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Holiday celebrations are a great time for all of us, but they can be very stressful for our dogs. There are many things you can do to help reduce the stress for your dog when you have visitors or are visiting someone else. We’re covering important tips that will keep your dog safe, children safe and help everyone experience happy holidays.

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In the episode you'll hear:

  • Why holidays can be overwhelming for dogs.
  • What you can do to prepare for the safety of your dog.
  • The reason your dog needs a safe space to relax.
  • How playing games will help your dog and are fun for everyone.
  • Why to make sure your dog exercises before you have guests.
  • About trigger stacking and keeping your dog under threshold.
  • How to prepare your guests for interaction with your dog.
  • Why people need to know how dogs say “no, thank you.”
  • About being the best advocate for your dog.
  • What to pack for your dog if you travel to celebrate.
  • How to set your dog up for success if you visit someone else.

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