects against hot and cold surfaces and helps to prevent snow and ice from being packed into paws. The formula is easy to apply and dries quickly. Apply this wax before each outing and your dog will have happy paws no matter how many miles you travel, even over snow and ice.
4. Chuckit! Max Glow Ball
Even as days get shorter, the Chuckit! Max Glow Ball lets you and your dog keep playing outside. Just five minutes of charging under the sun or with a flashlight provides 20 minutes of play.
This ball is compatible with Chuckit! Ball launchers for long-distance chases without wearing out your arms. A textured surface makes it easy for your dog to grip the ball but the slick material is also easy to wipe clean. Choose between the four sizes available for a ball large enough to be safe for any sized dog.
5. RUFFWEAR Powder Hound Insulated Jacket
The RUFFWEAR – Powder Hound Insulated, Water Resistant Cold Weather Jacket keeps your dog toasty even in the heart of winter. Recycled polyester insulation provides plenty of warmth while the stretch fabric gives your dog free range of movement.
This jacket is weather-resistant, keeping your dog cozy through rain or snow. Reflective trim and a loop for an additional light keep your dog visible even on evening outings.
6. Milk-Bone Trail Mix With Real Beef & Sweet Potato
On a long hike, Milk-Bone Trail Mix With Real Beef & Sweet Potato gives your dog what they need to adventure on. There is plenty of protein from real beef to power down the trail, carbohydrates from sweet potato for energy, and rolled oats for fiber.
You don’t have to worry about any corn, preservatives, or artificial flavors bogging down your dog’s natural trail mix. Bring a bag along to train, motivate, and sustain your dog on the go.
7. AMOFY Pet Mats
Whether you are camping overnight or on a day trip, your dog would appreciate somewhere nice to lie down, like the AMOFY Pet Mat. It packs into a conveniently compact storage bag so it is easy to take with you on the trail.
The breathable, durable material is warm and comfortable for your dog. It is waterproof and resistant to bacteria. An anti-slip design makes it equally effective indoors or outdoors. The entire mat is machine washable so you won’t mind getting it dirty on the trail.
8. RC Pet Products Summit Dog Snood (Dog Neck and Ears Warmer)
Keep your dog’s ears and neck toasty during winter fun with the RC Pet Products Summit Dog Snood, Dog Neck and Ears Warmer. Not only does this snood look adorable, but it is very functional as well. Many dogs experience discomfort or pain in their ears in cold, windy conditions.
The snood keeps your dog’s ears warm and comfortable regardless of the weather. Soft, stretchy material offers a comfortable fit and easy movement. Two drawstring cinches allow for a perfect fit for every dog. Choose between three sizes and three colors, all with reflective piping for nighttime visibility.
9. My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes
My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes offer your dog excellent traction on slippery ice as well as protection from snow, ice, and salt. High-quality fabrics are sewn to a rugged sole for durability.
These shoes are very easy to put on your dog’s feet, thanks to the expanding shoe with a wide opening. Two highly adjustable reflective fastening straps keep the boot securely on your dog’s feet. These shoes are water-resistant so your dog’s paws will stay warm and dry even on damp, slushy snow. A variety of sizes give a custom fit for your dog’s paws.
10. H2O4K9 K9 Unit Insulated Dog Water Bottle
This K9 Unit Insulated Dog Water Bottle is self-insulating so your dog’s water won’t freeze on the hike. It is rugged enough to withstand even the most punishing adventure. The twist top lid doesn’t have any complex parts to break or rust.
The spout makes it easy for you to pour water back into the bottle so you can preserve water if your dog doesn’t finish it. A wide, deep drinking trough lets your dog drink naturally and fits smoothly onto the water bottle when not in use.
Tips For Stuffing Your Dog’s Stocking
We love giving our dogs gifts nearly as much as they enjoy receiving them. With a few practical tips, you can make sure that gift-giving is fun and safe.
- Stocking over wrapping. It’s a lot of fun to watch a dog rip the paper off of a gift, but too many dogs are tempted to swallow the paper as they rip it off. Even if they don’t, you are left with a pile of paper to clean up. Using a stocking is a better way to hide the toys and let your dog discover them safely.
- Avoid destruction mode. If you’d like your dog to pull anything out of the stocking that you don’t want them to immediately destroy, encourage them to curiously discover, but not immediately start playing with items. Guide your dog as they pull things from the stocking and distract them with a toy if they try to destroy something that they shouldn’t.
- Keep the stocking out of reach until gift time. Your dog may pick up the smell of something in the stocking and break into it before present time, even if they have never got into your things before. Keep the stocking well out of your dog’s reach or wait until gift time to stuff it.
- Keep receipts. Make sure that you can return whatever you have bought for your dog if for some reason it ends up not being a good fit. It may be harder to keep receipts on hand if you are buying things and keeping them for a holiday, so be deliberate about storing your receipts.
- Don’t stuff with open food items. If stuffing the stocking with treats or bones, make sure that the package is sealed so that you don’t attract ants or allow things to spoil before it is time to give it to your dog