Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Hounds: Milk-Bone Study Shows Dogs Are Ultimate Trick-or-Treaters

Hey guys! Halloween is right around the corner! I know typically, Halloween is a kid holiday, but what about those "fur-babies"?

Trick or Treat with your pup this Halloween. @cupcake_n_bake @milkbone

I've partnered with Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo's Kitchen) to give you some ideas for including your special "fur-baby" in your Halloween antics.

 Trick or Treat with your pup this Howl-o-ween. @cupcake_n_bake @milkbone

Effie was so stoked about all her new treats, she just had to get a picture with them. She also put on her Howl-o-ween costume. If you can't tell, she's a footballer. Ok, ok. Really, she isn't a huge fan of clothes, and this is the best we could do. She really was excited about the treats though.
Oh, did I mention I made some DIY Halloween Howl-o-ween decor. Get it, Howl-o-ween?

 DIY Howl-o-ween Treat Jars. Trick or Treat with your pup this Halloween. @cupcake_n_bake @milkbone

These jars were so easy to make. All you need is some tape, mason jars, construction paper, yarn, googley eyes, and markers. Oh, and of course, you need the treats. 

As you can see, my Frankenstein un-sewed his mouth, but he is still a little confused about what to do with it. Ok, I really just forgot Frankenstein had his mouth sewed shut. Anyways, his head is filled with Pup-Peroni. Oh, did I mention there is a new low low fat Pup-Peroni? That's great for Effie! 

The ghost is filled with the Canine Carry Outs. They make a cool meaty looking hair-do.

Finally, the cemetery is filled with what else, MILK BONES! 

Trick or Treat with your pup this Howl-o-ween! @cupcake_n_bake @milkbone

Originally, I wanted to make something more complex. My knotting skills weren't up to par though, so that didn't work out. However, I did get a good shot of Effie pining over that MilkBone. 

Trick or Treat with your pup this Howl-o-ween! @cupcake_n_bake @milkbone

Big Heart Pet Brands also conducted an original survey of 3,000 dog parents nationwide to find the top 25 states that most like to include their pups, the nation's most popular "Doggy Halloween Tricks," and each breed's favorite special treats -- right in time for the spooky-fun holiday.
They shared their stats with me, because they want y'all -the readers- to get in on the fun, too!


>> 44% of NY pet parents have dressed their dog in costume versus 28% of California pet parents
>> 38% of NY pet parents have greeted trick-or-treaters with their dog while 18% of pet parents in California have 
>>> 18% of Texas pet parents have given their dog extra treats for Halloween and 16% have taken their dog trick-or-treating. 


>> Big dogs like Dobermans and Great Danes prefer "real meat treats", while most small ones (Pomeranians and Pugs) choose "soft and chewy" snacks - like Pup-Peroni
>> Soft and chewy treats are also the all-time favorites of terriers (58%), and toy dogs (59%)
>> Biscuits and crunchy treats (like Milk-Bone) are the clear favorites of hounds (53%), herding dogs (56%), and sporting dogs (57%)


Because dogs are the ultimate tricksters, Milo's Kitchen brand dog treats wanted to uncover, for the first time, which tricks dogs are best able to perform. The nation's most popular doggy tricks are:

#1: Sit (77% of dogs can do this on command)
#2: Shake paws (58%)
#3: Lay down (57%)
#4: Stay (50%)
#5: Give a kiss (44%)
#6: Beg (31%)
#7: Roll over (27%)
#8: Speak or bark (26%)
#9: Spin (14%)
#10: Play dead (10%)

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Need ideas? For DIY doggie costumes, ideas on how to treat your pet, or for downloadable decorations to show your neighbors you're celebrating with your pup, please visit this special Howl-o-ween website, from Big Heart Pet brands' Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo's Kitchen:

Wanna see your dog's Halloween photo in the Milk-Bone Halloween website and social channels? Tag it on FB, Instagram or Twitter with #TreatsForAll.

Wanna show how you celebrate Halloween with your pup? Download special pup decorations to show your neighbors you're celebrating with your dog at treatingforall.com 

Oh, and you can visit Milkbone on twitter, too: @milkbone

 Trick or Treat with your pup this Howl-o-ween! @cupcake_n_bake @milkbone

Don't forget to enter the giveaway. Your fur-baby deserves a treat, too!

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Thanks, and great to see you again!

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  1. Oh Halloween is always special to me....as 4 years ago I was so sad after I lost my dog suddenly to health issues. I was out shopping with my sister and she had to pick up some dog treats. The pet store was having adoption days. I fell in love with a senior lab mix who looked so sad. He had been looking for a new forever home for almost 1/2 year in another state and had just been picked up by our local rescue and brought up here. I fell in love with him...but didnt have the money to get him. I got her phone number and was going to get him when I got paid. A couple days later was Halloween....and the door bell rang. I thought it was my first trick or treater...and low and behold...it was Murphy the dog in a pumpkin costume! My sister and son went and adopted him for me! Oh I cried! So every year on Halloween I dress him up in the pumpkin costume....he is so happy and always included in all the holidays! He is so special to me!

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