Halloween is all about having fun and enjoying some tasty treats — two areas where your dog is an expert. This year, celebrate with Halloween dog activities that are fun and safe for your pet.
Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without costumes. If he is comfortable getting dressed up, get your pup in the spirit with a Halloween dog costume. To keep things fun and safe, supervise your dog at all times. Make sure the costume is not flammable, poses no choking hazard and fits well without restricting his vision or movement. Even if your dog does not enjoy dressing up, you can still help him be festive with a Halloween-themed collar or leash.
Who says kids get to have all the fun? If your dog enjoys prowling the neighborhood at night and doesn't mind crowds of little ghouls and goblins, take him along when you go trick-or-treating. Make sure to keep your dog leashed throughout the night. It's helpful to have reflective material on his collar or tag so that he can be easily spotted in the dark as well. Just be sure dogs don't eat any chocolate, since it can harm them.
If trick-or-treating is a little too much, enjoy a more mellow Halloween dog experience by passing out treats at home. Your friendly pup can help greet visitors at the door, and if any dogs in Halloween costumes happen to knock, be ready with dog-safe treats. Your pooch will gladly help you out with any pet-friendly leftovers.
Some communities and local businesses feature dog-friendly Halloween parades. Find out if you have any community activities planned in your area, like the neighborhood dog park, and let your pup strut his stuff in his favorite Halloween costume.
If there's one thing dogs love as much as a tasty treat, it's a new toy for playtime. Give your pup a new pumpkin-shaped or otherwise Halloween-inspired dog toy and enjoy a spook-tacular game of fetch together.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, the best way to make Halloween enjoyable for your dog is by keeping him safe. Keep any dangerous items, such as candy or decor, out of your dog's reach.Article provided by
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