Dressing Up Your Dog
It doesn't matter if it is Halloween, Christmas or a walk in the park, your dog can look great in any of the fashionable outfits that are available. There wouldn't be wardrobes for dog clothes available if there wasn't a calling for them. You can get hangers, closets and customized pieces to suit you and your dog's personal taste.
Halloween is probably the most frequent day that dogs will dress. There are many Halloween parties with dogs only invited. The thing to do is find something that does express your dog's personality. This can be either the dogs or yours. You may even choose to dress Fifi or Fido in what you wish they were.
Just about any cartoon or fictional character has a costume that you can put on your dog. Some of the things to be aware of are the materials that the outfit is made from and the laundering methods you may need to use if there is an accident along the way.
If you are looking for Alice in Wonderland or some of the characters from the fairy tale, you can find them with a search on the internet. Perhaps you have more than one dog and would like to create a matched set of costumes. That can be done as well.
You can find a prisoner outfit to compliment the police officer outfit. If your dogs vary in size, you may want the little one to be the police officer and the big one the prisoner. This is especially good for contests. Judges who are working at dress-up contests are looking for originality as one of their criteria. Since the dog cannot create on its own, it is up to the doggie parent to pick just the right outfit.
Weddings are another opportunity for dress-up. With a variety of brides gowns you will have fun selecting just the right one. Tuxedos are also available for the anxious groom. There are also a variety of gowns and dresses for the bridesmaids and maid of honor. What more could a blushing bride ask for?
If you have ever been to a dog show, you have probably been in awe as folks walk by with the babies in strollers dressed as their little gingham princesses or their batman superhero. You may even see mom and dog matching. This will give you an idea of just how popular dressing up doggie has become.
Another issue to consider is whether or not your dog likes dressing up. Perhaps your dog can handle the gown or suit, but has no interest whatsoever in the hat. Don't be distressed. Just go with the choice that your dog has made. It can only make it easier on both of you. You don't want to fret about whether your pup is wearing a complete outfit or just the items that it loves.
Many dogs do not like to wear clothes, hats, sunglasses and the other things that dog parents believe to be essential to bring out everything in their dog's personality. You will find life a lot more pleasant if you oblige their tastes.