Looking for a gift for dogs or dog lovers can seem like a difficult task, with the usual range of generic items in the stores. But ‘scratch’ beneath the surface and there’s a whole new world of doggy delights just waiting to be discovered.
The famous companion for any dog lover, Underwater Dogs; the cute hardback coffee-table book showing our canine chums swimming, has an adorable sequel. Underwater puppies shows little doggies underwater, cavorting about with funny faces, this makes for a lovely gift.
This little toy will restore your dogs natural desire to hunt and forage for food. An automatic feeder ball that you can pre-set and leave for your dog to play with, its puzzle element will keep your canine pal entertained and stimulated. Treat your dog with this gift.
Need the best birthday card for a friend or relative who is a dog lover. This awesome hallmark card features a brilliant original illustration of a doggy pulling a silly face. It’s high-quality with a lovely message inside. Will compliment a gift perfectly.
Never have muddy paw prints traipsed through your home again. This nifty dog paw plunger is a great non-abrasive paw-cleaner that will also prevent your little pal from getting infections in their feet after a walk. Makes for a great gift for dog lovers and those who want their dogs to stay safe and healthy.
Do you take your dog with your when you’re camping? Or do you just like to go for trips out all day? Either way with special dog bowl carries up to five servings of food and a liter of water, your dog will never go hungry on trips again. Very durable and long-lasting.
For dog lovers everywhere. If you ever want to dress your dog up as a stegosaurus, now you can. With this cute costume that’s easy to put on and made of foam (so very comfortable) your dog will be the best looking dinosaur on the block.
Do you want to give your dog the most comfortable night sleep ever? With these new dog mattresses, your canine pal will sleep like a log. Great for older dogs with mobility issues but also a superior looking alternative to a basket with a blanket, looks great in the home.
The coziest ugly Christmas sweater of all-time! Sherpa-soft, unique and adorable. For anyone that loves their pups like children, this is the gift you need to get them. 30+ dog breeds available.
A lovely book about the way dogs can teach us about living better lives, this colorful original tome is a great gift for any dog lover, but also for people who might need that little nudge to refocus or seek a new perspective in life.
Ever wanted to dress your dog up as a pretty and colorful unicorn? Well now you can with this soft fabric costume. It will keep your dog warm and great for photoshoots or just for fun, your dog will stand out in style with this brilliant and original costume.
With a simple minimalistic design, these dog t-shirts are a great gift for any dog lover but also anyone who is a follower of fashion. They are adorable tees that come in a variety of sizes. But also you can choose different dog designs to show people your favorite breed.
Do you or your partner forget when you’ve fed the dog? Or you can’t tell if someone else has done it? With this simple little device you can push a slide to show everyone when you’ve fed your canine friend. An essential item for any dog-owner you didn’t realise you couldn’t live without.
Need to walk the dog but you have to carry the groceries home too? With this specially designed leash for your dog, you can attach the lead to your waist or shoulder as a tether so your totally hands-free. Its design means your dog is still safe and easy to walk.
A great machine to play the ultimate game of fetch. This dog launcher will hurl four balls up to 200 feet, great for an energetic dog who needs to work off all that excess hyperactivity. You’ll really be able to give your dog a brilliant work out with this.
The perfect gift for a dog lover who treats their little fluffy pet as if it were their own child. This ‘Dog Mom’ mug is lovingly designed with a bright purple color, so it’ll stand out from the other run of the mill gifts.
The ultimate in home comfort for your little doggy. This sofa bed looks absolutely gorgeous as a piece of furniture, but it also provides superior bedding for your canine friend. If you’re looking for a bespoke gift for a dog lover friend or relative, you won’t get better than this.
Do you want something fun, colorful and different for your dog’s next bed? What about a snuggly, cushiony Ferrari sports car. This Furr-ari (see what they did there?) is super comfortable and compact, perfect for your canine pal. It also makes for a great gift for a dog lover. It’s certainly something different.
This dog water vest looks like your pooch has a little shark fin in the water, and its bright blue color means you won’t lose sight of them. This is the ultimate in dog swim safety as the dog-vest also doubles as a life preserver.
