When it comes to Halloween, it’s a holiday that should be fun for the whole family, including our pets! Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, has a few tips to make it a good experience for your dog and those around them.
1. Constant Knocking/Doorbell Can Stress Your Dog Out!
– This can put your dog on “high alert”
– Repeated stressors are hard on a dogs body and mind
2. Find an Outdoor Alternative
– Get the dog out of the house (in costume 😊)
– Use the opportunity to socialize/desensitize your dog in the neighborhood
– Take dog on a drive if the neighborhood activity is overwhelming for them
3. Stay Calm and Take Charge!
– Avoid approaching other people’s dogs or letting them approach yours (unless the dogs know each other)
– Avoid trying to comfort your dog if they are tense
– Protect your dog from unwanted contact
– Correct your dog for barking or lunging
REMEMBER: Keep all candy out of reach of your dog. Chocolate consumption can cause serious illness or even death.!
For more information visit, TheIndyDogWhisperer.com.