The tree is up and so far the hounds haven't paid much attention to it. Once Sadie tried to get under it but hasn't gone near it since then. It's an artificial tree and we have it in the corner mostly blocked with the couch and entertainment center. I don't dare put any gifts under it I'm sure that would just tempt them but I do have our stockings under it and they haven't touched them. I also have a big Santa sitting next to the tree and I was sure they would think that was a big stuffed toy for them but they haven't touched that either.