In the Middle Ages dogs were often tried and punished along with their owners. Two dogs were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 for witchcraft.
Dogs have often suffered in their 10,000-20,000 thousand year partnership with mankind. Whether from actual physical abuse or just mental and emotional. Try to do your best to balance a great relationship with your dog and don’t forget to give them exercise, discipline and rules, and some loving each day.
If you’re staying home to pass out tricks or treats don’t forget to work your dog on Calm doorway greetings (see our excellent post). You should control the doorway entrance Not your dogs. Claim your personal space, the doorway, and your dog’s personal space.
If you’re planning to go out be sure to work your dog in “heel” and rest assured it will be fantastic socialization for them (proceed with caution if your dog is fearful- we don’t want anyone getting bit- unless you are bitten by some pathetically sensitive, brooding, teenage vampire or werewolf!)
Have a safe All Hallows Eve and have fun howling at the mooooooooooooon!!!