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How To Throw A Dog Birthday Or Holiday Party

How To Throw A Dog Birthday Or Holiday Party 0

Just like with most pet owners, your dog is probably very special to you. When your special pet is important to you, it seems like fun to throw them a special birthday or holiday party. Birthdays and other celebrations like Christmas for dogs can be celebrated with friends, family, and pets. Below are some tips on throwing a successful dog party.

Planning The Party

A successful party starts with good preparation and planning. It is important to have everything your pet and guests need to have a great time.

Find A Safe Location

It is best to have the party outdoors since all dogs have a place to go to. If you have a large yard, you can host the party there. Make sure the area where the party is held is enclosed with a fence. Pets should not be allowed to go outside without supervision.

Set A Date

If you are planning a birthday party, pick a date on a weekend close to the actual day. For a Christmas or other holiday dog party, plan it close to the holiday.

Pick A Theme

If you are planning a birthday party, consider asking guests to dress their dogs up as superheroes or other characters to make the event more fun. If you are throwing a Christmas dog party, ask guests to bring their pooches dressed in holiday-themed dog clothes. Create a unique and fun theme for your party. This will make the event memorable for both the guests and the dogs.

Send Invitations

Make a guest list that includes any dogs you are sure yours will get along with. Do not allow dogs that are aggressive to attend. Get a balanced energy group of dogs. So there is not too much energy or too low of energy.

Make sure to send out invitations in advance so that guests have plenty of time to RSVP. By sending them online or by mail, you can save them time and avoid having to call or email them later.

Plan Games To Play

A ball pit is a great place to play with your pets. It can be placed in a play area or a room with guests. A ball pit can also be used to fetch balls. Make sure your dog has plenty of fun activities planned for the party. They can do anything they want as long as they are supervised and kept occupied.

For an agility course, build a set of jumps, tunnels, and hoops. These can be made from pipes, plastic bottles, or foam pool noodles.

Food, Treats, & Water

Order food for your guests before the party. You must have enough food for everyone, both dogs and humans. When buying supplies, be sure to check the ingredients list before buying anything for the pets.

The dogs will get tired and thirsty from playing. Keep them hydrated by filling their bowls several times during the party.

Gifts & Gift Bags

To thank everyone for attending your dog's party, consider giving out doggy gift bags. The bags can include treats, toys, and thank you cards for the owners. If you are attending a pet party great gift idea is to gift a personalized dog collar. Their owners will love the thoughtfulness of the gift and the pet will look glamorous.

Planning the perfect pet party doesn't have to be difficult. Success takes a little planning and preparation. Don't forget to dress your pooch up for their special occasion. Online dog boutiques like Doggie Diva have all the outfits and accessories you will need!

Unique, Personalized Dog Gifts for Your Pet

Unique, Personalized Dog Gifts for Your Pet 0

Celebrate the uniqueness of your dog by getting them customized pet items, not just on your furry friend’s birthday but at any time of the year.
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5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy And Healthy

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy And Healthy 0

Being a dog owner can be rewarding, but it is hard work. The following tips will help you improve your dog's quality of life.
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5 Things to Avoid When You See a Service Dog in Public

5 Things to Avoid When You See a Service Dog in Public 0

It is important to know how to behave around a service dog. Read to learn the best techniques for you and your dog.
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How to Find the Right Vet for Your Dog

How to Find the Right Vet for Your Dog 0

There are several things to consider when searching for the right vet for your dog because they can ultimately determine your dog's life.
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How to Cut Your Dogs Nails At Home

How to Cut Your Dogs Nails At Home 0

You need to trim your dog's nails regularly. If the nails are not trimmed, then they can break. They can also get caught on the carpet. Additionally, long nails can make it harder for your dog to walk. Here are a few tips on how to help keep your dog’s toenails trimmed and smooth.
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8 Fun Facts about Man's Best Friend

8 Fun Facts about Man's Best Friend 0

 Here are 8 fun facts about man’s best friend and what things you can expect when you open your heart to them.
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Ten Dog-Friendly Vacation Spots to Check Out This Summer

Ten Dog-Friendly Vacation Spots to Check Out This Summer 0

Have you been making plans for a vacation? Are you hoping to find a pet-friendly vacation spot? Your friends at Doggie Diva know how much we all love our dogs and do not want to leave them behind. After all, they are part of the family too. That is why we have compiled a list of ten beautiful vacation spots that will be perfect for your whole family, including the family dog.

