Halloween Dog Costumes

It’s that time of year to get ready for Halloween! We’ve curated a great selection of Halloween dog costumes for parades, parties, or just having fun.  We’re thankful our dogs put up with us for putting them in costumes at this time of year and they enjoy a fun outing meeting loads of other dogs (who also put up with their parents’ Halloween craziness). It’s all in good fun!

Check out some of these cute & funny costumes:

Halloween Dog Hot Dog Costume Halloween Dog Red Football Jersey Dog Costume Halloween Dog Pirate Dog Costume
Halloween Dog Bumblebee Dog Costume Pop Queen Dog Costume Halloween Dog Fireman Dogs Costume
Chef Dog Costume halloween-hearts Pumpkin Dog Costume


Super cute Animal Planet Halloween Costumes for Fido!

You can even dress your pup up as a shark not only for Halloween, but also for Shark Week! Check out all of the very cute Animal Planet Halloween Costumes:

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Halloween Dog Costumes and Parades

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5 Indoor Games with Your Dog

When the weather is bad outside, it’s important to have some fun and exercise with your pooch inside. Here are 5 Indoor Games with Your Dog:

1. Jump + More

indoor games for dogsFind something in your home that your dog can jump over or through. We use a hoola hoop, but you could always use the stick part of a broom propped up on books or small chairs or roll up a towel. Take your dog’s favorite treats and use them to jump through the hoola hoop, over the broom stick or over the rolled up towel. Make sure you give your dog enough space to both run before and after the item they are jumping over. Start with a low height and slowly you can increase this.

If you’re dog really loves the jumping game, you can take it to another level by creating a mini-obstacle course. First you might start by using the hoola hoop and broom stick and rolled up towel. You can add a chair for your dog to run over or under and also add items your dog can weave around.

Indoor Games with Your Dog

2. Fetch

The classic dog game, Fetch, can easily be played indoors, especially in a hallway. Our dog will only play Fetch with treats, so I’ll give him a few more treats that day and just remember to reduce his normal meal to make up for it. To increase the workout, you can play fetch up or down the stairs (make sure your dog is fit and your vet agrees that running stairs is ok for your dog).

3. Puppy Push-Ups

Puppy Push-Ups aren’t just for puppies, but that’s often when dogs learn these commands. This involves 4 commands one after another – sit, then down, then sit and stand. It’s a good way to reinforce the basics of sit, down and stand. It also gives them some push up exercise.

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“I love a play date!”

4. Doggy Play Dates

Our dog just loves a doggy play date – even if it’s only just 5-10 minutes to run around with his dog friends and have some fun.

5. Find It

This will give your dog’s nose a workout. Put your dog in another room, out of sight, while you hide a few treats. Start out by choosing hiding spots that allow your dog to find the hidden treats easily. Try placing treats behind the legs of furniture, partially in view.

After you’ve hidden the treats, go get your dog and say “Find it!” right before letting him into the room. Encourage him to look around for the treats. You might have to point them out the first few times you play. As your dog becomes better and better at finding the treats, you can hide them in more difficult places, like behind pillows or underneath objects.

As dogs often don’t have a long attention span, rather than one long play session, it might be better to do more frequent short sessions.

Most importantly, indoor games with your dog should be fun for both you and your dog!

If you need more indoor activities with your dog, check out our post on how to teach your dog tricks.

Top 5 Dog Stairs

Sometimes our dogs need a little assistance – perhaps they’re too small, short, elderly, injured or just not that graceful and as a result you’re looking for some dog stairs so your dog has better access to the couch, bed or some other higher level. We’ve noticed a lot of really unattractive and poor quality dog stairs on the market, so we decided to search for some stylish options that we think our Dogsized fans will enjoy. Here are our Top 5 Dog Stairs:

Dog Stairs 1. Loft Dog Stairs
We can’t resist the modern design of these dog stairs by Pets Stop. While they are sleek, they are not slick, as there is a non-slip sand coating on steps to give your dog secure footing. They’re make of beautiful, real maple wood mounted on a wrought iron frame and there are plastic non-skid tips at the bottom to protect your floors.
solvit wood stairs 2. Wood Stairs that Easily Fold Down
These wood stairs offer a beautiful and convenient alternative for helping pets reach their favorite places. The sturdy construction and rich walnut finish means these stairs can be proudly displayed in any home. Looks great out and easy to store or hide. Works for both large and small dogs. No assembly required and covered by a one year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
Dog Ramp Steps 3. Convertible Ramp and Steps – in One
The innovative design of these dog ramp steps by Pet Studio converts dog steps into an easy-to-use ramp. So depending on what your dog prefers you have either dog steps or a dog ramp and it also folds flat for storage. It’s covered with soft, non-slip, easy to clean carpeting and comes in various finishes from cherry to mahogany.
dog stairs 4. Dog Stairs with Storage
We just love a multi-functional piece of furniture and also looks great. These designer dog stairs with storage are built from eco-friendly hardwood and have a furniture quality finish. The steps are carpeted to provide quiet footing and prevent your dog from slipping. It’s available in a mahogany and espresso color.
premier steps 5. Carpeted Pet Steps
These solid hardwood dog stairs are perfect for smaller dogs and stable enough for even the largest breeds (supports over 300lbs). The carpeted steps gives your dog better grip and are quiet. These Premier Pet Steps will provide your dog with easy access and relieve stress on your dog’s back and joints.