Celebrating Halloween with your best buddy only gets better when you create fun events and participate in exciting activities together. Taking your dog on adventures that incorporates the spooky mystery and fun of one of the most celebrated holidays of the year enhances your special bond. Here are three fabulous ways to celebrate Halloween with your dog.
Host a Dog Costume Party
No celebration would be complete without a costume party and hosting one for your dog allows it to enjoy all of the best elements of Halloween: costumes, dog buddies, human friends, and treats. Invite your friends and family to bring over their dogs and have a dog costume contest where the winner gets to choose a special snack or toy. Make fun goodie bags for your dog's friends to take home and create Halloween inspired doggy dishes to feed hungry tail-wagglers. Here's more information about hosting your own doggie Halloween party.
Take Your Dog to a Pet-Friendly Pumpkin Patch
Pet-friendly pumpkin patches are a wonderful place to spend quality Halloween time with your dog. Your furry friend will love all of the sights and scents as you explore the patch in search of the perfect pumpkin. Whenever taking your pup to a new place pay close attention to its moods and be sure to keep him on a leash. Dogs bite sometimes when they're startled; keep your dog close to you when out in unfamiliar places to keep him safe. Watching your dog on your fun outing ensures that you'll both have a fa-boo-lous adventure.
Make Themed Dog Treats
Not in the mood to celebrate with a bunch of people. Hang out in some spooky PJs and make some delicious Halloween themed treats with your dog instead. You can both relax and watch scary movies as you enjoy your Halloween booty. Fun cookie cut-outs and presses are available at this time of year with a huge variety of pumpkin-inspired treat recipes to choose from, and it’s an ingredient that's great for your dog's digestive system. Making treats that include pumpkin and the flavors of the season give your dog a yummy Halloween memory to look forward to year after year.
Your dog loves spending as much quality time with you as possible, and Halloween is the best time to bond whether it's bobbing for dog bones at a dog costume party, strolling through a pumpkin patch or baking themed treats and watching scary movies together. Sharing your favorite things to do at Halloween with your best friend creates special holiday traditions you'll look forward to each year.
Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes
and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!
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