Some dogs love a party, but for others it’s just too much.
Signs your dog might not be having a good time include:
- Pinned back ears
- Excessive drooling
Even very sociable dogs might find a big party a little overwhelming, so all dogs need somewhere they can retreat to if they want some quiet time. Make sure they’re familiar and happy in that space so they can relax.
They should have access to water and their normal food routine away from the crowd, and be taken out to toilet in a calm spot where they can do their business in peace!
Before the event starts, you can also tire them out by taking them for a long walk.
If your party has children attending, make sure that they know how to interact safely with dogs and never leave dogs and children unsupervised. Even the friendliest dog has a limit, and dogs who are already stressed are more likely to behave uncharacteristically.