Memorial Day festivities are upon us. But before you venture out with your kids and your dog, you should stop to think about what will be going on, from the dog’s perspective. You want the picnics and outings and fun to be SAFE for everyone. No one wants your holiday fun cut short by a stressed out meltdown of your four legged family member, or worse yet, a dog bite. Memorial Day kicks off the summer with vacations and traveling and guests coming to visit, but that means there’s a lot going on.
Some summer fun that you and your kids really love, may not be totally fun for dogs. Some dogs get anxious about all the activity and strange humans invading their space. Everybody wants to touch the dog and that can really get some dogs stressed. It’s always a good idea to supervise the dog throughout your holiday fun and make sure they don’t get overwhelmed by all the new people, activities, and sounds.
Suggestions for stress free holiday parties and activities for dogs:
So get out there! Enjoy summer and include your dog in the fun. Just be aware of your dog’s comfort level and help them enjoy summer too.
How has your family had fun with dogs and kids? Share your stories with us.