Sometimes dogs and Christmas trees lead to frustrating situations.
I’ve not had a problem for quite some time. On the bottom branches, of my artificial tree, I hang ornaments that are not enticing. No fluffy or stuffy danglers that may resemble dog toys are low on the tree. I use bells or metal ornaments.
As for wrapped presents: forget it. The ribbon is too tempting to the furkids, and, with Hope’s inclination to chew up paper when she can get it, the gifts reside elsewhere.
You can buy gates that make a pentagon shape and put it around your tree, provided you don’t have furkids who like to jump.
My tree has been up for two weeks, and no problems yet. Jake has walked under it but got startled when he brushed past a bell. I am so glad dachshunds are low to the ground.