A) people at the door?
B) screaming children?
D) some one walking
with a limp?
E) a person with a hat or a beard?
F) all of the above?
How do you suppose your halloween visitors appear to your dog? And, to add further insult...they get treats!
Then there are the random neighborhood shenanigans: lighting fireworks, smashing pumpkins, teepeeing treetops, etc. I imagine for some dogs, this is a holliday that trumps 4th of July and Pioneer Day combined.
Keep your pets safely indoors during the Halloween festivities. Find a cozy spot for them away from outdoor pranksters and trick or treaters. Maybe a meaty bone or a stuffed kong while they are lying comfortably in their crate is a good option. And if possible, give them a special treat every time the doorbell rings. It may make those giggly ghosts and growly goblins a little easier to bear!