Being a dog parent is one of the most remarkable experiences one can have. If you are someone who considers their dog family, you will relate with the urge to pamper and spoil them sometimes. And why not? Only those who are or have been dog parents can truly recount the joy these beautiful beings bring into their lives, and how they teach us so much about love and loyalty. It is only fair that, in return, we give them all the affection and delight they could ask for, and strive to make them live healthy and happy lives.
Dogs are amazing in the way that they cherish little things; a small soft toy or a seemingly plain stick can make them run around and wag their tails for hours! If you are looking for something fun to get for your dog, here is a list of accessories and toys your dog is bound to love – and so will you!
1) Matching Sets of Accessories
Dogs love going out for walks, and we know you love getting walking accessories for your dogs! If you like your little puppy to be adorably presentable, it is a great idea to get a full set of matching dog accessories. There are countless products available out there in all colors and designs. Get a matching set of a harness, a collar and a leash in funky colors and styles. Throw in a matching bowtie and your dog will be all dressed up and bound to draw attention – because who said dogs can’t be fashionable? If your dog seems to love these, you can also get other matching accessories like toys, beds and bowls. Not only will it make a perfectly cute set, it will also help your pup identify with their belongings.
2) Cute Food Plushie Toys
Dogs absolutely love plushie toys that resemble food. Vibrant and colorful, we don’t know a dog that doesn’t love a soft toy cupcake or donut! Your dog will love this classic plushie toy set of PLAY burger and fries!
3) Handmade Accessories
If you want to get something special for your dog, handmade accessories are the perfect gift. Not only are they personal and valuable, but they are made to suit your dog’s needs and to make them look their best! A great idea is to get a set of handmade scarves and bow ties; these make for an irresistible look and are especially cute on small dogs and puppies.
We recommend bowtie collars from Goood Pet Collars and Bowtix. These come in a variety of colors and designs to match other accessories; not only are there endless choices, but these also make for good quality accessories that will last you a long time.
4) Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster
When it comes to having fun with your dog, playing fetch is always on the list. However, you can take the game a notch up by using a Nerf Dog Ball Blaster.
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“Nerf? Isn’t that for children?” On the contrary! This is fun for both humans and furkids, and can launch the ball as far as 50 feet! The high-power blaster is also safe for you to use and can do no harm to your hands, since all the moving parts are located inside the Blaster. It’s fun for your dog and for you, and can provide for some great quality time! You can also buy a pack of Nerf Tennis Balls in case you lose the one that comes with the Blaster. Learn more about how it works and how much fun it is in Flapper Choo’s review blog post!
5) SmartPult Ball Launcher
This is another amazing ball launcher that promises to keep your dog entertained for hours. It does not need you to operate it and can even keep your dog entertained when you are not at home. It works automatically with an app, though you can also set it on manual mode.
The SmartPult Ball Launcher is unique in how it has a built-in treat dispenser. You can control this all with an app that works with the Launcher; you can choose when to throw the ball and when to dispense a treat for your dog while you are away! It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor play, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your dog outside for them to be able to play with it. Needless to say, it is great for both physical exercise and mental stimulation for your dog.
6) ZippyPaws Burrow Dog Toys
Dogs love little puzzles, and this Zippypaws Mice Burrow is a very cute example! It comes with little mice along with their cute burrow.
This is a vibrant plushie toy, which is something most dogs love. You can leave it with your dog when you are out, but it can also double as an interactive toy providing for playtime with your dog; you can hide the mice in the burrow and have your dog retrieve them. We bet it will make for some great bonding time along with lots of fun! If cheese and mice aren’t your thing, you can browse the other ZippyPaws burrow toy designs!
7) Aromatherapy Mists and Deodorizers
One of the most unique and fun things you can buy for your dog are deodorizers and mists. These come in amazing fragrances like lavender, peach, citrus and even baby powder. While they obviously make sure your dog always smells fresh and pleasant in between baths, they also provide for aromatherapy and can soothe, refresh and calm your dog.
The scents are dreamy and relaxing and work great at relieving any tension, stress or restlessness your dog might be feeling. If you find that you and your dog really love these mists, you can also spray them around the house, on furniture and even on your dog’s bed! These are perfectly safe and natural. We recommend getting these deodorizers from trusted brands like Fuzzyard, Tropiclean, and Washbar.
8) EasyPaw Automatic Paw Washer
Dogs love to go on adventures, and while we don’t want to stop them from doing that, there is no denying that they often make quite the mess. If you have a curious and active little dog, you are probably familiar with them running around with muddy paws and, in unfortunate instances, running inside the house and on the furniture before you can get a chance to clean them up.
However, the problem can be easier to deal with using this fun and extremely convenient product. This Gosh! Automatic Paw Washer comes with a built-in motor that allows for turbo water spin.
All you need to do is to place the dog’s paw in and the water swirls around to clean and even massage the paws. The best part is that you can take this out to places like the beach and the park, since it is extremely portable and easy to carry. It also comes with a hidden container where you can store a towel or even tuck away some treats for when your dog is cooperative and calmly lets you wash their paws. The perfect item for pawrents who want their furkids to have clean paws when entering their home after walks!
9) Fancy Grooming Brushes
Grooming dogs can be quite the hassle, especially when it comes to long-haired dogs that are bound to shed. It is not uncommon to find dog hair all over the house, on furniture and even on your own clothes. However, these Lila Loves It Grooming Brushes can solve the problem by ensuring that your dog’s coat stays clean and groomed.
They come in variations for short and long haired dogs and can remove all loose hair. These will also leave your dog’s fur with a healthy shine and gloss, while the high-quality bristles smoothens their fur and provides a soothing massage to your dog.
10) Organic Paw And Nose Care
Some dogs require a little extra TLC, in places you wouldn’t think of, such as their precious paws and curious nose. These Opie Dixie skincare products make the process a lot easier and even fun. They come in cute little nose balms (that look uncannily like lipbalm!) and paw sticks, with soothing fragrances like lavender and rosemary. Dry paws and snouts can be uncomfortable, and are especially painful if cracked. Opie & Dixie keeps your dog’s nose and paws moisturised and soft, and are also made to soothe any pain, itching or inflammation. This helps prevent open sores from developing, and avoid any possible resulting infections. To top it off, they are organic and perfectly safe if your dog licks them!
Some dog owners may believe their dogs don’t need accessories, toys and extra grooming products. However, remember that the more you care for your dog and pamper them, the healthier and happier they will be. Unique and high-quality pet products are great to pamper your dog and to make them feel special – not to mention, they will also make taking care of your dog a fun process and help nourish the bond you share with them!
Well that’s it for our 10 Fun, Frivolous Things to Get for Your Dog. Let us know if you enjoyed this post in the comments.