Halloween is creeping around the corner, and this could be the perfect time to organize a dog party with your furry friends! We have here some tips and suggestions to get the perfect party for you, your dog and all the rest of the pack!
1. Get a cute but scary costume! We know you don’t really need excuse to dress your pets up, but while we like going for cute most of the time, this is the time to go the scary way! It is pretty easy to find costumes in pet stores, or if you feel like you can try with some DYO. Just make sure that the costume is not too tight or blocking your friend’s movements and that she is comfortable wearing it. If you are looking for inspiration check here!
2. Go scary crazy with decorations! You can decorate your house, garden or wherever you are having the party, or you can go the extra mile and decide to decorate your pet house! Just remember, especially if you are lighting up candles, to put decorations far from the reach or dogs, as you don’t want them to chew on them.
3. Get some treats out! Dogs need to always be kept away from human sweets and candies, but we still want our four-legged friend to have a good time and enjoy the party: time for some dog treats! You can try pumpkin biscuits or sweet potato and beef liver ones. Also, as it might be already getting pretty warm with summer just one month away, you can try some frozen treats, like frozen blended peanut butter and fruit, or frozen blended pumpkin, yogurt and banana.
4. Safety always! Halloween is a fun time but it can be a dangerous time for your friends if you don’t pay attention to certain hazards. Chocolate is super toxic for dogs, but also other sugar, fats and other ingredients in Halloween snacks can cause digestive problems. So make sure all the candy and the human i food out of reach from your dog! Also your dog might get a bit confused from all the different people and pets coming the the party, especially if they are dressed in scary costumes. The key point here is never to force anything that might make your pooch nervous and always keep some treats close to reward good behaviour.
5. Invite your four-legged friends and their human companions! Make sure that the pooches you are inviting are the ones that your dog knows and spends time with, so she won’t get confused or scared. Also if you feel like you will need an extra pair of hands, or you want to enjoy the human guests and company, just book a pet sitter with Mad Paws!
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