Dogs are naturally curious, and Christmas trees can be intriguing. It's crucial to protect your tree and decorations from your dog to prevent accidents.
Dogs can knock over the tree, ingest decorations, or get injured by loose needles. Lights can cause burns or electrocution if chewed on.
Limit your dog's access to the tree by using a gate or fence. Consider limiting access to the room where the tree is located when you're away.
Tuck away wires and avoid lights on lower branches. Use pet-safe decorations and secure them well. Avoid tinsel and fragile ornaments.
Fasten the tree to a wall or secure place to prevent it from falling. Ensure ornaments are securely attached to the tree.
Sweep up needles frequently to prevent ingestion. Keep real trees watered to decrease needle shedding, but prevent pets from drinking the water.
Use a pet camera or alarm system to monitor the tree when you're not home. This can alert you if your dog gets too close or knocks down the protective gate.