Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Pups

Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Pups!

Trick-or-Treating is fun for kids and dogs alike, so there’s no reason why you can’t have both along with you. Just remember if you choose to bring your pup trick-or-treating, make sure you are following some of these simple safety tips to make your pet feel comfortable and all the children of the neighborhood too!

Tips:

  1. Before taking your dog out, make sure she is socialized & comfortable being surrounded by big groups of people and other animals.
  2. Make sure they know how to “leave it.” This is important as lots of kiddos will be happily dropping candy over the course of the evening.
  3. One helpful idea is to invite a friend to join and share the responsibility of keeping an eye on both your dog & your children.
  4. Make sure your dog is totally hydrated, also bring plenty of treats along for his good behavior!
  5. Be aware of your surroundings – you should know what is approaching before your dog does.
  6. Be sure your pup’s collar is tightly fitting so they can’t slip out and get away into the darkness.
  7. Purchase a flashing light to clip on your dog’s collar so cars and other trick-or-treaters can see you and your dog in the dark.
  8. Keep your dog at your side & away from commotion & doors in case any people (children and adults) are afraid of dogs.
  9. Don’t forget to pick up after your pooch. Bring some bags along in case your dog goes to the bathroom. We wouldn’t want those trick-or-treaters stepping in dog doo!

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