Halloween is around the corner! You have a to-do list that includes buying treats and candies, costumes, pumpkin carving and maybe even a big party at home. You want to remember every detail and your dog is one of the first things on the list!
If you are thinking about ways to keep your pet safe and happy, here are some ideas that you can add to your list:
Keep your dog inside your home, unless your neighborhood is quiet and you just want to take your dog out for a walk. Sometimes children go running to pet a dog and they don't ask if it's safe to do it. Your pet may be the friendliest pet in the world but in different situations, he can be scared and bite a kid. That would be a really scary Halloween!
If you stay at home to give delicious treats to your neighbor’s kids, put your pet in a separate and quiet area. If it's possible, take turns with the family so one person can stay inside with the dog and play. Noises and unknown smells coming from the door can make your dog feel nervous. Make Halloween a happy day for your pup.
Be careful if you have children. Explain to your kids that they can't give candies or chocolates to the dog and watch them anyway. Your dog may have "that begging face" that kids can’t resist. Instead, have a small batch of treats specially made for your furry friend!
Does your dog have a tag or a microchip? Halloween is not as scary as fireworks for dogs, but if you get distracted and your dog is anxious, he could run away!
If you want to make a costume for your dog, make sure you make it with a soft and comfortable fabric and nothing so complicated that he can't move.
Do you want to take your dog to celebrate? Check with the pet shops in your area, some of them have dog parades and costume contests.
If you want to get more tips for your dog safety on Halloween, check these posts with more information:
Have a happy and safe Halloween! and don't forget to add these tips to your to-do list. Do you have another tip? Share it on the comments!