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The other day I talked to Milena (who got her certification from the Animal Behavior College), about Halloween and how it affects your dog(s). The doorbell rings repeatedly and you’re greeted at the door by young and old, dressed in a myriad of different costumes. This can be very disconcerting for your furbabies. We discussed some strategies on how to make the evening go more smoothly.
*Even if your dogs are already trained to sit and stay, whenever someone comes to your door, it’s best to keep them on a leash, (for their safety and the safety of all the ghosts and goblins) on Halloween. If your pet(s) aren’t well trained, keeping them in a crate or behind a closed door is the safest option. Check on them throughout the evening, and an occasional treat is also in order.
*BE SURE – to keep all candy out of your dog’s reach. This is of the utmost importance. Many dogs will happily chomp down as much candy as they can, including the wrappers. Besides getting an upset stomach – chocolate (if eaten in large quantities – especially dark chocolate and bakers chocolate) and candy sweetened with xylitol can be lethal!
*If you “dress” your pet(s) in costumes, be sure that they fit comfortably and aren’t too restrictive. Check to make sure that there are no loose buttons or snaps. Keep a watchful eye on them while they are dressed up, as some dogs will chew on their outfits, if they aren’t accustomed to being in clothing. Be especially mindful of any headgear, to make sure that eyes can’t be poked or scratched.
Milena was a joy to chat with. She also gave me some helpful tips to combat “pawing” for attention, and we had a great time talking about her freestyle performances with her Standard Poodle!
The AKC GoodDog! Helpline is a wonderful program and can be a vital tool throughout all the stages of your dog’s life – and what a BARGAIN. Remember – through THIS LINK you can register for only $29.99! No matter if you have puppy training questions, concerns about specific behavior, or need help with your aging dog, the trainers with the AKC GoodDog! Helpline are just a phone call away.
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Disclosure: “I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and the AKC. I received compensation for my time from the AKC for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.”