Deck the Paws

Creating a Dog-Friendly Christmas Wonderland with Happy Hound Artisan Bakery

Greetings, fellow dog enthusiasts and festive fur parents! As the holiday season approaches, we at Happy Hound Artisan Bakery are excited to guide you through the joyful journey of creating a dog-friendly Christmas environment for your beloved canine companions. After all, the holidays are a time for family, and that includes our four-legged friends.

Woof-derful Decorations:

Let’s start with the basics—decorating your home! While you may be tempted to go all out with tinsel and ornaments, it’s essential to keep your pup’s safety in mind. Opt for pet-friendly decorations, such as sturdy chew-resistant ornaments, or better yet, make your own using non-toxic materials.

Consider creating a doggy-safe zone adorned with festive canine-themed décor. Think dog-shaped stockings, paw-printed wrapping paper, and a special doggy Christmas tree. This way, your pup can revel in the holiday spirit without any accidental mishaps.

Paw-some Presents Under the Tree:

The excitement of gift-giving is not reserved for humans alone! Create a section under the tree specifically for your dog’s presents. Wrap up some of their favourite toys or surprise them with a new squeaky plushie. Trust us; the joy in their eyes will be worth every moment spent wrapping.

A Word of Canine Caution: Keep the Festive Feast Safe

Amidst the joyous celebrations and festive feasting, it’s crucial to be mindful of the foods that can pose a risk to our canine companions. While we at Happy Hound Artisan Bakery are all about indulging your pup with tasty treats, some human Christmas staples are a strict no-no for dogs.

It’s essential to steer clear of feeding your furry friend anything containing chocolate, as it contains theobromine, which can be toxic to dogs.

Furthermore, a deliciously warm piece of Christmas pudding is a firm favourite in many homes, along with a traditional mince pie- or several… However, grapes, raisins, sultanas and currants are all potentially poisonous if eaten. They may cause gut problems and in serious cases, kidney failure. If you suspect your dog has ingested these, please seek veterinary help as soon as possible, even if they are not showing symptoms. Although it’s tempting to share with our furry family members, try to remember rich, fatty foods like turkey skin and bones, gravy, onion and overly seasoned dishes can lead to gastrointestinal distress for your pooch. Bear in mind, even a small amount of these foods can have adverse effects on your dog’s health.

To keep the holiday season merry and bright, stick to dog-friendly treats and meals, and let your pup enjoy the festivities safely. If in doubt, consult your veterinarian to ensure your furry friend stays a happy healthy hound throughout the festive season.

Fur-tastic Festive Outfits:

While some dogs may not appreciate being dressed up, many enjoy the extra attention and warmth that comes with a festive outfit. Think cosy Christmas sweaters or adorable reindeer antlers. Just remember to keep it comfortable for your furry friend – no one wants a grumpy dog during the festivities!

Christmas Carolling with Canines:

Dogs love the sound of joyous carolling as much as we do. Create a playlist of holiday tunes and sing along with your pup. Better yet, organize a dog-friendly carolling adventure in your neighbourhood. Invite fellow dog owners for a merry stroll, spreading cheer and wagging tails. Happy Hound Artisan Bakery suggests bringing along some treats to share, fostering a sense of community among your local dog-loving neighbours.

Snuggle Up by the Fire:

The warmth of a crackling fire is something dogs appreciate just as much as their human counterparts. Create a cosy corner with blankets and pillows for you and your pup to snuggle up by the fireplace. It’s the perfect setting for watching a dog-friendly holiday movie. 

Capture the Memories:

Dogs grow up fast, and the holiday season is a perfect time to capture those precious moments. Create a Christmas-themed photo shoot for your pup, complete with props and costumes. Not only will you have adorable pictures to cherish, but you can also share the joy with family and friends. Happy Hound Artisan Bakery encourages you to tag us in your festive photos for a chance to be featured on our social media. Pictures selected will win a Pupcorn prize. Let’s spread the holiday cheer together! Use the hashtag #Jinglepaws

Cheers to a Happy Howl-iday Season:

As we wrap up our guide to creating a dog-friendly Christmas wonderland, we want to wish you and your furry family members a paw-sitively happy holiday season. At Happy Hound Artisan Bakery, we’re committed to ensuring your dogs have a festive and fun-filled time, just like the rest of the family. So, deck the paws, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Here’s to a howl-iday season full of tail wags, belly rubs, and, of course, delicious upcoming treats from Happy Hound Artisan Bakery in 2024. Cheers to celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with our favourite four-legged friends!