Throwing a party can be a difficult affair for dog owners - do you keep fido far away from the action and sad about missing the party? Or do you let your pooch come in and enjoy, but with the potential to wreck all the food and decorations you've spent so long putting out?
We sat down to chat with television host Rachael Ray about her tips for finding the right balance. A dog owner herself - now with her own dog food now added to her growing brand - Ray has a lot of ideas for incorporating your dog without letting them take over.
Watch the video above to see all of Ray's advice!