A Very Merry Canine Christmas: Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers in Southern Colorado

Dec 13, 2023 | Blogs

If you’re looking for unique and thoughtful gifts for dogs and dog lovers in Southern Colorado, you’ve come to the right place. My experience as a dog trainer, and more than that, a life-long dog lover, has given me a unique insight into what makes an excellent gift for our furry friends and their parents. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Practical Gifts

Even though the love and companionship that comes with getting a dog more than makes up for it, you cannot deny that dog ownership can be expensive! Any gift that helps a family’s budget is always appreciated, so if your gift-giving lends to the more practical, here are a few gifts that are sure to be a success:


Dogs love toys, especially high-energy dogs or those who get bored quickly. Whether your dog loves bouncing balls and discs, ropes, squeakers, or a special “baby,” a toy is an excellent gift for your fur baby to be physically and mentally engaged.

Especially beneficial are well-made toys that can withstand strenuous play and are mentally engaging. A scented play ball, treat dispensing puzzle toy or other toys that adapt to the age and ability of the dog are perfect gifts for dogs and dog lovers.

Food and Treats

Whoever said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is on to something. Buying a box of favorite dog treats or healthy dog food will surely endear you to a dog and a dog owner’s heart forever.

But before you buy any treats or food, do a little reconnaissance to learn which brand and type of dog food your friend prefers. Like humans, some dogs are on special diets or will only eat certain treats, turning up their noses on others.

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Who doesn’t like to curl up on a nice fluffy bed at the end of a hard day of play? A new dog bed is among my most well-received gifts for dogs and dog lovers. Whether memory foam beds (which helps support joints and muscles), heated beds (great for those cold Southern Colorado winter nights), or a fluffy pillow top, no dog can resist cuddling up for the night when they have a cozy spot ready.

Gift Cards

There is a reason why gift cards are so popular across all industries – they are easy to select and wrap and give the recipient the opportunity to buy exactly what they want or need. If you are looking for the perfect gift for dogs and dog lovers, consider a gift card to their favorite pet supply store.

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Practical Gifts for the Stylish Pet and Owner

Are you searching for gifts for dogs and dog lovers that check the practical box but with a little extra pizazz? Then the following ideas might be just the thing:

New Leash

Giving your friend and their pup a new leash might be the best gift you can give them. The gift will encourage them to take walks, spend time together outdoors, and look good while they are at it. From LED dog leashes that improve visibility during nighttime walks to leashes that prioritize the comfort of the dog and their owner, gifting the perfect leash is easier than ever.

Personalized Dog Collars or Tags

A new collar or tag may be the best gift for the dogs and dog lovers in your life. Tags should always have the dog and owner’s name and contact number, but have you ever considered adding that information to the collar as well? Anything that helps lost dogs out of shelters and back with their family is a great gift!

Dog-Box Subscription

Consider a dog box subscription if you are looking for a fun gift that the recipient can look forward to every month. Subscription providers such as BarkBox, Bullymake, PupBox and PoochPerks will deliver high-quality dog boxes directly to your friend and their dog monthly. With various subscription lengths, this can be a fun way to continuously remind your friends how much you care.

Dazzling Gifts for the Doggy Divas in Your Life

Now that we have gotten all that practicality out of the way let’s talk about the frivolous! If you are looking for a gift for the dog or dog lovers in your life who are always on the cutting edge of fashion, try these on for size:

Custom Phone Case

A quick Google search will reveal a bevy of websites that will create a custom phone case for your friend. Simply upload a photo and customize to your heart’s content. Your friend can show off their pet even when they can’t be together physically.

Dog Clothes and Costumes

Dressing your dog in cute sweaters, hoodies, and even costumes is extremely popular on social media and in colder climates like Colorado Springs. If your friend is into this trend, you can use the Chilly Dog’s sizing guide to ensure you order the perfect fit (they also have some adorable outfits).

And if your friend is especially in love with their pup, look into matching outfits or pajamas for the whole family!

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The Gift of Professional Dog Training

Providing your loved one with the tools for a solid and loving relationship with their dog is one of the best and most thoughtful gifts you can give this holiday season.

From sessions that address dog obedience training and care to specialized lessons in aggressive dog training, separation anxiety and other behavioral issues, connecting your loved one with a Colorado Springs dog trainer can truly be the gift that keeps giving for a lifetime.

As a highly experienced dog trainer in Colorado Springs, I can help dog owners develop strong relationships with their furry friends.

The Best Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers Strengthens Bonds Between Pet and Owner

Whether it’s an interactive toy, a cozy bed, a stylish accessory, or the gift of professional training, selecting the perfect Christmas gifts for dogs and dog lovers doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

The best gifts are those that not only bring joy but also enhance the bond between the dog and their owner. By choosing a thoughtful present, you’re not just celebrating the holiday season; you’re also celebrating the special bond that exists between dog and owner.

Someone once said, “No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog.” Contact me today to learn more about how giving a dog and their owner the gift of personalized training is a perfect way to celebrate this special bond.

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