The holidays bring surprises—both good and bad—but one thing is sure, the end of the year is an incredibly busy time. All that additional excitement and activity can be a lot for your hound to handle. Not to mention the extra visitors (COVID permitting), sights, sounds, and smells. Plus, it’s easy to get wrapped up in holiday preparation and neglect your dog’s regular routines. Add all that up, and you have a recipe for dog stress. The following tips will help you prepare your dog so you can both enjoy the coming holiday season.