You’ve already stocked up on the latest doggy gifts, and your pup has all the newest gadgets. What else is there to get for your spoiled furry friend? Well, you don’t have to keep breaking the bank. There are plenty of cheap–or even free–gifts you can give your dog that are perfect for the pup who has everything. Here are ten presents your spoiled dog will appreciate no matter how many toys and treats they already have.
1. Go For A Car Ride
There’s nothing like sticking your nose out the open window as you drive down the road for a dog. A joy ride is a perfect gift for a pup as long as you follow some basic safety guidelines. You don’t even have to have a destination in mind, but you can make it a road trip if you want to really connect with your pup.
2. Have A Doggy Date
Did you know there are plenty of dates you can go on and bring your dog along? Picnics, outdoor movie nights, walks on the beach, or even visiting dog-friendly bars and restaurants can make for a romantic evening that your pup can join in on. The more, the merrier.
3. Try A Fun Training Session
There’s nothing like learning a new trick. A fun training session is the perfect way to keep your dog both mentally and physically stimulated. It will help burn off some energy and provide plenty of exercise. Try some agility work so your pup can run and jump like the pros.
4. Meet With A Dog Pal
Having a dog play date is always a good time. It’ll give you a chance to catch up with friends or family and let your pup sniff, chase, or play wrestle with another dog pal. Sure your pup loves hanging out with his best human friend, but sometimes playing with a fellow pooch is just what a dog needs.
5. Find Some Quiet Snuggle Time
When’s the last time you turned off the television and computer and just snuggled up with your pup? Give your dog your full attention and really focus on giving some snuggles. It will help you connect with your dog on a deeper level, and you’ll both find it to be a very relaxing way to de-stress.
6. Play A Mental Stimulation Game
Have you tried naming your dog’s toys or playing hide and seek? There are plenty of fun, mentally stimulating games that will have your pup using their brain to solve problems, and an active brain is a happy brain. The more you mentally stimulate your dog, the less anxious and potentially destructive your pooch will be.
7. Go For A Long Walk
You probably walk your dog pretty regularly, but you should give your dog an extra long walk and see where it takes both of you. You can explore a new area together, and your pup will appreciate the additional exercise and different places to smell and enjoy. Plus, a long walk will help you stay in shape along with your dog.
8. Let Them Take Over The Bed
Maybe your dog has their own bed, but there’s nothing like crashing on the human bed for a while. Let your pup take over the blankets and pillows for a day as a special treat. Maybe your pup will feel generous and ask you to come lie down for some snuggles, too.
9. Visit The Dog Park
There are few things as exciting as a visit to the dog park. That’s because there are plenty of new smells, new places to play, and most importantly, new dog friends. Socializing your dog is essential for reducing anxiety, and a trip to the dog park helps release a lot of pent-up energy.
10. Take A Nature Hike
Walks around the neighborhood are fun, but it’s important to get some fresh air and get back to nature once in a while, too. Try some more challenging terrain and let your pup investigate a new place or spot some wildlife. If you have a good time, consider making it a full camping trip in the future.
What do you get for your spoiled pup who already has everything? Let us know in the comments below!