The holidays are upon us. That means a lot of people coming and going in the house. If you are like me, you have a four-legged friend who loves all of the welcomed attention of the houseguests.

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However, there is proper etiquette when visiting someone's home that has a dog. You are a guest in their home and you should respect their rules, especially when it comes to the dogs of the family.

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While you may want to pet and love on the dog, there are some things you just shouldn't do. One of those things is to get in a dog's face and try to give them a kiss. We get it, you are a dog lover, but respect the dog's boundaries. I once had a person get into my dog's face and I told them not to. Their response was "Oh, it's fine" to which I quickly responded back " No. It's not. Get out of my dog's face".

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Dear friends and family,

 

We are so grateful to have you in our home for the holidays. We hope that we are able to make great memories this season and share priceless quality time together.

 

There is something that we are asking, no, telling you not to do this holiday season or any other time of the year for that matter... Please stay out of the face of our dog.

 

While you may be a dog lover and you have met our dog on numerous occasions, this time of the year can be stressful for our pet.

 

Our normal day-to-day routine does not include many people coming in and out of the house, all of the noise, and all of the commotion that is involved with the festivities. Dogs can be overstimulated very easily and the last thing we want to happen is to have you get injured.

 

Please respect our wishes and while our dog may come to you for pets and belly scratches throughout the day, do not put your face in our dog's face. Ever.

 

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