What to Gift Your Dog for Christmas

What to Gift Your Dog for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is in full swing, and you’re still not sure what to get your favorite canine companion. It’s difficult, after all, knowing what your pup truly wants for Christmas. Unlike your two-legged family and friends, doggos don’t speak (English, at least).

Still, you want to make your pup’s holiday just as special as everyone else’s, right? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve done the homework on your behalf to unearth the most secret wishes your pup has buried under the Christmas tree.

Read on to discover exactly what your dog really wants for Christmas!

Tasty Treats

While you’re enjoying candy canes, Christmas pies, and gingerbread cookies, your pup is undoubtedly drooling up a storm. Thankfully, there’s no reason for them to be left out!

No, we’re not suggesting that you give human sweets to your pup. Instead, pick up some special treats to let them know they’re cared for and to keep them engaged. Real meat treats are a fantastic option for switching up your treat routine and really piquing your pup’s attention.

A lot of local stores will also be peddling Christmas cookies for your pup this time of year. We recommend checking the ingredients list before purchasing these treats based purely on their super cute appearances. If the ingredients live up to the aesthetics, go for it!


It’s no secret—while the holiday season is filled with joy and laughter, it is also a time of constant busyness and stress. It’s important—both for you and your dog—that you don’t let the downside of Christmas overwhelm you. In other words, don’t neglect your pup; rather, set aside time to play with them and engage with them mentally and physically.

From a game of fetch to a leisurely walk where you allow your dog to sniff anything and everything that interests them, keeping them engaged is vital for their health (and behavior) during this busy time of year!

Your Love and Attention

Last but certainly not least, your pup really just wants your love and attention. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the holiday festivities and everything they demand of you—your attention, your effort, and your time, especially.

Make sure that you are still taking time out of your day to show your pup that you are still there and still care for them. Year-round, our canine companions work tirelessly to please us, provide hours of laughter with there antics, and are there for us in our times of need. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that these feelings go both ways—our pups need us even more than we need them.

Trust us, giving your pup your undivided attention this Christmas will be the gift that means the most to them!

Whether it’s a new treat or a fresh take on their favorite toy, your pup is sure to appreciate any thoughtful gift you choose to give them this Christmas. No matter what you choose, though, make sure it includes the one irreplaceable gift—the gift of your time!