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    3 Tips for a Stress-Free BBQ With Your Dog

    By TAILS
    6/11/2013 11:35:12 AM

    One of the best things about summer is getting to bring everyone together for a fun barbecue. Unsurprisingly, our pets love to be a part of this too. If you're hosting a BBQ at your home and plan to have your dog present, follow these tips to make sure your four-legged friend behaves:

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    1. Keep all human food out of paw's reach. If you've ever turned an eye for a second only to have your plate of freshly cooked burger patties disappear into a furry stomach, then you know how important it is to keep dogs far away from any human food. Keep all food elevated, and if your dog is large or a jumper, consider setting up the food buffet style inside so that your dog can stay outside with the crowd and you won't have to worry. Not only will this keep your guests from going hungry, it wil also ensure your pup doesn't have access to potentially dangerous things like cooked bones or toxic ingredients.

    2. Have a yummy distraction ready. Our dogs' sense of smell is so good that they basically see with their noses, and barbecues paint quite the delicious picture. Avoid the temptation to give your dog lots of food off the table (that will only teach bad manners), and instead whip up some easy frozen treats just for him. Here are some cool treat ideas to get you started. Per usual, always have lots of fresh water available too.

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