Need a dog bowl that can refill automatically if you are away for an extended time? Maybe it’s a hot day and you want to make sure your pooch keeps hydrated. This bowl can attach to a garden-hose, the bowl will refill but won’t overfill.
These T-shirts featuring a variety of different dogs on Tricycles are absolutely gorgeous. Cute and totally original designs. They come in all sizes and are made for both men and women. A perfect gift for a dog lover, you can also choose from any breed of dog from Chihuahua to Pomeranian.
If you’ve got an especially tiny doggy but still want them to enjoy the water, this floatation device has been made with the little ones in minds. For dogs under 15 pounds, it’s ultra-light and more importantly a safe way for your dog to be in the water.
A modern and sophisticated update to the old-fashioned dog kennel. This dog home has a little roof with a cushion, but also a little indoor bit too. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Its original design means it will take pride of place in your living-room or backyard.
This portable pet potty has so many uses. It’s great for training your dog to use the yard for the toilet, but also makes for a great potty for apartments or places with no yards for your dogs to do their business.
This special traction pad means you can take your dog stand-up paddle surfing. What a great bonding activity for you and your canine pal. It’s safe, great and an original way to have fun, it would also make a great and unusual gift for any dog lover.
May the paws be with you! This adorable and super cute Ewok outfit will turn any small pooch into this cuddle character from the movie Star Wars. Beautifully made, there are no ‘ruff’ edges, meaning your furry friend will remain comfortable and feeling Imperial during his Ewokies.
In the summer it’s easy for hounds to become over heated, so give your pooch the gift of a cooling pad to lie on when the heat is on. This lightweight and portable cooling pad is waterproof and wipe-cleanable, and can be used indoors or outdoors for the ultimate in summer comfort.
Just paws for a moment and take in the absolute beauty of these winter dog boots. Made from Sherpa material to keep his tootsies warm, and with rubber soles to ensure he doesn’t slip on ice or snow, these boots are definitely made for walking.
A great gift for dog lovers who take their faithful friends out in all weathers, Doggles are pooch-perfect goggles made especially for dogs, to keep the wind, dust, and rain out of their adorable puppy-dog eyes and protect them from nasty UV rays, because dogs are humans too. Well, not really, but you know.
Sometimes it’s impossible to tell exactly what breed of dog your best friend is. A little pinch of this breed, a smattering of that one. With his DNA kit, you can determine what breed your dog is, and trace its ancestry right back to great grandparents, whether as a fun gift or for veterinary purposes.
Turn your dog into a dinopaw by dressing him up in this adorable Stegosaurus dog costume! With its soft foam padding and scary (but soft) spikes, your pet will be top dog in the neighborhood as he prowls around looking for prey, we mean play.
Look at things from a doggy’s point of view, by attaching a Go-Pro, Sony Action Cam or similar to the harness, giving dog lovers a bird’s eye view of life. Whether you are hiking, playing in the park, or even just taking a walk, this harness will make you look at things in a totally different way.
Dogs love to play catch, and fetch, but all that throwing can be tough on humans. This ball launcher is a gift for both dogs and owners, as it allows both people and pooches (once trained) to drop the mini tennis balls in the top and launch them up to 30 feet!
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is a beautiful novel about how dog’s teach humans to love, laugh and live a life worth living. A gorgeous gift for any dog lover, it will have them crying, laughing, and cuddling their devoted dogs just a little tighter than before.
When our kids reach a certain age, we give them a key to the house. Now any dog owner can do the same! The SmartDoor Automatic Dog Door allows pooches to come and go as they please, as the door opens and closes in response to the SmartKey on their collar.
Bring Fido back to heel with the DOG-e Walk trainer. This little unit attaches to the dog’s collar, and emits an ultrasonic signal when he pulls on the leash, encouraging him back to the owner’s side. The trainer can also be used in agility training for simple and effective learning.
