Is Your Pooch Ready for the Howl-O-Ween?

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Ah-woooooh! Happy Howl-O-Ween!

It’s the time of the year where the streets and your neighborhood will be busy for a fun-filled trick or treat. Kids wear their favorite spooky and crazy costumes, not to mention, even adults enjoy wearing their wackiest faces only to make the most of this year’s Halloween. However, did you know that your costumes do not only scare humans, but your pooches as well? And yes, whatever breed it may be, dogs will be dogs and they get stressed and frightened whenever they see a strange looking thing in front of them.

If you have plans in taking your dog with you for some trick or treat, perhaps, you need to follow on these tips in order to have a happy howl-o-ween.

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Tip #1: Protecting your dog from getting lost.

Keep in mind that you will be taking your dog to a busy and crowded place. Don’t take the risk of bringing your dog and lose them. Rather, allow them to wear ALL THE TIME their collars with their name tags on. Don’t forget to add your address and contact number. This should keep your dog from getting lost. Moreover, the moment your pooch tries to scram as he sees a scary creature ahead of him, you will be able to find him.

Tip #2: Dogs bark.

There are those dogs who love to bark at whoever they feel like barking to. In other words, they are protective. To ensure their safety, keep them in your house or in a fenced yard. Thereby, when trick or treaters come knocking at your door, not only will they have fun and enjoy their Halloween, you will be able to have the best time of your holiday as well.

Tip #3: No, no candies please!

You may know that chocolates are dangerous for them, candies too. It makes their tummy feel funny and sick. So, NEVER feed them with candies. Keep your treats somewhere where they couldn’t get it.

Tip # 4: Howl-O-Ween parties are fun!

Either you can host a dog party or join one. These are the times where they enjoy it the most as much as you enjoy joining Halloween parties. In other words, if humans enjoy parties, so do your dogs.
Take note of the costumes you are letting your dogs wear. It has to be safe and comfortable for them.

Tip # 5: Get to know your dog.

At this point, you should know what your dog is afraid of. It could be that he doesn’t like those creepy objects you use for Halloween, keep it away from him. Otherwise, it would only agitate or make him stressed. You wouldn’t want your pooch to experience a horrible holiday.

After enjoying a long day, don’t forget to let them have a good rest. Just as humans, they also get tired at the end of those fun-filled activities. Provide a nice and comfortable space for them to snooze. This should give them time to be refreshed when you teach your pooch another trick and give him a good treat.

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