How to Make the Holidays Even More Enjoyable for Your Dogs!

Holidays for Your Dogs: Happy Dogs!

As humans we often think of the holidays as a chance to see family members that we don’t see often, go to parties and eat festive food. For us this time can be very fun and exciting but it is also typically more hectic. As you celebrate the holiday season, take moment to consider the holidays from your dog’s point of view.   Although we love to invite friends and family we rarely see to our homes during the holidays, many dogs do not share the same enthusiasm for the new visitors. Some dogs are quite social and like to … Continue reading

10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas With Your Pets

Christmas With Your Pets: How to Be and Happy Celebrating It With Your Pet Best Friend

Christmas is just a few days away! You might be wondering what some of the best ways to include your fur-babies into the celebrations might be. Or, you might just be interested in hearing some new ideas on how to celebrate Christmas with your pets.   Either way, today I will share some of my ideas with you on including pets in the holidays! 10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas With Your Pets 1. Baking! During the holidays so many people are baking yummy treats for their families. Well don’t forget about the pets!! They love fresh baked goods just as much … Continue reading

Your Dog Lover Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift for Dog Lovers This Christmas!

The holidays are a perfect time to connect with family, friends, and our furry best friends! Unfortunately, holiday shopping can be stressful, and finding that perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list can become a real challenge.   Luckily, all the dog lovers in your life have a few necessities in common whether that be healthy dog treats or durable chew toys. We’ve compiled a list of our top dog-friendly gifts that are perfect for dog lovers of all kinds! So, if you aren’t sure what to give your dog-loving friends and family this holiday season, check out some … Continue reading

6 Winter Pet Items to Bring on Your Holiday Travels

Winter and Travel: Keeping Your Dogs Safe

As you prepare to visit your family and friends for the holiday season, I’m sure you are busy getting all of the gifts together and probably completing some early packing as well. In addition to your standard road trip preparation, you might want to start thinking about what your pet will need, especially during the winter season. On our road trips with Rooney, there are always a handful of items that we consider our essentials. However, during the winter season, there are some new essentials. To decrease the holiday chaos you are currently experiencing, I thought it would be helpful … Continue reading

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Holiday Season Safe & Bright!

Holiday Season Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, making delicious foods, decorating, and shopping! To help keep the season bright, here’s 10 tips to be sure your dogs enjoy the season as much as you do! 1. Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! With all the busyness of the season, putting a bell or a jingle collar on your dog is not only a festive thing to do for the holidays, it’s also a great way to hear where s/he is! 2. Down Through the Chimney No matter the egress or ingress to your home, when the holidays are near, doors … Continue reading

Happy Holidays! A Christmas Dog Poem For You!

Christmas Dog Poem to Lighten Up Your Holidays

It’s here! It’s finally here! Today is Christmas day, and we truly hope you have all found a way to spend this wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Remember, loved ones doesn’t just mean your human family, but your furry family as well. Today is the day to share the love worldwide, with our brothers, sisters, friends, strangers, and fur-family. In spirit of today, I hope you enjoy this fun Happy Holidays, Christmas dog poem. Christmas Dog Poem – A Dogs Perspective  “Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog, And here it is Christmas Eve. The children are sleeping all … Continue reading

6 Tips to Help You Celebrate the Holidays With Your Dog

Holidays With your Dog? How to Enjoy the Christmas Season With Your Pet Dogs

If you’re anything like me, you love including your pets in pretty much everything you do. Going out to do some yard work? Bring the dog! Need to take a drive somewhere? Bring the dog! Holidays coming up? Include the dog! I think you get my point… with the holidays coming (incredibly soon I might add) you may be at a loss with exactly how you can include your dog in all of the Christmas festivities. Today, I am happy to share some of my personal tips to help you celebrate the holidays with your dog. 1. Photos With Santa! Every … Continue reading

Important Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy For Christmas

Puppy for Christmas? Is It Good or Bad?

Ever wondered just WHY every year dog experts preach that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas? There’s more to it than you think. I am one of only two certified dog behaviour consultants in Ireland, and I have been working with dogs for almost ten years now, through Creedons Doggie Daycare, and teaching dog behaviour through Creedons College. Every December I shout from the rooftops to people not to purchase a puppy for Christmas, and every January I have to bite my tongue as I am inundated with requests from new dog owners, looking for help … Continue reading

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