6 Ways to get your dog ready for the holiday season

Posted by Andres Rubio on

Help your dog remember basic rules
Dogs love to learn new tricks! That said, it doesn’t hurt to practice the ones your dog already mastered. Especially during the holiday season, there’s a lot of temptation to grab some food, jump on your guests, etc.

So, get ready together! Grab some treats and be consistent with your commands. Don't confuse your dog with new rules.

Don’t change their habits too much
If you're off during the holiday season it's important to keep the same routines. Even if that means waking up at 7am.

If you're home during the day make sure not too overload your dog with attention and food. As we all tend to gain weight during the holidays keep in mind it's harder for your dog to shed those extra pounds.

Inform your guests
Tell your guests in advance how they should behave around your dog. That includes (not) feeding the dog (watch out with chocolate!). Kids or other dogs coming? This might stress your dog. Make sure they have a safe place to go if they want to hide.

That fragile Christmas tree
Cats are famous for jumping in Christmas trees, dogs can make a mess too in the season.

Be careful with wires, those paws can easily get caught! For those Christmas balls you can't bear to throw out make sure they're out of reach!

The Vet
Check if your veterinary is going to close during the holidays and save the emergency phone number.

If you're traveling, know your closest veterinary.
If you're leaving your dog with the dog-sitter make sure they know what to do and who to call in case of an emergency.

Dressing up?
You’ve spent a lot of time looking for the perfect outfit for those special evenings, but what about your dog? Get some fancy holiday season wear! What about a Christmas Bow Tie for them?

They'll be the star of the night! Other than Jesus obviously


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