  1. Fort Myers, Florida, has many beautiful resorts that are pet-friendly. What a lovely place to spend your vacation. Your dog will enjoy walking on the beach with you. This is a nice place for your family to relax and enjoy being together.
  1. San Diego, California, has an impressive variety of pet-friendly hotels. There are many activities to do, such as hiking through the trails in East County or walking along a dog-friendly beach. This would be a great getaway choice.
  1. Colorado Springs, Colorado, has plenty of fun waiting for a family that includes a furry member. There are even pet-friendly shops to browse through. There are gondola rides where pets are permitted. A peaceful ride down a calm stream would be rejuvenating.
  1. Lake Placid, New York, has an array of pet-friendly rentals. It might be hard to choose from a waterfront getaway or a wooded retreat.
  1. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, has become a place where pets are so common that store owners will often set out bowls of water for their four-legged customers.
  1. Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, is a pet-friendly place with beautiful, clear water and scenery that is breathtaking.
  1. Grand Canyon, Arizona, allows dogs on hiking trails above the rim. What a perfect place for hikers to take their dogs for some outdoor fun.
  1. Waterbury, Vermont, has a famous ice cream shop where dogs are most welcome. You can even buy doggie ice cream for your dog.
  1. Glacier National Park, Montana, welcomes dogs in developed areas. You can take your pet on a boat ride.
  1. New Orleans, Louisiana, has pet-friendly cafes and cabins on Toledo Bend Lake. The view is absolutely stunning.

We hope this list will be helpful to all who are planning to take their beloved dog on your next family vacation. Be sure to check out the website for personalized dog collars, strollers for dogs, and so much more to show off your vacation!

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Say Cheese! Five Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Pup

Say Cheese! Five Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Pup 0

Let's face it- dogs are adorable. Whether you're taking photos of your cute pooch for pleasure or for posting on social media, you want to make sure they're putting their best foot- we mean paw- forward. Use these five tips to get the best photos of your pup every time.

1. Bribe them with treats.

Dogs are very food motivated, so use that to your advantage to get them to sit, stay, roll over, or do other fun tricks. Have a slew of different treats available so they don't get bored during the photo shoot. Start small, with a few crunchy treats, and work your way up to the good stuff, like some dog-friendly spray cheese or baby food. Bonus if you can capture a cute photo of them drooling!

2. Accessorize them.

Accessories make the outfit for humans, so why wouldn't the same hold true for little Fido? There are a huge variety of accessory options available for dogs, from silly dog sunglasses to a sweet dog pearl necklace. Have fun with it and have a bunch of different accessories on hand so you can change it up if your dog isn't particularly digging it. Not every dog will allow you to dress them up, so keep it simple with things that slide on and off easily.


3. Keep the area free of distractions.

If you want your dog to pay attention to the photoshoot, you'll want to make sure there is nothing around to distract them. Keep their favorite ball out of sight so they don't try to run after it. If you're shooting outside, try to pick an area free of people or other pets that may discourage them from sitting still.

4. Make it quick.

Dogs have a short attention span, so any photoshoot that you do have should be as quick and painless as possible. Have all of your treats and accessories ready ahead of time, as well as the area prepped where you'll be shooting. Keep your photo shoot to under a half-hour to ensure they won't get bored.

5. Use a great camera.

The type of camera you use is very important for capturing great photos. A camera that is good at taking pictures in motion is ideal for busy dogs. Ones that comes with different lenses, timers, and even a tripod are also useful

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Unique Styles for Different Dog Sizes: Small, Medium & Large!

Unique Styles for Different Dog Sizes: Small, Medium & Large! 0

Dogs of all shapes and sizes deserve to stay warm and look cool throughout the seasons. Read about the different clothing options for your dog!
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