With the festive season just around the corner, it's time to get your furry friends involved in the Christmas cheer!
We have rounded up a list of holiday activities that the whole family can enjoy together.
Paws Up for DIY Dog Decorations
Get crafty with your canine friend by whipping up dog-friendly Christmas decorations. Craft ornaments using pet-safe materials like felt or unbreakable plastic. Let your pup join in on the decorating fun and hang these beauties on a dedicated "doggy tree" for a true-blue Aussie touch. We are loving these DIY paw print ornaments from crafty morning.
Santa Paws Photoshoots
Capture the holiday spirit with a Santa Paws photoshoot featuring your furry mate as the star. Deck your pup out in a cute Christmas get-up and set up a cozy holiday backdrop. Whether you DIY at home or hit up a pet-friendly studio or Westfield, these adorable photos will be treasured memories for years to come.
Do a search of companies providing Santa photos in your area. We know our mates at Westfield always offer a santa photo opportunity.
Yappy Hour Eggnog
Create a dog-friendly holiday drink for your pup to enjoy during family gatherings. Whip up a yappy hour eggnog using ingredients safe for dogs, such as goat milk or plain yogurt. Check out dog-friendly holiday drink recipes.
Bushland Adventures or Beach Day Extravaganza
Embrace the Aussie summer by taking your pup on a bushland adventure. Explore nearby trails or parks. Let your pup soak in the scents and sights of the season while getting some exercise and fresh air. You can find some great summer trails for dogs over at All Trails.
If bush isn’t your thing, hit the beach and let your pup splash in the waves and enjoy the sandy shores. For
Christmas Bake-Up – Homemade Dog Treats
Spoil your pup with some homemade Christmas goodies by whipping up dog-friendly treats together. There are plenty of recipes for dog biscuits with safe ingredients. Get creative with festive shapes and let your pup drool over the delicious aroma of holiday baking. Our mates at Pretty Fluffy have some droolworthy Christmas dog treat recipes to try.
If you’re not one for baking check out your local DOGUE and Online for delicious pre-made holiday treats.
Stocking Stuffers for Your Pup
Include your dog in the pressie-giving tradition by stuffing a stocking full of dog-approved treats and toys. Opt for toys that provide mental stimulation and a challenge, like puzzle toys or lick it mats. This activity is sure to add an extra layer of excitement to Christmas morning.
Round up your mates, family, and your furry best mate for a carolling session around the neighbourhood. Aussie-fy classic Christmas tunes by throwing in your dog's name or favourite activities into the lyrics. And don't forget to don some matching holiday gear for an extra dose of festive fun!
The Aussie Christmas playlist through Spotify will provide all the inspiration you need.
From singing Aussie carols to crafting dog-friendly decorations, these activities are sure to bring a wagging tail to your holiday celebrations. Cherish the moments you share with your pup, and may your Christmas be filled with love, licks, belly rubs, and bonza memories.