Six Tips for Fun and Safe Howl-o-ween with Your Dog



Halloween can be a fun time for the whole family, but there can be potential dangers and sources of stress for some dogs. If your pet considers the All Hallows Eve a "fright night," you may have to spend time acclimating your pooch to the sight of you wearing a mask, days in advance.

If your plans include tricks and treating with your dog, follow these six tips for a fun and safe Howl-o-ween:

  1. When selecting a pet costume, the most important thing to keep in mind is a good fit. A pet's costume must fit well and remain securely in place. Tight clothing can impair circulation and a loose outfit can get tangled or cover your dog's eyes.
  2. Keep your dog on a leash at all times.
  3. Carry a flashlight and decorate treat bags with reflective tape.
  4. Avoid crossing lawns and yards where furniture and ornaments present danger.
  5. Go only to homes where residents are known and have a welcome light on. 
  6. Paws off the chocolate! Keep all candy out of dog's reach.