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25 Practical (and Fun!) Gifts for New Dog Owners They Will Seriously Appreciate

Know someone who got a pandemic puppy? These gifts will make their lives much easier.
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Being a new dog owner is full of cuddles and daily walks, but also potty training, messes, and early-morning wake-up calls. Luckily, there's lots of pet gear out there that can make it all a little easier—and more fun for pet owners and their new pups. So, as you're making your holiday shopping list, don't forget to add your new furry friends and their parents. 

When selecting gifts for new dog owners, practical items that can help day-to-day are the best choice. New dog owners need items to help them take care of their pets, keep them healthy, and clean up after them. Gifts that help pet parents travel with their pooches and spend quality time with them are also much needed and appreciated. And, toys are always a dog-approved gift. 

Not sure what to get the new dog owner in your life this holiday season? Look no further. We've rounded up the best gifts for new dog owners that will be loved by both your four-legged friends and their owners.

25 Gifts for New Dog Owners That Will Make Their Lives Easier

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