Top 10 Gifts for Dog Lovers

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For many of us, this is the season for gift giving, and the Clawguard team has rounded up our top 10 picks to surprise the dog lover on your list. From funny to sweet, poignant to goofy, these gifts are sure to be a hit this December, or anytime throughout the year.

 

1. Mutt Blueprint

Dog Blueprint Gift

We have a soft spot when it comes to mutts, and this customizable mutt blueprint is a great way to give a favorite mixed breed the spotlight they deserve. A perfect gift for the mutt-lover you love. $185 from Uncommon Goods.

 

2. Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook

For the dog lover who is also a budding chef, this cookbook is just the thing. Full of recipes no canine can resist, they're "human tested and animal approved." $18.95 at Bubba Rose.

 

3. Dogs of the Year Calendar

Labs, dalmations, beagles and more-- This calendar covers nearly all the bases for whatever dog enthusiast you're buying for. Plus, as a hand-pulled screenprint it is truly a work of art. $39 from Charlotte Farmer.

 

4.Underwater Dogs Book

Underwater Dogs Book

We featured photographer Seth Casteel's work here on the Clawguard blog a few months back. Anyone who loves dogs will appreciate this entertaining peek into the determination that goes into a chase. $16.59 from Better World Books.

 

5. Humunga Stache Toy

This "Humunga Stache" adds a little class to any game of fetch. The secret is the rubber ball that Fido can't help but chase, and everybody else can't help but chuckle about.  $14.99 at Muttropolis.

 

6. Custom Pet Painting

These custom pet portrait paintings are lovingly observed and come in sizes from small to large to fit just about any budget. $79-$300 from Adriana Willsie.  

 

7. Dog Breed Pillow Whether you've got a bulldog buddy, greyhound gal or pug person to buy for, these breed-specific throw pillows are nearly as cute and cuddly as the real thing. $36-$60 from Perpetually Yours Pets.

 

8. Dog Tea Towels

Dog Tea Towels

 If you have to clean up after Fido's licking, dripping, drooling messes, at least it can be a bit more fun with this set of three modern illustrated tea towels. $45 from Gingiber. 

 

9. Dog Mask

For tiny dog lovers, this fabric mask is the great addition to imaginative play, and tails are available, too! $18 from Opposite of Far. 

 

10. Clawguard!

Clawguard Door Scratch Shield

If reducing the stress on your doors, and your holiday host's doors, sounds like a Christmas miracle to you, we think a Clawguard would be a perfect addition to your shopping list. It allows you to travel worry free, in hotels and at your parent's place, too. No more embarrassing situations or permanent damage from door scratching! Consider a Clawguard door protector for the dog or dog owner on your list today!

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Watch Clawguard in Action in Our New Video

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Have you been considering purchasing a Clawguard of your own? Check out our newest video that walks you through why it's the best door scratching solution out there, and how easy Clawguard is to install! Clawguard superfans may notice two familiar faces in the video-- Foster, the dog who inspired the Clawguard's creation, and inventor Kevin Dixon who brought it to life.
Still have a question about Clawguard? Get in touch and we're happy to help!
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We love dogs who do good

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Philanthropy is something near and dear to our heart here at Clawguard. We don't want to just protect your door, we want to protect dogs in need too. It's as simple as that. In the past year Clawguard has partnered with dog adoption groups, a local dog shelter, and a national rescue organization. This month we're proud to partner with an organization that is passionate about helping canines and their humans too.

Clawguard sales support Nawty Dog Big Heart

Nawty Dawg Big Heart is an organization devoted to helping those in need. Sometimes that means covering an expensive vet bill or helping a dog find a forever home. This organization is always happy to step up and help their community. After all, their mission is to create a forum of friendship, laughter, networking and philanthropy. And their spokesdog Ecco D'Oro sure does that, in his many creative appearances and costumes, he shares his warmth and love with all who meet him. We applaud the charitable efforts of Nawty Dawg Big Heart and will be donating a portion of our proceeds to their philanthropic cause. It's simple, for every Clawguard sold in November, we are donating $1 to Nawty Dawg Big Heart.

