Since moving to town a few years ago my sister and I go all out on Halloween. We decorate our lawn to the max, squeezing in as much lawn decorations as possible. Putting together goodie bags of candy for kids as well as for dogs. We always order pizza, watch Halloween episodes from old television shows such as Home Improvement or Friends. And patiently wait until the first ding of our door bell.
Now here is where Spencer comes in. He loves when people come to our house and wants to great them with enthusiasm. So how do I keep him in and the goodies going out with no problem......
With a baby gate!!!
Every year I set up a baby gate at our front door. After setting it up our we decorate it with spooky fabrics, chains, and lights. And there we have it, candy going out and Spencer staying in. He can still see them and the kids love petting him, but this way there is no MISCHIEF on Halloween!
We average anywhere between 125-175 trick or treaters a year, which adds up to opening to door a lot. Using a baby gate has worked for us every year with no problem.
Do you have any tricks you use on Halloween to help make the night easier with your dogs? Please share, I would love to hear about them.
Only 3 more days until Halloween!
-Brittany (aka Spencer's mom)