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Guest Post: My Husband!
Chris thought my stocking stuffer idea posts were pretty good, but was sad that our dog was left out. In this post he will dive into some stocking stuffer ideas for the land shark in your family! Let me know in the comments if you would enjoy more guest posts from him!
Do you have a German shepherd? If so, you understand that they are a huge part of a family, and they can be a little dramatic. Shepherds are smart and very aware when they aren’t being included in family events. Lets not leave them out this easy; what can you get your shepherd for Christmas?
10 Christmas Gifts for your German Shepherd
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Rope Tug Toys
Tug toys are a great way to interact with your dog and have them burn off some energy! Not all tugs are created equal, I highly recommend purchasing one made of cotton like the one linked above. While they don’t last as long, they are better for your dogs teeth.
Marrow Bones Stink! However, it will be a nice Christmas dinner without a dog begging for food. My dog loves to dash to his crate with a bone and he can spend hours just chewing away. Warning, stay away from treated bones and rawhide, most use formaldehyde to sure them.
Most dogs love balls! Sig gets a kick out of chasing them around the yard and across our hard wood floor. I linked Lacrosse balls because they are better for your pups teeth than tennis balls and they last MUCH longer.
Lets be honest here, I am not going to buy my dog a brand new blanket off the internet. If you want to, be my guest. My dog will be getting old tattered ones we have, or we can pick some up from goodwill. we definitely don’t have a shortage of blankets to hand down in our house.
These little lights go on your dogs collar, at night on a walk or at the dog park you can clearly see your dog or the ground in front of them. some dogs also enjoy chasing the shadow in front of them. However you end up using it, they come in handy.
The item above is just a cover for plastic water bottles. Dogs in general love the sound of plastic bottles. we skip the cover most of the time and just give him PowerAid and water bottles by themselves. He does have a fire-hose water bottle cover that is still intact, it has lasted about 6 months so far, longer than any other toy,
Keeping our Shepherd interested and busy is a huge task, a bored dog is a bad dog. Using scents can really get his brain working, just take some scent on a cotton ball and hide it somewhere outside when your dog isn’t with you. Try to put it out of direct reach of your dog. Sit back an watch as our dog goes on the hunt for the weird smells.
Much like the scents, puzzles are a great way to keep your smart dog thinking. Dogs get a lot of joy from figuring stuff out; especially smarter dogs like shepherds and collies. Smarter dogs will learn the puzzles fast, so stay on your toes and try to increase the difficulty.
My dog hates the pool but loves hoses. He is abnormal, most dogs LOVE pools. You cant really use it around Christmas time, but when the heat rolls back around you’ll be glad you got a pool in the winter instead of fighting over the last one at Wal-Mart when its 90 outside.
New Leather Collar
Throw away that oily old collar your dog has on, it stinks to high heaven. Get a new wide padded collar, great for every medium to large breed. as the owner you’ll have more to grab if you need to snatch up your pooch, and the pup will be more comfortable with the greater surface area of the collar.
So there you have it! The key to having a happy German Shepherd during the holidays, they surely don’t want to be left out. and remember that you cant put your dog off because you’re busy during the holiday season. They still need love.