Best Holiday Gifts For Dachshunds
Ho! Ho! Ho! Listen up dachshund parents, your doxie works super hard all year long to make you feel comforted and loved, they deserve the best gifts this holiday season.
Dachshunds love toys that they can chew, help them stay busy, and toys that squeak. The Best Holiday Gifts For Dachshunds are all right here!
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IQ Toys For Dachshunds:
We all know that our doxies are already super smart, but if they don’t stay busy, they get bored…and then they can get destructive.
Interactive dog toys and doggie IQ puzzles are a great way to help your dachshund stay mentally stimulated. Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt, so they love to use their brains to sniff out and search for hidden items.
#1 Choice: Bob-A-Lot
The Bob-A-Lot is my dachshund’s absolute favorite boredom buster dog toy. This toy makes it easy to keep my doxies happy, busy, and rewarded with yummy dog treats.
The Bob-A-Lot helps reduce anxiety and provides lots of mental stimulation for dogs that get bored easily (Calling All Dachshunds). It dispenses dog food or small treats slowly to prevent over-eating and dachshund obesity.
My dachshund, Eko, loves his Bob-A-Lot toy so much, I had to get a video of him playing with it. Check out my cute puppy video above.
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Dog Snuffle Mat
Little Eko and his Big Brother, Bastian, both LOVE this dog activity mat! They want all of their meals on this mat now. This dog activity mat is a great way to keep my pups busy using their brains and having fun hunting for their dog food or treats hidden around the mat.
The dog snuffle mat is made of soft fleece material and is machine washable. There is an anti-slip material on the back of the mat to keep it from sliding along the floor.
Check out my video above the Bob-A-Lot to see both of my dogs enjoying their snuffle mat.
Hide and Seek Dog Toy
Dachshunds love to dig and search for hidden toys. This plush hide and seek dog toy will definitely lower your dog’s boredom levels by far. I find that this toy is a great one to play with your doxie instead of letting them play on their own.
Durable Dog Toys:
Dachshunds Need lots of Chew Toys!
I have a chew toy or bone in every room of my house. My dachshund puppy, Eko, is a major chewer, so I make sure to provide lots of dog toys so he doesn’t put holes in my socks.
Alright, so I originally found this awesome ball at Tractor Supply in the Horse Section! Both my dachshunds absolutely love to play with this ball inside, outside, on land or creek (yep, it floats).
The Jolly Pets Romp-n-Roll Toy is made of tough rubber material that lasts and lasts and lasts! It doesn’t deflate despite the tons of sharp teeth chewing on it, its just awesome like that!
They have several sizes. For the mini dachshunds, I would go with the 4.5 inch or the 8 inch on Amazon.
My dachshund, Reno, even enjoyed the 10 inch Jolly Ball. He and my German Shepherd, Ardi, used to fight over the larger version of the Jolly ball, so we have many sizes available for all dogs at my house.
Toothbrush Chew Toy
I did plenty of research on this one, I needed something Eko could chew and as an added bonus clean his teeth at the same time. An alligator teeth brushing dog toy that squeaks, Bingo!
The Alligator dog toothbrush toy is for your more aggressive chewer and it works awesome! You can add dog toothpaste or freeze on some peanut butter to this toy and as they chew, they brush their own teeth.
If your doxie is a more moderate chewer, try this dog toothbrush toy. It is also a food dispenser and you can add dog toothpaste in the bristles.
Dachshunds LOVE Squeaker Toys! Seriously, how long does a squeaker toy last when you have a dachshund around? It is your Dachshund’s hunting instinct that attracts them to a toy that squeaks.
Penny The Pineapple
Barkbox Penny The Pineapple You can’t beat the Barkbox quality and low price for such a neatly designed dog toy. Penny The Pineapple squeaks and features 3 layers for longer lasting fun.
Skinny Plush Dog Toys
I was super excited to find these flat squeaky toys for my dachshunds because there isn’t a stuffing mess to clean up after they have had their way with the toy. So, win-win! They get a toy they love and I don’t have a huge mess to clean up afterwards.
Ultrasonic Squeaker Dog Toy
Ok, this dog toy has the best of both worlds. It is flat, with no messy stuffing to clean up and no-sound squeaker (to the human ear). You heard me right, it only makes an ultrasonic sound so the dogs can enjoy it and you won’t hear it.
Dachshunds don’t like being bored. Having a variety of dog toys will help them stay occupied and happy.
Interactive dog toys will keep your doxie busy and mentally stimulated so you don’t have to worry about them getting super bored when you aren’t able to play.
Wicked Ball 2.0
This light up, crazy rolling Wicked Ball will keep your wiener dog playing happily all day long. The ball cover is made of strong, bite-resistant plastic. It automatically shuts off with no interaction and turns on when touched. The wicked ball has a USB charger, so you can save your money on batteries.
It is just hilarious to watch your dog play with this interactive ball. Check out Eko’s Wicked Ball Video on our YouTube Channel for the full review.
Pet Fitness Robot
If you have a doxie dog that suffers from separation anxiety, this toy may be the answer for you.
It has sounds, rolls around, and gives your dog little treats! This will keep your dog busy, happy, and active all day. It is like a little doggie rumba that goes over carpet, down the stairs, and over hard floor. It also has an iPhone app so you can manually control the dog toy remotely.
Here is a YouTube video for the VARRAM Pet Robot.
Best Dachshund Bed:
Snoozer Cozy Cave
How long has it been since you upgraded your dachshund’s doggie bed? Do a good deed this year and drop off your old dog bed to your local dog shelter. It can still be used and loved by a dog or cat.
The Snoozer Cozy Cave was made especially for dachshunds who love to burrow.
The special dog bed is known as a “Nesting Dog Bed.” It is the perfect combo of a cushy warm bed and an attached blanket so your long-dog can stay covered all night long.
Bonus Gift Idea:
Dachshund parents, if you haven’t already purchased your doxie a nice, high quality dog ramp, now is the time! All Dachshunds should avoid high-impact activities that will put too much strain on their spine to avoid IVDD.
To protect my dachshund’s back, I purchased the Dachramp From Alpha Paw. It is lightweight, packs up flat, and nice rubber grips to help my doxies into my bed. For 20% Off, Use Code: DACHSHUNDSTATION20.