It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and boy are your dogs excited! They may not understand why you put a tree up, hung new decorations, and why the house always smells of fresh cookies, but they can certainly feel the excitement. Holiday traditions are something we all look forward to, so this year, start some new ones with your favourite canine companion.
Check out our list of some fun Holiday Activities to Do with Your Dog!
Hang a Stocking Just For Them
Hanging Christmas stockings upon the fireplace is a classic tradition that your dog can be a part of. You can purchase doggie stockings at most pet stores, but you can also make one yourself! It might be best to wait until the day of Christmas before adding any yummy treats in there. Dogs have the best noses around, so there’s a chance they could get into their stocking while you’re not looking.
Make Doggie Holiday Treats
It’s not Christmas time if you’re not treating yourself to some delicious holiday cookies and desserts on a regular basis. While giving your dogs bites of your own sweets may seem like a generous offer, they may contain ingredients that aren’t good for your dog. Now, that doesn’t mean your pup has to miss out on the fun, it just means they need their own treats! Try baking Lemons & Basil’s doggie holiday cookies, featuring Sweet Potatoes, or check out Care.com’s 9 Christmas Dog Treat Recipes for delicious treats you can make in your own kitchen.
Get Them Their Own Christmas Tree
While you’re hunting for the perfect Christmas tree, consider picking out a small one for your pup! Place it near their dog bed as an adorable addition to your home.
Add Them to Your Christmas Card
Sending out Christmas cards to friends and family? Don’t forget to add your dog’s name! Dogs are an important part of the family and we’re sure they’d love to be part of the Christmas cheer.
Go Look at Christmas Lights
Grab the winter jackets, hot cocoa, and leash, it’s time to go check out your neighbourhood’s Christmas lights! It’s great, quality time with the family that your dog can be a part of, plus it’s a wonderful exercise for them and a potty break isn’t too bad either.
Holiday Movie Marathon
Baby, it’s cold outside…so let’s stay in and have a Holiday movie marathon! Throw on your Christmas pyjamas, turn on the Christmas lights, grab yours and your dog’s favourite snacks, and enjoy a night in watching some holiday classics.
Dress Them in a Holiday Sweater
Everyone loves to show off a cute holiday sweater, especially your dog! Let them feel special with a new Christmas sweater, or fashion one of your old sweaters to make it wearable for them. Trust us, they are going to look adorable.
Make Doggie Ornaments
We all have special ornaments we hang on the tree, so let’s add a new favourite! Make a doggie ornament with your dog’s paw print.
Doggie Christmas Party
There’s nothing like rockin’ around the Christmas tree with your friends, especially your four-legged friends. Invite your pals and their dogs over for a festive doggie Christmas party! Put on those doggie sweaters and do a fun secret Santa, letting the dogs choose their surprise present.
Photos With Santa
Photos with Santa are fun for kids, but can be even more fun for pups! PetSmart allows you to book online your dog-friendly Santa meetings so you can get the perfect holiday photo. You also can reach out to any local photographer and see if they are offering a Pet Session. Every dog deserves to meet Santa!
The Move Your Doggie Team wants to wish all our furry friends and Pet Parents a Happy Holidays.
We want to thank all our clients for a wonderful 2021 and we are so thankful you chose The Move Your Doggie Team to provide all your Dog walking or Pet Sitting needs.
We look forward to continuing to serve the Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa community with our walks and pet sitting in 2022.