During the busy festive season, it is important to be be on the look out for all the Christmas canine calamities that can occur. Here are some seasonal tips from the Dog Whisperer himself, Cesar Millan:
1. Exercise your dog before taking him to visit, or receiving, holiday
guests. Holiday visits may involve more excited energy than usual. Your
dog is more likely to behave if it has just had a nice long walk.
2. Don’t forget rules, boundaries, and limitations just because it’s the
holidays! Holidays bring many new temptations in the form of smells
(freshly baked cookies and a tree in the house), sights (bright lights
and visiting relatives), and sounds (Christmas carols and sleigh
bells). Use this opportunity to reinforce the household rules.
3. Protect your dog from the cold. Many breeds are not built for cold
weather. Check out your local pet store for suggestions, such as doggy
boots or paw waxes, to help your dog handle […]