In honor of the upcoming holiday…Halloween…we are once again participating in the Trick or Treat Giveaway and Blog Hop!
This year, we partnered up with NINETEEN amazing dog blogs to bring you 13 days of awesome dog tricks, yummy dog treats, and nearly $1500 worth of fun and prizes!
How does the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop work?
Nineteen awesome bloggers (ChiPets included) created posts dedicated to teaching you one of their favorite dog TRICKS.
The TREAT is, every one of of those blogs also has an option for you to enter an amazing giveaway with nearly $1500 in prizes which is open from October 18th until October 30th, 2017.
Get it? Trick or Treat!
To make it easy, we’ve even taken the time to link to each blog’s trick for you at the end of this post.
PLUS, there will be bonus giveaways happening only on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to follow us so you don’t miss out!
Now, for our TRICK:
How to Teach Your Dog to Wear a Hat
Teaching your dog to wear a hat is a fun and simple behavior that can bonus as a way for your dog to have an INSTANT Halloween costume! Now, there are a lot of different options for hats…especially if you plan on using the hat as a costume. BUT, we used a beanie-style hat so that it doubles as an ear-warmer for the colder months. Simply follow the five easy steps below, and your dog will be wearing a hat in no time!
Step 1: Choose a delicious treat and a non-distracting environment. Introduce your dog to the hat with the yummy treat. Sometimes dogs are scared of new objects, so make sure your dog likes his or her hat before moving to Step 2.
Step 2: With a treat in one hand, and the hat in the other, pretend to put the hat on your dog. Simply give them the treat for allowing you to place the hat partially (and loosely) on them. If they don’t back away, paw at the hat, or otherwise act nervous, then move to Step 3!
Step 3: Now it’s time to lure your dog into the hat. If it is a full beanie hat (like ours), you want them to choose to place their face in the hat by following the treat. If it is a hat that is simply placed on their head, just lure them through the straps that will keep the hat in place once it is on their head.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3 and gradually put the hat further on your dog (tighten the chin straps or, in our case, put the beanie further over your dog’s head). If they don’t back away, paw at the hat, or otherwise act nervous, then move to Step 5!
Step 5: Gradually increase the amount of time your dog will wear the hat. Make sure to give intermittent treats for not shaking their head or trying to get the hat off. And always remove the hat before your dog decides they’ve had enough (or before you run out of treats)!
Always remember to keep things positive when you are teaching a new trick! And have fun!
$350 Gift Card to Petco
**PAID FOR BY ALL PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS**
This giveaway is NOT affiliated with Petco.
Assorted KONG Dog Toys
$150 VALUE – SPONSORED BY KONG
$100 in Wellness Pet Food Dog Treats
$100 VALUE – SPONSORED BY WELLNESS PET FOOD
2 Bags of Each Spike Dog Treat Recipe
(8 Bags Total)
$98 VALUE – SPONSORED BY PETCUREAN
All Meat Bites, Jerky Bites, Chicken Chips,
Jerky Strips, All Meat Crispies, and Jerky Wraps
(1 Bag Each)
$78 VALUE – SPONSORED BY ONLY NATURAL PET
6 Month Subscription to DOGTV Online
I and Love and You Fresh All Rover Dental Chews
$66 VALUE – SPONSORED BY DOGTV
Four Flavors of Soft n’ Tasty Baked Bites,
One Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth,
and One Free Range Chicken Bone Broth
$60 VALUE – SPONSORED BY CARU PET FOOD
1 Small Bag of 1mg Pumpkin Chews
and 1 Large Bag of 4mg Pumpkin Chews
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY TREATIBLES
Cha Cha Chicken, Bodacious Beef, and Peanutty Perfection
(24 oz Bags – 3 Total)
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY NOAH’S BARK DOG TREATS
Qwizl Treat Toy and Rowdies Toy
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY WEST PAW
Mutt Hatter Plush Toy Collection
$48 VALUE – SPONSORED BY P.L.A.Y.
BONUS: Follow ALL the participating blogs on Facebook & Instagram for a chance to win one of 13 SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZES!
A new giveaway will be posted each day on either
Facebook or Instagram and will run for 24 hours.
Each giveaway will be posted on the co-hosts’
social media pages along with a select group of bloggers.
You can enter on each participating blog’s account for MORE entries!
You have to enter each day for a chance to win that day’s prize.
Beagles & Bargains – Facebook | Instagram
Kol’s Notes – Facebook | Instagram
Plus follow us too!
ChiPets – Facebook | Instagram
WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Jump Through a Hula Hoop
by Kol’s Notes
Learn to Spin
by Beagles & Bargains
Learn to Come
by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Hug
by Boogie the Pug
Learn to Wear a Hat
Learn to Hold a Long Down-Stay
by Dog Mom Days
Learn to Play Hide & Seek
by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Show Your Belly
by It’s Dog or Nothing
Learn to Jump Through Hula Hoop Hands
by Maggie Loves Orbit
Learn to Back Up
by McSquare Doodles
Learn to Take a Bow
by My GBGV Life
Learn to Do An Obstacle Course
by My Rescued Life
Learn to Say Your Prayers
by Oh My Dog Blog
Learn to Clean Up Your Toys
by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Leg Weave
by The Broke Dog
Learn to Balance Items on Your Dog’s Head
by The Chesnut Mutts
Learn to Crawl
by Wag ‘n Woof Pets
Learn to Wave
by Wear Wag Repeat
Visit each blog for more chances to win!
