Halloween is almost here. That means it is time to start thinking about costumes, food, and decorations. As you immerse yourself into preparing for the holiday, it is important that you don’t forget your four-legged friend! We’ve come up with a few tips to help you get your pet into the spirit of the season.
Tip: If you want your dog to look cute this Halloween and make everybody say “awww,” it is time you start looking for a dog tutu outfit to style them up.
Prepare Your Pet In Advance For Halloween Visitors
As you’ll have children come and go for sweets and treats, you might have to get your dog used to constant doorbell ringing and the parade of unfamiliar faces. You can do this by preparing them ahead of time. Get a friend or family member to come over and knock at your door, and then ring the doorbell. Once your pet starts barking, reward him or her with a treat and praise so they get used to hearing the doorbell. Repeat this process until they’re more comfortable with visitors.
Choose a costume
With more and more pet owners opting to dress their dogs up for the holidays, the number of costume options continues to grow. Nonetheless, you should also think about safety and comfort when buying costumes for your four-legged babies. Dogs look adorable in tutus. So, how about dressing your pet in a pink dog tutu this Halloween? Tutus aren’t just comfortable for dogsto wear; they also seem to love the attention they garner from wearing them.
Choose the right sized outfit
Make sure you know your dog’s size: small, medium, or large, to find a costume that fits your dog appropriately. If the costume is too small, it can impair circulation and movement, causing your dog to overheat. On the other hand, if it’s too big or loose, it can cause your dog to stumble or become tangled. Also, remember to avoid costumes with long capes- your dog may trip or become tangled in them.
Practice with Costumes
Almost everyone will be in some costume for Halloween. Make sure you get your pet used to seeing people in costumes at the door. Ask your family members to dress in their different costumes and come out to show to your dog. They may or may not be scared of them. Remember the person in costume should also have a hand full of treats to offer your dog when they walk towards them. Try repeating the same thing every few days until your pet is no longer afraid.
Keep Them Out of Harm's Way
If your dog is too shy or nervous to successfully navigate the chaos of Halloween, then don't force it. Pets that are scared can have unpredictable behavior, and it may be best to let them settle down by themselves. Dress them up in cute outfits, provide them with a toy and a treat, and let them skip the festivities.