My dogs are included in all of my life’s celebrations. In the category of celebrations is, of course, Thanksgiving! With this delicious holiday right around the corner, I want to share some ways in which you can include your dogs on Thanksgiving Day!
Include Dogs in Your Thanksgiving Celebration
Watch the dog show: I admit that one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving Day is watching the National Dog Show! Cuddle up with your pups and watch all of the beautiful dogs strut their stuff. It’s always fun to daydream about showing dogs (which I’ll probably never do because I believe in spay/neuter!). What’s better than cheering on dogs as part of your Thanksgiving festivities?
Go on a walk or hike: This year I have created a Thanksgiving week challenge, which entails taking your dog on a walk every single day of that week. Take a nice morning stroll on Thanksgiving Day or go on one in the evening to walk off all of those delicious calories 😉
Share your feast: Your dog deserves some Thanksgiving goodies, so be sure to share! Remember to only share foods that are safe for dogs to ingest. Consult your veterinarian with any questions or concerns.
Cuddle by the fireplace: I can finally say that I have a fireplace! Yay! I’ve been taking full advantage and my dogs love it! Grab some hot cocoa and a blanket, and cuddle up with your pups in front of the fire. How cozy!
Play fetch or frisbee: In Arizona we typically have nice weather on Thanksgiving Day. You can bet there will be some fun outdoor games going on that day!
Play indoor games: I know many states already have snow. If you are in a place with snow, play some indoor games like ‘hide and seek’ with your dog. You can also teach them some new tricks using Thanksgiving food as positive reinforcement. Yum!
How will you be including dogs in your Thanksgiving Day celebration this year?