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Halloween - Have Fun and Be Safe with Your Dog!

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Dog Halloween

Halloween can be the period of the year where you have most FUN with your dog, German Shepherd or otherwise.

Not just 31 October, but the weeks before this date too.

That is, IF you taught your dog to behave so well that you can take your dog anywhere! Have you?

Either way, the below 9 Top Tips For The Most Enjoyable Halloween with your dog will serve you well!


1If your dog has cracker anxiety, make sure you keep the dog away from all bang bang!

2Particularly on the day of the biggest gaga (31st) and the day before, don't let your dog roam around freely, because the world has it that some dog-haters (or just drunks) like to scare, pester or injure any unobserved pets with their firecrackers: thus dogs and cats are in biggest danger!

3For your dog, the biggest risks arise from:

  • the explosive force of firecrackers
  • the excessive noise of firecrackers
  • situations of turmoil
  • costumes that restrict movement
  • costumes that restrict airflow
  • costumes that restrict relieving
  • costumes that impair sight or hearing
  • costume parts that invite to be swallowed
  • sparklers, lit candles, and jack-o-lanterns
  • glow sticks and glow jewelry
  • Halloween candy and alcoholic drinks

So, make sure you consider each point above.

4Before you take your dog out, for identification:

  1. put on a high-visibility collar that can't easily be taken off
  2. attach a stay-put name tag: your dog's name plus your full, international telephone number, NOT address (safety!)
  3. and bring a strong leash: leather is ideal.

5Consider to get your dog microchipped: a small chip implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades.

6Don't treat any dog to Halloween candy or ANY form of sweets meant for people.

7Keep alcohol bottles closed/safeguarded, and ensure no funny boy (likely) can contaminate your dog's food or water bowl with unsuitable items or liquids.

8When your dog is in a cool costume, take a photo and post it here.

9And don't forget: DON'T exclude your dog from the fun! The dog wants to be with you during this festive time too.

Include your dog, and you will have much more FUN yourself. And frankly: You'll be safer too. wink

HAVE FUN! razz



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