Who concocted the numbskull notion of taking your dog to see Santa Claus? Probably some mall marketing director.
Dogs don’t want to see Santa. Dogs don’t care about Christmas. And Santa doesn’t particularly want to see dogs, either. What’s more he doesn’t want to have his picture taken with your pet. He’s got enough problems lifting bratty little kids onto his lap without worrying about an Irish Setter.
Throw the dogs a bone and leave them home, please!