How to Keep Your Dog Happy & Safe During the Holidays

Holidays for Your Dogs? How to Keep Your Pet Safe…

The winter holidays are a time for feasting and fun. Naturally you want to share the good times with your dogs, include them in family gatherings, give them presents and maybe some special food treats. But the holidays can also be treacherous and stressful for dogs (and other pets, for that matter). Even the most innocent items become serious dangers when pets are around. Excited dogs can knock down trees or candles; and ornaments, holiday foods, and even presents can be health hazards. Keep These Things in Mind So Your Dogs Stay Safe Through the Holidays: Trees Natural foods may … Continue reading

Holiday Safety: Training Your Dog to ‘Leave It’

Leave It Command to Train Your Dog

One of the biggest concerns families have in relation to their dogs during the holidays is keeping things that don’t belong to the dog away from the dog.   While management in the form of securing hazardous items away from dogs is a good idea, training in addition to management is an added safety and convenience feature. The holiday season brings things in to the environment that dogs have a tendency to want to explore such as decorations, food, and gifts; these things can be more than just a nuisance for your dog to get in to – they can be … Continue reading