The Weekly Walk: Scaredy Pooches

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Lock Your Doors!

You can also spend the night online looking at pets wearing costumes.

Halloween is about scaring people. Boo! Rah! Gah! Bark! Some dogs love to participate in the spookiness and join packs of other costume-wearing pooches, but not every fido enjoys crowds of strangely dressed animals and humans. If your pooch would rather close the curtains and wait for the faux-monsters to skedaddle, here are a few ideas for spending the night with them.

Create your own event: Invite over a few friends with familiar dogs for an even of socializing. Wearing costumes can be optional but should be discussed before the party.

Bake treats: Your dog may not enjoy the trick part of Halloween, but we are certain she enjoys the treat part. Rather than getting candy or dog biscuits from strangers, consider making your own. You can even decorate them and cut them into festive shapes. This might be a fun activity for the small party you host.

Watch Halloween movies: A comfy night on the couch with your dog and holiday movies with dogs in them. A night well spent. We shared a list of Halloween movies last year, which you can view here.

Forget Halloween ever happened: Does the entire idea of Halloween just sound exhausting? Are you and your dog unamused by the idea of ghosts and goblins? Then you might want to ignore the holiday by decorating for Thanksgiving or putting on Christmas music or both! Scary nights are not for everyone, so if you feel the need to sing or bark “Jingle Bells” this Halloween, we won’t judge you.

Joke of the Week

Q: What type of dog does Dracula own?

A: A bloodhound.

Treat of the Week

To help with your intimate Halloween party, here is a recipe for homemade Halloween dog biscuits.

Puzzle of the Week

Solve the anagram “Cascade Try.”

Hint: two words, fearful feline.

Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Scaredy Cat  

Photo of the Week

Pugs just lend themselves to costumes. Click the photo to see more from BuzzFeed.

Video of the Week

Hurry! Time’s almost up to win $25,000 by entering Petco’s Pet Costume Photo Contest!

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The Weekly Walk: Great Escapes

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Furry Houdinis

Live free or woof! That seems to be the motto of the pooches in these three videos. Uninterested in being confined to any one area, they found clever, and in some cases risky, ways to set their whiskers free. You might want to avoid showing your dogs these videos, so you do not give them any ideas.

In the first video, we’re guessing this furry magician escaped to impress a family into adopting him.

In the last two videos, owners set up cameras to figure out how their dogs were getting outside. What they discovered: some dogs like to live on the edge.

Have your dogs found clever ways to escape their “confinement?”

Joke of the Week

Q: What is a cow’s favorite place?

A: The mooseum.

Treat of the Week

If you’re looking for an alternative to dog bones made with wheat or white flour, try this rye dog bone recipe.

Puzzle of the Week

Solve the anagram “Action Dog.”

Hint: We used this word in Friday’s Weekly Walk.

Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Dogcation   

Photo of the Week

Some dogs are natural escape artists.

Video of the Week

The dogs’ punishments for trying to escape: cats stealing their beds.

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The Weekly Walk: All the Best

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Your Favorite

Five owners believe their dogs are the best in the world, according to this short article. Are they wrong? Can there only be one best dog in the world? Absolutely not. All of the owners are right.

Their dogs are the best in the world for them. Once you develop a relationship with a pooch (or most any pet), your pup will learn how to find and consistently bring you joy. Maybe your dog will inspire you with his determination to happily live on after an accident. Maybe your dog will comfort you on your bad days. You might find joy in her slobbery kisses, his ability to sit quiet and listen to you vent, or the way she rolls around in the snow to make you laugh. You might find a dozen reasons that make your dog the best in the world, and all of the them would be unarguable. So feel free to brag here or on our other social media profiles, and share the habits and stories that make your pup the best. Woof!

Joke of the Week

Q: How do you keep a skunk from smelling?

A: Plug its nose.

Treat of the Week

If you’re looking for an alternative to dog bones made with wheat or white flour, try this rye dog bone recipe.

Puzzle of the Week

Instead of an anagram this week, we found a fun, online jigsaw puzzle. How fast can you put it together?

Photo of the Week

Is it too late for a dogcation?

Video of the Week

Lion cub attempts to roar. It’s as cute as it sounds.

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