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How to calm an anxious pet during holiday gatherings

This time of year is full of many joyful celebrations with friends and family, but the loud noises, strangers, hustle and bustle, and new environments can all be stressful to your four-legged friends. 

Learn how to recognize and manage your pet's anxiety symptoms this holiday season.

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Paint a portrait of your pet! 

Let your creativity flow and paint a portrait of your dog, cat, rabbit — or any animal — under the guidance of an experienced artist. Paint sessions also make a great gift for any pet lover in your life.

Various sessions for ages 7 to adult are now available.

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Need fun enrichment ideas for your dog this winter? 

Specialty training classes at AHS are great ways for your dog to have fun, learn new skills, and burn off some extra energy when it's too cold to be outside.

We offer a variety of classes and workshops to choose from, including brain games, scent detection, and Tricks 101.

Festive treats to share with your dog 

Want to share a little holiday cheer with your dog? While traditional festive ingredients aren't always safe for your dog to consume, you can DIY your own treats for your dog to enjoy. 

In this video, you'll learn how to make a tasty treat that your pup will be thankful for. Made with all safe and seasonal ingredients, these pumpkin pie dog treats are the perfect addition to your next holiday meal. 

Interested in what other foods your dog can enjoy? Check out our list of festive foods your pets can enjoy, too!

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