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Is your dog ready for trick-or-treating?

Is your dog ready for trick-or-treating?

Halloween is approaching, which means your doorbell will receive a playout from neighbourhood kids looking for a sweet treat. It is fun to hand out candy and to say hello to neighbors, but if your dog is not well trained, Halloween can quickly become one of your more stressful holidays in your house. Here are a few ways you can prepare your dog for the 31 October to be a good host.

Practice and placement

One of our favorite commands to teach and use is Place placement. Using this command can save your sanity during busy Halloween Trick or Treat time. When the doorbell rings your dog should have his place if you want to answer the door.

Place practice

One of our favorite commands to teach and use is Place placement Using this command can save your sanity during busy Halloween Trick or Treat time When the doorbell ringed put your dog on his place before you step off to answer the door. With your dog at Place, you don’t have to worry about him running out the door or approaching guests by swinging at them to give a friendly sniff. Thank you to Place your dog stays safe and you also do your visitors.

Leash Up

Halloween can be an unusual holiday for dogs, especially since people dressed as ghosts, princesses and superheroes are presented at the door. Masks and other costumes can make your dog confused, worried, or even skittish. Keep your dog on a leash during Halloween trick-or-treat hours to avoid any unsafe behavior. This extra precaution does not only keep your dog nearby and under your control, but it also makes your dog feel more secure in this ghoulish situation.

Protect and Praise

Your friendly visitors may want to show some attention to your dog. Do your best to protect your dog from any unwanted attacks or touchings. Instead, praise your dog with lots of ‘good boy’ and pets once the door has been closed.

 

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