Most dog lovers hate the idea of putting their beloved buddy in the cargo hold when they’re flying, so the Sleepypod is ideal for allowing them to tag along for the ride! It’s just the right size for small dogs to slide in under the seat, and can also be secured in seat belts for in-car safety.
Dogs love their owners, which can make car travel a bit of a hazard when all they want to do is be as close to their owners as possible! Strap them in safely with the Pet Vehicle Safety Harness, which keeps them in their seat and also protects them in the event of a collision.
Like girls, dogs just wanna have fun, the trouble is they want it all the time! Give your arm a rest by filling this treat puzzle toy with doggy treats and sit back while he tries to figure out how to get the goodies out of the toy! Ideal for when you have to leave them alone, too.
Not all Christmas gifts come in Box-ers! This adorable cushion cover makes a lovely addition to any dog lover’s home, with the hipster boxer dog on the front. Perfect to cuddle up to when pooch is taking a nap after a hard day’s walking or when they’re just feeling ‘ruff’.
Are you looking for the perfect present for your pet this Christmas? Bowser Beer for Dogs allows your dog to join in with the spirit of Christmas or to toast in the New Year! The beef flavored ‘beer’ is non-alcoholic so your terrier won’t get tipsy, and it also includes glucosamine for healthy joints.
Trying to take a selfie with your pooch is almost impossible, but one thing that is sure to hold their attention is a tennis ball, which is why this ingenious Dog Selfie Stick works so well. Set the squeaker ball on the camera and capture your fur ball’s best side as she stares longingly at the toy.
We all like to feel cuddled from time to time, and dogs are no exception. Give your best friend the gift of closeness with an AKC calming coat, specially designed to put pressure on the dog’s torso and mimic being cuddled, to calm and compose an anxious animal.
The Ruff Guide to the United States is a book which is choc-drop full of places to go where your furry friend is welcome. From haunted houses to rapid rivers, or from sailing to seaplanes, this is the ultimate guide to adventures with your best bud by your side.
Are you tired of buying toys for you dog, only to find they are destroyed within a matter of minutes? In that case the Virtually Indestructible Ball needs to be at the top of your gift list! This ball is hard, heavy and almost himpossible to destroy – the perfect toy to get their teeth into.
Your dog can be the coolest canine on the block with the Hyper Pet Cool Down Doggie. The spray gun attaches to the dog’s leash and emits a fine mist of cool water on your pet, keeping him fresh and raring to go.
This automatic ball thrower will be a welcome gift for any dog lover. The launcher can automatically throw balls up to 30 feet away, with multiple angle settings for variation, while the motion sensor on the front means any animal or person standing within 7 feet will be safe, as launching will temporarily be paws-ed.
Stop your dog from guzzling his food with the Fun Feeder bowl. Food is placed into the maze instead of one big bowl, meaning it takes even the hungriest of pets more time to eat as they chase their food through the patterns, because no-one wants an obese beast.
Keep dog lovers and their dogs safe in the dark by giving them an illuminated harness for their walks. With eight colors and several modes (doggy disco anyone?) the harness alerts drivers before their headlights even hit, making them much more effective than reflective harnesses alone.
If you know a dog lover who, despite their affection for their furry friend is always complaining of the molting, this is a great gag gift! The empty box makes the recipient think they are getting a set of animal-powered sweepers, while their real gift is hidden inside.
Whether you’re training your puppy to ‘go’ on grass, or you don’t have any of the green stuff close by, Fresh Patch is the solution. A little piece of garden where your dog can do her business, either indoors or outside, the Fresh Patch is virtually odor-free and easily disposable.
A poncho for your pooch-o! Colorful and cute, this handmade garment is made from Mexican Serape Blanket, keeping your woofer warm and cozy. The poncho has a harness loop for easy leashing, and wraps securely around the body, while the beautiful colors will make your dog the Juan to watch.
Unlike traditional reflective dog collars, these ones light up, making any dog more visible to the owner when off the leash after dark, and most importantly more noticeable to a motorist long before their headlights pick them out. The collar lights up at the touch of a button, making it ideal for both day and night use.
