If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your home, for family or for friends, you will likely spend the next few weeks preparing your house for the big feast. As you continue with your Thanksgiving chores, be sure that you take the time to give your dog his own Thanksgiving home.
Your dog does not need a place card or placemat. He needs rather a place to keep your event safe and chaos-free. Trainers teach a two-paw rule meaning that your dog obeys place if he has at least two paws on his side.
Here are just a few reasons why this command can make your dinner even better!
- Place brings safety – When you walk around with huge hot plates of food you might run an excited dog around underfoot. Knowing where your dog is and that he is safe on the site can keep your worries from tripping around. Giving a location command can also help to keep your dog safe. Visitors sometimes do not know how to properly behave around your dog.
- Place brings peace – Does your dog beg or simply stare at people at the table until they resent and pass a piece of turkey? Keeping Fido on place can ensure that he will not beg or make any of your guests annoyed during dinner. You can also be certain that well-informed guests are not sneaking him food that he should not be eating.
Put your dog on place during the Thanksgiving celebrations is a great way to give him a mental challenge on an otherwise busy day. Although the holding place provides more freedom than a down-stay, your dog must pay attention during a distracting environment. A challenged dog is a happy dog and the perfect place to make it happen during the holidays.