Cassandra D says
Teach my dog to jump through hoops.
Trisha McKee says
I would love to teach my dog to not jump up on people.
Shelley P says
I’d love to teach my dogs to hold something in their mouth and to ring a bell.
Celeste Herrin says
I would like to teach him to throw the trash away, but he’s got in trouble so many times for getting in the trash that you can’t make him go near it to when you’re within his sight lol
Debbie Boyd says
I would like to teach my dog to fetch a Frisbee, but he likes to chew it!!
Debbie Boyd says
I want to teach my dog how to fetch a Frisbee, but he likes to chew it up!!
Laurie Nykaza says
I would love to teach my dogs to roll over
I would like to teach my dog to roll over.
Samantha Martin says
Tiny is an older dog now very reliable and sweet. I would love to teach her to dial 911 in case of fire or another emergency.
I’d like to teach my dog to carry things.
I would like to teach my dog to roll over and play dead!
I would like to teach her to put toys away
tiffany dayton says
I would teach my dogs not to stare while we are eating.
Susan Smith says
I would like to teach my dog how to fetch a frisbee.
I would love to teach my dog to roll over
How to roll over.
Kyla P says
I would like to teach Luma shake paws!
Michelle B says
I really would like to teach my pups to roll over. They can do other tricks like pros, but for some reason, anything that involves them getting on their back is the worst thing ever? I guess??
Molli Taylor says
i would like to teach my dog to shake hands
Amanda Eagan says
I want to teach otter to play dead
Shoshana Pollens-Dempsey says
I would like to teach my dog to leave it. He just loves food too much!
Francine Anchondo says
I would like to teach him how to hug.
Colleen Boudreau says
To play dead!
I want to teach my dog how to open the lower kitchen cabinet doors. We both need patience though. LOL
pick up after self
Jan Lee says
My sister wants to train her dog to take treats nicely from her hand instead of grabbing them from her. 🙂
Jan Lee says
My sister wants to teach her dog to take treats gently from her hand instead of grabbing them. 🙂
Mary W says
Shaking paws would be a fun trick to teach my dogs.
Melissa Storms says
I have been wanting to teach my pup to ring a bell by the door to go outside. This though, my chi is not vrry cooperative with the hats. I am going to follow your instructions and see if we can change her opinion on hats.
Lisa F. says
This would be a cool trick to teach, but I don’t know if any of my dogs would look as cute as your Chihuahua as a unicorn! 🙂
We lost our dog, but she was extremely smart. She was a Border Collie and knew all kinds of commands.
Katie Amanda says
I’d like to teach my hound “leave it” when she sees other dogs.
Tiffany Banks says
I would love to teach my dog to get along with my cat lol
Tracey L says
I’d love to teach my dog to put his toys away! He loves to drag every last one out when he plays!
I would like to teach my dog to play dead.
Steve Weber says
I would like to teach my dog to use the toilet at home!
paige chandler says
I just want to teach her STAY. She is wild and crazy. UGH
I would like to teach my dog to army crawl.
I want to teach my Pom how to high five!
I would love to teach my dog to pick up her toys.
Bryan Vice says
I would love to teach my girl how to do handshakes and crawling
Bryan Vice says
Would love to teach my doggie how to shake hands and how to do spins
Lisa Vance says
I want to teach my dogs to pick up their toys and put them back in the basket.
Casey Garvey says
My Peachies really smart! I want to teach her how to fetch MY items, not just her toys!
My dog passed over a year ago. He knew a bunch of tricks and I was happy with what he knew. I always favored kisses though.
Kayla Lussier says
This one is so cute! I definitely want to try it out.
Susan P. says
I’d love to teach mine to stay. He gets so excited but we’re working on it.
Marilyn Nawara says
I would like to teach Gunner how to roll over
Sandy Weinstein says
i would like to teach my girls to weave in and out between my legs.
Sandy Weinstein says
i would like to teach my girls to weave between my legs.
Annamarie V says
I really want to teach him to roll over, he will be one on the 19th and he has been really great with training.
Heather D says
I would like my dog to learn to fetch her kong toy at treat time. I always have to search for it. She loves it though.
Would love to teach to wear a hat.
catch a frisbee
Chelsea Amanda says
I’d love to teach my dogs to crawl
Jennifer A says
I’d love to teach Dexter how to roll over on command
I want to teach them to sit and stay.
Linda Szymoniak says
My three Coonhounds are okay with wearing dog coats, but I haven’t been able to get them to keep anything on their heads. Even the hoods from the coats when it’s really cold. I’d love it if they would let me put hats on them. I have some great holiday-themed hats and headbands for them that we’re lucky to get a single picture of on them. They typically pull off anything I put on them right away.
ellen beck says
Our dog is blind now, but one trick I would like to teach him is to balance something on his nose.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I would like to teach my Boston’s to bow. I think it would look so cute.