Friday, November 11, 2011

Doggie Dress-Up

It seems that people aren’t only dressing themselves these day, but their dogs too! With such a wide variety of dog apparel to choose from, how can you not buy a jacket or two to glam up your pooch? But with such a huge range of doggie clothing, you might wonder where to start. First you need to find out what kind of dog you have. Not just breed type, but personality. Is your pup sassy or down to earth? Does he or she like to run or stroll at a casual pace, maybe even prance? Figuring out who your dog really is will help get your started on finding the basic trends that work for it.

First up, we have the classy dog. This pooch, perhaps like you, enjoys the finer things in life. They like to walk around with a prance, knowing they are better than any other dog around. Maybe they’re too good for walking and like to be held or carried in a nice tote bag; either way, they want the best. Brands such as Juicy Couture have faux fur jackets and beds, sparkly collars and leashes, and fancy food and water bowls that your high maintenance pup will surely enjoy. Luckily, carries an assortment of these items and with a Zappos coupon code or discount code you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to treat your dog to the finer things in life.

Secondly, there’s the athletic dog. The dog that wants to run outdoors, have the wind in his face and a Frisbee in his mouth. These pups can be difficult to shop for as they will hate anything that gets in their way of playtime. Stay clear of booties that will make it difficult for them to run or nice jackets that just get covered in mud. Keep things simple and stick with accessories such as leather collars, bandanas or raincoats if it’s storming outside.

Third we have the performer. The performer loves to be the center of attention. This pooch will bark, do tricks or follow you around everywhere you go as long as you, and everyone else in the room, keep your eyes on him. Performers love costumes because it’s another way for them to get your attention. Dress this dog up for holidays and events including Santa hats for Christmas, bunny ears for Easter and party hats for birthdays. Don’t forget to go crazy during Halloween; it’s the best time of the year to get your pup some new outfits.

The shy dog can also be a difficult pup to dress, as they don’t particularly feel comfortable with anything or anyone even when they aren’t dressed up. Take things slow with your shy dog. Buy a nice collar to make him or her feel a bit more special. Once they get more adjusted, bring in a hat. A hat, especially if it’s a little big is a great way for your dog to hide if it feels uncomfortable or shy. If the hat doesn’t work out, keep things small by adding bows or ribbons to the ears. Remember, not all dogs enjoy dressing up so make sure they are comfortable no matter what you choose.

Steff Scholl has a Puli puppy that loves to entertain. She has taken this into account and made him a cape and a few other costume pieces that he can parade around in. However, if he ever wants to get something new, Steff knows she can use a Zappos coupon code for a better deal.