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June 28, 2020

How to Plan the Perfect Puppy Party

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Your dog is a part of your family, and that means that their birthday should be as big of a day for them as it would for another member of the family. While planning a party for a dog may be different than planning one for a human, you can still have a great time doing it. By following these dog party planning tips you can throw the best possible party for your pup.

Choose a Location

Before you start inviting your dog's friends you need to know where you're hosting them. Ideal locations will have a large fenced-in area for the dogs to play in, with homes and dog parks as common choices. Make sure that if you don't own the property and it's not public that you clear your party with anyone responsible for oversight on the property first.

Get a Tail Count

With a location nailed down it's time to start getting an estimate on the number of guests, both two- and four-legged, that will be in attendance. The sooner you send the invitations out the better, as getting an accurate count for the party is crucial for adequate planning. Once you know how many dogs to expect, as well as which dogs to expect, you'll be better positioned to handle all the planning for your party.

Stock Up on Toys

When you're planning on toys for the dogs in attendance, a good rule of thumb is to prepare as many toys as you think you'll need, then go ahead and add some more one top. Bring a variety of toys, ranging from balls to tug toys , toys to play with each other and toys to play with humans. The more toy options you have at the party, the more likely it is that all of the dogs and all of the people in attendance will have a great time at the party.

Bring Lots of Rewards

Parties are about having a great time, and there are few things that transform something into a great time more quickly for a dog than the inclusion of doggy treats. As with toys, you're always better off erring on buying too many treats when making a purchase for the party. If you overestimate your needs and end up with extra treats leftover you can give some out as party favors or hold onto them to give to the birthday boy or girl in the days or weeks after their party.

Make Special Cakes

No birthday party can be complete without a delicious birthday cake for the guest of honor. As much as your dog would love to have some of your family's secret cake recipe, however, you should avoid giving people food to the dogs at the party. The good news is that it doesn't mean you can't still give them a cake they'll love. There are many tasty cakes for dogs that are formulated to be delicious for the dogs in attendance while also keeping their differing nutritional requirements in mind.

Play Games

Birthday parties are about having fun and one of the best ways to have fun is to get everyone playing games. Create some fun activities for your guests that can be played with both human and dog together as a team. When deciding on games to play you should always consider the dogs who will be in attendance to make sure that you choose game options that will be both fun and safe for all of the puppies present. Adding some games to your next dog birthday party can help elevate it to a new level.

Take Lots of Pictures

Your party is going to be a great time for everyone involved so make sure that you take plenty of pictures to remember it by. There are few things in the world cuter than a bunch of dogs playing together with their friends and having fun together. The world can never have too many pictures of cute dogs playing together and being adorable.

Don't Forget the Owners

When you're throwing a party for your dog, they're the star of the show and the center of attention. With that in mind, it's easy to spend so much time focusing on tasty treats and exciting toys for the dogs to play with that you totally overlook all the people who will be in attendance with them. Make sure that you pick up enough snacks and drinks for everyone to enjoy, and consider baking a more traditional cake as well so you can cut some slices for all your friends to enjoy when the time comes to light the candles.

Provide Party Favors

Another great idea from human birthday parties you can take for your puppy party is the use of party favors. When you hand out party favors at the end of the day, it's an opportunity to show your gratitude to the guests for coming out and making your dog's big day so fun and special. Make little bags with small toys and treats and hand them out so that every dog who comes out to play goes home with some special extras they can receive in the days that follow the party.

Your dog deserves to have a special celebration on their big day, and with these tips you can ensure that the birthday bash you throw is as fun as possible. Show your dog the love they deserve on their birthday this year!

 

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