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    • 8 Party Planning Tips to Throw the Best Birthday Party for Your Pet

    • Your dog is your best friend and you love her with all your life. So if it’s her birthday why not make it a joyous celebration?

<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/pets/10506273/Parties-for-pooches-what-goes-on-at-a-dogs-birthday-party.html">Pooch birthday parties have become quite common</a> now with most owners opting to express their love for their canine kids in most adorable ways. Birthday parties for dogs are not very different from that thrown for a toddler.

You need to be mindful of their behavior aka tantrums, and keep your dog as well as the other canine guests entertained, engaged, rewarded and in good spirits. To throw the best party ever you need to customize all your arrangements and make them as dog friendly as possible.  

So let’s see how you can go about and make it the best ever birthday for your dog.

<strong>1) Invite the Right Crowd </strong>

This is very important if you want to keep things calm and pleasant at the party. 

Ensure you send out invites to dogs your pooch is familiar with, and who she has spent time with before. Sociable and well-trained dogs will make things easier for you during the course of the party. 

Make a list of all the people who you would like to come over for the party. You might want all your friends over but it is wise if you send out invites only to those who have dogs.

Your dog might not be happy to see her home being raided by other dogs who she hardly knows. If you are planning a house party ensure the ‘guests’ have a prior meet-and-greet at a dog park or some dog-friendly place. Familiarity will make it easier for the dogs to get along during the party. 

<strong>2) Decide on the Venue </strong> 

If you have a large and open yard consider yourself lucky because there is no better place to organize the birthday party of your dog.

Spruce up the place. Dog-themed party decoration items are easy to find. If not you can easily make some of your own. 

Draw doggie paws on balloons and scout party décor stores for dog-themed streamers and dog party hats.  Purchase table cloths and napkins with pictures of dogs on them. 

<strong>3) Dress up the Birthday Girl </strong> 

The big do also calls for a beautifully decked up birthday girl. 

Dog birthday outfits are available at all <a href="https://www.dogloveit.com/">leading dog apparel stores</a>. You can also shop online for great deals. You can go for a crystal-embellished outfit and a matching dog necklace. Spend more and you can team up a glittering tiara also for your darling. 

<strong>4) Plan the 'Treats' and the Games </strong>

Delicious food and entertaining games are what help a party come alive. 

If you scout the Web you will get tons of ideas regarding dog-themed party delicacies. 

There are several bakeries specializing in birthday cakes, gourmet biscuits, cupcakes and treats for dogs. You can also order other doggie favorites like liver and peanut butter doughnuts, and liver cupcakes. 

Organize games of the agility type or something in the lines of search-and-find.

Since the level of distraction will be high you will have to resort to high level of food reinforcement. Fill small containers with yummy treats and keep them at places where your dog cannot access, but from where you can dole them out to your dog and your canine guests to reinforce desirable behavior.

Your guests can also resort to this trick to keep things under control. 

<strong>5) Know What You Serve </strong>

It is important that all the ingredients in the food you serve are dog-friendly. There are many things that may be suitable for small dogs but are not so to bigger ones. Breeds also affect what kind of food that is suitable for dogs.

<strong>6) Exercise the Stress Away </strong>

Exercise helps a dog calm down. Ample and appropriate physical exercise before the party will keep your dog relaxed and happy.  

When planning your party schedule ensure you make enough room to exercise your dog before the event. 

Stressful activities in weeks running up to the party will make it difficult for your dog to be at her best behavior. Stress is cumulative and your dog might find her party with the flurry of activities and excitement too much to handle. 

Do not schedule any event that you know could be stressful to your dog before or after the birthday party. Visits to the vet, home interior jobs and remodeling activities, unpleasant grooming sessions and big events like a Christmas Eve party at home excite, alarm and irritate your dog. Once they are stressed out and frenzied it will become difficult for your dog to remain calm and well-behaved at her birthday party. 

So plan in advance and take all possibilities into consideration. 

<strong>7) Have a Safe Retreat for the Dogs </strong> 

All dogs do not react in the same manner at all time. Things may get out-of-hand and difficult at times. Have a plan in place to tackle this.

Keep an eye on the dogs at all times. If you see aggressive ‘toy guarding’ behavior or scrambling for treats remove the causative agent and try to calm down the dogs. Remove the toy and move to some other game. Ensure that all dogs have their own serving bowls and are served at the same time. This will do away with each pet trying to grab the largest bite. 

You can also set up a temporary safe retreat for dogs to withdraw into if they or their owners feel that’s best.   

<strong>8) Keep Things Relaxed </strong>

One of the best tips is to keep things under manageable levels. 

Invite a limited number of guests. Too many dogs will lead to unnecessary cacophony and aggression.  Also ensure the party winds up in time.

The party should ideally not stretch for more than an hour.  As in the case of humans, dogs too find it stressful to be on their best behavior for too long a time. Wind up in time and all will leave home happy and contented. 

Also make it clear to your guests that they can leave at any time they feel is appropriate for their pet. Make sure you keep the generous goodie bags ready to hand out to your furry guests. 

