Every year, the age-old debate about when to put the Christmas tree up is a guarantee. When it comes to Christmas, everyone has their own rituals. However, there is one tradition that begins on December 1st without fail, and it involves chocolate for breakfast!
Advent calendars are the perfect countdown to Christmas morning, with each calendar slot filled with festive treats enjoyed by children and adults alike. But what about our pups? They definitely deserve to be involved in the holiday season just like us...
Enjoy our festive roundup of 5 of the best dog advent calendars on the market:
- Scrumbles ‘Happy Howlidays’
- Marleybones ‘Christmas Trial Pack Calendar’
- Lily’s Kitchen ‘Advent Calendar for Dogs’
- Pooch & Mutt ‘Merry Poochmas’
- Make your own doggy advent calendar
1. Scrumbles Dog Advent Calendar
Scrumbles ‘Happy Howlidays’ advent calendar for dogs not only has a delightful festive design, so it can sit alongside your advent calendars on the mantelpiece, it is also full of delicious natural dog treats!
Comprising dental treats, calming treats and 100% chicken treats for happy tums and happy pups, with an extra bonus that the packaging is 100% recyclable.
Suitable for: All dogs 3+ months
2. Marleybones Christmas Trial Pack with Calendar
Marleybones is a sustainable dog dining service offering gently steamed cooked meals tailored to your pup. With full supply chain transparency and 100% recyclable packaging, they really are taking amazing steps in the dog food industry.
This year, they are running a Christmas trial that includes 8 tasty meals, 1 ‘Furry Christmas’ ball, and 1 dog advent calendar filled with handmade air-dried treats. So, not only can you treat your pup to a fun festive calendar and Christmas ball, they’ll also get to enjoy Marleybones high quality meals as well!
Plus - for every calendar sold, Marleybones will donate 2 meals to the Jai Dog Rescue, an initiative supporting stray dogs in Thailand.
Suitable for: All dogs, simply fill out Marleybones’ nutritional consultation.
3. Lily's Kitchen Advent Calendar
A very pretty and traditionally designed advent calendar for dogs, composed of a selection of 3 delicious treats, all made with the finest natural ingredients.
You’ve got your ‘Rise and Shines’, formulated to keep your dog’s coat as shiny as a Christmas bauble; some Cheese and Apple training treats which are ideal little bones to pop in your pocket for winter walks; and then to finish the day, some Bedtime Biscuits, made with honey, yoghurt and chamomile to calm your excitable Christmas pup.
Better yet, they also have a whole festive range to get your dog involved in the holiday cheer!
Suitable for: All dogs, but remember to check the ingredients list for your pup.
4. Pooch & Mutt's Merry Poochmas Calendar
Pooch & Mutt’s classic branding with a touch of festive cheer! This calendar is packed with two tasty treats for your dog to snack on each day. Pooch & Mutt keep Christmas healthy, with treats that are grain and junk-free.
Turkey & Cranberry Meaty Treats packed with functional benefits. Collagen to give your pup a healthy skin and coat, and probiotics for healthy digestion - plus a sprinkling of seasonal cinnamon for some festive cheer!
Suitable for: All breeds and ages from 12 weeks old.
5. How to make your own dog advent calendar
Have you got a pup with allergies? Or a fussy pooch with a penchant for some very particular treats? You always have the option of making your own Christmas advent calendar for dogs from scratch!
It’s time to get creative! Simply sew some pouches onto a piece of fabric, you can then decorate and number the pockets with felt tips and slip in some tidbits each day.
Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of woodwork, you can cut out a big dog bone shape in wood. Then, all you need to do is drill in some holes and poke elastic loops through to hold the treats. This makes for a great way of getting your pup involved in retrieving their own treats from the calendar.
With this option, you can make a dog advent calendar that’s filled to the brim with treats you know your pup can enjoy safely. Plus, you can completely personalise it with their name in your style!