Why You Just Might Want to Dress Up Fido this Halloween
If you have never owned a pet, the idea of dressing up a puppy in a Halloween costume definitely voices a little silly. After all, it’s not like Fido is going to go around asking for candy, right? To some, it may seem like a childish obsession to need to dress the family pet up like you would a person, and to others just another way that the big companies of corporate America have decided to try and squeeze a few extra bucks out of patrons this Halloween season. For others: however, there is a certain charm to family pets being dressed up in gala of the holiday.
Icebreakers and attention getters
As any child can tell you, dogs are a great way to get to know people. Especially ones dressed in dress. With the exception of the few people who might be afraid of dogs, many love to come up and say hello and offer a pat to a puppy that they find on the street.
Of course, every child out trick or treating has one objective- get as much candy as you can. Having a puppy in a costume is a great style to do that. The homes that you visit will love the cuteness factor of the whole get up. Plus, it is sure to inspire some conversation, and the friendlier “youre gonna have to” people the more likely you are to receive candy in return. Get a puppy costume that matches your own for extra cute points.
Protection and safety
A loyal family pet is going to look out for its family. So even though it is a good notion for mom and dad to come along while trick or treating, a puppy is an extra bit of protection for your child should he or she gets lost. Even a small dog will bark at something that is amiss, and larger dogs have the whole intimidation factor. Many children are also more careful about crossing streets and talking to random strangers on the street when they are with a family pet.
Dogs love to join in
Man’s best friend love to join in on any activity the family participates in, so why not Halloween? More and more people are including their pets in all of the holidays–pets get their own stockings on the hearth at Christmas in many households now. Many people are even devoting out dog treats on Halloween because so many people are including them in their family trick or treating. It’s just good fun for both family and Fido.
Now, a couple of words of caution: If your child is going to be the one stroll the dog, make sure that they are able to control it. You do not want your beloved family pet running off into the night. Also consider your dog’s personality- very aggressive or very fearful dogs are not going to enjoy going out with all the ruckus going on. And of course, be the responsible pet owner and always clean up after your pet.
Choosing a Halloween costume for Fido can add even more fun to the holiday by allowing your family pet to join in.