How to Spoil Your Dog This Christmas

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For most of us, our dogs are an important part of the family and we want their festive season to be just as enjoyable as our own. Although we like to make them happy all year round, we want them to have an especially nice time at Christmas, even if they don’t understand what makes it so special.

But it’s not about how much you spend. Dogs don’t understand price tags and the things that make their tails wag the most are the things that you do day in and day out: feeding, grooming, petting, exercising and just loving them.

To give your pooch a Christmas they’ll truly appreciate, here are a few ideas to add to your shopping list…

1. A tasty Treat or Two

You know your pet better than anyone else, so you should have a pretty good idea of the foods that they go wild for. Whether it’s a slice of turkey, a rawhide chew, or a bit of bread and butter, the trick is to keep it healthy and not to go overboard; after all, an aching stomach on Christmas Day is no-one’s idea of a nice time.

2. Toys

Don’t forget to add a fun toy to their stocking. It’s best to choose something that will be mentally and physically engaging, so everything from balls to frisbees to KONGs could be a good idea – as long as it keeps them moving and keeps them engaged, it’s guaranteed to be a hit.

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3. Training

Getting sent to school might not seem like the best present going, but a well-trained dog is usually a happy dog and most pooches are much more settled if they understand how to please you. A lot of them also benefit from the mental and physical stimulation of learning and get a lot of enjoyment out of the one-on-one time they get to spend with you as a result.

For something really exciting and high octane, look at our dog agility classes in Croydon which offer exercise, exhilaration and a good time for all. Simply contact us today for further information.

How will you choose to spoil your canine this Christmas?

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