It may be fun for humans, but Halloween can be a stress filled nightmare for your dog, and some aspects could even endanger them. Planning ahead and opting for Nassau County dog training to combat these common issues can keep your beloved pet safe every day of the year, Halloween included. Here’s what pet dangers to watch for this October.
Canine Food Safety
The fall, in general, is a heavy “food” time, with Halloween’s chocolate and then November’s turkey, your home will be stocked with a variety of dog hazardous items. Seize this opportunity to work with your dog trainer to teach your pet to stay out of trashcans and away from candy. Putting the food and scraps out of reach is a temporary solution, but training your dog to avoid the temptation is a more permanent one that will improve your pet’s safety.
Strangers at the Door
If your dog rushes the door every time the doorbell rings, Halloween will truly be a nightmare. He could easily slip past as you hand out the treats and then be unable or unwilling to find their way home. You can lock your pet up, but having him trained in the correct way to behave when the doorbell rings will improve their social skills and keep him safe.
Training will not be able to convert your high strung pet into a laid back pup, but it can give you both ways to cope with anxiety. If your pet is frightened by visitors or the high foot traffic that Halloween can bring to your home, your Nassau County dog trainer can help come up with some solutions to ease their anxiety and fear.
If you dread Halloween because of the dangers or stress it poses to your dog, you are not alone. Contact Canine Commander for safety training and helpful tips and if you truly stress about the holiday, consider boarding your pet in our safe, comfortable facility this Halloween.