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3 ideas to celebrate Halloween with your dog

Shetland dog with pumpkins

Celebrate Halloween with your furry best friend with these 3 super fun ideas

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Halloween isn’t just a day you celebrate with your friends and family, it is also a day you can celebrate with your dog. With a little imagination, here's how to make October 31st that much more spooky for them.

By Emilie Heyl

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When we think of Halloween, we think of costumes! But to have fun on October 31 with your dog, it is absolutely not necessary to disguise him, unless you choose a costume that does not hinder his movements at all, and make sure your animal supports the costume well, don’t force him to do anything

Hocus Pocus! While preparing their next potion, Wamiz’s witches and their chatty black cat have thought about 3 ideas to celebrate Halloween with your pooch. Pumpkins, trick or treats, sweets, are you getting as exciting as us?

Spell 1: Bring your dog with you when going for Halloween trick or treats

Whether in disguise or not, your dog can accompany you (or accompany your children) around the neighbourhood to knock on people’s doors and to get candy. They can threaten the neighbourhood by saying "candy or a spell?" One is all the more convincing with a dog, is not it?

It will be a great opportunity for your dog to stretch its legs; nothing is more pleasant for him than to go for a walk with his owner.

Be careful, however, to keep him safe, make sure to walk your dog on a leash: indeed, some dogs can be frightened by people’s costumes, hats, masks, firecrackers… Do not force a dog who doesn’t look comfortable.

Likewise, you may come across people who are afraid of dogs. So be careful to keep your dog close to you during your rounds! You should also be careful not to let your dog eat chocolate or candy, which would be toxic to him.

Spell 2: Prepare some homemade Halloween treats for your dog

Candy and chocolate are very toxic to animals, so don't give it to them thinking it will please them!

On the other hand, so that your dog can also enjoy the Halloween party, you can offer him some (dog) treats. You can even give it to them in the form of a game, by hiding them in different places or in toys provided for this purpose.

You could also prepare some homemade Halloween treats for your dog. There are plenty of tasty recipes you could make, and if your dog loves pumpkin that’s even better. Here is one biscuit recipe idea with butternut (which you can replace with pumpkin).

Crunchy butternut squash cookies

Ingredients 

  • 125g of unsweetened applesauce 

  • 200g of pre cooked butternut squash 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 320g of oatmeal

Preparation and cooking 

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, until the flower is completely dissolved. 
  • If the dough is too wet or too dry, add flour or applesauce. 
  • Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, and cut the dough using a cookie cutter (if it is in the shape of a dog bone or Halloween ornaments, even better!) 
  • Bake for 20min at 180 degrees, and let cool down before giving this treat to your dog 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight box

Remember that for the health and well-being of your dog, treats must remain an exceptional reward.

Spell 3: Cast a Halloween spell on your dog

Halloween can also be a good opportunity to teach your dog tricks! Thus, you will be able to impress your friends and family by giving them a really spooky show. All you have to do is make them believe that you are "casting a spell" on your dog. Some examples of tricks to teach your pooch:

  • Jump: you can pretend that your dog is transformed into a toad.
  • Play dead: your dog will give the illusion he has succumbed to a fatal spell.
  • Growl or bark: your dog will look like he is transforming into a werewolf.

There are many possibilities to celebrate Halloween with your dog. Whatever you decide to do to mark this extraordinary day, make the most of it with your dog!

Happy Howl-o-ween everyone!

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