Parties are de rigueur this time of year, but what about putting a fresh spin on
entertaining? Throwing a
holiday party for Fido might be the best
event all season. Plus, it is a great way to
further bond with one’s favorite fur
friends. How? Hamptons Pet asked Arden
Moore, behavior/lifestyle expert and
creator of National Dog Party Day, for
ideas, tips and pitfalls to avoid.
“National Dog Party Day is like a date
night with our dogs,” Moore explains.
“We don’t live in the now, but they do. It’s
important to celebrate that, bond with
them, and it’s a great way to sneak in
good doggie manners in a fun setting.”
When it comes down to it, holiday
entertaining for dogs is all about
connecting—with pups and other devoted
dog people. Now, who is ready to throw
the most-talked-about celebration of the
season? P H
Structure the event.
Have set times for each activity.
Keep the party to two hours or under
to avoid overextended attention spans.
Organize a treat tray where dogs must
sit to get their goodies, providing ample
space between dogs.
Provide plenty of bottled water,
designated eating and relieving area(s).
Don’t invite dogs with known
problems around other dogs.
Don't drink the hot cocoa as
chocolate can be a deadly toxin.
Don’t over-invite. A small space
with too many dogs can be
chaotic and dangerous.
Don't include balloons
as they could choke or
startle when popped.
Moore’s 7 Easy Party Tips
just got a new twist.
A how-to guide on
throwing the coolest
of the season.
BY JODY MILLER-YOUNG
From the pristine Hobby Hill Estate, happy holidays from all of us at Hamptons Pet.
ƬƷƵƳ;ƲƫƬƹ;Gregg Oehler, Robert Morris with rescue Annie,
Jewel Morris with rescue Nicolette and Loren Morrissey.