Golden Retriever wearing a Halloween headband ready to trick or treat.
Must Haves for Trick-or-Treating
Treat Pouch
A must for any walk with your dog, but especially when walking with a dog trick-or-treating on Halloween, is some treats. That way you can reward them for their efforts throughout the night. A good treat pouch allows you to have treats at your fingertips, and it also provides an easy place to put your keys, phone, or other essential goodies.
Best Treat Pouch
Best Treat Pouch
RUFFWEAR Home Trail Hip Pack, Waist-Worn Gear Bag for Hiking & Camping with Dogs, Aurora Teal
Best Treat Pouch
RUFFWEAR Home Trail Hip Pack, Waist-Worn Gear Bag for Hiking & Camping with Dogs, Aurora Teal
RUFFWEAR Home Trail Hip Pack, Waist-Worn Gear Bag for Hiking & Camping with Dogs, Aurora Teal
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RUFFWEAR Home Trail Hip Pack, Waist-Worn Gear Bag for Hiking & Camping with Dogs, Aurora Teal
Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats
You also need to fill said treat bag with their favorite goodies—but why not lean into the season? Since you can't share your candy with your dog, you might as well give them a pumpkin spice flavored treat of their own. Hand them out to reward your dog as you make various stops along the way.
Best Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treat
Best Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treat
Bocce’s Bakery Seasonal Fall Flavored Dog Treats, All-Natural, Soft & Chewy Treats
Best Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treat
Bocce’s Bakery Seasonal Fall Flavored Dog Treats, All-Natural, Soft & Chewy Treats
Bocce’s Bakery Seasonal Fall Flavored Dog Treats, All-Natural, Soft & Chewy Treats
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Bocce’s Bakery Seasonal Fall Flavored Dog Treats, All-Natural, Soft & Chewy Treats
Dog Poop Bags
Nobody wants to step on dog poop, and with high traffic on the streets during trick-or-treating, it's very important to clean up after your dog. You don't want to be the cause of any meltdown on All Hallows' Eve. Make sure you carry some poop bags with you to take care of any waste immediately to later dispose of.
Best Dog Poop Bags
Best Dog Poop Bags
Earth Rated PoopBags Handle Bags, 120 handle bags, scented
Best Dog Poop Bags
Earth Rated PoopBags Handle Bags, 120 handle bags, scented
Earth Rated PoopBags Handle Bags, 120 handle bags, scented
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Earth Rated PoopBags Handle Bags, 120 handle bags, scented
LED Dog Collar
When it's dark on the streets on October 31, it's important to make sure that your dog is more visible to cars and children. This LED collar looks similar to a glow stick necklace but is illuminated by two bright LED lights, making it safer than the goo typically in glow sticks if your dog gnaws on it. The glow should last 60 hours, which is more than enough time for a trick-or-treating outing.
Best LED Dog Collar
Best LED Dog Collar
Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace Dog Collar, Green, 12 to 27-in neck, 3/10-in wide
Best LED Dog Collar
Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace Dog Collar, Green, 12 to 27-in neck, 3/10-in wide
Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace Dog Collar, Green, 12 to 27-in neck, 3/10-in wide
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Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace Dog Collar, Green, 12 to 27-in neck, 3/10-in wide
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Nice To Haves for Trick-or-Treating
Reflective Harness
Halloween can be some frighteningly good fun for people but can be a little scary for some dogs. If you are bringing your dog out trick-or-treating, make sure they are always securely leashed. It can also be helpful to have your dog wearing a reflective harness that helps them be more visible and prevent them from running off and getting lost if they get startled.
Best Reflective Harness
Best Reflective Harness
Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness Nylon Reflective No Pull Dog Harness, Black, Size 2: 28 to 37.5-in chest
Best Reflective Harness
Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness Nylon Reflective No Pull Dog Harness, Black, Size 2: 28 to 37.5-in chest
Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness Nylon Reflective No Pull Dog Harness, Black, Size 2: 28 to 37.5-in chest
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Julius-K9 IDC Powerharness Nylon Reflective No Pull Dog Harness, Black, Size 2: 28 to 37.5-in chest
Festive Bandana
Some dogs find costumes restrictive, stressful, or uncomfortable to wear. If your dog isn't the costume type a festive bandanna is a great alternative to get them into the Halloween spirit. This one reads "I Do Tricks For Treats," which is delightfully appropriate for the walk. Just makes sure to have said treats handy.
