October 28, 2021
The scary season is back! Halloween is a fun time to celebrate with friends and family – and your dog can also be involved in the fun. Teach them some tricks and save them sweet treats with your puppy. Check out these Halloween dog safety tips.
Wear a strap
It may seem obvious, but keeping your dog’s leash is important to stay safe. Even if your dog is friendly without one, it is better to be careful. Allow children to get closer to your dog and respect each other’s space. If your dog feels uncomfortable in large crowds, staying home may be a better option.
Take the sidewalk
A trick or treatment at night can be dangerous if there is not enough street lighting. Avoid cars and large crowds by staying on the sidewalk or walking on a paved path. Families may have yards they don’t want people to set foot in, so pay attention to the landscape and stay in a well-lit place.
Be aware of your surroundings
If you decide to take your dog to a trick or treatment, be aware of your surroundings and know where to find specific solutions in case of emergency. Dogs can be scared and frightened around crowds, especially when running children. Make sure you keep an eye on your puppy and have a dog label on his collar.
Everyone loves a good dog suit! Before dressing your furry friend, check for choking hazards and read how to dress your dog appropriately. Look at the weather in advance to see if the suit is breathable and bearable in outdoor conditions. Costumes should never restrict your dog and it is never worth upsetting your pet!
Keep candy out of reach
Sugar treats are usually not good for dogs, so it’s important to keep candy out of reach. If you see that your dog is chewing something unusual, make sure there is no shell in his mouth. Store extra candy in tall cabinets and keep some treats for dogs to have after a long night.