5 Tips For Hosting The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Cookout-Aug-2021

Be Mindful With Children Around Your Pet.

If you know children will attend, ensure there is adult supervision when the kiddos are meeting your furry friend. It’s important to keep play light and harmless between the kids and your pet.

Leashes Can Be Useful

Keeping your pup on a leash can calm your stress and can make your guest feel more comfortable as well. If you decide to leash up, have water available nearby and keep close to shaded areas around your home.

Do Not Allow Your Pet Near The Grill

If the sizzling grill smells tempt your pet, they may get too excited and knock over the grill. Which can cause injury to others or themselves. If you cannot trust your pet to stay away from the grill, ask a friend to play with your dog away from the grill while you’re preparing the meal. Consider tying a leash to a secure area or place your dog inside while you’re flipping burgers.

Avoid Table Scraps

It’s important each one of your guests knows not to give food, leave out leftovers, or forgets to clean up around your dog. Barbecued food can be greasy, which can harm their stomach. Likewise, certain foods such as onion, avocado, grapes, and raisins can be toxic.

Your Dog May Need To Take A Rest

If you notice your dog being jittery, on edge, or uncomfortable with the gathering, they’re telling you it’s time for a break. Place them inside and find a familiar quiet place for them to relax. Anxiety with dogs is a real thing, and you should take it seriously, especially with guests over.


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