Guide To Dog Halloween Costumes
Halloween costumes for dogs can make for some cute photos. However, it is important to make sure that your dog is comfortable before, during, and after Halloween. The last thing you want is for your dog to be scared or uncomfortable in their cute costume before the festivities begin. In this month’s blog, we will go over a few ways you can make sure your dog is nice and cozy in their costume.
How To Find The Right Costume
First off, make sure the costume you picked for your dog is comfortable on them. This means that it doesn’t restrict their breathing or movement and that they can see. We especially do not recommend anything with a headpiece, like a mask. Dogs also can have sensitive ears and noses, so avoiding those areas is ideal. It is also a good idea to watch for any loose or hanging bits from their costume that can catch on things.
The American Kennel Club recommends getting your dog familiar with its costume before Halloween night. This is a good idea to make sure they are comfortable first and foremost. If the dog becomes fearful or aggressive, it might be time to find a new costume or avoid them altogether. If they seemed more annoyed than anything, try playing with them and offering treats. This will help them associate wearing the costume with fun activities and make them less stressed.
Other Safety Tips
Once you have determined your dog is happy and comfortable in the costume, there are a few other recommendations from the AKC for safety, especially if you plan on taking your dog trick-or-treating. Make sure that your dog isn’t getting too hot in their costume after wearing it for long periods of time. They also recommend having your dog wear something reflective if you plan on being out after dark.
The most important part of dressing your dog up is making sure that they are comfortable and loved. Another way to let them know that they are loved is to feed them high-quality dog food. Make sure their diet meets the golden standard with Hi-Standard Dog Food. Click here or call (866)-357-3335 to find the perfect product for your Halloween hound!