The holiday season can be hard on from the tempting smell of goodies to extra deliveries. Some pups are but some can become stressed during this time. To minimize their anxiety, here are some tips to help your dog handle holiday stress and visitors.
During the holiday, having an extra guest in your home or staying in a new place can be stressful for your dog. Make sure your dog has a safe place to relax. You may want to let children know not to climb in your dog's bed. Ensuring your pet has a safe space will:
- Keep your pup calm
- Keep them from being aggressive
- And keep them safe from food spills
- If your dog has a sure its assessable to them
I am sure you've heard a tired dog is an obedient dog if you haven't now you have!) Adding more exercise over the holidays gives your pup time away from the holiday madness. Keep them calm and ready to relax. This is a win-win for you and your pet! To ensure your pup's paws are ready for the winter, make sure you're using In Pups We Trust, Paw Love Balm or Pawstick
Humans enjoy hugs, dogs not so much!
Make sure your pup likes being touched all over their body. Don't be afraid to let visitors know how to interact with your pup.
Watch the food
As a fur parent, we understand that dogs can't eat certain things. However, your aunt may not. A slice of chocolate cake can ruin you and your pet's holiday.
- Remind guests not to feed your pup(s)
- Have some dog-friendly options visitors can give your pup instead.
- Keep unsafe food out of reach
Cute as a button, but they must be monitored closely with dogs.
Hitting and tugging on a dog can scare them and even cause them to bite as a defense mechanism.
Feeding dogs from their hand is a favorite among toddlers, however,
This is not a good idea. This teaches dogs to take food out of when it's can be problematic in the long run.