Some family holiday traditions include dusting off an old record or reading a particular poem. Maybe you hide an elf or break out a special recipe or cozy up to your favorite movie.
At Butt Sniffers Academy, the visions dancing in our heads are those of well-behaved dogs, enjoying the holiday season. And we are here to help make sure Snots doesn’t drink all the tree water or yak on a bone.
We know that your dog is an important part of your family, and the last thing you want to do is sequester a family member when you’re looking forward to some important together time.
So, we offer you this friendly holiday reminder that we offer a wide range of behavioral training, from Stay & Trains where we provide individual sessions while your dog is at daycare to classes and even Homeschooling options where we can address issues where they are most persistent.
And while we’re at it, here are a couple of helpful tips for celebrating the holidays with your pup.
1. Mind the nog. Keep your drinks—especially the adult ones—out of reach of your dog.
2. Easy on the scraps. (See Snots.)
3. Set up an escape. Sometimes dogs need to decompress from all the holiday hub-bub. Plus, this gives you an excuse to do the same. “Brb, gotta check on the dog.”
4. Sniff out food presents. If you don’t, your dog will, and the paper (and possibly worse) will be everywhere.
5. Get them some exercise. It may be cold outside, but as guests arrive, excitement builds, and you never know what might happen. And, hey, if you’re looking for a place to play, we know one.
In case you need another reminder, we submit this wonderful bit of prose that we revisit each year and the video that goes with it.
“Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.” Grownup Ralphie