How to Keep a Dog Occupied During a Party

How to Keep a Dog Occupied During a Party

How to Keep a Dog Occupied During a Party

Parties can be stressful and the excitement can be overwhelming for your dog. Your dog may also cause you or your guests to feel somewhat tried by jumping, barking, or just being in the way. However, you can reduce the strain for both you and your dog, and with a little planning, you can help him to feel safe, be well-behaved, and happily distracted during all the commotion.

Ensure that he gets plenty of exercise beforehand. If possible, begin his evening with a run or brisk walk, or some energetic play to expend his surplus energy and to help him feel tired and relaxed when your guests arrive. If time will be tight, check out the dog walking services in your area. Many services offer screened, experienced, and bonded walkers who can be scheduled for a visit.

In advance, secure a cozy, familiar space for him to escape that will help him feel safe. You may want to consider setting up a baby monitor or remote camera to make sure he remains calm and comfortable throughout the evening.

If your dog is well-trained to verbal cues, ask him to sit as he is introduced to each arrival and then reward him for his behavior. Inviting guests to arrive at slightly staggered times can help this time to be less chaotic. Keeping your dog on a short leash can help you to manage him better if he gets excited.

After introductions, lead your dog to the cozy space you’ve set aside and take a few minutes to reassure him by scratching him behind his ears or rubbing his belly. One of the most effective ways to help your dog calm down from stress and anxiety is to provide him with a tasty, long-lasting chew treat.

Dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes love to chew and chewing is a natural stress reliever. A long-lasting chew treat can help to keep him mentally occupied by giving him something to work on. 

There are many items that can be used as a dog treat, although some are certainly much safer, healthier choices. Nature Gnaws Bully Sticks are an all-natural dog chew choice, that is not only safe, but offers a variety of health benefits.

In fact, Nature Gnaws Bully Sticks are free from any additives, preservatives or artificial chemicals and are made from only one single ingredient, 100% natural grass-fed beef, which makes them easy to digest, high in protein, and a complete source of amino acids. Additionally, you can feel secure knowing they are USDA certified and inspected to ensure quality methods and safety, that are free from bacteria.

Long-lasting, flavor-filled Nature Gnaws Bully Sticks are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses, for small breeds or light chewers to large dogs and aggressive chewers, and all dogs will love both their taste and texture.

Fresh, oven-baked Bully Sticks are great for puppies too, providing them all the same benefits as for adult dogs. At your next party, you can enjoy entertaining and pamper your pooch too by giving him a safe and healthful Nature Gnaws chews.

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