Good Dog Gift Guide 2020: 7 Gifts to Keep Your Dog Busy All Winter

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We’re heading into the chilliest season of this pandemic, and no one would blame you for hibernating til vaccine o’clock. But as much as your dog loves a snuggle sesh, they’ll need some stimulation too. We sniffed out holiday gifts that’ll help them be their busiest, best selves this winter. 

(Check out our 2020 stocking stuffers too.)

1. Nosework Kit


Leverage your dog’s natural nosey-ness with a scentwork kit, which provides a fun outlet for physical and mental energy. 

Get it on Etsy for $37.99.

2.  Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy


Food-motivated pups enjoy treat-dispensing toys, and we know from experience that this one’s practically indestructible. Keep boredom at bay by upping the difficulty level once your little puzzle master gets the hang of it.

Get it on Amazon for $19.78.

3. Lickimat Slow Feeder


Lickimat’s slow feeder is a clever way to make mealtime enjoyment last longer. Use it for kibble, or delight your doggo by spreading yogurt or peanut butter on the mat. Pup it in the freezer to make the fun last even longer.

Get it on Amazon for $14.95.

4. Hide-a-Squirrel Plush Puzzle Toy


If your dog loves squirrels, she’ll go nuts at the chance to snatch squeaky critters out of a stuffed stump. 

Get it on Amazon for $13.59.

5. Suction Tug Toy


Excellent for expelling physical energy, this suction tug toy will keep your dog occupied and in one place for those times when you don’t want him underfoot.

Get it on Amazon for $14.39.

6. Glow-in-the-Dark Kick Fetch Ball


You can’t spend all winter on the couch (we’ve tried), so treat your pooch to a date in the backyard. Because this glowing fetch toy is meant for kicking, you won’t even need to get your mittens dirty. 

Get it on Amazon for $26.95

7. Personalized Toy Basket 


Last but not leash, stow your dog’s new favorite boredom busters in style with a personalized toy basket. Select up to two pet names; the charming paw prints are included. 

Get it on Etsy starting at $31.99.

What’ll you be getting for your homebound pandemic pup this year? Woof at us in the comments, and be sure to tag @sidewalkdog in your holiday pics.

Featured photo: Alison Pang

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