How to Keep Your Dog Out of the Halloween Candy
When Halloween rolls around and suddenly your home is full of candy and treats, it can be hard to know what to do with all of it. Even more, with all the new sweet smells in the house, it can be even harder to find ways to keep your pooch away from it. It may smell good, but they have no idea that eating all the candy will be bad news for their tummies.
Here are our best tips for keeping your dog out of your Halloween candy.
Establishing Rules For the House
Candy isn’t the only food that dogs can’t have that we have in our homes. Grapes, mushrooms. and avocados are all examples of foods that dogs can’t eat. We need to be aware of these foods in order to keep our pets safe and the candy is no exception.
In order to make sure that everyone in your house knows that Fido can’t partake in the sweet treats, print out a list or pictures of forbidden food items and hang it somewhere where everyone can see them. This way, everyone in your house will be aware of the rules of feeding Fido.
Store Candy Properly
If you won’t give your pup any candy, they might just try to get to it themselves. This is why it is important to store your candy somewhere where they won’t be able to get to it.
Using locking containers to hold candy is an excellent example of an effective way to prevent your pooch from getting to your sweets while also keeping your candy fresh for longer. Containers like these will be impossible for your dog to open on their own and will keep them safe.
Another way to keep your pup out of your candy is to keep it out of their reach. Keeping candy in high cupboards or on the top shelf of your pantry will be a great way to keep your puppy safe. This may also remove access to the candy for children who cannot reach it which may be beneficial if there are certain times they are not allowed to have it.
Another important thing to keep in mind is your trash can. If your dog has a tendency to rummage through the trash, you may want to consider getting a trash can that has a lid that can be locked or storing your garbage in a room your dog can’t access.
Keep Your Pooch Occupied
Lastly, a great way to keep Fido out of your candy is to keep their attention focused on something else. If they have their own treat or toy to indulge in, they will be less likely to care about whatever treat you are enjoying. Puzzle toys and yummy treats will keep them out of your hair.
We hope one of these tips works for you this Halloween when you head out trick or treating!