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Happy Howl-o-Ween

If you have a puppy, nervous dog or recently adopted animal, Halloween can be a strange time of year; people wear bizarre costumes, the doorbell constantly ringing, often outside noise and sometimes noisy/different decorations around the house.

helpful tips

Here are some helpful tips to support your dog at Halloween:

  • Prepare your home for potential visitors/ people knocking on your door. This may include putting a notice on your door to deter trick-or-treaters, putting children’s treats on your doorstep, or putting a baby gate or door system to keep your dog behind
  • Keeping sweet treats somewhere your dog can’t get too
  • Walking your dog before dark
  • Praising calm behaviour in the home
  • Providing comfort/reassurance if your dog isn’t coping with the doorbell going off
  • Providing enrichment or long-lasting chews to influence calm behaviours
  • Closing curtains and turning up radio/TV to block out outside noise