Many individuals may choose to dress up their dogs which is fun and a thoughtful idea.The dogs also enjoy being given that attention making them feel loved. An individual may choose to dress up their dog due to various reasons such as keeping it warm during cold weather, keeping it clean while in environments that may make it dirty, to use clothes that one does not wear or simply wanting to spice up the look of their pets.
As one considers to dress up their dog there are a number of things that one should take note of. One should start early and in a simple way at a gradual rate. The best time to start dressing your pet is when they are puppies. At this point you could make it familiarize with animal clothing in ways such as making it sniff the material or laying its apparel across its back to familiarize with the texture of the cloth. This requires one to be patient to give them time to get used to it so as to accept being dressed up. One should therefore not Force them to be dressed up since it can make them turn to be violent.
As one chooses an apparel, ensure you choose the right size for your specific pet. For this to be possible, one would have to measure the dog’s neck, its length and girth. This enables one to choose an apparel that has corresponding measurements with their dog’s size hence ensuring that the Apparel is well-fitting and making it comfortable. There is also an option of a sizing chart mainly available online that an individual can consult to know the measurements to choose for a specific dog.
Another consideration is keeping the basic safety rules in place. One of the ways is trying as much as possible to avoid clothes that cover your pet’s eyes, ears, nose or mouth. This is because it may interfere with their hearing or smelling senses making them uncomfortable. Another safety rule is choosing an apparel that would not restrain your pets from moving freely by it getting caught up in anything in the environment. It is also key to ensure that the apparel to be dressed on your dog is free from choking hazards. These are apparel that come with additional items such as accessories, belts, buttons or hooks. One is advised to avoid such since the dog can easily pull them away and put it in their mouth which may choke them. Another consideration is to ensure the material of the Apparel is not to make them uncomfortable such as causing itching effect or having many layers which could lead to overheating of the pet.
As you try this out one should be keen to observe the behavior of the pet. Be keen to check out on the body language of your pet by looking for signs such as lowered head, flat ears, fear or anxiety. This helps you to know if the dog is comfortable with the animal clothing chosen. If a certain behavior happens many times one could be forced to change the type of apparel or start the process all over again to make the pet get used to it.