#1 Candy Safety - Keep the candy bowl totally out of your dog’s reach. That includes tall dogs who counter surf and little dogs who figured out how to jump from chair to table to counter (yes, I have had Frenchies that did that).
We all know chocolate is not good for dogs. But how much chocolate is bad? All chocolate?
If you are a dedicated dog dresser-upper, admit it and start dressing your puppy up while they are young. If you start when they're still a puppy, praise them and give plenty of treats they may enjoy costume time.
If your dog is a costume loving ham, keep the following in mind; make sure your dog can breathe easily, walk/sit/stand comfortably, hear, pant/drink and be able to pee. Pretty much what we expect of a costume we would wear!
Make sure there are no small bits that can be chewed off the costume and swallowed (by your dog, another dog or a child-hey, it could happen). If the costume has batteries, be sure they are dog-proof and secured.
Have a dress rehearsal prior to the 31st to get your dog used to that particular costume.
Dressing up your pet in costume can be a hoot, but if your dog loathes it, please snap one picture and take their outfit off. Respect your dog's personal space!