The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start preparing for all of the festivities. Obviously, you will want to start shopping for gifts and searching for new recipes, but there are other small tasks that are an equally important part of your preparation. Unfortunately, these smaller tasks often get overlooked in the chaos that the typical holiday activities bring on.
For instance, one of the most important holiday prep tasks is grooming your dog. Don’t believe this task deserves a place on your holiday to-do list? Check out these 5 reasons to have your dog cleaned before the holiday madness begins.
Have a Handsome Pet
During the holidays, the number of parties and events we attend increases dramatically. Although your pup won’t always be invited to come along, there is a good chance they will get out and about on occasion. Additionally, there will likely be an increase in the number of visitors you receive. Considering your furry friend will probably be seeing more people, you will want them look their very best. Fortunately, a quick grooming session can ensure they look fantastic.
Keep Your Home Smelling Great
An increase in visitors means an increase in traffic through your home. Often, our pets leave an odor behind that we become accustomed to and don’t even recognize. By having your pet thoroughly cleaned before the holidays arrive, you can wipe out any unwanted, but unnoticed smells before the guests begin to arrive.
Besides smells, dogs of all shapes and sizes also leave behind fur. Some leave behind more fur than others, and while this isn’t a typical problem on any ordinary day, you certainly don’t want your furniture and floors covered in dog fur when family comes to visit for your holiday celebration. Having your dog groomed just before the event will help reduce the amount of shedding they do, meaning you will have much less to vacuum up on the day of your party.
Avoid Allergic Reactions
Dog hair on the furniture isn’t just unsightly, it can also cause allergy problems for some people. If you have guests coming who happen to suffer from allergies, you will want to make absolutely sure your home won’t trigger an allergic reaction. A grooming session a few days before the event along with plenty of cleaning can really help with this. Keeping your doggy friend in the other room is also a good idea in these situations.
Ease into Interactions
If your dog is not accustomed to having visitors, he or she may feel nervous about having strangers in their home. You can reduce this anxiety by easing the into the idea of having people over and giving the pup opportunities to interact with people outside of your immediate family.
One of the best ways to do this is by scheduling a grooming session in your home. Not only does this make the whole grooming process easier on you, it can also help your pet feel more comfortable as they will be on their own turf. Finally, the positive interaction with a stranger is ideal for prepping your furry friend for the holiday visitors.
Ready to schedule your pre-holiday grooming session? Please contact us at Awesome Doggies today! We would be happy to care for your dog, and will even visit your home in order to make it that much easier to get through your holiday to-do list. However, you will want to be sure to schedule soon. Our holiday grooming slots book up fast, and as you can see, this is one task you definitely don’t want to skip.