Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only scary things showing up around October 31st. Visitors, treats, decorations, and more can all cause stress and harm to our Labradoodles. We want our four-legged friends to enjoy Halloween as much as we do, so make sure you follow these Halloween safety tips for Labradoodles.
Hide away the candy
Labradoodles, like all dogs, love food. They will often eat something even if it’s harmful to them. So, be sure not to keep any of your candy or treats lying around where your Labradoodle can grab them. Keep the candy up high in cupboards where it’s impossible for your Labradoodle to reach them.
Be wary of costumes
Many dog owners like to dress their dogs up in Halloween costumes. But be careful when doing this. Many costumes are uncomfortable for dogs, and they can even choke or overheat your pup. If you really want to dress up your Labradoodle, keep the costume simple and have your Labradoodle try it on first to ensure they’re comfortable.
Keep your Labradoodle in another room during trick-or-treating
It can get quite stressful for your Labradoodle when the doorbell keeps ringing non-stop. Some pups get so anxious they end up running off. To keep your Labradoodle’s stress levels down, keep them in a separate room far away from the activity. Place their food, water, crate, and toys in there, and have someone keep them company until things calm down,
Watch out for decorations
We said before that dogs often eat things they’re not supposed to. This includes items that are definitely not food, such as Halloween decoration. We recommend you limit decorations to outdoors only. When you are outdoors, keep your Labradoodle on a leash and watch them carefully to ensure they don’t start eating things they’re not supposed to.