There’s always something to celebrate although home parties are the best, if you own a puppy they can also be most stressful. If you have a new puppy this is especially important to consider. You know your pooch the best and if you know they wont enjoy the attention then you should make alternative arrangements. Having a friend is a great way for your pooch to have company and it will make them at ease.
Even if your pet is usually the life and soul of the party its important they have an option to disappear into a room that’s just for them. its a good idea to keep food,water,blankets and toys in a room that wont be used. you should have a calm playlist of music as it will help your dog to relax.
When inviting people into your home you shouldn’t let people crowd in a crowd over your dog and you should not your dog jump all over the visitors. You need to keep your pet calm as guests are coming through the door and once settled let them gently get used to each other.
Your pooch will be more calm and relaxed if its had their mind and body exercised throughout the day. You should take your dog on a long walk to help tire them out before the party starts. Once the guests arrive give your pooch a treat or toy to keep them occupied as you wont be able to give them full attention.
Moreover your pet will still expect the same routine so its important to keep the same routine that they usually follow so for example if the party takes place during their meal time make sure you or someone you trust your dog with gives them they’re food as usual and that they have access to water too.
The food and drink aren’t suitable to give your pooch ensure your guests are aware of dangers if they feed your fluffy/ fury friends the scraps and that the buffet is out of reach and that you’ve provided a suitable solution for throwing away leftovers and discard the plates. The common foods to keep away from your pooch is:
- Coconuts/coconut oil
- Grapes and raisins
- Milk and dairy
- Salty snacks
If you didn’t already have enough to consider, ensure any decorations you use are also kept out of reach of pets as they can cause fright and injury too.