Halloween safety for dogs

Here’s are some tips to keep your dog and your family safe and happy during the Halloween fun.

  • I know it’s tempting, but don’t take your dog trick-or-treating. Most dogs don’t enjoy it as much as we think they will.
  • If you’re walking your dog during trick-or-treating hours, don’t walk him up to anyone, even if you know the person. He may not recognize them with a costume on. [Read more…]

Halloween and dogs: Using halloween decorations and accessories as puppy socialization tools


Although the weather is still warm in sunny San Diego, Halloween is coming quickly.  Halloween can be a very scary time for our dogs.  There are floods of strangers visiting, humans wearing costumes and masks, and decorations that make noises or make unusual movements, all of which are potentially overwhelming to dogs.  If this is your puppy’s first Halloween, it’s important to be sure he has only positive experiences as he is forming his opinions of the world around him.

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