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We absolutely adore our dog, Elsa. But there is one habit of hers that we truly are not a fan of. See Elsa is a golden retriever dog. So, she is a people loving dog. She also gets over excited when new people visit our home. This means she barks to let those new visitors know she is there. This same dog, that is relatively pretty calm most of the times, gets worked up whenever we have guests at our home.
Don’t get me wrong, on most given days this isn’t an issue. Why? Because on a normal day, we don’t have that many new people in and out of our home.
But on a day like Halloween, all this goes out the window. But why? Because Halloween, Trick-or-Treaters are at our door off and on for hours on end.
Thus, our poor dog is on a never ending roller coaster ride of dealing with these littlest dressed up trying to get a treat. So, this isn’t a day where our pooch could keep calm. See this is a dog where it is extremely hard to keep dogs calm.
But there are ways to that you can keep dogs calm on Halloween.
Read on now…
5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Calm This Halloween
1. Cut the trick-or-treaters off at the pass.
How by sitting outside to hand out candy or treats. This way you can help your dog from hearing the bell ring or the door be knocked on.
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2. Keep noise up for a distraction.
You can keep music on or the TV to help to block out the outside noise of trick-or-treaters from disturbing your dog.
3. New treats are always welcome.
Give your dog a new chew or squeaky toy to keep them occupied and calm.
4. But keep the candy out of reach.
See if your dog happens to get into the candy bowl this could upset their stomach and/or make them sick.
5. Pet cleaners for the win.
However, if you dog does get into the candy or has any sort of accident due unsettled nerves, having STAINMASTER® Carpet Pet Stain Remover on hand is always a plus. Thankfully, STAINMASTER® Carpet Pet Stain Remover is available at Target in the Cleaning Aisle.
What is STAINMASTER?
It is a carpet stain remover that lifts away tough pet stains and eliminates odors. But unlike other stain removers it doesn’t leave a sticky residue then also that can attract dirt over time. See it actually quickly cleans on contact. Plus, it repels dirt to protect against re-soiling to keep your carpet looking newer longer. So by doing so it Protects Against Future Stains. And it even starts to eliminate odors within minutes.
What kinds of dog/pet stains does STAINMASTER remove?
STAINMASTER is great for pet stains like urine, vomit, and feces. Plus it even works on everyday stains like coffee, grape juice, jelly, chocolate syrup, ketchup, dirty motor oil, and soil.
But how do you use STAINMASTER?
- SPRAY: Spray product liberally and directly on affected areas.
- WAIT: Wait 3-5 minutes to allow solution to penetrate the stain.
- BLOT: Dampen the spot with water and blot with a clean, colorfast paper towel or cloth. Repeat as necessary to remove the stain. For best results treat stain immediately.
So now that you are armed with some surefire tips to keep dogs calm this halloween, go forth have a fun Halloween with your family.
Do you have any other ways to keep dogs calm on Halloween?
Now share with me in the comments…
Fun tips! My dog goes nuts when people come to the door, too, and I know we’ll be standing outside on the porch. I like the idea of keeping the noise up on the tv or something like that, too. And no chocolatey treats for pooch! Hehe. Love your suggestions here. I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friend! Autumn is definitely here! Sending you big hugs! xoxo
Aw, your dog sounds so very similar to our Elsa, too! Ans thank you always, my friend. Now wishing you a wonderful week and many hugs back, too!! xoxo <3
William Holland says
We solve this problem by turning off our porchlight an not giving out candy. LOL Problem solved!
Seriously, we rarely get kids in our neighborhood, so most of us just stopped buying candy.
But I wish your family a wonderfully spooky Halloween.
Good solution, especially if you don’t get many trick-or-treaters, too. But again thank you for sharing and weighing in, Bill. Wishing you a wonderful, spooky Halloween soon too now 🙂
Meredith Spidel says
PERFECT for us and this time of year! My dogs are both hyper, but it’s the little one’s first Halloween and he goes NUTS with excitement! Thanks for sharing 🙂
So happy to share with you and glad you could use the tips for your dog, too Meredith 🙂
Courtney Buteau says
Great tips! I love how you suggest to get a new treat or toy for Halloween. It makes so much sense, because I definitely want to keep my dog busy. We have a new dog and I’m not sure how much he’s going to like the door bell ringing every few minutes! #client
Thanks so much Courtney and congrats on the new dog, too. Hope your dog has a wonderful and relaxing Halloween now, as well 🙂
Aw, your dog is so cute. My dog is terrified by people she doesn’t know. We don’t get trick or treaters on my street usually because we don’t have a ton of kids. However, I’ve used the “up the TV volume” trick to make sure my dog isn’t really hearing fireworks.
Lauren, thank you and used that trick, too on the 4th of July, as well 🙂
Oh good gravy, this is our first Halloween with Eddie! I needed these tips. I think he will be nervous. I needed to think about getting prepared for it. Thanks!
Aw, you are so welcome and Happy 1st Halloween to Eddie now, too 🙂
AnnMarie John says
Those are all really great tips. We have 2 cocker spaniels and they just love people, well one does. Ella is the people pleaser and Bentley takes a while to warm up to you, however he barks at everyone so these tips would surely help him.
Aw, glad I can help with Bentley and he sounds a bit similar to Elsa even though she is uber friendly she barks at everyone new from excitement in all honesty. So just happy to help you, too, my friend 🙂
I do have a tip! If it all possible, avoid the 12 foot inflatable ghost!
We don’t get trick-or-treaters because we live in the woods, but our decorations scare the dog.
I totally have the same carpet cleaner as you!
Giggling at the mention of the inflatable ghost and man so true though! And love that we use the same carpet cleaner, too 🙂