Is your dog's Halloween costume sexist? - The Washington Post

64% of us dress our dogs up. Other rankings:
1) Greet Trick-or-Treaters at the door with their dog: 43%
2) Give their dog extra treats during Halloween: 57%
3) Take their dog to doggy parades or gatherings: 21%
4) Bring their dog trick-or-treating: 36%

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Whether her normal daily reaction to visitors is protective, friendly, or fearful, it is established. Halloween, however, is far from normal and thus will break every rule. Protective dogs can turn fearful, fearful dogs may stand ground, and friendly dogs may run to hide. When contemplating how to handle this day, consider your dog's age, temperament and energy level.

16 Delightful Photos of Dogs in Amazing Halloween Costumes

There you have it: a way to celebrate Halloween — the best holiday! — with both dogs and people. Not only will your door be constantly opening and closing on Halloween, but strangers will be dressed in unusual costumes and yelling loudly for their candy. This, of course, is scary for our furry friends. Dogs are especially territorial and may become anxious and growl at innocent trick-or-treaters. Putting your dog or cat in a secure room away from the front door will also prevent them from darting outside into the night … a night when no one wants to be searching for a lost loved one.

Our Halloween costumes for dogs are guaranteed to fright and delight

This past weekend New York City was home to the 26th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in East Village. These pups had some pretty great costumes, and they have us pondering whether or not they might just be better than some of our own (scratch that, the dogs are definitely outdoing us). Here is a quick roundup of some of the best and we’ve seen so far this Halloween season, from the parade and beyond.

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Around this time every year, New Yorkers congregate in Tompkins Square Park to parade their pets around in miniature Halloween costumes. On paper this sounds like a cute Saturday, right? That’s what I thought—until I brought my camera to the event and got depressed. All of the dogs looked miserable.12. : In spite of this being one hilarious Halloween costume, it’s the downtrodden expression on the dog’s face that makes this photo so great. What a great pout on that pup! (via )Now that retailers have all-but erased gender distinctions among Halloween costumes for humans, the watchdogs at the Washington Post have set their sights on a new sexist bugaboo: costumes for dogs.“Most often, these calls involve pets accidentally ingesting Halloween candy or décor. Chocolate is one of the most problematic candies as dogs and cats cannot metabolize it as well as people. Thus, it places them at risk for poisoning.”