Celebrate Halloween and include your dog in the festivities by putting them in a costume. You can buy your costume online if you have time to get it before trick-or treat or you can create your own costume. You can also find nice costumes from stores like Target or Walmart. You will be surprised at your dog’s reaction when you include them in the festivities of the holiday. Here are some ideas to help you find the right costume for your dog.
One idea is to get a costume for you dog that coordinates with your costume. You could dress up as a witch and get your dog a bat costume. Or you might want to be a dinosaur and your dog could be a smaller version of your costume. Put a bib around your neck and carry a picnic basket and dress your dog up like a hot dog. Or you could dress up as a big white bone and your dog could go without a costume.
Its fun to have your child and your dog wear costumes that fit together like the child could be a cowboy and the dog could dress up with a small saddle and bridle for a neat cowboy with his horse costume. Your child could be a fisherman and the dog could go as a fish. The child could hold the fishing pole with the dogs leash on the end and it would look like the fisherman has a fish on the end of the line. You could dress your dog up as a princess and dress up your daughter like one too for girl’s night out.
An idea for a really easy costume is a ghost. You can take a white cloth and tangle it into the collar so that the cloth drapes down along the dogs back. Don’t cover the head since it will upset the dog. You can use a piece of white sheet, a towel or a hankie on a small dog. You can make yourself a ghost too and match your dog’s costume.
Accessories add a lot to a costume and there are plenty of good ones you can use with your dog’s costume like a small trick-or treat bag could be pinned onto the side of the costume and treats could be placed in the bag. A dog that likes to carry a ball or toy could be given a black or orange ball to hold in their mouth.
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