Buying dog clothes for your pet can be as exciting as buying new clothes for yourself. There are many different styles available, making it easy to find something that suits any occasion and personality. To make sure your shopping trip goes off without a hitch, there’s a few buying tips that can help you make the best choices.
The first thing that you need to consider when buying dog clothes is size. The clothes need to fit correctly in order to be beneficial and safe for your pet to wear. It’s not as simple as buying “large” for your large breed dog or “small” for a small breed dog. Sizes can actually run from extra small to extra large and you can’t tell which ones will fit just from looking. Therefore, you need to measure your dog to get the right fit.
To get the right measurements, follow the guide below:
Measure your dog from the base of the head (near the collar) all the way along his back to the base of the tail for the body measurement.
Measure your pet from the top of his head (a little in front of the ears) to the end of his tail when buying hooded garments for your dog.
Measure the pad of his foot from his nails to his heel for the best fit in booties or other footwear.
Measure the circumference of his neck and add between ½ and 2 inches depending on your dogs head for comfort when you need to know his neck size.
The next thing to consider is your dog’s temperament. Some dogs will wear full outfits while others will only tolerate something simple. Choose outfits based on how your pet responds when wearing clothing.
You can purchase dog clothes in a variety of fabrics, too. Cotton is a great choice for items that your pet will wear regularly. Most raincoats and jackets have cotton lining for extra warmth. The fabric should also be breathable and suited for the climate in which you live.
Be careful with flashy clothing that’s designed with buttons, sequins, beads, feathers and charms. These beautiful outfits are excellent for special occasions but they’re not intended for everyday use. Save these for those special outings when you want your pet to make a grand entrance.
Once you pick out the dog clothing best suited for your pet, you can look through some of the accessories that will help to complement her look. Hats, bows along with matching collars and leashes are available to match most any outfit.
Use these dog clothes buying tips when shopping for your pet and it will help you find the best outfits for your dog. He will look great and be safe in his new clothing as you go for walks, visit friends or when relaxing at home.
Check out Doggie Clothesline for a great variety of dog clothes and large dog clothes. Keep you pup warm and fashionable this year.