Fun Ways to Celebrate Winter Holidays with Your Pet

The holiday season is here! It’s the most wonderful time of the year filled with joy, beautiful lights, and Christmas carols. It is time to be with your family as well as your pets! There are lots of fun activities to do together as a family.

Include them in your Christmas cards

Sending Christmas cards has been a tradition in some families wishing their loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Though, people have switched to sending Ecards (digital cards) for the holidays because it arrives quickly, is environmentally friendly, and cheaper.

 Having a Christmas photoshoot can be a fun activity that your four-legged friend can be included in. Before taking pictures with your pet you should pamper them. Just like you, they need to look good in the photos so brush their fur and make sure that they are relaxed and are in a good mood, only then it is time to pull out the camera. It can be tricky to get your dog to look towards the camera but if you make noises like imitating a bark or using a squeaky toy, it can get their attention. You can also call their name but that just might make them come to you. And remember to take as many pictures as you can because then there will be a variety of photos to choose from.  Put on your favorite music, loosen up, and have fun!

Take them on a snow outing

There are dogs that are fond of snow and some of them just don’t want anything to do with it. If you have a dog that enjoys being in the snow then it is a great opportunity to take them out with you when you are going out to build a snowman or having a snowball fight with your family. They will have a fun time playing in the snow.

Make them seasonal treats

During the Holidays people are always busy planning, shopping, cooking, and working. This year the big preparations are going to be most likely from home due to the virus, which could make you have more time at home. You can make your pet food and treats from the leftover ingredients. There are many recipes on the internet that are simple and don’t take long to make.


It’s not only us that love presents but your dog will also enjoy a new toy or bed! If their gear is old and getting worn out then surprise them with a new harness, collar, or leash.

Make your dog an ornament

You can find lots of easy DIYs that can help you make a cute ornament for the Christmas tree. You can make one using their paw print, picture, or name. 

Dress them up

You should never force your dog to wear or do something that makes them uncomfortable or scared. Some dogs don’t mind getting dressed up in all sorts of costumes, others who are nervous or have a bad experience with clothing may need to take it slow. Once your dog is used to the simple garments, you can move on to a complex outfit. 

Binge-watch Holiday movies

Don’t you love cuddling up with your dog, drinking tea, and watching some of your favorite holiday movies? According to scientists, cuddling with your dog has many psychological benefits for both you and your bud such as relieving depression, anxiety, and sadness. So cuddle up as much as you can!