The hilarious Rogz fun treat ball is a fun toy for both a dog lover and their pet. The ball can be filled with treats for playtime snacks, and the extremely funny graphics make for great photo opportunities for owners. Sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, especially Fido’s.
Do you know a dog owner who loves to take their pet with them when they go camping? If so, the NobleCamper 2-in-1 is for you! The comfy bed protects dogs from cold ground, while the sides can be unzipped to provide a cozy, warm sleeping bag for those colder climes.
The Petnet Smart Feeder is the easiest way to make sure your dog is getting the right amount of food every day, even when you’re not at home. Simply programme the app to deliver the right amount according to your pet’s specifics, and the in-phone camera will allow you to watch your pet while you’re away.
Pets’ paws might be tough, but even they need protection from extreme temperatures and snow-melting chemicals. Look after their tootsies with Ruffwear protective shoes especially designed for dogs. The outsole provides traction, while keeping their paws safe and warm. A real gift for dog lovers and their dogs.
When dog lovers are away from home they miss their best friends. So remind them of home with a French Bulldog bookend. Heavy and sturdy, the bookend can also sit on a desk, table or shelf, and as it’s available in other breeds is a great gift for anyone who is missing their pet.
For owners of frisky furry friends, this little USB toy is a great gag gift to raise a laugh when they’re at work or in their home office. Simply plug the little Beagle into a USB port and away he goes, humping as fast as he can. It’s a gift any dog lover can get excited about.
Try a Triceratops costume as a hilarious gift for dog lovers who like to dress their pets up. The headpiece comes with horns and attaches with Velcro, turning any dog into a dino-paw. Perfect for photos, or just for having a harmless laugh at your dog’s expense.
Let your small dog come and go as he pleases with a pet flap that opens and closes for any chosen pet. Working with existing microchip or the collar tag supplied, the door flap means you don’t have to keep opening and closing doors, while the curfew mode allows you to lock the flap at night.
Let other people know whether they can approach your dog or need to keep themselves, their dogs, or their children at a safe distance with these genius harnesses. Whether your dog is friendly, nervous, or doesn’t like other dogs, the large lettering on the harness gives advance warning to others.
We rarely give consideration to dogs’ paws, but hot pavements, ice, and sharp stones or thorns can really hurt their pads. These adorable booties will protect their paws and look super stylish, too. The Velcro strap ensures a snug fit, while the rubber soles will stop your pooch from sliding on ice.
Now dog lovers can schedule their dogs’ feed, treats, and even medication at the touch of a button using the Feed and Go Smart Pet Feeder. Compatible with iOS and Android, the app allows you to check in and see what your pet is up to, while feeds are timed through the program.
Any dog lover knows that a constant supply of drinking water is essential to their pets. But water can quickly become dirty when left in a bowl. The Doggie Fountain allows your dog access to fresh water whenever they like by standing on the paw pad, which releases a gentle stream of water directly from the hose.
Every pet owner knows that one they’re going to have to say goodbye to their best friend. At such a heart-breaking time it can be reassuring to transform their pet’s ashes into a beautiful tree, which can provide a comforting memorial to their lost loves. The BIOS pet urn can give them that comfort.
Dogs love to run alongside their owners, but holding on to a leash can be a real pain for joggers. Give them the gift of hands-free running with the Hands-Free Dog Leash, which slips around the waist to keep dogs close without restricting the runner. A great gift for dog lovers on the go.
Make your dog a posh paws at any pet-friendly function with the reversible Pet Bow Tie. With funky red polka dots on one side, and a more serious black tie on the other, your pet will be dressed for any occasion. Simply clip on to their collar and get ready to parrrrtay!
Keep constantly moving canines cool with this innovative cooling vest for dogs. The three layered construction utilizes natural evaporation to keep heat away from the body, while the top layer’s reflective properties deflect the sun’s heat, while the easy-release buckles allow for fuss free put-on and take-off.
This is the perfect gift for dog lovers who can’t be with their pets 24/7. The programmable features allow the feeder to dispense perfectly portioned meals up to three times a day, delivering just the right amount at the right times while the top loading container keeps the food fresh.
