Taking your dog trick or treating is so much fun, and seeing your dog dressed up in a Halloween costume brings joy to those around you.  Kids and adults love it!  But there are a few things to keep in mind when taking your dog out trick or treating.  Here are the top tips to remember this Halloween.

Choosing a Dog Costume

Dog costumes are readily available in big brand stores, such as Wal-Mart and Target.  Find something within your budget.  Find one that is easy to put on your dog.  They come in many different sizes and styles, so it might be wise to have your dog with you at the time of the purchase.

Types of Dog Costumes

There are many different dog costumes to choose from.  Some of the most popular ones are the angel and devil costumes.  But I have seen a taco costume for little dogs, super hero costumes for larger, and cat costumes for those in-between.  There is really no limit to your imagination when it comes to dog costumes.

Taking Your Dog Trick or Treating

Before taking your dog around the neighborhood, there are a few things to do.  One is be sure your leash is secure and the ID tag information is updated.  Also, keep a flashlight with fresh batteries ready.  Some dogs get scared from the new sights and sounds of Halloween.  Minimize the fright factor by using your flashlight when needed.

Also, be respectful to the neighbors.  Not everyone is comfortable with pets.  Thus, bring someone with you to ring the doorbell and let your neighbors know there is a pet present.  This eliminates any negative reactions from homeowners.

To find out more information about how to dress up your dog for Halloween, talk to a Florida dog training expert or a k9 obedience instructor today!