Tricks and treats abound during the Halloween season and there’s no reason your dog can’t join in the fun. Twenty dog bloggers + twenty tricks = over $850 in prizes. We’ve teamed up with blogger friends to offer an array of dog trick tutorials and an amazing giveaway. By visiting each blog, you will find a new trick to teach your dog and a new chance to win a variety of prizes. This year, the prizes include an elaborate puzzle toy from sponsor CleverPet, delicious treats from sponsors The Honest Kitchen and Health Extension, entertaining toys from sponsor Planet Dog and a $300 PetSmart Gift Card provided by the participating bloggers. Make sure to visit each blog for the maximum chances to win.
The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is sponsored by CleverPet, The Honest Kitchen, Planet Dog, and Health Extension. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own. The individual sponsors are responsible for their giveaway prizes including shipping.
The days leading up to Halloween are full of spooky sights. Is your dog brave enough to withstand seeing vampires, ghosts and ghouls, witches and other creatures that go bump in the night? If not, you can always train your dog to cover their eyes. Depending on the dog, they may peek! Mr. N believes in knowing what is coming.
So how do you prepare your dog to hide from Halloween and its horrors?
Train Your Dog to Cover Their Eyes
Mark with your clicker or marker word (ours is yes) for any type of paw movement and reward. Yes, you do want them trying to get it off their face! Mr. N thought I wanted him to pose with a post-it on his face for some reason so he sat super still and I had to encourage him to paw at it instead. Remove the post-it after each reward and stick it back up when they’re done eating and you’re ready to continue.
Once they are familiar with the action, add a verbal cue word like “cover,” “hide” or whatever else strikes your fancy.
Now take the post-it off and use your cue word. Voila! Your dog has learned how to cover their eyes.
Note: If your dog finds having things on their face really aversive, you can train the trick by using a targeting stick and shaping it instead. You train them to tap the ball at the end of the targeting stick and move the stick by their face so they will learn how to put their paw on their face.
After all that hard work, your dog deserves a treat, don’t you think? Make sure to enter the giveaway below to make their Halloween a well-rewarded one!
Join Kol’s Notes and Beagles & Bargains
.for 10 days of awesome dog tricks, fabulous dog treats, and OVER $850 worth of fun and prizes!
$300 Gift Card to PetSmart
$299 VALUE – SPONSORED BY CLEVERPET
Golden Milk, Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice Latte,
Cuddles, and Smooches
$68 VALUE – SPONSORED BY THE HONEST KITCHEN
Halloween Trick Ball, Halloween Treat Ball,and Maple Leaf Nook
$50 VALUE – SPONSORED BY PLANET DOG
Duck & Yogurt Bully Puffs, Chicken & Cheddar Bully Puffs,Lamb & Peanut Butter Bully Puffs, Bacon & Liver Bully Puffs,and Bacon Chips (1 Bag Each)
$40 VALUE – SPONSORED BY HEALTH EXTENSION
PLUS follow all bloggers on Instagram for a chance to win a SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE:
$100 Gift Card to PetSmart
WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Crawl
by Kol’s Notes
Learn to Calmly Ride in Elevators
by Beagles & Bargains
Learn to Not Freak Out When a Doorbell Rings
by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Ring a Bell
Learn to be “Sassy”
by Dog Mom Days
Learn Whistle Recall
by Fetch for Me, Human
Learn “Beg”, “Which Hand”, and Indoor Exercise Trick Sets
by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Stand on Your Hind Legs
by Heart Like A Dog
Learn to Kiss
by It’s Dog or Nothing
Learn to Touch
by Life With Beagle
Learn to Pick It Up or Take It
by My Dog Likes
Learn to Crawl Through a Tight Tunnel
by My GBGV Life
Learn to Shake Paws (for Dogs Who Don’t Like Their Paws Touched!)
by Sarcastic Dog
Learn Puppy Push Ups
by Spencer the Goldendoodle
Learn Two Dog Tricks
by Tails from the Road
Learn “Paw” and “Shake Paw”
by Talent Hounds
Learn to Cover Your Eyes
by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Jump Through a Hoop
by The Broke Dog
Learn to Spin
by The Daily Pip
Learn to Open Doors
by Wag ‘n Woof Pets