You’ve heard of a man cave, well now there’s a pet cave, too! This cute and cuddly shelter provides a dog with his own space, keeping him warm and cozy, and away from the hustle and bustle of family life as he burrows his way inside. The gift of peace for your pooch.
Puppies are beautiful, but there is something special about an old dog. No matter how old and worn they get, they still love their pet parent with every fiber of their being. This book is a heart-warming and touching tribute to old faithfuls, and will move every dog lover’s heart.
While dogs have a tendency to ruin furniture with their youthful exuberance, these dachshunds will protect your tables from ring stains and other drink related marks. This set of four corkboard coasters with adorable dachshund’s silhouettes makes a lovely gift for any dog lover.
Make your dog work for his treats with the Everlasting Treat Ball, a toy so durable it will withstand even the most voracious of chewers! Whether for play time or alone time, the treat-filled ball will keep your dog entertained for hours – soft enough to chew, yet strong enough to last.
“Honey I shrunk the dog!” This oversized tennis ball will make your doggy look positively diminutive next to it, and makes ‘fetch’ a whole different ball game! It makes a fun gift for pets and people, and won’t be as easily lost in the long grass!
This electronic pet door features a nifty little device which allows it to open only when your pet is on a direct approach, rather than just moseying past (or lying in the doorway as some dogs are hell bent on doing!) Activated by a sensor on the collar, the door has 4 different modes to suit your needs.
They might wear fur coats, but dogs feel the cold, too! Stop your furry friend from freezing with a padded cold weather vest which also features a ‘fur guard’ zipper to ensure his fur doesn’t get caught – no more ooch for your pooch! Waterproof, warm, and wearable for all-weather walkies.
For the ultimate gift for pampered pets, the bamboo dog hammock provides a luxurious suspended bed for lounging around. The easy-assemble bamboo frame and double-sided cushion can be used indoors or out for years of comfort, as it is definitely built to last.
Yo! Let your dog get down with the kids by dressing him in this dog hoodie. Available in a wide range of sizes and colors, your snoop dog can fit in even in a ruff neighborhood, with a cool, street-wise look that no-one will mess with.
Making sure your dog is hydrated when you’re out and about can be tough, so this Highwave bottle is perfect for delivering clean, fresh water when it’s needed. Just squeeze the bottle to fill the attached bowl, and when your pet has finished drinking, release the bottle to drain the water back.
Your dog will be sitting pretty in the summer in this super cute bone shaped play pool. Made from heavy duty materials, the pool is chew resistant and comes with an easy drain plug for changing the water. Available in white, blue or pink.
Bow ties – all the smart dogs are wearing them! Give your dog one of these adorable checked collars to keep them pup to date with the latest styles. Makes a lovely gift for your own dog or someone else’s who might need a little fashion advice.
Everyone knows that dogs relieve stress just by being there – there’s nothing more relaxing than your best friend lying at your feet in front of the fire – except perhaps coloring in these gorgeous pet pictures at the same time! This coloring in book makes a calming gift for any dog lover.
Making play time a lot more fun for both you and your dog, this ring launcher fires a single or multiple rings up to 100ft, giving dogs as much exercise as they need. Fun to use both indoors and out, the distance can be controlled by how far back you pull the launcher.
Both hilarious and touching at the same time, this beautiful book is full of funny photos of shelter dogs, all awaiting their forever homes. Each dog is featured in a photo booth style set of photographs, along with their story and adoption date. A gorgeous book for any dog lover.
The We Leash is a leash which allows you to take your dog for a walk, while he thinks he’s doing the walking! With two handles, one for you and one for your dog, your pet feels less restrained and more connected to his person, making for more cooperative walks.
If you know a dog lover whose dog language skills are a little ruff around the edges, this book makes the ideal gift. Filled with hints and tips on what a dog is trying to say, along with beautiful photographs, it’s a gift which speaks the language of love – or dog, which is basically the same thing.
