Halloween is coming!! And I am so happy to be participating in the very FIRST Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop!

Luna and I are co-hosting this fantastic celebration with our hilarious friends over at Kol’s Notes. A BIG shout out to Jodi, Kolchak, and Felix for dreaming up this hop and for inviting us to help out!

Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop 2015 - Hosted by Kol's Notes and Beagles & Bargains

The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored by Lionel Trains, the Art of AJ, pawTree, Dr. Harvey’s, Jones Natural Chews, Puppy Style Treats, Clear Conscience Pet, Whimseez, Loving Pets and Weruva. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. The individual sponsors are responsible for their giveaway prizes including shipping.

How does the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop work?

Every day between October 19 and Halloween, some fantastic dog blogs will share how to teach one of their favorite dog tricks. Each post will also feature a giveaway of yummy dog treats!

Get it? Trick AND Treat!

Be sure to follow ALL of the participating bloggers, so that way you can learn every new trick and enter each giveaway. Each time you enter, you also receive an entry for our three (3) Grand Prizes including a Peanuts Halloween Train & Trick or Treat Gondola from Lionel Trains, $300 in dog treats from each of the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop sponsors, and a Custom Halloween Pet Portrait from The Art of AJ!

Chronicles of Cardigan LogoDog Mom Days LogoFidose of Reality LogoHeart Like a Dog Logo

It's Dog or Nothing LogoJones Natural Chews LogoMy GBGV Life LogoRubicon Days Logo

If you missed the first two posts, be sure to check them out:
Kol’s Notes teaches “Spin” + pawTree Giveaway!
Fidose of Reality teaches “Roll Over” + Puppy Style Treats Giveaway

For the rest of the tricks and treat giveaways, visit our event page by clicking here and then scroll all the way to the bottom!

How to Teach Your Dog to Play Dead

I couldn’t think of a better trick to teach for our Halloween themed event than “Play Dead”. In our house, we call it “BANG!” and it’s one of Luna’s favorites. She always makes the most ridiculous faces while she is pretending to be “dead”.

It’s her go to when you have something in your hand that she really really wants to eat. Sometimes she gets so excited that she just flails herself onto the floor with her mouth open, probably hoping something delicious falls into it.

I taught Luna “BANG!” after she had already mastered “Roll Over”. If your dog doesn’t yet know “Roll Over”, you are in luck because our friends Dexter and Carol over at Fidose of Reality posted a tutorial video just yesterday!

I’m definitely no training expert and making the video turned out to be quite the challenge since Luna didn’t want to break down the steps with me, but here is our attempt! I hope it inspires you to teach your dog to “Play Dead” or another fun trick this Halloween.

Always remember to keep things positive when you are teaching a new trick!

For more, visit our post on Tips to Teach Your Dog a New Trick!

And Now For the Giveaway Treat!

Thanks to our friends at Lionel Trains, we have an amazing prize to give away!

Today we are doing things a little differently. Our prize isn’t a dog treat, but a treat for dog lovers! One lucky winner will receive a Peanuts® Figure Pack.

The pack includes five (5) figures: Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy. USA and Canada residents are eligible to enter to win!

Peanuts Figure Pack from Lionel Trains

PLUS every time you enter to win, you are also entered to win one of our Grand Prize Packages!

Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop 2015 - Three (3) Grand Prize Packages!

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Don’t forget to check back every week day
between now and Halloween
for more Tricks AND Treats!

Jessica Shipman
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