Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Howloween!!!! Pet Safety Tips for Halloween!

 Roxy wants to make sure that you and your fur babies don't have any unhappy events tonight! It's easy for a small dog (or cat) to slip out in between all those trick or treaters tonight.  If you are worried that might be a problem please put your dog in her crate with a chewie or stuffed Kong toy. The chewing will help reduce the stress that the constant doorbell ringing will bring on.  Another good idea is to make sure your i.d. tags on your dog are up to date just in case the worst happens and your dog does slip out.  If someone finds her they will be able to get a hold of you and the two of you will be reunited much faster.

If you don't like the idea of keeping your dog in a crate for the night, please have your dog leashed, and leash in hand for the night.  This will prevent any negative behavior from your dog from getting out of hand, as well as keeping them in the house and preventing the vanishing dog act.  Lots of kid on the sidewalks will make a skidish dog take to the road and increase the chances of your dog getting hit, so even if you are not worried about your dog running away, getting hit in front of your house is no better.

 If you have help or think you can manage it (keep you leash on your dog even with this exercise) you can click every time you have your doorbell rung.  You can have one super night where your dog is getting treats every time the bell rings, even if strangers are introduced, if you have a good treat your dog will soon learn that the strangers aren't going to do anything to him and he will start to simply look forward to the treat.  It's also a good time to work on your "Quite" and "Leave it" commands.

Good luck tonight and have a Happy Howloween!!! From Roxy and us here at Sit Spot Click!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The dogs on the photos are truly lovely and awesome. Anyway, Howloween month is so near but your tips can help a lot of readers to dress up their pets. I read your article and it has an information that gains my knowledge about dogs. I wish you would post more new updates here in your blog. Thank you so much for the information I learned here.

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