Christmas Dog Clothes: Shopping Tips

Christmas Dog Clothes: Shopping Tips

Tips on Buying Christmas Dog Clothes

 

Dog clothes are more popular than ever before and the demand has certainly grown in the past number of years. A large number of dogs are more than happy to wear clothing and they can enjoy the extra attention received as a result. However, it is important to be aware that some dogs are not comfortable wearing any articles of clothing and could become stressed in such situations. You know your dog better than anyone and should make the most appropriate decision for your dog. So before you decide to buy christmas dog clothes for your pooch, be sure to look over some tips below.

 

To help you choose the most appropriate Santa Paws Dog Outfit, here are a few shopping tips-

 

1) Purchase your christmas dog clothes well in advance

Order a Christmas dog outfit for your pup at least up to a month before the season commences. Shops could sell out beforehand and you don’t want to miss out. Also you want to be make sure that the outfit is suitable and gives you time to change your mind and find something else that you adore.

 

2) Look for dog clothing that suits their personality

The best kind of clothes is the one suits their personality

 

3) Think of your dogs safety

It’s important to choose outfits for your pooch that looks like it will be safe, comfortable and it must not restrict movement;

 

4) Selecting the right size for your dog is key

Just like ourselves, when buying clothes we find that different brands offer different sizes, so just because you have bought a size small in one brand, in another brand this could be a medium or even a large! So ensure that you check all size guidelines provided and measure your dog as accurately as possible. Contact the store owner and ask if they will check and measure the dog clothing you are interested in for you against the measurement of your particular breed of dog. If in doubt over the size – you are best going for a slightly larger size to ensure there is no restriction of movement. Bear in mind the make up of your dog, are they on the slim side or maybe slightly ‘chubby’? Also consider – is your dog growing or if they put on weight! Dog clothes should not be skin tight. There must always be room to allow a dog’s body to breathe and avoid overheating;

 

5) Check for small hazards

Some items of dog clothes comes with accessories and may be fastened with zips or buttons. Each of these could be a potential hazard so do check before that there is nothing which could harm or your dog or ensure you watch your pet at all times whilst they are wearing the outfit;

 

6) Consider the quality of the item you are buying

It may well be better to pay that little bit extra for a quality outfit rather than trying to save pennies on poor quality. Better quality items will last longer and be safer for your pet;

 

7) Get your dog used to it before putting it on

If if is the first time you have tried an item of clothing on your dog, the best thing to do initially, is when it arrives, let your dog sniff it, then lay it over him for a minute, praise him and then give him a treat. Do this everyday, leaving the outfit on for longer each time. Eventually put the clothing on your dog, but loosely and repeat as above by leaving it on him for a minute and then praise him and give him a treat, extending the time each day.

 

You will be able to tell from your dog’s response if he is happy with his new christmas dog clothes. If you try the above and your dog gets anxious – then he could be one of the dogs that do not like wearing clothes and it would be unfair to continue. Maybe try different materials or styles initially, however if he continues to look anxious, then it is best to leave putting clothes on your dog.

 

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