Christmas is a time for all members of the family to come together and enjoy the festivities, and that includes our 4 legged friends. Some dogs may embrace the Christmas spirit but for others, it can be an overwhelming and stressful time. Dogs Trust have shared a handy poster with us that details 5 key tips in keeping dogs happy during Christmas.
Food can be a massive red flag when it comes to Dogs at Christmas with sack loads of sweet treats, seasonal fruits and traditional ingredients (ideally consumed by humans). Dogs Trust has listed a handful of main culprits in which we have to be extra vigilant when our dogs decide to help themselves.
On the days you’re having guests over, it’s important to stick to your daily routine of mealtimes and exercise as much as possible. You can also help your dog to stay calm by giving them a distraction when your guests first arrive, like a long-lasting food release treat or a chew. It’s important to ensure you and your family members know how to read your dog’s body language so you can spot signs that they might need some space from the festivities.
For more information – visit the Dogs Trust website here