Creating a calendar just for your dog may seem odd, but stick with me. One reason the holidays can be challenging is that there is no plan for the dog during this hectic period. Parents are often left flying by the seat of their pants and reacting to issues with their dogs as they come up. This makes things more complicated and stressful than they need to be – for everyone.

Instead, you can create a schedule specific to your dog. Using a separate calendar will ensure you don’t forget anything and have enough space to include important details for your dog.

How to Set Up Your Dog Calendar

A month-at-a-glance style calendar suits this purpose well. It will allow you to easily keep track of upcoming events and things to take care of.

You can highlight the days when something special is happening, such as dog care not being available, parties or entertaining at home.

If more than one person will be responsible for dealing with things that will be happening, then you can mark down who will be responsible for the special requirements on any particular day. That will prevent any possible confusion.

Include any special preparation required, such as extra food puzzles or additional activities to support and help them on special days.

Fill It In!

Your dog’s own calendar may seem a bit extravagant, but the bit of time and thought required will more than pay off. This simple prep will save time and make your holidays feel more organized and under control. Set it up, and you’ll be ready for the rest of your hipPUP Holiday Checklist!