Celebrating your beloved dog’s special day is enjoyable for both of you. Here are some ideas for a paw-some birthday party. We know your dog is just as essential as your other members of the family – and you wouldn’t miss out on celebrating your spouse’s or child’s birthday, would you? Certainly not! Every dog has its big day, so celebrate your pup’s special day with activities you’ll both enjoy.
Make A Guest List
This is one occasion when you absolutely must have an A-list of visitors. Only invite dogs you know are good with other pups and strangers. Consider the season as well. Invite the entire neighborhood to your summer party if you have a spacious yard. If you’re throwing a December party in a small living room, limit the invite list to a closest friend or two. And, unless you wish to spend the entire afternoon dog-sitting and poop-scooping, ensure the pet owners know they’re invited (and expected) to remain for the fun.
Safety Is Essential
Doggy-proof your entire house. Make sure there are no loose or missing boards in your enclosed yard and don’t leave footwear, food, or other things lying about. Close off-limits rooms, and if you have small children, make other plans for them throughout the party. Even if kids are accustomed to being around pets, not all canines will be able to play with young kids.
Dogs don’t require much assistance when it comes to playing! Have plenty of Frisbees and fetch toys available to avoid squabbling and to ensure that everyone has enough chances. Have large bowls of water available for rehydration.
Make a Menu
If you want a doggie birthday cake, hire a reputable pet food bakery. Alternatively, given how delicate certain dogs’ digestive systems may be, you may wish to forego it. In such a situation, give each pup a little sachet of kibble or a modest snack or toy to take home. Serve light dessert and beverages to your human visitors.
Know What to Avoid
Many people consider their dogs to be children, and they want to be treated as such. Plastic treats and candles, on the other hand, shouldn’t be at a dog’s celebration. We’ve heard of dogs burning their whiskers (or ingesting light candles whole) when they come too close to decorative snacks since the gifts aren’t built to resist doggie chewing.
Take Excellent Photographs
In images taken with a flash, dog eyes might seem white, gray, or even turquoise. Because it is exclusively meant to eliminate red, your PC’s red-eye removal program cannot assist. Turn off your camera’s flash and ensure plenty of natural lighting in front of your dog to capture nice shots. Then you may photograph her stunning face as it appears in real life.
Give a Present
Whether it’s a bag of dog treats or a new toy, your dog will enjoy whatever present you choose to give. If you’re stuck on what to give, you can take your dog to a dog-friendly local place for some special one-on-one time.
Celebrating your pet’s birthday is a fun opportunity to express gratitude to your best buddy for their loyalty and love. So don’t let this year’s special day pass you by. Show your dog how important they are to you.