Best Festive Bandana
Best Festive Bandana
Frisco I Do Tricks For Treats Dog & Cat Bandana, X-Small/Small
Best Festive Bandana
Frisco I Do Tricks For Treats Dog & Cat Bandana, X-Small/Small
Frisco I Do Tricks For Treats Dog & Cat Bandana, X-Small/Small
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Frisco I Do Tricks For Treats Dog & Cat Bandana, X-Small/Small
Clip-On Light
For added visibility when trick-or-treating, you can clip this lightweight light onto your dog's Halloween costume, harness, or collar. Available in multiple color options, weather-resistant, rechargeable, and has a battery life of 10 hours per charge, your dog will be ready to light up the night.
Best Clip-On Light
Best Clip-On Light
Nite Ize SpotLit XL Rechargeable Dog Collar Light, Disc-O Select
Best Clip-On Light
Nite Ize SpotLit XL Rechargeable Dog Collar Light, Disc-O Select
Nite Ize SpotLit XL Rechargeable Dog Collar Light, Disc-O Select
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Nite Ize SpotLit XL Rechargeable Dog Collar Light, Disc-O Select
Splurges for Trick-or-Treating
Dog Boots
There's a lot of things that are left on the ground while people trick-or-treat: sticky candy, costume accessories, eggshells, and more. Properly sized dog boots can help protect your dog's feet, but make sure you buy them in advance and introduce them to your dog. Put the boots on your dog for the first time in the house and keep training sessions short until your dog is comfortable walking in the boots for a more successful Halloween night.
Best Dog Boots
Best Dog Boots
Ruffwear Grip Trex Outdoor Dog Boots with Rubber Soles for Hiking and Running
Best Dog Boots
Ruffwear Grip Trex Outdoor Dog Boots with Rubber Soles for Hiking and Running
Ruffwear Grip Trex Outdoor Dog Boots with Rubber Soles for Hiking and Running
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Ruffwear Grip Trex Outdoor Dog Boots with Rubber Soles for Hiking and Running
Halloween-Themed Sweater
Depending on where you live it might be chilly on Halloween night, so you may want to give them an extra layer of warmth while you are out trick-or-treating. This festive sweater will keep dogs of all sizes from getting cold but also allows them to be festive participants in the holiday.
Best Dog Halloween Sweater
Best Dog Halloween Sweater
KYEESE Small Dog Sweaters Halloween with Leash Hole
Best Dog Halloween Sweater
KYEESE Small Dog Sweaters Halloween with Leash Hole
KYEESE Small Dog Sweaters Halloween with Leash Hole
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KYEESE Small Dog Sweaters Halloween with Leash Hole
Halloween Dog Treats
While out trick-or-treating, you might see other dogs with their owners or at the houses you knock on the doors of. You definitely shouldn't share candy with dogs, but in the spirit of Halloween, these individually packaged dog treats are easy to pass out to the other dog owners you meet.
Best Halloween Dog Treats
Best Halloween Dog Treats
Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni Trick or Treat Packs, 20 Ounce Bag
Best Halloween Dog Treats
Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni Trick or Treat Packs, 20 Ounce Bag
Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni Trick or Treat Packs, 20 Ounce Bag
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Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni Trick or Treat Packs, 20 Ounce Bag
LED Dog Leash
If you're looking to make you and your dog as visible as possible while out in the dark, a LED leash is the way to go. These glowing leashes will help other trick-or-treaters, as well as drivers, see you and your dog while you are walking in the dark. It comes in six different glowing hues and offers five hours of illumination per charge.
Best LED Dog Leash
Best LED Dog Leash
Illumiseen LED Dog Leash – USB Rechargeable
Best LED Dog Leash
Illumiseen LED Dog Leash - USB Rechargeable
Illumiseen LED Dog Leash - USB Rechargeable
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Illumiseen LED Dog Leash – USB Rechargeable

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