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.
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.
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!