Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Howl-o-ween from OBG!

We want to wish all our furry friends a safe and not scary day filled with lots of treats and hugs. Halloween is lots of fun for kids, but dogs can become confused or upset by kids in strange costumes and by lots of people coming to the door, but never being invited in. Doggone Safe offers the following tips for dog owners, kids and parents - click here for a PDF version of the tips. If your dog does get stressed, consider the following tips to help him/her get through the holiday!
  1. Secure your dog behind a closed door or in a crate in a room away from the front door or the party if children are meeting at your house. 
  2. Give him/her a stuffed Kong or other long lasting chew. 
  3. Play music or leave a TV or radio playing in the dog’s room to help mask the sounds of the activity at the front door. 
  4. Close drapes so that the dog does not see people coming and going through the window. 
  5. If you have a dog that barks at the sound of the doorbell, disconnect it or watch for trick-or-treaters so that they do not have to ring or knock. 

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