How To Familiarize Your Dog With Clothes
Dressing your dog with Designer Cavapoo Puppies can be both fun and practical, especially if you live in a climate where your canine companion can use the extra warmth from time to time. However, bringing in a dog that is normally dressed in clothes, takes a little time and effort. Start by choosing clothes that are easy to wear and comfortable for your pet. Once you have chosen an outfit to start with, gradually train your dog to wear it. Make sure the process is relaxed and low stress for your dog.
Choose clothes for your dog
1. Start with clothes that are easy to put on and take off. When you’re first getting your dog used to clothes, look for simple items that stick to the dog’s chest or stomach. Avoid clothing that you have to pull over your head or feet, as some dogs find this scary or uncomfortable.
• A good alternative to start with is to include a sleeveless jacket or a jacket tied with straps across the chest and under the belly.
• If you want an easier start, look for a large bandana that you can put around your dog’s neck.
2. Avoid clothing that covers your dog’s head, feet, paws, or back end. Your dog may feel stressed or panicked if you try to wear clothes that cover too much of your body. Don’t try to start with anything too restrictive, such as an outfit with a hat, sleeves, or trousers that cover the dog’s quartz back.
• As your dog gets used to wearing simple clothes, you can eventually use more challenging items, such as costumes, hoodies, or full-body coats that cover your dog’s clothes.
3. Make sure the clothes fit your dog. Your dog is uncomfortable with clothes that are too loose or too tight. Before you buy an item of clothing, such as a coat, you get the dog’s dimensions to make sure you pick the right size. Use a soft cloth measuring tape when measuring your dog.
• Make sure there are small parts for your dog to swallow, such as large buttons, as they can get stuck in their intestines.
• For most dog clothes, you should measure the dog’s neck (where the collar is) around the widest part of the dog’s body (usually the chest just behind the shoulders) and from the back of the neck to the bottom of the tail.
• Check clothing labels to see if they offer specific binding guidelines (eg weight, circumference, and length range for appropriate items).
• Look for items that can be adjusted, such as vests or jackets with adjustable straps.