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Some may find this blog article totally outrageous, but you know you've been in this situation.  You are sitting around your family or friend's Christmas exchange and someone gives the family dog a gift.  You feel like an idiot because the thought didn't even cross your mind.  I know I've been guilty of it and I love our little pup and all the family pups for that matter.

So we thought we could outline a few possibilities of when it might be appropriate, even expected to, well, "give the dog a bone" if you will.

  • A newly adopted dog is a new and exciting addition to the family.  Support their adoption choice by bringing a gift.
  • If the dog will be in attendance, it's nice to know you thought of the pup and bring a toy or treat for them too.
  • If your guests consider their pets their "fur-children", most definitely bring a gift.
  • If your guests have gone to trouble NOT to bring their dog to the festivities, it's also a nice time to remember the poor pup left behind.

And there are other times that it is definitely okay not to bring a gift for the four-legged family members

  • If the dog is not in attendance.
  • If the owners do not expect, in the least, a gift for their pup.
  • If it has been discussed in advance that pooch presents will not be exchanged.
  • If doggy gifts have never been exchanged before.

And if you do decide to wrap up a special something for Fido, here are a few ideas (some of which may also double as a gift for their owner) besides the standard bag of treats or a toy:

  • The Fur-minator - a fabulous solution for high shedding dogs (especially if they live with hard wood floors).
  • Homemade dog treats – check out these fantastic Pumpkin Biscuits (http://www.dogwatch.com/dogtails/)
  • Go to the meat counter at your local grocery store and request a dog safe bone for their gnawing pleasure.  Remember chicken and turkey bones are totally unsafe.
  • A dog Snuggie - truly, I have no idea how this would go over, but they sell them year after year so some pooches must like them.
  • new leash and/or collar, especially if you've noticed the current one is looking worn or not smelling so great.
  • DogWatch Hidden Fence - did you really think I'd get through this whole post and not plug us!
  • Pedipaws nail trimmer - especially great for the "do it yourself-er" in the family.
  • St. Francis "God Bless My Dog" tag - this is very thoughtful and quite budget friendly gift for the religious minded.
  • Big Leash Remote Trainer - to help with behavioral or training issues.
  • Pet related in home services such as yard clean up, dog food delivery service, a gift certificate to the owners groomer or kennel of choice.
  • A day or two stay at a local doggie day care is always fun.
  • A pet first aid class

If you need more ideas, just give us a call as we're happy to help!

Please also keep in mind that it's never a good idea to give a dog as a gift.  Getting a dog is a very personal decision and commitment - it's a choice that should be made only by the potential owner and no one else.

Family tradition may dictate your answer here as well.  Although this post may seem silly to some, others may find it helpful for the dog lovers in their life.  Think of the two-legged owners and that may also dictate the correct answer.  And if in doubt, grab a bag of treats, a toy, or a butcher's bone as you leave the grocery store.  It's an awkward feeling showing up to a party without a gift, even if the expected recipient would only drool on it anyway.  At the very least, give your dog an extra bit of snuggle time and be thankful for the love and support your fur-kids give you.

We hope you a safe and enjoyable Holiday season.

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Some may find this blog article totally outrageous, but you know you've been in this situation.  You are sitting around your family or friend's Christmas exchange and someone gives the family dog a gift.  You feel like an idiot because the thought didn't even cross your  mind.  I know I've been guilty of it and I love our little pup and all the family pups for that matter.

So we thought we could outline a few possibilities of when it might be appropriate, even expected to, well, "give the dog a bone" if you will.

  • A newly adopted dog is a new and exciting addition to the family.  Support their adoption choice by bringing a gift.
  • If the dog will be in attendance, it's nice to know you thought of the pup and bring a toy or treat for them too.
  • If your guests consider their pets their "fur-children", if you will, most definitely bring a gift.
  • If your guests have gone to trouble NOT to bring their dog to the festivities, it's also a nice time to remember the poor pup left behind.

And there are other times that it is definitely okay not to bring a gift for the four-legged family members

  • If the dog is not in attendance.
  • If the owners do not expect, in the least, a gift for their pup.
  • If it has been discussed in advance that pooch presents will not be exchanged (my sister and I had this conversation today).
  • If doggy gifts have never been exchanged before.

And if you do decide to wrap up a special something for Fido, here are a few ideas (some of which may also double as a gfit for their owner) besides the standard bag of treats or a toy:

If you need more ideas, just give us a call as we're happy to help!

Please also keep in mind that it's never a good idea to give a dog as a gift.  Getting a dog is a very personal decision and commitment - it's a choice that should be made only by the potential owner and no one else.

Family tradition may dictate your answer here as well.  Although this post may seem silly to some, others may find it helpful for the dog lovers in their life.  Think of the two-legged owners and that may also dictate the correct answer.  And if in doubt, grab a bag of treats, a toy, or a butcher's bone as you leave the grocery store.  It's an awkward feeling showing up to a party without a gift, even if the expected recipient would only drool on it anyway.  At the very least, give your dog an extra bit of snuggle time and be thankful for the love and support your fur-kids give you.

We hope you a safe and enjoyable Holiday season.

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On the Ninth Day of Christmas DogWatch gave to me $50 off a five or ten day residency training session with trainer Lori Morrell at Buckeye K-9.  Lori will keep your dog for the time period selected and do all of the obedience and potty training you'd like her to do.  If your dog stays 5 days she'll be trained on leash, a 10 day stay she'll be trained off leash.

We've worked with Lori for several years now and admire her dedication, responsiveness, and talents.  We highly recommend her to our clients South and/or East of Columbus.

There is no expiration date on this deal, so give Lori a call at 614-448-6024 or check out her website at www.buckeyek9.com to learn more.

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas DogWatch gave to me 50% off two visits from Spotted Dog Pet Sitting and Training.  Natalie Freshour is owner and operator of this pet sitting service and talk about a dog lover.  Natalie has a passion for rescue dogs and helping them to find their forever homes.  She is a rare breed of dog lover and we love her for that.  Did we mention she also is a dog trainer?

To cash in on this deal either give Natalie a call at 614-301-3176 or write "DogWatch gave me 50% off on two visits" on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpottedDogSitandTrain?sk=info.  I just checked it out and she still has availability for the "howlidays".  Deal expires 12/31/11.

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas DogWatch gave to me a 10% discount for a Lupine order including free shipping.  Lupine has fantastic collars and/or leashes all sorts of colors and patterns (with a chew proof guarantee we might add), so you're sure to find one that matches the personality of that special dog on your Christmas list.  They also offer flexi-leashes, keychains to match your dog's collar, harnesses, tag silencers and other dog related products.

Check out their website at www.lupinepet.com and give us a call at 614-527-3799 with your order.  Deal is good only until 12/15/11 so we have time to get your order to you before Christmas.

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