To help pets and their owners have a safe and fun holiday, Animal Behavior College (ABC) asked pet expert and author Audrey Pavia to provide tips on Halloween safety.
- If your dog does not do well around strangers, keep her in a back room of your home.
- Provide distractions to help your dog ignore the constant stream of visitors
- If not at home, bring your dog inside or keep her securely contained in the backyard.
- Keep all candy, especially chocolate out of your dog’s reach.
- If taking your dog trick-or-treating, the costume shouldn’t impede her vision or movement.
- Keep your dog on a leash and make sure she has an ID tag at all times while out and about.
- Make sure tempting Halloween decorations are well out of your dog’s reach.
For more Halloween safety tips, check out Pavia’s recent article in the October edition of “Petropolitan,” ABC’s e-newsletter.
Audrey Pavia is an award-winning freelance writer and author of “The Labrador Retriever Handbook.” She is also a former staff editor for “The AKC Gazette,” “Dog Fancy” and “Dog World.” To learn more about Pavia, visit http://www.audreypavia.com.
Animal Behavior College is a vocational school that specializes in animal-related career training. The school’s unique structure incorporates a distance-learning and hands-on externship-training model.
ABC offers programs for certified dog training, pet grooming and veterinary assistants in all 50 states and every Canadian province, making it the largest vocational school of its kind in North America. For more information, visit http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com.