Preparing Your Dog for Halloween: 3 Tips & Training Ideas | Pupford
February 5th, 2021
Filed under Podcasts
Halloween is right around the corner... is your pup ready? 🎃
With these 3 tips, you'll be prepped for Halloween!
(You already bought your pup a costume, right?)
This quick episode will break down 3 ways you can prepare your dog for Halloween, both now and on the day of Halloween.
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Here is a brief overview of what was discussed in the podcast episode (typically, you'll get the most in-depth info by watching the video or listening above)!
TIP #1: Prepare Your Home
If you need to keep your dog behind a baby gate, or in another room... then do it!
If your dog can't handle an open door with children asking for candy, then don't give them access!
Steps like this are how we can set up our dogs for success. Don't give them more than they can handle 🙌
Additionally, you can use a white noise machine. And remember, close your blinds and windows.
It's the little things that can help you set your dog up for success 😃
TIP #2: Work On a Strong Leave It
Work on a strong leave it.
If so, take it to the next level by ensuring your dog can 'leave' items dropped on the ground.
Come Halloween, it may happen that a piece of chocolate falls on the floor... 🍫
If you practice leave it, your dog will be able to leave that treat alone until you pick it up! So much of dog training is about keeping our pups safe 🐕
TIP #3: Teach the Place/Settle Behavior
Teach the 'place/settle' behavior.
First off, this behavior takes LOTS of practice, effort, and time.
So, if you are starting from step 1 with this behavior, understand that you may not be where you'd hope for by Halloween (this episode launched 11 days before Halloween 2020).
BUT, you can still lay a strong foundation!
Remember, one of the most important parts of training your pup is setting them up for success.
So, if for Halloween that means no access to the door at all, then do it!