 

How our donation can help:

  • $5 can make a HUGE impact on an animal’s life!
  • $25 can make the difference between whether a foster or shelter has enough food to take in another homeless pet.
  • $75 provides a spay/neuter for a cat or a dog.
  • $250 can mean the difference between life and death for an animal.
 

Our BIG Goal:

If we sell one thousand Clawguard door shields in November, we will donate $1,000 to this wonderful charity.   We can do this! Help us reach our goal, by sharing our mission with your friends.
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Meet Ecco D'Oro, the spokesdog for Nawty Dawg Big Heart Ecco d'Oro

Ecco D'Oro is the spokesdog for Nawty Dawg Big Heart. His name means "Here is Gold" and he truly has a heart of gold. Ecco thrives off of relationships and helping others in needs.  You can often find him counseling friends on his Facebook account, or leaving a pawsitive message to brighten someone's day. He makes multiple donations a month to charitable funds and when he's given all he can give, he calls on his friends to might be able to lend a paw. He is always impressed at how the work of a few can literally touch thousands. If you would like to join Ecco's pack, join him on Facebook and Twitter.  

Have you purchased your Clawguard yet?

 Clawguard dog door scratch shield

 

See how it can protect your door and your dog's paws. Scratching the front door is a real problem for many dog owners, see how Clawguard can help you correct your dog's nawty behavior. Because as a dog owner, we don't have to tell you that separation anxiety can be a real problem for the dog, and for you.

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These Dogs Have Halloween Covered: Funniest Dog Costumes

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Dressing dogs in clothing is a polarizing issue. There are those who have drawers full of clothing for their pup, and those who can't imagine. But when it comes to Halloween, there's one thing most of us can agree on: Dogs in costumes are adorable. Here are a few of our favorite creative and hilarious dog Halloween costumes.

 

funny dog Halloween costume

The award for the most unexpected costume has to go to "Two Dogs Carrying a Present." We don't know who thinks of these things or why, but we're glad they did. Source.

 

Frida Kahlo dog costume

Art lovers will appreciate this canine nod to Frida Kahlo. Good luck drawing on that unibrow, though. Source.

 

martini dog costume

If your dog happens to be in an Elizabethan collar over Halloween doesn't mean they can't dress up. Consider transforming that plastic cone into a dirty martini, like this boozehound. Source.

 

Dog Halloween costume

 This dog-to-lion transformation proves that sometimes simple can be best. Source.

 

Not the most terrifying Cerberus we've ever seen, but possibly the cutest. Source.

 

Captain Jack, or just a run of the mill pirate, we approve of chihuahuas with dreadlocks regardless. 

 Pincushion dog costume Halloween

Seamstresses will recognize this stuff tomato instantly as the classic pincushion. Only this time on four feet with a thimble hat. 

 

And if you're feeling really mischievous this Halloween, consider copying SpiderDog and scaring the bejeezus out of unsuspecting neighbors like this guy did.

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Doggie Language, Illustrated

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With the thousands of tips and tricks out there for how to train our dogs, it's easy to forget that as dog owners it's up to us to train ourselves to read out dogs as well. In a quest to help educate the public, illustrator Lili Chin created a series of infographics and posters that are not only adorable, but also shed light on dog body language, behavior, special needs dogs and more. Here are a few of our favorites--  "Doggie Language" stars Chin's Boston Terrier, Boogie, in a demonstration and decoding of dog body language.  

the yellow dog project illustrations

"The Yellow Dog Project" is a program to help visually identify dogs that need a little space when they're outside, and to encourage those nearby to give them a little extra space. "How Not to Greet a Dog" is a great resource, especially for teaching children dog manners.    "Ain't Misbehavin'!," a collaboration between Chin and dog trainer Elisabeth Weiss, is a good reminder to keep our pets engaged in positive activities rather than get angry when they act out out of boredom. See more Doggie Drawings here.

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