When shopping for clothes for your dog, here are a few important factors to consider:

Tip 1. Types of Dog Clothes

The type of dog clothes you need to buy really depends on the kind of dog you have and the purpose the clothes will serve.  For example, short-coated breeds like French Bull Dogs and Pugs have trouble keeping warm on their own so they might benefit from dog hoodies in colder temperatures.  They might even need dog coats for winter.  The same is true for older dogs who might suffer from joint pain when exposed to the cold.

Tip 2. Proper Fit for Dog Apparel

The proper fit for dog apparel is so much more than being able to get it on. Every portion needs to fit like a glove. Otherwise, your dog will end up squirming, pawing, or even nipping at the clothes.  Please choose clothes that don’t go past the waist of your dog, or you risk getting them soiled whenever they must do their business.

Tip 3. Quality and Feel

Choose dog clothes made of soft, breathable fabric like cotton or a premium cotton blend. Construction is also just as important as the materials used. Typically, the signs of good manufacturing are in the details like the seams and buttons.  If there’s some printed design on the dog clothing, make sure that it is machine pressed, or it could peel or fade very quickly.

Tip 4. Easy to Wear

It’s not always easy to get our dogs to wear clothes. Please remember when we need them to dress up, we need to have dog clothes that are easy to put on and just as easy to remove. Otherwise, you might end up with a dog gone struggle.  Also, think about how a dog outfit might affect their harness or collar.  Would it be a comfortable or uncomfortable walk?

Tip 5. Design & Durability

Although not the most practical factor, the design will always be an important consideration. Feel free to select dog apparel based on your own style and fashion sense. Lastly, select clothes that are easy to wash.  If you can put your dog clothes in the washing machine even better!

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