Including your dog in Holiday fun.

Including Your Dog in Holiday Fun

Posted Dec 22, 2017 in Seasonal

Christmas is almost here which means the holiday season is in full swing! You probably have plenty of holiday traditions already in place, but including your dog in these traditions is important too. With all the busyness of the holidays, you have to make sure you’re staying connected with your dog and keeping them involved in the holiday fun. There are plenty of ways to spend quality time with your pup. Here are some ideas for how to keep your dog included this holiday season.

Goodies for the Whole Family

When you’re baking your annual Christmas and holiday cookies, you may be forgetting to make some options for your pup. They probably are jealous of everyone getting some special treats, so make something just for them. There are so many different dog goodies that you can add to your list of items to get.

Get Outside and Explore

During the holiday season, there are so many different ways to get outside and explore with your pup. Take a walk around your neighborhood or another area of your town to see the elaborate Christmas lights. Just be sure your dog doesn’t get too cold and you don’t stay out too long. Check out what Christmas events, holiday markets, tree lighting ceremonies, or other festive outings your town has that you and your dog can walk around and enjoy.

Dress Up Your Pup

Dressing up your furry friend in holiday outfits can be entertainment for everyone in your family. Dig out your ugly sweaters and order one online for your pup. There are so many creative options for how you can get your dog in the holiday spirit. Snap some photos for a holiday card and have fun! Just be sure your dog can move freely in their outfit and is comfortable. If not, take it off.

Give Back

During the holidays, many people want to give back to their communities. One way to do this is giving you and your dog’s time and affection to those who need it. Call up your local nursing home to see if they need any therapy dog services. If your dog is well trained and calm, they can bring joy to the residents and brighten their holidays. You can also visit your local dog shelter and give the dogs at the shelter the chance to play with your dog. Many shelter have special holiday events that may even tempt you to adopt another pup!

Wrap Presents and Make a Stocking

Your dog surely does not want to be left out of the gifts this holiday season. Don’t forget to pick up some gifts for your dog to unwrap under the tree. They’ll get the excitement of watching your dog unwrap presents along with the rest of the family. Find some presents that fit their unique and amazing personality. Think about what they need or toys that they love. We guarantee they’ll that they’ll love it.

Holiday Cards

Getting your dog and family dressed up for a photoshoot is the perfect tradition. Get your dog freshly groomed for the season and they’ll be looking great for their close up. Pick a theme or color for your family and have a full photoshoot for your holiday card. There are so many clever holiday card ideas involving dogs so get creative with it. Send it out to all your friends and family to see.

Enjoy spending this season with your family and fun! Happy Holidays!

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