Sep 212012
Dog Halloween

9 Top Tips For The Most Enjoyable Halloween With Your German Shepherd and MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG!

GSD HarryHalloween can be the period of the year where you have most FUN with your German Shepherd. Not just 31 October, but the weeks before this date too.

See here our Top Tips how to ENJOY THIS TIME AND BE SAFE:

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

2) Particularly on the day of the biggest gaga (31st) and the day before, don't let your GSD 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 - dogs and cats are in biggest danger!

3) For your German Shepherd, 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.

4) Before you take your GSD out, for identification put on a high-visibility collar that can't easily be taken off, attach a stay-put name tag (your dog's name plus your full, international telephone number, NOT address), and bring a strong leash (leather is ideal)

5) Depending on where you live, consider to get your GSD microchipped (a small chip implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades)

6) Don't feed your German Shepherd Halloween candy or ANY form of sweets meant for humans

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

8) When your GSD is in a cool costume, take a photo and 'i-dump' it straight onto our site (is automatic with our app)!

9) And don't forget: DON'T exclude your GSD from the fun! (S)he wants to be with you during this festive time too.

Include your dog, and you will have much more fun yourself. Guaranteed!



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    ,, yes Rocky is a beautiful dog and even more imartopntly, he has a wonderful temperament (personality). He is very friendly with people and dogs. In addition to the obedience training I did with him at 17 weeks of age, socialization in new environments was just as important to his training program. And, thanks for subscribing.


    Halloween can be a stressful time for dogs. People are at the door every five minutes, and they are in costumes and masks and not dressed normally at all. Sometimes they come in large groups and it can be overwhelming for a protective dog. You have to be especially careful that your dog does not run out when you open the door to give out treats. My dog is told to "go to bed" when they come to the door, so she doesn't feel that she has to be on guard. I do not take her outside during the peak time of trick or treating because I just don't trust people. Especially bigger people in masks. People are emboldened to do things they normally wouldn't do because they are anynomous.This is definitely one of the two holidays that I am happy to keep my dog out of, July 4th being the second one.
    Best to you Tim,


      Indeed Maureen. There are still people in unusual clothes that scare my Miguel too...

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