Be Merry! How Dog Diapers Could Improve Your Holiday SeasonUpdated: September 16, 2022
"Though diapering a puppy will never take the place of training, it can make the process easier and keep your house cleaner until your new family member gets the hang of going outside."
Be Merry! How dog diapers could improve your holiday season
The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to don our ugliest sweaters and eat too much with our loved ones. And some of those loved ones have four legs instead of two!
It’s great to have a dog in your life all throughout the year, but it’s particularly awesome during the holidays. After all, you can dress your dog in reindeer antlers for Instagram-worthy photos.
You can spend two hours going nuts at the pet store buying everything that squeaks and bounces.
You can teach your dog how to bark “Jingle Bells.” And you can get your dog his own ugly sweater, so you can frolic outside in the snowy winter wonderland together.
But as wonderful as the holidays can be with your fur baby, they can sometimes be a source of stress. This is particularly true with elderly dogs, or when traveling with your dog.
Here are some ways dog diapers can come in handy and make your holidays even merrier.
Potty-Training a New Puppy
You imagine the look of joy on your child’s face as they realize you’ve gotten them a puppy for Christmas. You envision the good times your family will have with this new furry addition.
What you didn’t really consider were the messes all over the house and the challenges that come with potty-training a new puppy.
House breaking is a comprehensive process and a learning journey for both human and canine.
Though diapering a puppy will never take the place of training, it can make the process easier and keep your house cleaner until your new family member gets the hang of going outside. When your puppy is wearing a diaper (or belly band), it will remind them they are only supposed to pee outside.
Inhibits Excitement Urination
The holidays are pretty exciting, and you may find that even your house-trained dog has more accidents. It’s not uncommon for young dogs to pee when they play or meet new people.
If, during the holidays, many people will be coming and going from your home, and you notice your dog suddenly pees, without even squatting or lifting his leg, you may want to consider diapers. Excitement urination is a sign of immaturity and your dog will eventually grow out of it. But to ensure none of your guests step in a wet spot, diaper your fur baby and try to take them out more often so their bladder stays nice and empty.
Your Dog Marks His Territory
Maybe one or more of your relatives will be bringing their dog with them for the holidays. Maybe you brought home that new puppy and your dog may or may not be okay with this. Instead of welcoming these strange dogs with open paws, you may notice your house-broken dog begins marking your house.
Dogs communicate in many different ways, but one of the biggest, particularly with males, is through urination. Your dog’s urine contains pheromones that tell other dogs he’s the top dog, this is HIS house, and other dogs are not welcome. Unless of course those other dogs happen to be ladies in heat, then he’s all for them.
Dog diapers and belly bands will gently remind your dog that peeing inside the home is not acceptable.
You’re Traveling with Your Dog
Maybe this year it’s your turn to drive to your cousin’s house to spend the holidays and you’ll be bringing Buster with you. But Buster is older now and it’s not easy for him to hold his bladder on such a long car ride. And, because the holidays are such a hurried, hectic time of year, it may not be as easy for you to take Buster out as often as he needs to go.
To alleviate any stress and messes in your cousin’s house, we recommend you fit Buster for a diaper this holiday season.
Need some help fitting your dog for a diaper? Check out our guide. This will help ensure your dog’s diaper is comfortable to wear and stay on!
If you have any other questions about dog diapers or belly bands, please get in touch with us. We're the leading manufacturer of washable dog diapers and washable dog belly bands. With sizes ranging to fit all pups big and small, you’re sure to find just the right size.
"If, during the holidays, many people will be coming and going from your home, and you notice your dog suddenly pees, without even squatting or lifting his leg, you may want to consider diapers."
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