The Best Stocking Stuffers For Your Dog

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When the holiday season rolls around, you check off and buy gifts for your family members, friends, coworkers, and neighbors, as well as your fur babies!

According to Statista, more than 63 million households in the United States alone have dogs, making canines the most popular of all pets. These animals are truly part of the family, so they deserve some extra love and goodies at Christmastime, too.

Due to how much people are obsessed with their furry friends, many dogs have their own stockings that are hung up when decorations go up, and they can be filled with new toys and treats. From simple and satisfying after-meal snacks and cute and cozy clothing items to high-tech gadgets and engaging products that will lead to hours of fun, this list is full of stocking stuffer suggestions ... and they are all aimed at man's (and woman's and everyone else's) best friend.

Keep dogs engaged with this three-in-one puzzle

First up is the Zippypaws Smartypaws Puzzler for $9.99 at Marshalls. Its colorful and interactive design makes it a fun way to keep your dog occupied, active, and healthy. This is a three-in-one puzzle that flips, rotates, and slides, and it is safe for the dishwasher, making regular sanitation a breeze. Real Simple also recently suggested this amazing and affordable toy to keep in mind when shopping for the holidays and beyond.

A custom collar is safe and stylish

Collars are useful and thoughtful, and one imprinted with a dog's name and/or contact information adds in a stylish safety feature. The Personalized Side-Release Buckle Collar by Orvis, which has been suggested by Country Living Magazine, costs $19.95, and features a side-release buckle and sturdy nylon. Plus, it includes a couple of different size choices and other options, such as adding a leash or not and adding personalization (in one of nine embroidered colors).

For a truly festive touch, get your pet a holiday sweater

For many, a true highlight of the season is dressing up in ugly Christmas sweaters ... and dressing their pets up to match. That being said, consider this holiday pet sweater sold by Amazon, retailing for $13.98. The sweater adds an extra layer of warmth, was mentioned by People, and it looks oh-so festive. Just think of the holiday cards, the themed parties, and the social media posts that will allow this clothing item to shine on your furry friend.

This interactive bone responds to your dog

If any dogs out there have been extra nice this year, owners may feel the need to splurge a bit. The Wickedbone Smart Bone is originally $169 but is on sale for $59, and as a smart toy, it is a bone like no other. It has an interactive auto-play mode or can be controlled via an app, and its actions change up, based on your dog's reactions. Featuring a safe, strong, and soft design that is easy to clean and that has a long battery life, this gift idea has been pointed out by Marie Claire, too.

Surprise your best bud with a sweet treat

Finally, it is the season of sugar and spice and everything nice, and if Santa gets cookies, dogs should, as well. Seen featured on Rover, the Santa Paws Classic Gourmet Dog Cookies from Claudia's Canine Bakery are $19.56 and made in the United States. They come in packs with 50 different cookies, all with various shapes, colors, and designs. And, as more good news for dog lovers, these cookies are made with high-quality, human-grade ingredients, meaning you can even steal one for yourself.