Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

We all love Halloween (some of us more than others)! It's one of the most fun times of the year, but not for everyone!

Whether you like the spooooky aspect of it or not, if you're a dog owner, then you might be concerned that Halloween may be stressful for your dog. Which means more stress for YOU!

This is especially true if you have bowls of candy at the ready to hand out to trick or treaters (chocolate and candy with xylitol can be lethal to dogs). And once the big day is over, you still can’t let your guard down (be sure to spot that Snickers bar under the leaves before your dog does). 

Keeping your dog safe during Halloween is super important, because you never know where danger lurks!

But don’t be scared! Sarah and I will be sharing our best Halloween safety tips with you today.

So, if you'd like to know how you can keep your pup safe during the spooky season (and avoid a trip to the veterinary ER) you need to tune in now!

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a pretty stressful time for dog owners, so here are a few tips you can follow to make sure your canine best friend is safe during spooky times!

  • Don’t give candy to dogs: This is a given, but in the excitement of rushing to answer the door, unexpected things can happen! So make sure ALL candy is out of reach, as you don’t want to be spending Halloween at the emergency vet!
  • Don’t leave your dog alone in the yard: Halloween’s THEME is ‘dressing up in costumes’, and some of them can be scary! So you definitely don’t want your dog to be outside when children in scary costumes are out and about.
  • Keep your dog away from the door: You don’t want your dog running out of the door or being startled by the children knocking at your door!
  • Keep your dog’s ID on him: It’s never a bad idea to keep a visible ID on your dog, just in case he sneaks out on Halloween night (or any other night)!

These are just a few of the tips we share in the episode above, so make sure to give it a listen to learn all of our not-so-scary training advice!