Give your dog some puppy glove with a pair of handy grooming gloves, made especially for bathing and grooming but without the dog’s hair sticking to them. The nodules are perfect for massaging, and distribution of oils, while loose hairs end up in the bin and not on your furniture.
Even dogs need to bring a few things along on a day’s outing, and this hiking pack for dogs means they can now carry their own gear. The even distribution of weight makes this pack comfortable for your travelling companion, while the integrated harness means they stay safely on the leash.
Dogs are naturally (and delightfully) curious about life, and what’s going on on the other side of the fence is part of that. Buy a fence window for a pet lover, or for your own dog, and give pups a view of what’s happening in the big wide world.
As much as we love our dogs, and we do, we don’t love the smell of wet dogs! Save your sinuses with the Puff-N-Fluff Dog Dryer, a jacket which fits over and dries them while keeping the smell inside! Perfect for warming Fido after a cold night walk, too.
Give your dog the gift of good quality treats when he’s been extra good. Unlike most dog foods and treats, these are made from ‘human quality’ ingredients, and come in four dogilicious flavors, including Chicken Pot Pie, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Apple Dumpling. A gourmet delight for your dog.
31 DIY Gift Ideas for Dogs and Dog Lovers
Home-made gifts are always welcome because of the thought that has gone into them, and this pet bed will be no exception. Made for both outdoors and indoor use, the bed is elevated by four legs, and the bright colors will bring a smile to a dog lover’s face when they see it.
These feeding stations are adorable, and make great use out of old wooden chairs. The seats are designed to hold the dog’s bowl off the floor, meaning they don’t have to stoop to reach them, and there’s less mess to clean up. Can even be personalized with their names, or painted to suit any décor.
Home baked treats aren’t just for humans, and your dog will really appreciate the gift of freshly baked biscuits, made using only two ingredients. How about arranging them in a brand new dog bowl and wrapping them with an extra treat or two between the layers?
No matter how many toys you buy for your furry friend, they seem to lose them or destroy them with alarming regularity. Stop forking out for expensive ones, and make them yourself instead, using only an old t shirt and a tennis ball for a great tug of war toy.
Dog bowls are all a bit…generic, so how about turning one into a personalized version for a special Spaniel or a deserving Great Dane? With just a few steps, you can turn something boring into something individual – a very useful gift with a lovely home-made touch.
Leather never goes out of fashion, so why not turn your hand to making a plaited leather leash for your own tiny terrier or as a gift for a fellow dog lover? Leather is super strong, and plaiting it makes it durable as well as great to look at.
We all know that dogs are for life and not just for Christmas, so make every Christmas with your furry friend extra special with a home-made doggy bauble for the tree. Totally customizable, you can color them to match your dog’s collar, or give a set as a gift to a dog lover you know.
Create your own fun and funky dog tags with a little craft knowledge and a few tools to hand. Much more individual that store bought one, these tags can be made in any shape and size to suit your tastes and the dog’s personality.
When the heat is on you will want to do everything you can to cool your canine companion down. These frozen Luau dog treats are just the trick! With only three ingredients (which you probably already have in the house), you can dial down the heat and give Fido a treat.
The other dogs will be running scared when they see this studded collar adorning your dog’s neck. This DIY tutorial shows you how to take a plain collar and transform it into one fit for a top dog. Fasten this around his neck and watch as he struts his stuff down the sidewalk.
This tutorial makes an open and shut case for a home-made dog bed. Re-purposing is big news right now, and it’s much more eco-friendly than throwing stuff away. This step by step guide shows you how to make a cozy bed from an old suitcase, while saving the planet (and some money).
Dogs are messy creatures, but we love ‘em anyway. But all that mud can create quite a muddle, so you need a dog bed which is easily washable. And here it is! Using fabric to match your pooch or your pad, this tutorial shows you how to make a comfy and cute corner just for your dog.
I’m sure we’ve all been there, searching for the leash while an impatient dog is jumping around your feet. Now your dog’s leash can have its very own hanging place, courtesy of this very cute wooden hook which you can make at home and personalize.
