New Year’s Eve celebrations are a fun way to spend time with family and friends while also ringing in a brand new year. If you have dogs in your home, though, it’s important to make sure they have a safe time. Keep the following tips in mind when planning your New Year’s Eve celebration this year.
Keep Dogs Secure
If you plan on setting off fireworks or if you’ll be taking your dogs out to a local celebration that has them, make sure your pets are secure. If you’ll be at home, have your dogs stay in a closed off room where they’ll be safe. Dogs that are afraid of fireworks are likely to bolt when they go off, so your pets could end up getting lost if they’re outdoors at the time. Having them stay in another room that they can’t get out of helps keep them safe. If you’ll be out with your dogs, keep them on secure leashes and consider leaving them home if they’re afraid of fireworks.
Keep Alcohol Out of Reach
If you’re having a celebration at home, it’s important to make sure your dogs can’t reach any alcoholic drinks that are around. Keep bottles of alcohol high up on a shelf instead of out on the counter or table in easy reach. If your dogs will be roaming around your home during your party, keep a close eye on them to make sure they’re unable to get to any of your guests’ drinks.
Reduce the Risk of Accidents
Dogs can get underfoot when you have a house full of guests during your New Year’s Eve celebration. This can lead to accidental injuries, such as if a guest trips over your dog. Your dogs might also knock trays of food or drinks over, especially if they tend to get excited when guests are over. Consider having your dogs stay in a closed off area, such as your bedroom, where they won’t be able to get in the way or cause trouble. Make sure you give your dogs toys and treats to keep them occupied during your celebration, so they won’t get bored.
Keeping these tips in mind helps ensure that you’re able to have a great New Year’s Eve celebration. Knowing that your pets are safe makes it easier for you to enjoy spending time with friends and family on this holiday.