Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Dad’s Best Friend

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to show thanks for all that Dad does. When it comes to the dog, Dad’s efforts usually translate to sharing his favorite chair, waking up in the middle of the night for a bathroom break, walking in the rain, and tossing balls tirelessly. This Father’s Day, why not help your dog show his appreciation by giving Dad a gift to strengthen the dad-dog bond? Here are some of Karen Pryor’s dogs’ top gifts for dads:

Puppy with a gift box between its paws

Interactive Puzzle Toys

Is Dad a problem-solver? Now he can enjoy watching the dog sharpen his own problem-solving skills with these cool puzzles. Give the Aïkiou a spin, make treats disappear in Dog Magic, or slide in some fun with the Dog Brick. Dad can load ‘em up with your dog’s favorite treats and watch with amazement as the dog works to solve the problem and retrieve his tasty reward.

Fetch Toys

There’s no better dad-dog activity than a lively game of fetch in the backyard. Choose the alluring Glow-in-the-Dark Whistle Ball, the energy-releasing KONG Zinger, a Frequent Flyer Fetch Toy, or the Hover Craft ultimate flying disc—these toys will have both Dad and dog jumping up for joy!

Tug Toys

What man or dog doesn’t love the challenge of tug-of-war? Dad can grab a tug toy and let the fun and games begin! These tug toys are made to withstand pretty much anything! The football Tugzee, the indestructible Bumi, and the Ultimate Tug-O-War toy are all sure-fire ways to let the games begin (as long as Dad lets the dog win!).


Does Dad have a competitive streak? You don’t say and Do You Mind games for dogs let Dad put his training skills to the test—and have fun in the process!


What dog owner hasn’t wished to enter his dog’s mind? Give Dad an entirely new way to see, understand, and communicate with the dog with a signed copy of Karen Pryor’s best-selling book, Reaching the Animal Mind. Or, how about Frans de Waal’s The Age of Empathy, a thought-provoking book that examines both how empathy comes naturally to a wide variety of animals and how we can use that to our advantage in these difficult times.

Happy Father’s Day!