Some dogs may feel threatened to the point of panic, hiding, or fleeing. But don’t worry! These 4 Halloween dog safety recommendations are precisely what you need to get your dog ready for a fun and safe Halloween!
1: Make sure your dog has had plenty of exercise before the celebration begins
The first step in getting your dog ready for a stress-free Halloween evening is to exercise him earlier that day. Make sure your fluffy companion gets lots of exercise by walking, running, hiking, or engaging in any dog-friendly activity.
With the latest canine activity trackers, you can even track your dog’s physical activities.
With exercise, your dog will be more relaxed and less likely to leap on the newcomers when guests arrive.
2: Make it clear to your dog that you’re the one in the outfit
You’re dressed up, but your dog doesn’t seem to recognize you? Don’t be surprised if this happens to you. When you abruptly change your form and figure, he may become alarmed.
Allowing your dog to watch you put on your costume is a good idea. It will be easier for him to adjust to the transformation this way.
In addition, you should remove your mask (or portions of the costume) in the evening to show your dog that you are still behind the costume.
3: Consider rethinking your dog’s Halloween costume
If you want to dress up your dog for Halloween, think twice. Is this a brilliant idea? While it may appear adorable or amusing, you want to make sure that your best friend will embrace it and feel at ease in it.
Some dogs may be unconcerned with what you put on them, while others may have an adverse reaction to being dressed up.
4: Be particularly cautious when walking your dog during and after Halloween Night
What happens now that the frightening night is over? Here are some last-minute Halloween safety tips:
- Keep an eye out for candy leftovers and wrappers on the sidewalks and streets when you take your dog for a walk on Halloween.
- Allowing your dog to pick up any bits that he could choke on is not a good idea.
- Choose a route that is more in tune with nature and free of Halloween leftovers.
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