Tips for throwing an enjoyable dog birthday party
August 2, 2012
The idea of throwing your dog a birthday party may seem comical at first, but it's become extremely popular with dog parents over the years. Whether you know your canine's actual birthday or want to commemorate the day that you brought him or her home from the New York animal shelter, throwing your pooch a party could be a wonderful way to bring a few of your fellow dog parents and their companions together to celebrate. If your canine's birthday is on the horizon, use the following tips to make it a special day and take advantage of the summer weather.
1. Fill up a kiddie pool. During especially hot days in the summer, there's probably nothing more enjoyable for your dog than being able to cool down in a kiddie pool. This is something that all of your doggy guests can enjoy, so set one up in the shade away from the rest of your guests. Put out a few towels that they can sit on, and place the pool far enough away that your guests won't get sprayed when the dogs need to shake off!
2. Create a series of dog games. According to Dog-Birthday-Parties.com, activities like obstacle courses, throwing frisbees or playing hide and seek with a few treat-filled toys and cardboard boxes placed all around your home are fun options to consider. These will give the dogs a bit of extra exercise and provide both your human and canine guests an engaging activity.
3. Bake a doggy birthday cake. Dog-safe confections are a growing market in the pet wellness world, so you can easily throw together a birthday cake to give your canine a delectable birthday treat. According to AllRecipes.com, one idea to consider is a series of doggy cupcakes made with peanut butter, one egg, vanilla extract, honey, shredded carrots, flour and baking soda. Put them inside of a muffin pan to make them bite-sized for each of your furry guests and break them out at the end of the celebration for a treat that your dog won't soon forget!
Throwing your dog a birthday party is a wonderful way to connect with fellow dog parents and let your furry friend feel like the center of attention. A birthday comes around once every year, so make sure your dog's big day is as special as it can be.