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How to Have Dog Friendly Holidays

Including Your Dog in Your Winter Celebrations

By Sam Bourne. November 05, 2013 | See Comments

Dog in Santa Hat on Sofa

The holidays are a special time of year, but don’t forget to let your pets in on all the fun! You might be surprised how many holiday traditions are not actually pet friendly, so inform yourself on how to have a dog friendly holiday. Have a celebration that you and your dog will never forget.

The holiday season can be tons of fun, so don't forget to include your four legged friends in the festivities! To plan dog friendly holidays, you'll need to keep in mind a few important safety tips. For a little help getting your celebration pet-ready, check out these holiday articles.

5 Dog Christmas Outfits for the Howl-iday Season

Christmas is great. Dogs in costume are great. Combine the two -- and you have double greatness. If you're the parent of a dog who will let you dress them up, you probably jump at the chance whenever you get one. For some awesome Christmas outfit ideas, this article has got you covered.

Three Ideas for Festive Holiday Dog Collars

What good is a holiday celebration without a little pizzaz? While many dogs refuse to stand by and let their parents dress them up, most don’t have a problem with a souped-up collar. For ideas on how to add a little holiday spirit to your dog’s neck wear, look no further!

7 Pet Holiday Safety Tips for the Winter Season

Safety is always of the utmost importance when it comes to living with dogs, and the holidays, being such a hectic time of year, are no exception. In fact, given the high amount of foot traffic, all the shiny decorations, and the sweet smell of foods all converging in your home, the holidays can actually be one of the least dog-friendly times of the year. Learn how to make your holiday season safe and fun with this helpful article.

Or, if you are more of a visual learner, check out our handy-dandy infographic.

Planning the Holidays with Dogs

This article pinpoints the aspects of your holiday celebration that might not be dog-ready, and has tons of advice on how to correct that -- everything from getting dog-safe decorations to making sure your holiday gathering has accommodations for your pooch. Learn how to puppy-proof your holiday party here.

A Guide to the Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs

Just because they're dogs doesn’t make it easier to buy them gifts. Dogs can have some discerning taste, and if you don’t want your gift to fall flat, it might pay to bone up on what is out there. This guide helps break down some of the most popular toys, treats, and accessories on the market -- sure to satisfy even the most finicky pup.

Special Treats for Your Christmas Dog this Year

Including your dog in the festivities this year is more than just keeping them safe and giving them a new bone -- you need to get them into the holiday spirit. Check out these hints on how to give your dog the best possible holiday.

Make (or Buy) Your Own Pet Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings are a cornerstone of the holiday, so why would you leave your pet out of this part of the celebration? It's easier than you think to make a pet Christmas stocking. Check out this article for a couple of ideas on how to get your dog a stocking for the ages.

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