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You During Halloween Vs. Your Dog During Halloween

Your dog has no idea why you're being so strange on this particular day, but she's here to support you.

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1. Humans give candy away to gaggles of festive children who ring their doorbell every five minutes.

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Dogs have no idea why these strange little people are constantly trying to invade your home, but they don't like it.

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2. Humans completely disregard their diets and enjoy copious amounts of candy, pumpkin pie, and cupcakes.

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Dogs will do literally anything in order to get one of their own treats, too.

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3. Humans sometimes go all out with their attempt to be somebody (or something) else for a day.

Dogs only know that dressing up like a cat in a hat is not a punishment because of how incredibly tickled you are to see them like that.

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4. Many humans celebrate Halloween by putting in the bare minimum of festive effort.

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If given the choice, dogs will always opt for the bare minimum of festive effort.

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5. Humans love to dress up like iconic characters and figures on Halloween.

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Dogs have absolutely no idea what a "character" is, but they’re gonna go with it.

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6. Humans pretend to welcome the dark forces into their homes with creepy decor.

Dogs don’t care about your strange new aesthetic; they just see a bunch of weird new toys around the house.

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7. Humans party and blast upbeat songs that are vaguely spooky.

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Even the wisest dogs can get spooked when the music is too loud, no matter how well curated your Halloween playlist is.

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8. Humans will stay up late, watching scary flicks while hopped up on sugar.

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Dogs try to communicate with their eyes (and actions) that they don't wanna be a killjoy here, they just want everyone to go to bed already.

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9. Humans will embrace their stranger side all day and night.

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Dogs have absolutely no idea why you're being SO WEIRD TODAY, but they love you so much and will gladly play along.

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Doorbells, squealing children, and lots of Halloween commotion can trigger noise aversion, a set of anxiety- or fear-based behaviors. Many owners don’t even realize their dogs are suffering from this serious medical condition.

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