A Guide to Getting Your Dog Ready for the Holiday Season

December 12, 2021

As the holiday season draws near, it’s likely that you are getting you and your pet ready for all the festivities that are about to come. How exciting! The holidays are fun for everyone, pets included! They also involve several changes that need to be accounted for. If you’re not sure how to get your dog ready for the holiday season, have no fear! We created this guide to help you and your pet make the holidays fun and festive this year.

Know Your Dog’s Personality

The key to preparing pets for any special season is to make sure you know a thing or two about their personalities. While some are fine handling the influx of family members and visitors, others get stressed out by too many people going in and out of the house. That’s why it’s essential to know your pet’s personality. If you can anticipate how your pet will behave, you’ll be better able to prepare for the entire day overall.

If your pup has anxiety surrounding loud noises, meeting new people, or the overall hustle and bustle of the holiday season, consider picking up one of our Aromadog™ lavender scented dog toys!

Stock up on Your Dog’s Supplies

Make sure you have everything your pet needs to feel safe and comfortable no matter what is going on in the rest of the house. Have enough of the right food, put water in their favorite dog water bowl, and keep their favorite dog toys on hand. Doing these things will help keep them on their best behavior and be useful for associating the holidays with positivity.

Follow a Routine

Regardless of how hectic the holiday season can get, it is important to follow your dog’s regular routine as closely as possible. This includes going out for dog walks, scheduling mealtimes, and making sure they get their playtime in. Having extra (or fewer) people in the home may throw them off already. The best thing you can do is stick to some semblance of a schedule to help them stay at ease.

That said, all routines shift during the holidays. If you have guests visiting during major holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas, consider including your dog in the fun. Try a group walk with your pup after the large meal so you can incorporate a regular activity with the rest of the crowd.

Find All the Pet Products You Need for the Holidays at Multipet

The holidays are a time of giving, and that means giving to your furry friend too! Not only does Multipet have dog toys for every time of year, but we also stock special holiday dog toys that are perfect for helping you and your pup celebrate the holidays in style. Find Christmas and Hanukkah-themed dog toys in plush, latex, squeaky, chew, and other varieties when you visit our site today. Keep your pet happy, healthy, and in the holiday spirit this season!