Thursday, February 21, 2008

Your Dog is Invited – Slumber Party!

Have you ever thought of having some friends over with their dogs and having a slumber party? This could be lots of fun if you are a dog lover. To ensure a good time and not a destructive time, here are a few things that may help you have a great slumber party with your friends and their dogs.

The first thing you want to do is make sure you choose people that have dogs that your dog has been socialized with and gets along with. This will eliminate having two dogs fighting during the course of the party.

The next thing you want to do is make sure that everybody brings a sleeping bag or air mattress for them self and then they bring a bed for their dog if they have one. There are numerous styles of dog beds so you need to make sure you have an area that is big enough to accommodate several dog beds. The most convenient, and easiest to transport would probably be if your dog has a blanket that they sleep on or if they had a doggie pillow that they sleep on. Bringing your dog’s bed will be a great way to ensure that he/she has a restful night away from home.

After your guests arrive, playing outside for awhile would be a good way to drain some energy out of the dogs or maybe taking a walk to a nearby park or just a stroll thru the neighborhood. When you and your guests get back to the house you want to make sure that there are several water dishes out for the dogs so they can get a drink. If you have a big enough backyard, set up an agility course for the dogs. This can be fun and your dog can learn a new trick or two.

Another fun thing to do with your dogs is to give them mini makeovers. You can spend the time brushing your dog or putting bows in its hair/ears or you could have a fashion show. You can have every guest bring an outfit or two that they may have for their dogs and once you have the dogs dressed up, take some pictures to remember the night.

Once you have done all the activities that you have planned, sitting down and just cuddling with your canine companion and visiting with your human companions is a great way to end the night. The very last thing that needs to happen before everybody settles in for the night is that all the dogs need to go outside one last time and then make sure that everybody has everything they may need during the night.

Having a slumber party with your dog should be a fun and relaxing event. This is a time to enjoy your friends and for your dog to enjoy his/her friends, so relax, have fun and enjoy the time that you spend with your dog and friends.

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