The holidays are crazy, but we can’t forget about our pets. Below are four ways to celebrate the holidays with your dog. Pups deserve to be cheery too.
Don’t forget about your furry friend this holiday season. Everyone should spend the holidays with those they love, including your dog—and they love you more than anyone, or anything, on the planet. Here are four ways to celebrate the holidays with your dog and give them the extra love and attention they deserve. They’ll appreciate the sentiment and give you so many slobbery kisses in return.
The number one thing your dog wants for Christmas is to spend more time with you. Carve some time out of your busy schedule, and get in some quality time with your pup. Visit a local park together, or exercise your dog indoors with a quick game of fetch or monkey. Your pup will love that you made the extra time for them this holiday season, and you may even tire them out as well.
Make Their Bed Extra Cozy
Your dog probably spends a lot of time in their bed. Make sure the area is as comfy as possible during the holidays. As tempting as it might be, you don’t have to buy them something new. All you have to do is put some extra pillows in their bed, as this will give them a nice spot to rest their heads. You should also place a piece of your clothing in or near the bed; your dog will find your scent comforting while you’re away. If your pup is not a chewer, consider decorating. Your dog wants to get in the holiday spirit, just like the rest of us, so place lights or garland around their bed to create a festive look.
Buy or Make Tasty Holiday Treats
Your furry friend deserves a few extra treats. Shop around a bit to see if there are any seasonal treats your pup might enjoy. If you really want to go the extra mile, pick up a dog cookbook, make something you know your dog will love, and serve it to them in style. This is a creative way to show your love. Don’t give them too much, though, as it’s important to remember this is a holiday treat and not the new normal.
Give Them a Christmas Present
This is a fun and easy way to celebrate the holidays with your dog. Make sure your pup has something to open Christmas morning—you don’t want them to think you forgot about them. This gift does not have to be anything spectacular; a simple bone or chew toy will suffice. Your dog will be happy you thought about them, and they’ll love taking part in the Christmas-morning madness.