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Cesar Millan Just Dropped His Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs—Here's What Every Pet Parent Should Snag, ASAP

From anxiety vests to all-natural dog chews

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Cesar Milan Holiday Gift Guide 2023 UNI
Cesar Millan

When it comes to everything canine related, we look to none other than Cesar Millan, the world-renowned dog behaviorist and co-founder of Halo Collar—aka the Dog Whisperer. Just last December, he answered all our most burning questions about how to care for our beloved pets (like what’s the biggest mistake that dog owners make?). Then, in January, he shared tips on how to introduce your furry baby to your newborn without a hitch. Now, he's giving us all the tea on the best gifts to buy our pups this holiday season.

Yes, that's right, the Cesar Millan holiday gift guide for dogs is making its rounds, and of course, we're bringing you his top recommendations so you can check 'get a Christmas gift for Fido' off your list. Unsurprisingly, Millan's Halo Collar ($699) made the top of the list. He explains, "[it] allows you to easily create boundaries anywhere you go and communicate them to your dog in a way they will understand." We like to think of it as an invisible fence that keeps your pet from wandering off, but it doesn't shock them when they go out of bounds. Instead, it uses three levels of prevention feedback (warning, boundary and emergency) consisting of beeps, vibrations and gentle static to keep them painlessly in check.

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For $699, this nifty gadget does more than just help train your dog. It will also allow you to easily track them down in the Halo app if they ever get lost, thanks to real-time tracking GPS technology. Other features, like an advanced LED lighting system that provides high visibility in low-light conditions (like during late-night walks), are just the cherry on top. Needless to say, it's easily one of the best gifts for dogs (and dog owners) you can buy, not least of all because it provides a ton of peace of mind. Of course, there's more where that came from, so read on to discover the best items from Cesar Millan's holiday guide and prepare to snag all sorts of goodies for your fur baby.

The Best Dog Accessories

Your dog only deserves the best, so these Cesar Millan-approved pet accessories are a must. First up is the Xdog weight vest (from $70), which isn't just any ol' dog vest. It's designed to provide over *50* health benefits, from helping them build muscle to addressing dog anxiety. How so, you ask? Well, according to the brand, it combines warming or cooling compression with a weight that mimics a hug to boost your pup's mood and keep them calm.

However, we might be most excited about the water-repellant and breathable Cesar Millan dog backpack (from $51), which Millan says helps "give dogs a purpose, mental stimulation and helps to discipline the mind.” It's meant to be weighed down so your dog gets more efficient exercise, making quick walks feel like longer ones. In other words, it's a dog-walking hack every busy pet parent needs. But if you've got a super anxious pup on your hands, the Thundershirt dog anxiety vest(was from $40, now from $20) has their name written all over it. All you need to know is that 85 percent of buyers have said its gentle, constant pressure has helped ease their dog's anxiety through everything from thunderstorms to fireworks, which means it's the gift that keeps on giving.

The Best Dog Treats and Toys

According to Millan, the best treats to give your dog this Christmas include these PureBites beef liver snacks (from $17) that have more than 4,000 5-star reviews, which is a good sign that your canine will be into them. Millan also loves these all-natural Cadet Toro bully hide sticks (were $37, now $35), which he describes as "great for draining extra energy. They might be a little expensive, but they are perfect for chewing and releasing the energy from the jaw.”

And lest we forget about playtime. On the toy front, Millan recommends this Chuckit! Ultra Ball dog toy (was from $11, now from $8). Thanks to its textured surface and thick rubber core, it can definitely take on rough play, according to thousands of happy dog owners. "These balls have become a focal point of our lives simply because our wiener dog cannot live without them," one reviewer shares. "She can sit there and 'chew' on the ball but she never actually destroys the ball itself." You can thank us (and the Dog Whisperer!) later.


Destinee Scott

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Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Assistant Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...

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