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Awaken the Festive Joy: A HOWLiday’s Celebration for You and Your Dogs

Welcome to the HOWLidays, where tails wag, and spirits bark with joy! As we dive into the festive season let's explore some paw-some ways to make this holiday season memorable for both you and your dog companions.

Deck the Paws - DIY Pet Decorations!

Start the HOWLidays by transforming your home into a winter wonderland for your pups. Create pet-friendly decorations like paw-print ornaments or a doggy-themed wreath. Here is our easy-to-follow DIY instructions for a keepsake salt dough ornament that’ll last for years to come.

Click the image for our Paw-some DIY Recipe.

Nurturing Your Pet's Well-Being Through The Hoilday's

For a pet-safe and stress free holiday home, maintain your dog's regular routine as much as possible to minimize stress. Consider using calming products, like pheromone diffusers or collars, to help pets feel relaxed and with a sense of safety. Double-check that your pet's ID tags and microchip information are up-to-date. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can increase the risk of a pet getting lost. With guests coming and going, be mindful of open doors. Ensure that your pets can't escape or get into unsafe areas outside. (Great time to brush up on your Threshold Manners training or Emergency Recall training!)

Designate a quiet, comfortable space where your pet can retreat if the holiday festivities become overwhelming. Provide a cozy bed, toys, and familiar items to help them feel secure. Ensure that holiday treats and foods are safe for pets. Chocolate, alcohol, and certain festive foods can be toxic to animals. Remind guests not to feed table scraps to your pets, and have pet-friendly treats readily available for them.

Bark the Halls - Tips for Pet-Safe Celebrations

Ensure that your pet is safe during the festivities by securing your Christmas tree to prevent it from toppling over if your pets decides to climb or investigate. Avoid using water additives or preservatives in the tree water, as they may contain chemicals harmful to some pets. Opt for pet-friendly decorations such as non-breakable ornaments, fabric or wooden decorations, and avoid using tinsel, as it can be harmful if ingested. Remember to secure decorations well to prevent curious pets from knocking them over or chewing on them.

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Howliday Gift Guide - Spoiling Your Pup

Discover the paw-fect gifts for your canine companions, whether it's a cozy bed, interactive toys, a personalized treat jar, tug toys, stylish collars, leashes, or enrichment games, we’ve got you covered! Share a picture of your receipt in the comment and we will donate $5 on your dog's behalf to our rescue partners as a HOWLiday gift .

Don't forget that there are plenty of local small business shops around your city, so it's imPAWtant that we support our local small businesses.

Jingle Paws- Tips for the Ultimate Pet Photo Session

Capture the magic of the HOWLidays with a festive pet photoshoot. The eyes are the windows to your dog's soul and can convey a lot of emotion. Ensure that the eyes are well-lit and in sharp focus. A photograph where your dog's eyes are clear, bright, and expressive will instantly create a connection and make for a perfect holiday shot.

Get down to your pups eye level to capture a more intimate and engaging perspective, their eyes tell a story, so make them the focal point of your festive photograph.

This holiday season, treat yourself and your dogs to the expertise of local pet photographers who understand the importance of capturing the love and joy your dogs bring into your life.

Santa Paws is Coming to Town – Join the Howliday Excitement!

We're thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Santa Paws is Coming to Town event, and this year, it's bigger and merrier than ever! Gather your dogs and join us for a tail-wagging good time.

Capture the magic of the season with a keepsake photo of your dog with the one and only Santa Paws. Whether your pup has been naughty or nice, this is the perfect opportunity to create cherished memories and spread the festive cheer. Don't miss out on the joy, laughter, and adorable moments that are sure to make this holiday season unfurgettable for you and your dogs.

Mark your calendars, grab your reindeer antlers, and join us as Santa Paws makes a special appearance Saturday, December 23, 2023, for more information click here.

Paws & Reflect - Gratitude for Pet Companionship

We joyfully announce our dog handler and canine duo's triumphant success in passing the AKC CGC Evaluation, unwrapping a season of shared accomplishments and embodying the true magic of teamwork!

Tara and Louis were in our Reactive Dog training group class and week after week this duo's special bond began to strengthen in a different way. Louis was starting to trust that that Tara was not going to let other dogs/people disturb his "bubble" space without his consent. Louis was now looking up to his handler for instruction instead of reacting to his emotions.

We couldn't be more proud of this team for their accomplishments and as we hand back the leash we are confident that this team is going to continue to make more progress. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Team Louis!

As the HOWLidays approach, let the festive spirit fill your home and the hearts of your pets. Embrace the joy, laughter, and unconditional love that our dogs bring into our lives.

From Our pack to yours, Have a tail-wagging, Paw-some HOWLidays!


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