It’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner. There’s so much to do; decorating the house, shopping for presents, wrapping presents and writing cards, planning your dinner menu and so much more.
It’s such a joyous time of year, a little stressful at times but nonetheless exciting. In the midst of all the prepping and planning you can’t forget to include your furry friend on this special day, after all they’re family too right?
You might be wondering how your pet dog can join in on the festivities, there’s plenty of things you can do with, we’ve listed some of them below:
A Christmas walk
Why not head out and brave the wintry weather, with houses and town covered with pretty Christmas decorations and lights this makes for a change compared to your average walk with your pooch. Dogs are just as fascinated as we are with lights and the streets are normally a lot quieter too so you can have some quality time. Be careful of extreme temperatures though, if need be wrap your dog up in a little doggy coat.
Taking some fun, classic, festive photos are a must every Christmas with the entire family. Buy your dog some reindeer ears, a red nose or a santa hat. Gear them up and you have some brilliant photos for next year’s Christmas cards!
Play in the snow
Snow on Christmas is a dream, if we have the freezing cold temperatures we might as well wish for snow to make up for it. Head down to a local park with the family and your dog, have snowball fights with everyone and make snow angels and snowmen. You can even sneakily plant sneaky dog bones in the snow and see if your dog can sniff them out.
Bake some doggy treats
You’re going to be cooking a huge feast for the entire family so get some freshly baked goodies in the oven for your dog too. They don’t take long to make, just mix wheat flour, an egg, some water and any ingredient which your dog’s’ taste buds will thank you for, this can be anything from peanut butter, bacon or cheese. Watch your dog come running to the oven when these are ready.
Christmas stockings and presents
There’s plenty of treats you can pop in a personalised stocking for your pup, you can also wrap presents up too and let your dog open them for themselves – with everyone opening their presents you don’t want your dog feeling left out. Some things you buy for your dog: squeaky toy, treats, plushies, balls, food bowls, blankets, grooming tools.
The amount of food cooked at Christmas time seems infinite, there’s plenty go around for all and there’s always leftovers too. You can spoil your dog with this too, be careful though – not everything you cook is completely safe for your dog’s digestive system. You can give them skinless turkey meat, mashed potatoes, carrots and green beans.
Who doesn’t love a Christmas movie? Grab some hot cocoa with a dash of peppermint for a minty twist and a blanket whilst you cuddle up to your pup and watch back to back Christmas movies until you fall asleep. What better way to end a lovely Christmas day?