It’s officially spooky-season! And with everyone’s favorite haunting holiday fast approaching, we have gathered up 6 of our best quick-tips to help keep your dog calm during the Halloween celebrations.
Why should you consider reading this? Well, whilst us humans love to get a little spooked, Halloween can be pretty frightening from a pet’s perspective. Think about it, they don't actually understand what is going on! All the decorations, costumes, fireworks, noise, knocks and surprises can be really overwhelming.
Read on to ensure there is no tricks and all treats for your dog this Halloween.
Turn on the TV or Radio
The laughing, shouting and knocking noises made by Trick or Treaters can be unsettling for your pet.
To drown out the commotion outside, play a calm film or some gentle music for your dog.
Don’t force your dog into a costume
Some dogs are comfortable in a dog-friendly costume. However, to most dogs, it can add to the stress of an already overwhelming night. If there is even the smallest sign of discomfort, don’t make them wear it.
Allow a safe space
Create a quiet and calm area for your dog, inside the house, away from the door. They can safely stay there throughout the evening or retreat to it if the festivities become too much.
Treat your dog to a new toy
This can show your dog that Halloween doesn’t have to be so scary! Their new toy can also be a nice distraction from the spooky celebrations.
Give your dog plenty of exercise and attention during the day
If they are tired from an exciting day, they are more likely to remain calm during the evening. They might even sleep through it! Your dog is less likely to see any scary monsters during the day too.
Consider a Calming Aid
PET CARE Sciences Calming Aid chews are gentle and effortless way to ease your pet's nerves! These tasty turkey flavoured treats are high quality, safe and naturally derived! Giving your dog a Calming Aid chew will naturally help them feel more relaxed and at ease. We recommend giving your dog a Calming Aid chew as a treat, an hour before the festivities begin. You can shop Calming Aid here.
We hope these tips help and Happy ‘Howloween’!
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