At Portland Pet Food Company, we love any excuse to celebrate with our dogs, and Halloween is no exception. While Halloween will look different this year, there are still ways to celebrate and have fun at home with your dog.
Don’t Skip Out On Getting Your Dog A Costume
One of the most obvious – and fun – ways to celebrate Halloween with your dog is to get them a Halloween costume. Our team recently put together a Halloween-themed photoshoot with a few dogs, and it was a blast for both humans and their four-legged friends! Check out some of the pictures from the photoshoot here, then order your own costume online or at your local specialty pet store. Post a picture of it on social media, and don’t forget to tag us!
If you’re someone who likes to go above and beyond for the holidays, don’t just get your dog a Halloween outfit – get a matching costume for you both. Here are fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Dress your dog as a flower, and you dress as a farmer.
- Dress your dog as bacon, and you dress as an egg.
- Dress your dog as an angel, and you dress as a devil.
- Dress your dog as a cat, and you dress as a dog.
Pull Out The Pumpkins
Did you know that dogs can eat pumpkin? Pumpkin is full of fiber and is an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron for dogs. While you sit down to carve your Halloween pumpkin, bring your dog in on the fun by giving them some of the pumpkin’s insides to chow down on – don’t give them any skin or the stem, as both can be harmful to dogs. If your dog isn’t a fan of raw pumpkin, try giving them one of our human-grade, delicious pumpkin treats. No dog can turn their noses away from those!
Check out our recent blog “Fall Foods That Dogs Can And Can’t Eat” for a more extensive list of seasonal goodies that you can share with your pooch.
Play “Trick-For-Treat” With Your Dog
Save some of those grain- and gluten-free pumpkin biscuits for a fun training session of “trick-for-treat.” For every trick that your pooch can perform, give them a dog treat that you can easily break up. Or better yet, teach them a new trick! Training sessions are a great opportunity to bond with your dog while mentally stimulating them.
Does your dog know how to perform ‘no peeking’, where they put a paw over their eyes? Spend time teaching your dog ‘no peeking’ using this guide, then put their “trick-or-treat” skills to the test by hiding treats while they cover their eyes. Once you’re done hiding the treats, let them run around the house to find them!
Go Check Out The Neighborhood Decorations With Your Dog
Though trick-or-treating may not happen this year, people are still decorating their homes with spooky spiders, festive lights, and blow-up decorations. Even if your dog may not be able to appreciate fun decorations as much as you can, they will certainly appreciate going outside for a walk with their favorite human!
Halloween, like many things, looks different this year, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what we can to enjoy it responsibly. Celebrate the season with your dog with these fun ideas – who knows, it may be your favorite Halloween so far!At Portland Pet Food Company, we manufacture human-grade meals and treats for dogs. Our natural, grain- and gluten-free pumpkin dog treats are perfect for all festivities. Sign up for a subscription delivery to ensure that you never run out of treats – your dog will thank you!