Get Ready For Halloween


DOGGIE HALLOWEEN COSTUMEI know Simba gets very excited on Halloween.  If you take your pooch out at night make sure the costume, collar, and/or leash is reflective. Dogs can get spooked at night if approached by a masked individual. Know your dog and don’t put him in a bad situation where he might end up biting someone or trying to run away and get loose.  Simba loves going to doggie costume events in daylight. She is great around all kinds of other animals so I find Halloween events specifically for her.  She does not do well around young children or people dressed up in animal costumes like a big Clifford.  It spooks her and she barks like she is ready to devour them.  I don’t think she would but I’m not going to take the chance or put her through such an ordeal.  Therefore, I do not take her out on Halloween night when trick-or-treaters are out.  Also, please no candy for your pup especially chocolate!  Carry special treats for them in your pocket.  You can also carry healthy stuff like baby carrots, or Sweet potato Chews.   If you want to give out doggie treats to visiting dogs, check out our TREAT RECIPES?  A great idea for a pet costume is using an old stuffed animal.  If you have a stuffed animal about the size of your pup, cut along the underside (belly) from about 6″ from neck down.  Remove the stuffing and cut open the face mouth area to fit your pup’s head in.  You want the face and/or head portion of the stuffed animal to lay on your pup’s head as in Simba’s picture above.  The costume will lay over pup’s back, you can sew on some sort of tie or velcro under the chest area to keep the costume still.  Stay safe and keep your pet safe.



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About Simba's Mom

I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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