Christmas is just around the corner, and people have started preparing for a merry Christmas. All around you, you can see people buying Christmas trees, and decorating them with shop ornaments, and adding some fun DIY decorations. However, humans aren’t the only ones attracted to gorgeous Christmas trees. Dogs all love them. Well, loving them is okay, but as a dog owner, you would know how much dogs enjoy jumping on the trees and playing with the ornaments.
Here are some tips through which you can dog-proof your Christmas tree and also, well, tree-proof your dog.
1- Give Your Dog Time to Get Used to the Christmas Tree
If it’s your Dog’s first year celebrating Christmas, they are bound to get confused by the Christmas tree and lights. But, even if it’s not, Christmas comes once a year, and your dog’s reaction is justified. The best tip to dog-proof your Christmas tree is to give your dog time to get used to the tree. After bringing the Christmas tree home, leave the bare tree in the corner of your home, so your furry baby can see it as a usual addition. Decorate your tree a couple of days before Christmas, and your dog will be less likely to view it as unusual.
2- Hang Fragile Ornaments on the Top
Even if you follow the first tip, your dog might still like to play with the tree, especially the ornaments hanging low. By playing with them, they can accidentally knock them off the trees. Even if your furry baby passes the tree and hits an ornament with its happy wagging tail, it can fall and break. The best solution is to hang fragile ornaments out of the reach of your dog. Also, keep salt dough ornaments out of reach since these are toxic for your dog.
3- Secure Your Tree to a Wall
As mentioned above, dogs love to jump on Christmas trees. This playful act of your fur boy can knock the tree over, damaging the ornaments and also hurting your furry baby. Ensure that both your dog and the Christmas tree remain safe by attaching your tree to the nearby wall. A nearby wall can keep your Christmas tree stable and your dog happy and healthy!
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