Holiday houseplants, trees, decorations, treats … all can pose risks to your pets, whether naughtiness is involved or not. Tails can knock over trees, noses can find treats and houseplants can appear edible.
Removing the temptations from your dog’s line of sight will help avoid problems. You can put up a collapsible pet playpen around your tree, which will keep your dog from being tempted to ingest such shiny temptations as ornaments, tinsel and candy canes. If you have a real tree instead of an artificial one, it will also keep your dog out of the water in the base of the tree stand. Houseplants and treats should be kept up out of a dog’s reach, as these can be dangerous and even poisonous to dogs.
Keeping your pet safe and on best behavior during the holidays doesn’t require much extra work, and the rewards will suit both of you.