Family holidays, especially ones that revolve around food are a lot of fun for your dog. However, you want to keep your dog out of the kitchen. The best way to do that is through distraction. Encourage family members to play with the dog or enjoy lap cuddles in from the television watching the Macy's Day Parade or National Dog Show.
Many people invite relatives they do not see often to Thanksgiving dinner. These people may not know your dog and your dog may be a little shy of them. Even if no one shy, make introductions and give your guests all the knowledge they need to interact with your dog in a healthy manner.