Thanksgiving: Celebrating Safely with Your Furry Friends!

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  • ξ€£November 15, 2023
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It’s that time of the year again, when the aroma of roasted turkey fills the air, and we’re all set to give thanks – and yes, that includes our four-legged family members our dogs too! As we at Dog Owner’s Academy gear up for a Thanksgiving with our families, we thought we’d share some tips and fun scenarios to ensure you and your pup have a memorable holiday. πŸ¦ƒπŸΆ

⛔️ πŸ₯§ ⛔️The Forbidden Feast: A Dog’s Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner

We all know that.. But I’m a hungry puppy look in our dog’s eyes as we sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. But beware, not everything on our plate is safe for them. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Turkey Trouble: Turkey can be a tasty treat for dogs, but make sure it’s plain and boneless. Those COOKED bones can be a choking hazard!. If you want to score Mega points with your dog RAW turkey neck bones are amazing treat for our dogs (small dog owners! size matters)
  • No to Onions and Garlic: These are a big no-no, as they can be toxic to dogs.
  • Dessert Dangers: Keep those sweets, especially chocolate, out of paw’s reach.

πŸŽ‰ First Impressions: When Your Dog Meets the New Boyfriend 😜

If your sister is going to bring her new boyfriend; he maybe more nervous about meeting your dog than the family! For smooth introductions, try these tips:
  • Calm and Collected: Make sure your dog is calm before introducing them to new people. Maybe sneak in a quick Dog Training session before guests arrive.
  • Treats Triumph: Have some treats handy. It’s a great way to break the ice!
  • Give Space: Let your dog approach the new person in their own time. No forced friendships here!

πŸ‚ A Thanksgiving Walk to Remember

Nothing beats a good, long walk with your dog after a hearty meal. It’s a great way to bond and burn off those extra calories (we’re looking at you, pumpkin pie!). Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity for some impromptu Dog Training – maybe practice that ‘With me’ command amongst the fallen leaves?

🍁 A Thanksgiving to Remember

Thanksgiving with dogs can be a wonderful experience filled with laughter, love, and a bit of slobber. Just remember to keep an eye on what your dog is eating, introduce them gently to new guests, and take time to enjoy the simple things – like a peaceful walk or a special treat.

From all of us at Dog Owner’s Academy, we wish you and your furry friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! πŸπŸ•

Let’s make this a Thanksgiving to remember – for the right reasons!

Stay safe, have fun, and maybe sneak in a little Dog Training along the way. After all, a well-behaved pup makes for an even happier holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! πŸ¦ƒπŸΎπŸ’•

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