Saturday, 16 October 2010

Halloween Dog Training Tips

Dogs Halloween Costumes - Riley, a Border Collie/Heeler mix, dressed up for Halloween.

Halloween is fun for people and dogs, but nothing is more important than safety. In general, it's easier to keep a dog safe if she is well-trained. A nervous or fearful dog can get a little too spooked during the festivities. A rambunctious dog can upset and injure herself and guests, particularly children. Are you and your dog ready for Halloween, or are you in store for a real nightmare? The good news is that you have a couple of weeks to prepare.

If you haven't done so already, you can started now with training and socialization. Check out these excellent Halloween training tips from dog trainer Amy Bender. Amy covers topics like preventing barking at the door, helping your dog get along with children, and teaching your dog to keep her paws off the candy bowl. With a little bit of work now, you and your dog can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.

Photo ? Nancy & Wally Ratkovich

About the Photo: This is Riley who is 9 months old and is a Border Collie/Heeler. She is all dressed up for the Halloween season in one of the many outfits I got for her. ? - Nancy

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