With Halloween approaching, it is time to think of a plan for your pets to keep them safe and stress free. Strangers in costumes, loud noises, spooky decorations can seem threatening or scary to your pet.
Exercise your pet early (before trick or treaters are out)with a walk, game of tug, or something else your pet enjoys. Find a safe, quiet place for your pet away from the front door. It could be simply behind a closed door, in a crate, anywhere your pet feels safe and cannot dash out the door. In this safe space, provide some food dispensing toys with extra yummy treats. Use a white noise machine or play some calming music to mask the sounds of trick or treaters. Keep candy out of reach of your pet.
Have a safe and happy Halloween! 🎃
CPDT-KA and Animal Behavior Consultant