Opinions vary when it comes to dressing up dogs. Some people are all for it and others think it is cruel and should be avoided. Both sides may have good points but in the end the deciding factor should be your dog. You will know if your dog enjoys being dressed up and the extra attention that goes with it. If he or she does not enjoy it, you should probably stop dressing them up. Let’s have a look at reasons why people dress up their dogs and some other related facts.
The one good reason to dress a dog is to keep him warm. It is important that you learn more about your dog and their fur coats. Some animals cannot stand the cold or heat depending on their fur. Make sure that you don’t dress dogs like huskies with extra clothing. They have double coats and are well-suited to colder weather. However, your chihuahua will benefit from a jersey in cold weather.
Anxiety vests were designed to help calm and soothe anxious dogs. These vests are especially helpful during thunderstorms and fireworks. A vest that fits well will comfort the dog and make him feel less anxious.
If you decide to dress your dog for whatever reason, it is important to make sure that the clothes you choose fit well and are made of the right materials. Consider these things:
The type of material – The material should fit the purpose of the clothing and should be comfortable. Avoid materials that cause itching or rashes. You won’t use the same material for a jersey as you would for socks or booties as they need to be durable and waterproof.
The fit – Always measure your dog before buying clothes or having anything made. It is important that clothing don’t sit too tight or too loose. It should be comfortable.
The golden rule for dressing your dog is to pay attention what he likes and wants. Don’t force clothing on your dog if he doesn’t like it.