Get your dog involved in the Halloween fun this year! Whether your dog is curious and outgoing or a quiet snuggle bug, here are six fun and easy ways to enjoy Halloween with your dog.
Ghost Ball Toy
Looking for something fun to keep your favorite fuzzy ghost-buster occupied on Halloween? Your fearless Born Free dog can practice chasing ghosts with this easy DIY. All you need is a tennis ball, a tall white sock, and string.
Here’s how to make it:
- Stuff a tennis ball into the sock
- Twist the sock underneath the ball
- Use a piece of string to tie off the ball, creating your ghost’s head
- Cut the bottom of the sock into strips so your ghost will have little tendrils
- Tie knots in the strips to give your dog something extra to chew on
There you have it! A spooky toy to keep your dog happy while you pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters.
Carve a Pooch Pumpkin
Instead of the usual jack-o’-lantern designs, why not carve a pumpkin to resemble your dog? It might take some serious carving skills to get your dog’s exact likeness, but a stencil might help. Check out these free pumpkin-carving stencils of 24 dog breeds.
Trick or Treat Walk
If you have children, bring your dog along for trick-or-treating. Your dog will be dying to join their pack on an evening excursion. Remember to bring some treats for your dog as a reward for good behavior. They will likely encounter many new — and scary looking — people and they deserve a treat for staying calm.
Watch a Scary Movie
Your dog is the best scary movie buddy. Their presence will make you feel safe, no matter how scary the movie. What movie to watch? That’s up to you, but consider inviting friends over for a movie-and-pet party — the more the merrier!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Take your dog to a dog-friendly pumpkin patch. It’s a great way to enjoy the fall season with your dog. In fact, if you’re looking for other ways to enjoy fall with your dog, check out these ideas. As always, remember to reward good behavior with treats on outings in new environments.
Treats for Tricks
Speaking of treats, you can make some Halloween-themed dog treats. Check out this article for DIY Pumpkin FroYo Bites. Children get their fair share of sweets during Halloween — so it’s nice to have dog-safe treats for your pooch too. Have your dog do a trick to earn their treat!