6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Calm on Halloween
Halloween can be a spooky time, especially for our animals. Before setting out bowls full of off-limits treats and opening the door to a parade of little goblins and ghouls, it’s important to proactively manage your pet’s actions in order to keep everyone safe and happy. Try these quick behavior tips to keep dogs from being spooked:
- Have someone sit outside your house to distribute candy to trick-or-treaters. They won’t have to knock on the door or ring the door bell — and your dog will be much calmer and less noisy for the night.
- Turn on the radio or watch a Halloween movie at a medium volume to help block out the noise of trick-or-treaters.
- Give your dog a new chew toy to distract him from the commotion.
- Keep candy bowls and treat bags out of reach to avoid your dog devouring something that could make him sick.
- Crate your pup in a room as far away from the front door as possible (for particularly skittish dogs, even the basement might be a good idea).
- As a last resort board your dog overnight at a kennel that he adores. He’ll be safely away from the Halloween festivities, and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the holiday.
Ami Moore started the Chicago Dog Coach Dog Training Company to reeducate the owner, rehabilitate the dog and rejuvenate the relationship between the loving dog owner and their dog. Ami created the famous Guerrilla Group Obedience classes and the ‘Fido Fat Camp’ concept so that loving pet owners could holistically increase their dog’s health and wellness with exercise, natural food and psychological rehabilitation techniques. Ami offered one of the first dog yoga or Doga classes in the city of Chicago.