If you love dogs as much as I do, you’ve probably spent the last four weeks planning and preparing the most pawsome Christmas ever, with your precious pooch in mind. In our house, Christmas has become more about spoiling our pups rotten than anything else. If you are also planning on spending the day making your canine companion feel like a king, here’s a list of all of the things that make a ‘pawfect’ Christmas.
- Presents Galore
Wrap up some new toys and treats for your dog to unwrap. Choose toys that are safe and suitable for their size and play style. Interactive toys, like snuffle mats and puzzle toys are great for keeping your dog stimulated.
- Lots and Lots (and Lots) of Treats
It might be a nice idea to buy your pooch a selection of new and tasty treats just for Christmas. Choosing treats that are smaller and have higher nutritional values means that you can give your dog more treats than you usually would, without upsetting their feeding pattern.
- Dress to Impress
Dress your dog in a comfortable and festive outfit, like a Christmas sweater or a Santa hat (if they enjoy wearing clothing).
- Wintery Walks
Take your dog out for an extra special Christmas Day walk. You could even arrange to meet friends or family and their dogs so that your four-legged buddy gets to socialise and play with other dogs.
5. Christmas Stockings
Hang a stocking filled with dog-friendly goodies, such as small treats, a new toy, or a chew bone.
- Cosy Cuddles
Snuggle up with your dog under a cosy blanket and enjoy some quality time together.
- Christmas Dinner
Prepare a special Christmas dinner for your dog. You could try buying turkey-flavored dog food and mixing it with other goodies like vegetables. Be careful not to let your dog over-indulge no matter how cute they are.
- Puppy Pics
I have to confess that this is more of an activity for me than for my dog. Capture the festive moments with your dog through a Christmas-themed photo session. Dress them up, set up some props, and create lasting memories.
Pst… We LOVE seeing pictures of adorable dogs so feel free to send them over to us via our social media accounts.
If your dog enjoys the company of other dogs, arrange a playdate with their doggy friends. Socialising can be a great way for them to have fun and burn off energy.
Keep in mind that some dogs may feel stressed during all the excitement of Christmas. Provide a quiet space where your dog can relax if they need a break from the fun.