Tonight is Two Bostons’ Trick or Treat and Pet Parade extravaganza in Downtown Naperville – beginning at their Jefferson Street location. While this time of year may be fun and exciting for people to dress up all of their little darlings (including the dog), it is not necessarily the pooch’s favorite time of year!
Involvement in fright night activities can prove to be downright chaotic and frightening for many dogs. While out and about the animals are coming across other canines also around for the occasion, but they are not able to intermingle and have to stay focused. When one dog gets a treat, others may try to get at it, creating even more chaos.
When Halloween night arrives, this provides the dog with an even greater sense of fear and dogs tend to get into bigger trouble when they attempt to sneak the treats meant for humans. Many of the treats can be deadly to the canines, so they have to stay out of them! While any time that there is a party or festivity in their home that can be disruptive, Halloween is huge because of all of the ringing, the activity, the costumes and the forbidden treats.
Without having to confine your dog (who is now barking ferociously) or cage them (again with the barking), Two Bostons actually carries a solution. Have you ever tried the Thundershirt? This great product takes the tension out of the dog by swaddling it just like a baby likes with their blankets. The Thundershirts come in a variety of sizes for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Besides the swaddle, perhaps a long-lasting treat will keep your four-legged companion busy and at ease while the flow of candy-loving customers come a knocking. If you happen to have that pet TV, this could also help to calm the dog. No one likes kicking back more in front of the tube but the dog with a great doggie chew or toy!
If the dog is uncontrollable, perhaps you need to take action and meet the children outdoors or leave the candy bowl outside for them to help themselves thus allowing you to be inside with the dog. Knowing that they have you close by helps to relieve their sense of unease!
Whatever you do, make certain that the furry member of your family is feeling safe and secure. Halloween is not meant to be tortuous! It is supposed to be fun. Hopefully, your dog likes to partake and you can dress them up, take them out and they can help you greet kids at the door. If not, take care of them and don’t let the holiday strip them of any security that they feel in the confines of your home!