A dog is a companion that lives with us. During the holidays it is a sociable, devoted and affectionate animal that will enjoy participating in the festivities. Being a sociable, devoted and affectionate animal, he will enjoy participating in the festivities.
Doggy Christmas — Ideas to Involve Your Dog in Christmas
Here are some cozy and safe suggestions for a dog-friendly Christmas party. These include making doggy greeting cards, putting presents under the tree for the pup, preparing cookies and meals and repeating the ever-reliable walks and games.
Animal ornaments on the Christmas tree
A simple, moldable, plasticine-like substance is homemade salt dough. It allows you to create miniature figures to decorate the Christmas tree and home.
The dough can be molded into the shape of the dog’s pillow or the silhouette of the house dog. With the help of the furry residents of the house, this is a fun and affordable way to decorate for the holidays.
You’ll need one cup of salt, two cups of flour, one cup of water and one tablespoon of oil or glycerin to make the salt dough at home.
The ingredients are combined until a smooth, non-sticky paste is obtained. It is shaped (or stamped) with the dog’s imprint and then baked for about 30 minutes at 120 °C to harden.
Afterward, the dog figures can be painted with acrylic or watercolor paints. Given the simplicity of the activity, children can participate in it. Alternatively, plaster figures can be made.
Gifts under the tree
Animals can sense the anticipation and excitement of the morning of the Three Kings or Santa Claus. The family gathers around the tree, opens the packages (which makes the papers rustle) and gives hugs and laughs. So what about the dog? Why not include him in this joy?
Preparing a simple Christmas gift for your dog is not difficult
One option is to buy a toy for the dog and give it to him on the same day as the rest of the family. Your pet will certainly feel the joy of the occasion if you wrap the gift in paper and surround it with affection (kisses, kind words).
The senses of smell and hearing, which the dog has exceptionally developed and therefore enjoy in a very special way at Christmas, can be stimulated with play accessories for dogs. Making a homemade dog toy and surrounding the delivery with the same festive atmosphere is another more affordable option.
Christmas cards for dogs
A Christmas card with the silhouette of a dog, whose tongue wags from side to side and is based on the family dog. Animal lovers, both adults and children will undoubtedly love this canine idea.
To create fun Christmas cards with the family dog, all you need is some glue sticks and colorful card stock. The dog’s movable tongue can be created by making the head out of two layers of cardboard pressed together without glue and inserting a red strip inside.
The family dog will not appear on the Christmas card, but it will be the center of attention both while it is being created and once it is placed in a prominent place in the living room with the rest of the decorations.
Christmas meals for dogs
One fun (and healthy) way to include the dog in holiday celebrations, dinners and meals is to cook for him at home. As long as it is done safely and following the suggestions of the veterinarian or canine nutritionist.
You can prepare easy holiday recipes at home. Flour, a little potato, fresh cheese, boneless, fat-free turkey or chicken and a small amount of each service as the basis for their preparation.
Another healthy treat at this time of year is dog cookies. During these family gatherings, they can be served as an appetizer or as a dessert, although it is better to avoid falling into excess or substitute them for a normal meal.
The edible treat will undoubtedly be a complete holiday gift for our furry friend if it is delivered along with cuddles and loving words.
Games, walks and social interaction
Christmas vacations are a time for relaxation. They also bring with them the longed-for time off that can be enjoyed with loved ones. Of course, the dog is included in this.
The holidays are a good time to make up for lost time with the furry one by playing well or going for long walks in the bush throughout the year because of the busy schedule.
There is a great jovial suggestion to enjoy the pet and its owner. When it’s raining or very cold, you can play easy games indoors with your dog.
Also, tracking games and mental exercises for dogs are available. Not to mention the nice long walks outdoors with our dog, a furry friend.