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Tips to avoid Halloween dog bites

With Halloween just around the corner, the night will be filled with ghosts, zombies, Kylo Rens, probably a few Harley Quinns and maybe a couple creepy clowns scouring the neighborhood for treats. To keep the tricks at a minimum and to avoid a dog bite, it is important to remember that curious and playful dogs can become anxious. Multiple strangers clanking around may frighten a dog, no matter its age, size or typical demeanor. You can avoid an unsavory trip to the ER by following a few safety tips.

For dog owners

· Provide your furry friend with a secure area to hang out, away from all the noise and commotion. To keep his or her mind occupied, place a treat inside a Kong or something similar.

· Play soft music or leave the television on to disguise ambient goblin noise.

· If the doorbell sets off your dog, you can disconnect it or catch the trick-or-treaters before they get a chance to ring the bell.

· Curious and playful dogs like to chase after dangly costumes and accessories, like swords. Keep a watchful eye so you can intervene before it gets out of hand.

· Keep your dog inside.

For trick-or-treaters

· Because dogs do not recognize people in costumes and there will be a lot of strange creatures roaming, it's best to never approach a dog while dressed up.

· Avoid houses with lots of barking at the door. Additionally, if you see a dog tied up in the backyard or barking along a fence line, you will want to avoid that area too.

· At the door, do not approach a dog-let the homeowner either put the dog away or reach out with the candy.

· If a dog dashes out or you meet one loose in the neighborhood, remind your child to stand like a tree: hands folded in front with their head down, watching their feet. The dog will sniff and then jot off if there is no threat.

· If the owner is nearby, do not turn and walk away until the owner retrieves the dog.

Be safe and have a spooky-good time. 

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