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Dogs and Halloween KNOCKING

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Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:04:37

So tomorrow is Halloween! Happy Halloween if you celebrate it!

My dog is a little pug, wouldn't hurt a fly at all and never has done.. Now 3 years old.
I've trained her to bark at the door if she hears a knock, just for personal reasons such as breaking in or even family coming to visit. She doesn't bark nastily, she actually gets excited because she thinks there's someone she knows behind the door.
Trick or treaters will be knocking. I've made a sign that says "my dog will bark at your knock, but don't be afraid. She is friendly and she will be in my arms. And you can even treat her! Thankyou"

Would you still let your child knock?
Thanks in advance!
P s any other reassuring advice would help too x

Saucery Wed 30-Oct-19 20:12:12

Would she wear a little pair of devil horns 😈? That would be cute.

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:14:02

Haha! That's a great idea! Defo thinking about dressing her up! 😂

Winterdaysarehere Wed 30-Oct-19 20:14:29

I am sticking this pic on our window.
Keep the noisey buggars away!!

Saucery Wed 30-Oct-19 20:15:05

Cuteness Quotient aside, is she absolutely bombproof where shrieky children jumping up and down outside in the dark are concerned?
That would be my only concern, that the unfamiliarity Of Trick Or Treating might make her react in a way she wouldn’t usually.
I wouldn’t allow anyone at the door to give her treats tbh. As a dog owner or parent knocking with dc.

Starlight456 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:16:24

I wouldn’t as my son is phobic of dogs . However I would really appreciate your sign and let you give treats to the other children.

purpleme12 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:17:34

Yes I would let mine knock - cos I love dogs!

Winterdaysarehere Wed 30-Oct-19 20:20:23

We take 2 of our ddogs out dressed up!!.

Fishcakey Wed 30-Oct-19 20:20:46

I might borrow next doors Rottweiler if it stops the little bastards knocking at my door tomorrow grin

DogAndCatPerson Wed 30-Oct-19 20:20:53

<looks at topic heading>

Perhaps change the filter in her tank? wink

Moneyplants Wed 30-Oct-19 20:21:01

I wouldn't bother with the sign personally, most people won't mind barking as long as the dog doesn't run out or jump up at them. Love the idea of a dog costume though. In future you could train her to stop barking if you give the sign to avoid this problem.

Saucery Wed 30-Oct-19 20:26:10

We taught our dog to stop barking when we said ‘Thank you’ . Took a few treats but she got there in the end. We say “Who is it?” at any odd noises in the garden or at the front door and she does a very deep Woof. grin

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:27:36

Don't get this 😂😅😙

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:28:37

@Winterdaysarehere haha your dog is adorable!
I don't want them to stay away that's my problem 😂😂

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:31:55

Understand your child's phobia hence the sign.. Don't want kiddies running crying it'll make sad 🙁🙁😊

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:32:35

Haha 😂! It'll be you knocking at my door then!

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:33:11

Lol😂😂😂😂 that's so cute haha!

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:34:12

Hahahaha! Try having a next door neighbour that has bought a dog (same breed and name) 😂 they copied us.. Weird!!!

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:34:36

Don't get your comment sorry 😂😂

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:35:50

Thankyou so much for your advice!
Proper durh moment when I sat down with my pumpkin and sweeties.. When I though oh crumbs I've taught her something that will scare children.. Made me feel like an awful doggy parent lol 😅

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:37:23

Haha! Sounds like my Bella!
I wasn't a dog person before I got mine and you literally don't realise how much influence your words you say can affect them.. Even putting your shoes on can mean bloody walkies 😂

Honeyroar Wed 30-Oct-19 20:41:33

Why is this in Fishnet? 😀😀

Veterinari Wed 30-Oct-19 20:42:13


You’ve posted this in the fishnet topic - assuming your dog is the usual canine variety, the doghouse might be a better place...

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:42:20

How the hell did I get onto fish net.. Can you tell its my first time using mumsnet doing a post 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Beth3886 Wed 30-Oct-19 20:44:11

Sorry guys 😂

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