Halloween can be dangerous and scary for your dogs. While we humans find the tradition of Halloween fun, dogs just don't get it. There's a lot of knocking on doors, screaming and squealing kids, very odd looking characters. AND it's dark!
This scarecrow has been on our front porch for a week. Talos either (1) just noticed it, or (2) has decided today that the scarecrow shouldn't be there.
If your dog spooks at something, let him investigate it at his own pace. "Jolly him up" by speaking in a lighthearted, sing-song voice, and praise him when he moves toward the object.
Never EVER pull your dog to the scary object. Let the dog tell you how far and how fast to move. If he doesn't want to venture all the way to the object, that's ok. This is about the dog, not about you. Watch how quickly Talos goes from scared to cautious to curious.
Dogs don't have the benefit of knowing what Halloween is all about. They can be frightened easily and suddenly. Before you open the door to your trick-or-treaters, put your dog on a leash or behind a gate or closed door to ensure his safety.