4 Ideas for Winter Dog Parties
Many people think of winter as primarily a season to stay indoors or cozily relax by the fire. However, winter can also be a fantastic time for both indoor and outdoor parties, especially with our fuzzy four-legged friends.
Santa's Little Helper
Most dog owners know that there is never a bad opportunity to have your furbaby play dress-up. There have never been more adorable and versatile dog costume options available on the market. However, winter is a particularly good time for these costumes as they not only look great, but they also help keep your pup warm. There are countless cute costume ideas for your pet to look their best during your next winter party. Almost all dogs love dashing through the snow, and they can look great doing it in a festive Santa costume. Or, if your dog would rather serve as Santa's helper, consider an adorable elf or reindeer outfit as well!
Cookies for All
People often associate the holidays with baking and festively decorating cookies, and this activity doesn't have to be limited to just the people in your life. Many pet stores offer adorable holiday-themed dog cookies so that your pet can get in on the baking action as well. Or, if you prefer to take a crafty, hands-on approach, try your hand at baking your own.
Dogs often love playing in the ice and snow, but precautions need to be taken as well. If your dog is smaller or older, make sure to keep them adequately warm. Sweaters are a great way to make sure they stay comfortable, and booties can keep their paws nice and dry. For owners of white dogs, costumes also have the advantage of making them much easier to keep track of in a winter wonderland. Especially during the beginning of the season, ice can pose a dangerous situation for your pup. It's recommended that you're careful around pools and frozen lakes to avoid drowning or injury. If you aren't sure how thick the ice is, it is best to avoid it altogether.
Make It a Play Date
A relaxing snowy day outside is a great excuse to invite your friends and their dogs over to join in the fun. Consider purchasing a few extra outfits and treats so that your friends’ dogs can feel part of the fun and action. The only thing dogs love more than running in the snow is running with their friends. Whether it is just a brisk afternoon in your local dog park or a snow-filled romp in your backyard, winter doesn't mean you or your pet needs to be cooped up inside. So don your favorite winter apparel, invite your friends, grab a few cookies for you and your pup, and head outside!
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