6 Great Gifts for A New Dog Owner

  • 03/09/2017

Dog owners delight in taking care of their pups.  These companions are more than just a dog, they are members of our tribe. If you or someone that you know has recently made a furry addition to their family, we can help you with assembling your own at home arsenal, or a gift basket.

Dog Fur Care Kit

Fur is the fury to many a dog owner, and regular trips to the groomer are not always in the budget. You’re going to need dog clippers, so invest in a good pair that will allow you to keep your dog nicely groomed in between visits to the pampered pooch salon.  This dog clippers guide will assist you in making the right decision.  You can also include a brush to help with the maintenance, and we found a lot of success with the Furminator and the Zoom Groom. 

Dog Treats

When it comes to treats, we recommend abiding by a few rules.  The first is that they are made in America, and the second is that you can read the ingredients.  If you aren’t inclined to make your own, then may we recommend these awesome companies that will ship for you – and we recommend them from first hand (or paw) experience with our own pups. 

Essential Oil Sprays

Yes, you read that right.  Just like we as humans are looking for all-natural solutions to everyday problems, we are also looking to keep our canine chemical free.  You can blend your own, or you can purchase a variety of blended options.  Blends are created to counter the smell of a dog, creating a nice fur fragrance, or they are used to treat symptoms of anxiety that can occur from separation or storms.  You can also create a blend that repels fleas and ticks naturally.  Sevi Kay creates a line that we have also used and loved.  Her mission to provide all-natural care to you and your four-legged friends has created a line of brilliant products that we know you will love. The paw balms are incredible, and if we are being honest, it’s made our hands smoother too.  That’s the beauty of going all natural.  Pick up something for your human friends while you’re shopping.

Leash & Collar

One of our favourite brands is Lupine.  The reason behind that is because Lupine guarantees their products for life – even against chewing.  Available in a variety of patterns, they do come up with innovative designs on a regular basis so you can mix it up seasonally or as your dog grows.  They also offer a variety of styles in collars including the Martingale collar, two types of harnesses (Roman and Step In) and the standard adjustable collar.  We have been fans of Lupine for years and thought that you will love their products just as much as we do.

Human Gifts

A friend told us about Grounds & Hounds a few months back, and we continue to use them as a gift choice for new pet owners, or just dog lovers in general.  Beginning in 2012 with one rescued Dalmatian, they now offer a variety of coffee blends, accessories, and apparel that gives back 20% of all purchases to local shelters and rescue organizations.  Their goal of making these places no kill environments is one we can all rally behind.  

Doggy Cam

What does your dog do all day?  Well with the variety of dog cameras that are now available, you can keep an eye on your pup while you’re away or at work and find out exactly how they are spending their hours.  Or what exactly they are getting in to!

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