Love the idea of giving a home-made gift but hate the idea of having to make it? Read on, because this is the tutorial for you. These dog blankets are ridiculously easy, inexpensive, and all they require is the material and a pair of scissors.
This guide will show you how to turn an ordinary jacket into an extraordinary coat for your four legged friend to keep them warm in the winter. By picking apart an old jacket, and refashioning it to fit your pet, you can have a bespoke coat to keep your dog toasty.
Just paws for a moment to admire the ingenuity of this DIY treat dispenser. Your furry friend will have to work to get his treats, which will make him appreciate them all the more because of it. The wooden frame can be decorated to blend in with the décor, so this outstanding item won’t stand out too much.
As any dog lover will tell you, there’s just not enough dog art in the world. You can put that right with these super simple dog art silhouettes, using nothing more than a decal (or make your own), a frame, and some crafting paper. Simple and fangtastic.
Your dog isn’t boring, so why should her leash be? Make one as individual as she is with this easy to follow instructional, which shows you how to give bog standard webbing a new ‘leash’ of life! Match it to your dog’s collar, a bag, or whatever you fancy and walk on the mild side.
This home-made treat jar can be etched with anything you like – your dog’s name, a certain word, or a shape or picture. Using glass etching cream, a plain jar will look amazing and much more expensive than it was. Why not fill it with home-made treats to make a really great gift?
If you’re a dab hand with the knitting needles, this is a great DIY instructional for making any dog who deserves a special toy happy. Simply knit the outside and then stuff it with polyfill stuffing for a safe and cute toy which has been made with love.
Some DIY projects are difficult, and some are easy. And there are those which you wish you’d thought of before and can’t believe you didn’t! Prettying up a pooch’s collar with hair ties is about as simple as DIY gets, and yet looks amazing and can be changed to suit any occasion.
Lift a little dog’s spirits by making this adorable DIY pet bowl stand which holds their food and water bowls off the floor and at a better height for their size. Using wood and a few DIY supplies this stand can be adapted to suit any dog, and painted to match their surroundings.
Put old t shirts to good use by making them into dog toys your pet will love. By using t shirts destined for the trash, you are helping to save the planet as well as keeping your dog supplied with plenty of toys he or she will love. Colorful, cute, and fun.
You wooden believe how good these dog bowls look, and they are so inexpensive to make – even more so if you manage to pick a couple up from a thrift shop! Pyrographed wood looks incredibly professional and rustic, and once you get the kit you’ll be burning wood left right and center!
Some dog toys come with no-strings-attached, while others, well, they’re made of string. Or rope, to be exact. These monkey knot treat toys will keep any dog amused for hours as they try to figure out how to get to the yumminess inside. Use home-made treats to really make it a personal gift.
Silhouette art is everywhere, and no wonder – it’s simple but extremely effective, especially when it’s hand made, and even more so if it is of your own prized pooch. Using Photoshop, or even just a printed image, you can set your silhouette against any paper and frame it for pride of place.
If only we could clone our canine chums so we could have them to cuddle even when they (or we) are not around. Hey, look at that, we can! This clever tutorial shows you how to turn a photo of your pet into a cushion, for cuddling or just as a reminder.
Take one tin and turn it into a great looking container for dog food or treats which will stay fresh for longer. With just a lick or two of paint and some decals (or a steady hand) a tin which was destined for landfill can be repurposed into your dog’s very own stash holder.
Give your pet their own comfy and cozy cushion on which they can sleep, or even just lazily watch the world go by. Made from an old hoodie and some stuffing, this tutorial shows you how to turn an old top into a new bed your dog will fall in love with.
Know exactly what you’re putting on your dog’s skin by making your very own dog shampoo. Using a few ingredients, and no chemical nasties, this dog shampoo is kind to your pet’s skin and will calm irritation while cleansing due to its lower PH level and gentleness.
Make your dog, or a dog you know and love, a brand new bed for Christmas (or any time), with this super simple tutorial which involves almost no sewing, and yet produces a professional looking bed with a personal touch. The perfect guide to a fuss-free pet project.
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