In a few more months, we’ll be breathing in the Christmas air, and we’ll once again be reunited with our loved ones to celebrate the festive season. But this time around, you’ll be having a new pup in tow—what should you do?
In our previous article, we shared some tips and tricks to help you and your family get ready for the holidays with your new puppy. So before handing over your little four-legged friend their much-awaited dog present box, make sure you pup-proof your space and train your puppy so you can enjoy the holidays.
In this article, we’ll share some more tips to help you and your pup get ready for the holiday season. Let’s take a look!
Tip #1: Prepare Your Puppy and Your Guests for Interaction
Even if you are having a small gathering at home, new people can overwhelm and change the behaviour of your puppy, which isn’t always a good thing to begin with. In some cases, puppies may tend to be scared and act out, putting your guests at risk for biting. Because of this, you must start etiquette training early on to ensure that your puppy is ready for the influx of new faces this coming season.
Besides training your puppy and giving them yummy dog treats because they’re doing well, it’s also important that you prepare your guests as well. This means informing your guests to let your puppy calm down before engaging with them. Besides that, remind them not to give your pet food from the table since it can be dangerous for your little pup.
Tip #2: Be Mindful of Your Pet’s Food
Christmas is such a delight for humans because we’ll be having delicious food. But of course, it’s best to avoid giving your puppy some of these holiday goodies. This is because your pup is more susceptible to food poisoning and gives them an unpleasant experience. To ensure your dog’s safety, make sure they stay away from the following foods:
- Raw bread dough
- Sugar-free candy
- Bones smaller than your dog’s mouth
- Pork bones
- Rib bones
- Peanut butter that contains Xylitol
If you want to give your dog some treats, it’s best to give them nutritious dog treats from shops like Frankie Loves Bakery. We choose our dog treat ingredients mindfully, making every bite extra safe for your puppy.
Tip #3: Make the Get-Together Fun for All
Now that you’ve puppy-proofed your decorations and informed your guests on how to safely interact with your puppy, it’s now time for you and your loved ones to enjoy the festive activities with your pup. Consider having a fun holiday photo shoot and matching Christmas sweaters, or drive out to see a holiday light show, or better yet, go out for a walk with your family to check out your neighbour’s fantastic Christmas decorations.
The Bottom Line: The Holidays is Meant to Be Enjoyed By All, Including Your New Puppy
Puppy-proofing your home, training your pup, and ensuring your guests know how to interact with your little one can help provide a stress-free and safe holiday celebration. When things go well, you can surely give your puppy their very own dog present box with all the goodies inside for behaving like a good little puppy during the celebrations.
How Can We Help You?
If you’re thinking of giving your puppy a dog present box for Christmas, Frankie Loves Bakery is here to help.
We offer handmade dog accessories and healthy treats lovingly made in Perth, Western Australia. Of course, we only use the best natural ingredients, so it’s kind to your puppy’s tummy.
Check out our puppy goods today!