Are you anxious about having guests to your house this holiday season? Not sure how your dog will react when the doorbell rings? Or when you start serving food?
Grab a pen and paper, and take our quiz to find out where your dog fits on our Perfectly Polite Party Pup scale.
Rate each answer from 1 to 5, using this scale:
- My dog has no clue how to behave this way
- My dog knows how to behave this way, but refuses to do it
- My dog will sometimes behave this way
- My dog will most likely behave this way
- My dog always behaves this way
Here are the 5 main behaviors a Perfectly Polite Party Pup should exhibit in a perfect world:
My dog will sit on a leash with me for a polite door greeting or will happily lie in his crate, when I open the door to guests.
My dog will only bark to alert me that someone has arrived, but then quiets down once I have welcomed the guests in.
My dog doesn’t jump on the furniture and allows guests to sit wherever they want, while my dog sits quietly in her place.
My dog ignores food that has been placed on counters or tabletops around the house.
My dog keeps his tongue and paws to himself while others are around. All guests leave my house with clothing and shoes intact.
How did you and your pup do?
If your pup scored between:
21-25 • You and your pup get the GOLD STAR! Keep up the good work and enjoy that holiday party!!
16-20 • You are your pup are doing a GREAT JOB! You might just want to get some extra focused practice in a few weeks before your party.
11-15 • It seems that your dog listens to his tummy over his manners more often than not.
6-10 • Oh boy, you might not enjoy your party very much. Stop by and see us for some classes that could help take the worry away.
0-5 • You need our help! Please call us before you find yourself eating a whole pumpkin pie under the table at your own party.