Halloween For Dogs

Halloween Can Be Dangerous for Dogs Halloween can be a fun day for people, but it can be scary and dangerous for dogs.  The decorations, costumes and candy can all lead to problems if we are not aware.  Although it may be tempting to include your dog in the festivities, it is important that you understand the risks and benefits of having your dog involved in Halloween. Decoration Dangers Halloween decorations can cause fears and can be hazards in your home.  We like to decorate our houses with scary skeletons, witches, and zombies for Halloween; unfortunately, these decorations can cause fears in our dogs.  If you notice that your dog avoids, barks at, or lunges when he sees Halloween decorations, he is likely afraid of the novel object.  You can try to desensitize your dog to the decoration, or you may just choose to avoid them to keep your dog comfortable.  In some cases, dogs will choose to chew on Halloween decorations, therefore it is important that you keep your decorations out of reach of your dogs. Costume Concerns Costumes can also be very frightening to dogs.  Although some dogs don’t care about the goblins, ghouls, and gremlins, they can [...]

By |2022-10-18T13:01:24-07:00October 18th, 2022|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

Make Holidays Enjoyable for Your Dog

Make The Holidays Enjoyable For Your Dogs As humans we often think of the holidays as a chance to see family members that we don’t see often, go to parties, and eat festive food.  For us this time can be very fun and exciting, but it is also typically more hectic.  As you celebrate the holiday season, take moment to consider the holidays from your dog’s point of view. Don’t Force Your Dog to Socialize With all of the dogs and people I have worked with, I have never met a bad dog, and I have never met a bad person. I have met many dogs that exhibit bad or inappropriate behavior, and I have met many people who don’t know what to do in those situations. I often compare it to a parent who has a child that had severe ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, or another brain disease. The parents are not bad because they have these children. They just need help figuring out how best to help their children. Asking for help is hard to do, but it is the best thing to do when you love your dog or child. Although we love to invite friends and [...]

By |2022-01-11T19:13:07-08:00December 13th, 2021|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

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