It’s that special time of year, the holiday season! As you plan, decorate, and meet all of your holiday commitments, don’t forget about your puppy! This article provides fun tips to celebrate Christmas with your new puppy!
HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH YOUR NEW PUPPY
Nowadays, more and more retailers are welcoming dogs into their stores that aren’t service dogs or therapy pets! Have your puppy accompany you during those long stretches when you’re out-and-about holiday shopping. This way, you can spare him from the anxiety and boredom that sometimes results from being left behind. Not to mention that your cute puppy will surely receive smiles from the other shoppers!
If you decide to bring your new puppy, there are important safety tips to keep in mind. Firstly, some retail stores could be crowded. When shoppers are focused on quickly snatching the last products from the shelves. They may not be paying attention to where they’re stepping. Keep your puppy on a short leash. And if possible, carry a large, puppy-tote that you can carry him in if a store is too dangerous.
ADMIRING THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOLIDAY DISPLAYS
No one has to tell you that your puppy loves a good walk around the block. But during the holiday season, an evening-time walk through the neighborhood brings with it all the wonder and delights of seeing houses twinkling with Christmas lights!
We all know it can get quite cold in Kansas City. So, we recommend that you suit up your pup in a warm winter sweater. Or he should wear a puppy coat and booties to keep his paws warm. Booties will also protect your puppy from stepping through ice-melt salt which, if licked and ingested, could make your furry friend sick.
As you walk through the neighborhood and admire the neighbors’ holiday displays, try to be mindful not to be out too long if the temperature is very cold. Your puppy will feel the chill way before you do. It’s a good idea to bring a bag or tote to carry your puppy in if he gets tired. Also, remember that any given walk around the block is a great opportunity for socialization. If and when you encounter other people and dogs along the way, be sure to stop and give your puppy the chance to put all that he’s learned during his training with you into practice!
HOLIDAY BAKING WITH YOUR NEW PUPPY
What would the holidays be without Christmas cookies, gingerbread houses, and other sweet treats? Chances are, you’re going to spend some extra time in the kitchen this holiday season to cook, bake, and prepare special dishes and treats for all the parties and events you’re planning on attending. While you’re at it, you can whip up some fun, doggy treats that your puppy will love!
Baking doggy cookies and other treats is a great way to have an on-hand supply of fun snacks to give your puppy so that he doesn’t scheme to snatch the human desserts. Many human foods are poisonous to dogs, such as chocolate, alcohol, avocados, and grapes, and the list goes on.
As you host holiday parties and even bring your fur baby to parties that aren’t at your home, you’ll have to keep a close eye on him and make sure he doesn’t sneak a taste of anyone’s unattended dessert plate. This is a great opportunity for training and socialization. Reward your puppy with his very own peanut-butter banana cookie or bone-shaped holiday biscuit. Best of all, your puppy will love bonding with you in the kitchen as you bake. It will be his pleasure to taste test the treats!
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB PUREBRED PUPPIES FOR SALE IN KANSAS
Petland Kansas City offers a wide variety of purebred dog breeds and hypoallergenic purebred and hybrid dog breeds. We pride ourselves on connecting people with the perfect puppy for them! We have the best dog breeds for children, the best emotional support dogs, and the best dog breeds for families. Our most popular American Kennel Club registered purebred dog breeds include:
- Australian Shepherds for sale in Kansas City
- German Shepherd puppies for sale in Kansas City
- French Bulldogs for sale in Kansas City
- Labrador Retrievers for sale in Kansas City
Are you ready for a puppy? As one of the most ethical puppy sellers in Kansas, Petland Kansas City can match you with the perfect breed for you. Stop in our Overland Park location to meet the available puppies who are ready to go home with you this holiday season!