Tips N' Tricks: Having A Dog-Friendly Halloween

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Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year, but it can be very scary and unsafe for your dog unless you prepare ahead of time. We've compiled a list of tasks to help you thoroughly dog-proof your Halloween to get the most out of your spooktastic celebrations!

Lock Up the Sweets
All the Halloween chocolate, gummies and suckers have us salivating, but are terrible for your pooch's health. An easy fix is to store it all in a snap-lock container, and when the trick-or-treaters come knocking at your door, all you have to do is pop off the top for them to get their treats.

Room for Your Pooch
Scary costumes and masks are adorable to us, but to our dogs, they're terrifying! During trick-or-treating time, make sure you reserve a section of your house specifically for your pooch that is set apart from the noise and ruckus of the trick-or-treaters.

 Don't Ring That Bell 
Doorbells are distressing for most dogs, so it's best to put tape over your doorbell so people can't ring it. We usually try to stay close to the front of the house so we can hear or see the kids as they come up so we can greet them before they even need to knock.

Leave Rover Home
If you take the kids out trick-or-treating, leave your pooch at home. With the crowds, costumes and kids, your dog would be frightened and alarmed, and could in the worst case, bolt and get lost. Stay on the safe side and keep your pooch at home (not alone though—having them sit at home with the doorbell ringing all night would be just as bad), they'll be grateful for it.

Have a great Halloween and keep your pooch happy by dog-proofing your celebrations! For more doggy advice, check out the Tips N' Tricks pack in the Finding Rover app.


Published on by Beatrix Chan.

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