Many dog owners enjoy dressing up their dog for special holidays like Halloween. A dog in a costume is cute, but not all dogs like wearing clothing. Always watch out for any signs of stress or anxiety when dressing up your dog.
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Will KORU BEAR be dressing up this Halloween?
At first, KORU BEAR was a bit skittish trying out Halloween costumes. After a couple of days, he’s able to associate wearing a costume to be fun and involve lots of treats.
Tips on Introducing Dog Costume
1. Slowly acclimate your dog. Let your dog connect with the costume by letting him sniff it out for as long as he wishes.
2. Never force your dog to wear a costume. Stop if your dog fights back – he does not approve of the costume.
3. Be Patient! It may take a while before your dog starts liking the costume.
4. Use a soothing voice and most importantly Treat and Praise Your Dog!
Halloween Dog Treats
Use special Halloween dog treats like Wellness Crunchy WellBars – bite-size snacks for good dogs. These grain-free pumpkin-flavored dog treats in spooky shapes are oven baked. It contains no corn, soy, wheat and artificial colors/flavors. Each treat is packed with antioxidants (Vitamins E & A) that help maintain cell health. Wellness Halloween Crunchy WellBars are available for a limited time at Petsmart.
Tasty Healthy Snacks Make A Happy Dog!
Reminders on Dressing up Your Dog
1. If your dog looks unhappy and uncomfortable, take off the costume. Your dog’s safety and comfort must be your number one priority.
2. Avoid complicated costumes. Most of the time, keeping it simple is better. A Halloween bowtie, collar or bandana is sufficient to accessorize your dog.
3. Watch for your dog’s body behavior. A tail tucked and ears pinned low are signs of stress.
Give your dog lots of praises and TREAT him well. Since Halloween comes only once a year, take plenty of photos of your dog and provide him with tasty healthy snacks.
Make Halloween with your dog fun and entertaining!
This Halloween, are you dressing up your dog?