With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is excited to put on their costumes, and celebrate the spookiest night of the year!

While Halloween is definitely a great opportunity to have some fun, we must consider that the things we find enjoyable might not be too fun or safe for our dogs.

We want to bring you four tips on how to have a safe Halloween with your Davis dog so everyone involved can enjoy the holiday together.


Have A Safe Halloween By Keeping Candy Away From Your Dog

It is common knowledge that candy and chocolate is very unsafe for your Davis dog, but most people do not know why. Candies contain an ingredient called Xylitol, which is a low calorie sugar substitute.

This is great for humans who are trying to cut back on their sugar intake, but the same cannot be said for dogs. Xylitol is extremely dangerous to your dogs.

One of the most popular products that contain this ingredient is chewing gum. It is also located in products that are labelled as “sugar free” so do not be fooled by that! 

If your dog happens to get into any of your Halloween candy, call your vet, or visit your nearest emergency clinic right away.

When your dog ingests products containing Xylitol, it can rapidly decrease blood sugar levels, which leads to a life threatening condition called Hypoglycemia.

Best practice when arriving home with any candy, whether it be from the store, or collected while out trick or treating would be to keep it far out of reach for your dog. Keep it hidden in cupboards or hard to reach places for them. 

Your Dog Does Not Like Costumes As Much As You Do

Costumes are the first thing you think of when someone mentions “Halloween”. It is an opportunity to get creative, and play another character for a night.

Our pets can definitely participate in dressing up and can also be a part of our costumes. We must keep in mind that Dogs are not meant to wear clothing as they have other means of keeping themselves warm and cool during the summer and winter months.

Some dogs may not be fond of being dressed up in a costume that covers their entire body. This can lead to stress and discomfort for them. 

Try to get your dog’s costume for them ahead of time so they can spend time getting used to it. Be sure to feed them their favorite food or treats when introducing the costume in order to create that positive association.

Remember to choose something that they can move freely in, and will keep their tails and limbs exposed so they can walk and run around with ease. 

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Decorations Can Be Scary To Your Dog

Halloween decorations are another big part of this holiday that we all look forward to. There are  so many different kinds of decorations that you can find and put up all around the house and front yard.

In order to be sure that you will have a safe Halloween with your Davis dog, tape up any loose cords that are necessary to make your decorations function.

Any decorations that might move or make noise may easily startle your dog. So keep that in mind when you are putting things up around your home. 

Jack-O-Lanterns and anything that is lit up with candles can also pose a threat to your dog. You may want to opt for battery lit candles 

If you have a new puppy, chances are they will be curious about a lot of things going on within your house. One of the first things that they should be taught are basic manners, which involve the “leave it” command.

We can definitely help your Davis pup master that cue, so they do not chew up any of your décor, or anything you love around your house for that matter!

The last thing you need on Halloween night is a medical emergency because your beloved dog chewed up and swallowed something they were not supposed to. 

Your Dog May Not Appreciate All The Visitors As Much As You Do

Handing out candy to all the trick or treaters around the neighborhood is a wonderful way to make someone’s Halloween night! Anticipating your spooky guests is part of the Halloween night fun.

Your dogs, however, may find it stressful to have people constantly knocking at the door, or ringing the doorbell. If your dog tends to bark a lot once your doorbell rings, this might not be a fun night for him. 

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is excited to put on their costumes, and celebrate the spookiest night of the year!

While Halloween is definitely a great opportunity to have some fun, we must consider that the things we find enjoyable might not be too fun or safe for our dogs.

We want to bring you four tips on how to have a safe Halloween with your Davis dog so everyone involved can enjoy the holiday together.

Related Blog Post: Common Puppy Behaviors to Look Out for in Your Davis Pet

Have A Safe Halloween By Keeping Candy Away From Your Dog

It is common knowledge that candy and chocolate is very unsafe for your Davis dog, but most people do not know why.

Candies contain an ingredient called Xylitol, which is a low calorie sugar substitute. This is great for humans who are trying to cut back on their sugar intake, but the same cannot be said for dogs. Xylitol is extremely dangerous to your dogs.

One of the most popular products that contain this ingredient is chewing gum. It is also located in products that are labelled as “sugar free” so do not be fooled by that! 

If your dog happens to get into any of your Halloween candy, call your vet, or visit your nearest emergency clinic right away.

When your dog ingests products containing Xylitol, it can rapidly decrease blood sugar levels, which leads to a life threatening condition called Hypoglycemia.

Best practice when arriving home with any candy, whether it be from the store, or collected while out trick or treating would be to keep it far out of reach for your dog. Keep it hidden in cupboards or hard to reach places for them. 

Related Blog Post: How to Choose And Use Treats In Training Your Dog

Your Dog Does Not Like Costumes As Much As You Do

Costumes are the first thing you think of when someone mentions “Halloween”. It is an opportunity to get creative, and play another character for a night.

Our pets can definitely participate in dressing up and can also be a part of our costumes.

We must keep in mind that Dogs are not meant to wear clothing as they have other means of keeping themselves warm and cool during the summer and winter months.

Some dogs may not be fond of being dressed up in a costume that covers their entire body. This can lead to stress and discomfort for them. 

Try to get your dog’s costume for them ahead of time so they can spend time getting used to it. Be sure to feed them their favorite food or treats when introducing the costume in order to create that positive association.

Remember to choose something that they can move freely in, and will keep their tails and limbs exposed so they can walk and run around with ease. 

Decorations Can Be Scary To Your Dog

Halloween decorations are another big part of this holiday that we all look forward to. There are  so many different kinds of decorations that you can find and put up all around the house and front yard.

In order to be sure that you will have a safe Halloween with your Davis dog, tape up any loose cords that are necessary to make your decorations function. Any decorations that might move or make noise may easily startle your dog.

So keep that in mind when you are putting things up around your home. Jack-O-Lanterns and anything that is lit up with candles can also pose a threat to your dog. You may want to opt for battery lit candles 

If you have a new puppy, chances are they will be curious about a lot of things going on within your house. One of the first things that they should be taught are basic manners, which involve the “leave it” command.

We can definitely help your Davis pup master that cue, so they do not chew up any of your décor, or anything you love around your house for that matter!

The last thing you need on Halloween night is a medical emergency because your beloved dog chewed up and swallowed something they were not supposed to. 

Your Dog May Not Appreciate All The Visitors As Much As You Do

Handing out candy to all the trick or treaters around the neighborhood is a wonderful way to make someone’s Halloween night! Anticipating your spooky guests is part of the Halloween night fun.

Your dogs, however, may find it stressful to have people constantly knocking at the door, or ringing the doorbell. If your dog tends to bark a lot once your doorbell rings, this might not be a fun night for him. 

For Halloween night, consider keeping your dog away from the door in a bedroom, or confined to the kitchen or living room. Be sure to keep them occupied with their favorite toy or treats.

If your dog loves being outside, then you can stay outside with your dog to hand out candy to all the adorable kids who come by. Be sure to keep your dog leashed at all times. 
We hope these tips will help you and your dog have a safe Halloween this year!

If you would like to sharpen your dog’s basic skills and manners, do not hesitate to reach out to us, or check out our online courses to see how we can be there for you!