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Old 11-01-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Just wondering how everyones pets did with the little beggars that were running around. I was very surprised with all mine kept quiet with all the strange activity but they could not see all the faces and costumes as we have door between inside porch and outside. I did take my female out as part of training session just to see what she do with all the ghost and goblins. Did great only howling was at a cat that was in front of her make good halloween kitty black and all hunched up. Kids walked up to her no problem not scare her at all and other dogs out did not bother her either.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Mine were fine until someone hit the doorbell. My friend taped a pill-bottle cap over her doorbell so people couldn't ring it. I'll do that next year....
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Spooks my dog too much so I keep him in a room so he dosent see or hear whats going on.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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I like that pill bottle cap on doorbell but if have a long rectangular one be harder.
I thought mine would freak also but was strange they were good. They did give a few a scare when stud jumped on fence and looked out they screamed he howled. But this fence I can just see over at 5' 11" and he looks over top also and if dark see dog that size did not know I may scream also.
At least had area so he could be kept from it all as not to stress him out.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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Mine did fine but he justthought they were pretty normaol as we see some weird sites when walking in the parks.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Mine barked like crazy at everyone who walked down either side of the block - they nortmal behavior. I've had to keep my house dark on Halloween for several years now. NO one comes too close anyway.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My Pit is the worst watchdog in the world. Not even the costumes bothered her. People knock or ring the bell, she's sitting at her designated position 6 feet from the door wagging her tail in anticipation of visitors. She loves everybody. The only time I hear her voice is when she needs to get my attention to let her outside for elimination.

So different from my past Dobermans.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Rudy barked EVERY time the doorbell rang, of course, but quieted down a bit with each one. He did get a little pushy with some of the kids at the door, but just wanted to sniff them... he thinks kids are strange creatures, even without costumes - LOL. If the kids wanted to meet him I allowed a sniff, otherwise I made him stay back. We're still working on his door behavior, but last night was actually a great activity! Maybe I'll simulate Halloween again sometime...
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Mine were fine until someone hit the doorbell. My friend taped a pill-bottle cap over her doorbell so people couldn't ring it. I'll do that next year....
That's a good idea! Although sometimes I don't hear when people knock, since the living room is upstairs... guess I'll just have to keep an ear out.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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I was teasing some of the kids(teens) told them if get past all 12 dogs without yelling let them have candy. Most did not believe had dogs that is how quiet they stayed.
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