The holidays are just around the corner. So, Merry Christmas, everyone!
It’s that time of the year when all our homes become a little too crowded for our fur babies.- Isn’t it?
The stress of having a Christmas tree in the house, the lights, decorations, smells, food, and everyone under one roof – all these can send even a well-mannered dog-like Golden Retriever over the edge. Christmas celebrations can not only be hectic for you but can also be overstimulating for most dogs.
How about you plan things a little to accommodate your cuddle buddy in the festivities?
Finding ways to include lapdogs like ShihTzu, Pug, or Pomeranian without stressing them out may seem a little tricky. But dog-friendly activities can make Christmas more enjoyable for both of you.
Take A Look At Some Ways to Celebrate Christmas With Your Fur Babies
1. Check out the Christmas lights
Does your dog love a car ride after dark, looking at the twinkling lights in your neighborhood?
Go around your neighborhood with your dog to check out the Christmas lights. It’s a less stressful way to make your pet familiarize with it. If your pomeranian barks at those giant inflatable Frosty, then you know what decorations to avoid.
2. Bake Some Treats!
I love baking holiday treats not just for my family but for my fur baby too!
Even though dogs must have raw foods mostly, a little bending of rules during Christmas can be fun. Try out some doggie recipes and bond over them, sampling the yummy treats with your pet.
3. Christmas ‘Dress-up’ is a must!
Indulge this Christmas with reindeer headbands, Santa caps, and cute collar bows to dress-up your dog. Try some dog hairstyles on your Shih Tzu and Pomeranian to make them ready for that Christmas photoshoot.
4. Click Holiday Pictures
Don’t forget to include your pet baby in the family pictures!
Labrador Retrievers, Boston Terriers, and Golden Retrievers mostly enjoy hanging around people. If you have one as a pet, dress up, add a Santa cap, and get some pictures clicked for the family album.
5. Make Wrapping Presents Fun!
Smash a wrapping paper into a ball and let your fur babies play with it!
Make gift-wrapping a fun activity for your pet. While you wrap Christmas gifts, wrap a strip around your Pug or Chihuahua’s belly and watch them play with it. You can add a Christmas bow or two to their heads and enjoy having a good time with them.
6. Create Memories With Your Pet
Every family has its own Christmas tradition; some decorate Christmas trees, some don’t. Whatever is your family’s Christmas tradition, take some time out to make a few memories with your fur babies.
Start some new traditions, take family photos, and create unforgettable memories with your fur babies. Over the years, you can reflect on the sweeter times with your pet with a smile!
Whether it’s your cute lap dog Shih Tzu or your family buddy Golden Retriever, make them feel special this Christmas!
Still, if your dog has coping difficulties with the hustle-bustle of the holidays, feel free to post your questions and comments here, and we will get back to you.