How to Keep Dogs Safe on Halloween

It’s officially October, which means Halloween is almost here! As a dog owner, on Halloween night, you may be concerned about the safety of your canine. There are lots of people walking around, coming in and out of your front lawn, and having to open your front door numerous times.

Because of that, it gives dogs plenty of opportunities to run out resulting in you losing them or worse; they get injured. That is why we have put together a list of ways you can keep your dog safe this Halloween!

  • Do not put them in the front yard: In fear that your dog will get lost or that they may be frightened by all the visitors, it is probably wise to not let them stay in the front yard.
  • Avoid giving them have any candies: Halloween candies should be safely put up somewhere high so your dogs cannot reach them. We all know chocolate is bad for dogs but other candies are just as bad. Its better safe than sorry.
  • Keep your dog confined and away from the front door: Most dogs when they see the front door open; they go running. To avoid losing your dog, keep them confined and away from the front door.
  • Watch for hazardous Halloween decor: This one is crucial. Halloween decor comes in so many variations from pumpkins to spooky lights. Be careful by making sure all the cords and outlets are out of reach from your dogs. Put real pumpkins, corn, etc. up high so your dog will not eat them.
  • Train your dog: If you are worried about your dog listening to you this Halloween, then you should seek out training. Training your dog can prevent any ways that you may lose them. You can teach them not to run to the door or to listen to your commands when out trick-or-treating.

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Happy Halloween!


About aldenskennels

Hi, I am the President of Alden's Kennels Inc. in Ringwood, McHenry County IL. I have been in the pet industry for over 25years. I am your pets vacation planner, why leave your pets at home when they can have the vacation they deserve, in McHenry County IL. We board and train and have field trips to the best pet places.
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