Let’s be honest. The most important parts of our holiday shopping lists are always Manzo and Piper. They even find their way into our own wish lists in one sense or another. The heated vest we ask for to make winter walks more enjoyable, the new treat pouch or even the home camera so we can keep an eye on them when we are out! You could call us experts on shopping for all things dog and that wouldn’t be a reach!
The joy of shopping for our dogs goes beyond the feeling they get when they get a new toy or a tasty treat. It’s about watching them shred into their wrapping paper because we snuck a couple snacks in there to make it interesting. It’s about making someone else’s dog happy by joining our annual Secret Santa over in The Homework Club! The holidays are about family and our dogs are our family. I’m sure anyone reading this feels the same. So don’t worry, whether you are shopping for the dog lover in your family, your own pups or someone else’s, Red Pointy Dog Training’s 2023 shopping guide has what you need!
Holiday Shopping Suggestions for the Dog Lovers
Wilderdog Utility Fanny Pack
A treat pouch is nice to hold you training treats but in the cooler months, you need a little more. This fanny pack is adjustable and is sure to fit over all those winter layers. Have extra pockets ensures you have a spot for your gloves and extra poop bags too.
Hurtta Eco Training Vest
From the professional dog trainer to the hobbyist, the Hurtta vest is a dog handlers' secret weapon. Equipped with everything you always wish you had, from pockets for tug toys, to spaces for leashes, zippered pockets for safe treat stashing and a clasp for your clicker! This vest is not only super functional for the dog parent who wants to make sure they have everything ready for their training session, but it’s pretty good looking too!
Rechargeable Heated Vest
A must for those cold New England days! A heated vest will change any dog owner’s experience this winter. They will feel amazing as their vest warms their core, allowing them to stay out longer with their pups no matter what the weather is! If you or someone you know is potty training their puppy during a New England winter, take it from us, a heated vest will make life so much better.
Yi Home Security Camera
The security camera we use to keep an eye on The Red Pointy Dogs when they are home. This affordable camera can do so much! It sends a live feed to your phone so you can check in at any time to make sure they are comfortable, happy and safe. It also comes with available motion alerts! This camera really does it all at a price that doesn’t break the bank.
Pet Odor Candle, Vanilla Scent
So, to be fair, I have a little obsession with candles and I have far too many to admit to having but this candle stands out for a number of reasons. One, it smells heavenly and while it's scent is amazing it's never overpowering. Two, it's pet-safe. Three, it really tackles those pesky dog odors! Great for use in the bathroom too.
Holiday Shopping Suggestions for the Dogs
Our dogs adore their pupsicles! Whether it is for a nice desert, an occupier for down time or a nice reward for a long day of hard work, Manzo and Piper always get excited when they see us grab their pupsicles. These occupier toys come with an ice mold that will freeze the perfectly shaped treat. You can get creative and give your dog a really fancy gourmet pupsicle filling or simply float their food in water if you are trying to watch their weight. These are easy to load, easy to clean and will keep your dogs happy and occupied safely.
Sheepskin Bungee Toy
An amazing toy to help your dog express their prey drive in a healthy way or to build interest in toy play for a dog that doesn’t naturally show interest in that. Made from real sheepskin, dogs can’t resist this fun toy. With a handle attached to the end, playing tug is easy, comfortable and keeps your hand away from any over excited player’s teeth!
Dog Treat Dummy Pouch
This toy has changed our walks! The dummy pouch is a toy that you fill with a little bit of food, zip shut and turn into an interactive hunting game with your dog. You can show them that you’ve filled it and play a super exciting game of fetch or tug ending with a tasty reward. You can also play Manzo and Piper’s favorite game, “It’s Lost!” by teaching your dog to search for their new Dummy Pouch and bring it back to you when they hear those words. This is a must have for any dog that likes to hunt!
Lickin’ Layers Puzzle Game
A fun, interactive and versatile puzzle for any dog, this one is at the top of the Red Pointy Dog’s list this year! Whether you are using treats, kibble or something spreadable, this toy can handle it all. Think of it as an interactive lick mat. You fill the layers with something your dog finds delicious and your dog will have to use their intelligence and problem solving skills to figure out how to access each level!
Treat ‘N’ Train
Piper’s favorite thing on the planet! The Treat ‘N’ Train is a remote controlled treat dispenser. This makes so many training scenarios so much easier. Whether that is rewarding your reactive dog at a distance while guests are over, rewarding your counter surfer for staying in their place while you cook, capturing calm behavior for any over eager greeter or over zealous shadow dog. This amazing training tool will make your life easier during your training journey!