<strong>Conclusion </strong>

Organizing a birthday party for your pet is the best way to express your love to her. Keep in mind a few things and it will turn out to be a beautiful memory for you to treasure forever. party

      Your dog is your best friend and you love her with all your life. So if it’s her birthday why not make it a joyous celebration?

      Pooch birthday parties have become quite common now with most owners opting to express their love for their canine kids in most adorable ways. Birthday parties for dogs are not very different from that thrown for a toddler.

      You need to be mindful of their behavior aka tantrums, and keep your dog as well as the other canine guests entertained, engaged, rewarded and in good spirits. To throw the best party ever you need to customize all your arrangements and make them as dog friendly as possible. 

      So let’s see how you can go about and make it the best ever birthday for your dog.

      1) Invite the Right Crowd

      This is very important if you want to keep things calm and pleasant at the party.

      Ensure you send out invites to dogs your pooch is familiar with, and who she has spent time with before. Sociable and well-trained dogs will make things easier for you during the course of the party.

      Make a list of all the people who you would like to come over for the party. You might want all your friends over but it is wise if you send out invites only to those who have dogs.

      Your dog might not be happy to see her home being raided by other dogs who she hardly knows. If you are planning a house party ensure the ‘guests’ have a prior meet-and-greet at a dog park or some dog-friendly place. Familiarity will make it easier for the dogs to get along during the party.

      2) Decide on the Venue

      If you have a large and open yard consider yourself lucky because there is no better place to organize the birthday party of your dog.

      Spruce up the place. Dog-themed party decoration items are easy to find. If not you can easily make some of your own.

      Draw doggie paws on balloons and scout party décor stores for dog-themed streamers and dog party hats.  Purchase table cloths and napkins with pictures of dogs on them.

      3) Dress up the Birthday Girl

      The big do also calls for a beautifully decked up birthday girl.

      Dog birthday outfits are available at all leading dog apparel stores. You can also shop online for great deals. You can go for a crystal-embellished outfit and a matching dog necklace. Spend more and you can team up a glittering tiara also for your darling.

      4) Plan the ‘Treats’ and the Games

      Delicious food and entertaining games are what help a party come alive.

      If you scout the Web you will get tons of ideas regarding dog-themed party delicacies.

      There are several bakeries specializing in birthday cakes, gourmet biscuits, cupcakes and treats for dogs. You can also order other doggie favorites like liver and peanut butter doughnuts, and liver cupcakes.

      Organize games of the agility type or something in the lines of search-and-find.

      Since the level of distraction will be high you will have to resort to high level of food reinforcement. Fill small containers with yummy treats and keep them at places where your dog cannot access, but from where you can dole them out to your dog and your canine guests to reinforce desirable behavior.

      Your guests can also resort to this trick to keep things under control.

      5) Know What You Serve

      It is important that all the ingredients in the food you serve are dog-friendly. There are many things that may be suitable for small dogs but are not so to bigger ones. Breeds also affect what kind of food that is suitable for dogs.

      6) Exercise the Stress Away

      Exercise helps a dog calm down. Ample and appropriate physical exercise before the party will keep your dog relaxed and happy. 

      When planning your party schedule ensure you make enough room to exercise your dog before the event.

      Stressful activities in weeks running up to the party will make it difficult for your dog to be at her best behavior. Stress is cumulative and your dog might find her party with the flurry of activities and excitement too much to handle.

      Do not schedule any event that you know could be stressful to your dog before or after the birthday party. Visits to the vet, home interior jobs and remodeling activities, unpleasant grooming sessions and big events like a Christmas Eve party at home excite, alarm and irritate your dog. Once they are stressed out and frenzied it will become difficult for your dog to remain calm and well-behaved at her birthday party.

      So plan in advance and take all possibilities into consideration.

      7) Have a Safe Retreat for the Dogs

      All dogs do not react in the same manner at all time. Things may get out-of-hand and difficult at times. Have a plan in place to tackle this.

      Keep an eye on the dogs at all times. If you see aggressive ‘toy guarding’ behavior or scrambling for treats remove the causative agent and try to calm down the dogs. Remove the toy and move to some other game. Ensure that all dogs have their own serving bowls and are served at the same time. This will do away with each pet trying to grab the largest bite.

      You can also set up a temporary safe retreat for dogs to withdraw into if they or their owners feel that’s best. 

      8) Keep Things Relaxed

      One of the best tips is to keep things under manageable levels.

      Invite a limited number of guests. Too many dogs will lead to unnecessary cacophony and aggression.  Also ensure the party winds up in time.

      The party should ideally not stretch for more than an hour.  As in the case of humans, dogs too find it stressful to be on their best behavior for too long a time. Wind up in time and all will leave home happy and contented.

      Also make it clear to your guests that they can leave at any time they feel is appropriate for their pet. Make sure you keep the generous goodie bags ready to hand out to your furry guests.

      Conclusion

      Organizing a birthday party for your pet is the best way to express your love to her. Keep in mind a few things and it will turn out to be a beautiful memory for you to treasure forever.

    • Party Type: Pet party
    • Tags: tips planning your birthday party best throw pet

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        • gulabganggulabgang - Dec 27th, 2014
        • Invite a limited number of guests. Too many dogs will lead to unnecessary cacophony and aggression.  Also ensure the party winds up in time.

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