Halloween is just around the corner. This is an exciting time for us humans, but what about our four-legged friends? While you’re decorating your home with ghosts and goblins and filling up on candy, our Yorkshire Terriers might be getting into things that they shouldn’t. Frankly speaking, Halloween is a stressful time for Yorkies, so it’s important for owners to take the proper steps so they can be happy.

Yorkshire Terrier puppies are sitting between pumpkins. Halloween, holiday, decorations

Keep the Halloween candy out-of-reach

All Halloween candy is dangerous for dogs to consume. However, our Yorkies don’t always know what’s best for them. They see some food and they will immediately gobble it up. That’s why it’s up to us to keep that candy out of reach. Since Yorkies are small, you can easily put candy up on a counter or in a cabinet without them being able to reach it.

Avoid the dog costumes

Many dog owners, especially Yorkie owners, like to dress their dogs up for Halloween. Unfortunately, too many costumes have pieces that your Yorkie could ingest or are down-right uncomfortable for your pup to wear. Plus, you run the risk of your Yorkie overheating in their costume or finding it hard to breathe. Play it safe and avoid putting your dog in a costume this Halloween.

Keep them in another room when trick-or-treaters come

Yorkies are highly energetic and love to bark. Chances are whenever the doorbell as rung, your Yorkie will bark a few times to greet the stranger. This is fine most days, but on Halloween, your doorbell will be ringing constantly with a variety of strangers showing up on your front door. This can easily stress out even the most docile Yorkie. So, it’s best to keep them away from the activity by keeping them in a separate room far away from the front door. Have someone sit with them and provide them with all of their favorite treats, toys, blankets, and other items to keep them happy until everything calms down.

For more tips on how to care for your Yorkshire Terrier, read through our blog or contact Wendy’s Yorkies today!