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Popular Hot & Mild Weather Dog Grooming Styles For Schnauzers

Schnauzers are a very distinctive Double-Coated breed, the longer fur on their face helping them stand out and look especially unique among dogs. There are literally countless grooming styles for these guys, but a very important rule every Schnauzer owner should remember (Especially in a Tropical Climate).

Important Schnauzer Grooming Rule

As I was browsing through all these unique Schnauzer styles on Pinterest, I noticed several of the dogs have been shaved. Yes, they looked great and unique, but shaving a double-coated breed may not be the best style for all schnauzers.

Such a coat was biologically designed to not only keep the dog warm during the winter, but repel dirt & water, and help keep him cool during the summer by actually trapping cool air and offering protection from the sun. Shaving the dog doesn’t help him remain cooler, but rather takes away these protections and increases the chances of overheating.

When a dog sheds, he sheds his undercoat; the topcoat never sheds and is meant to stay the same. These two coats don’t grow at the same rate, and when a topcoat is cut, the dog’s fur might be permanently altered.

Bathing

Bathing your Schnauzer often (more than once to twice a month) can wash away oils protecting his skin, and cause it to dry out and become itchy. When you do bathe, make sure you use a dog-approved shampoo! Miniature Schnauzers tend to require bathing more frequently than the giant version. In fact, the American Miniature Schnauzer Club recommends bathing as much as once a week

Prone to developing knots, your Schnauzer’s fur should be brushed regularly. This is a breed that doesn’t shed very much, so your job isn’t going to be difficult!

Trimming or Hand Stripping a Schnauzer’s Fur

Because shaving or most forms of cutting would damage that topcoat (which, remember- you don’t want to do) in an attempt to get to the undercoat, ‘hand stripping’ involves the groomer removing dead fur by hand. The hair is removed by the root so new fur is able to grow.

This is a much more popular method with show dogs, and not always done with everyday pets. Hand stripping, though it doesn’t damage the dog’s coat, can be uncomfortable for the animal.

The topcoat is maintained by hand stripping or rolling the coat and is required for the show ring.

The American Miniature Schnauzer Club

As a wire-haired dog, shaving causes a Schnauzer to lose his characteristic coat texture, giving him something closer to a fine, cotton appearance. Click below for a more complete description of some of the best recommended Schnauzer grooming tools you can use!

Sources Cited

American Miniature Schnauzer Club. (2018). Pet Grooming Tips for the Miniature Schnauzer.

Retrieved from https://www.amsc.us/pet-grooming-tips/

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5 Pet-Friendly Places in Honolulu

We all love our fur babies and want to spend time with them. It can be nice to take them out with us, but it can be hard finding pet-friendly places. We did some searching and found some spots you can check out WITH your pet!

Nico’s at Pier 38

Looking for a great place to eat that welcomes your furry one too? Enjoy a heartwarming meal of some fresh, tasty seafood with your best friend. Even better, you’ll get the opportunity to dine with a fantastic patio view overlooking the water! Nico’s at Pier 38 is located at 1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI.

The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

Perhaps a unique take on popular American dishes is more your fancy? Gladly welcoming your pooch on the outdoor patio, the Nook Neighborhood Bistro offers interesting dishes you would have a hard time finding anywhere else, like polenta fries served with blue cheese, or Spiced Espresso made with RumChata to start your morning. Remember not to offer anything alcoholic or caffeinated to the pets!

You’ll find the Nook Neighborhood Bistro at 1035 University Ave, Honolulu, HI.

Some other Pet- Friendly Restaurants With Great Reviews

Proof Public House

HSAR

Mimi’s Place

Buca di Beppo

  • Though restaurants allow pets to dine outside on the patio, they may not allow them inside the restaurant. It’s a good idea to call ahead!

Hawaii Kai Dog Park

Is it an off-leash dog park you’re looking for? If so, you’re in luck; there are several fenced dog parks in Honolulu! Though these parks are fantastic places for your pup to run and play, they offer a unique quality sometimes hard to find anywhere else- a chance to socialize!

Hawaii Kai Dog Park is one such place, offering a safe zone for your furry friend to roam off leash. Clean up stations are offered all over the park, as well as plenty of shaded zones. You might even find a mobile dog grooming van in the parking lot!

You and your pet can roam the Hawaii Kai Dog Park at 234 Keahole St, Honolulu, HI.

Some Other Fenced Dog Parks in Honolulu

Moanalua Dog Park

Diamond Head Dog Park

Mililani Dog Park

Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline

Is it a beautiful hiking spot you’re looking for? You’ll want to leash your pup for this one, but the exercise offered is almost as spectacular as the view itself- something few pet owners get to experience. Gorgeous any time year round, this 2-mile round trip hike doesn’t just give a perfect chance to get much-needed exercise, but you might even spot migratory whales (another experience few get to enjoy).

It can get pretty hot here, so make sure you bring plenty of water, and a ‘travel’ water bowl is a great idea for the furry companion! You can venture down Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline at 8751-9057 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI.

Kamehameha Beach

Though you’ll want to leash your dogs, beaches are fantastic places to enjoy nature for both you and your pet. On top of that, you’ll find a few other places in the entirety of the United States with a better view! Kamehameha Beach is located at Honolulu, HI 96818.

Other Pet-Friendly Beaches with Good Reviews

Mākālei Beach Park

Kawaikui Beach Park

Ala Moana Regional Park

Let us know in a comment if you’ve tried these places and some of your favorite pet-friendly places!

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Weight Loss 101: What Is A Healthy Weight For Your Hawai’i Pet?

So, you think your dog or cat might be overweight? The last time you could see or feel anything resembling your dog’s ribs seemed like years ago. Maybe he seems a bit plump, or maybe your pet is experiencing other health issues due to its weight. Whether it’s a low hanging belly on a dog that can barely walk, or a few pounds extra, we can help!

Know Your Pet’s Recommended Weight

You can’t quite know how much weight your dog (or cat) has really put on without knowing how much they Should Weight. Though there are always exceptions, you can almost certainly find your breed’s standard among the almost 200 dog breeds the American Kennel Club recognizes.

Some breeds are naturally ‘deep chested’, and some might appear thin when they are actually healthy. Others might look overweight when they merely have a large coat, and some underweight dogs might look healthy due to a large coat. Though many people who know what to look for can tell if their pets are healthy, it can sometimes be tricky.

Of course, your veterinarian will know exactly what to look for, and not only can help you recognize signs of weight gain but help you develop a plan for healthy weight loss.

Watch the Carbs

Humans don’t quite ‘need’ carbohydrates to survive, but they do to remain healthy. For us, carbs are our main source of energy. Anyone who tried a ‘no carb diet’ probable ended up tired/exhausted most of the time, if not worse.

The case is quite different for dogs! There once was a time when wolves would go for several days without a meal; they needed to rely on fat storage for energy. Many wolves still survive the same way in the wild today. Though domesticated dogs have lived among humans for hundreds of (some breeds thousands) years, through many generations, and have adapted to our way of life, they still don’t rely on carbohydrates the same way we do.

  • In a natural setting, a wolf’s diet will consist of around 15% carbohydrates, and only because wolves are sometimes forced to scavenge when they can’t rely on animal meat. With so many cheaply produced plant-based pet foods on the market today, the avg. dog diet might consist of 45% or more carbs!

Though even many of the so-called ‘premium’ dog food brands will use more carbs than they should, some of the more popular brands flood the market with very poor choices. Try to feed your pet an animal-based food with top ingredients consisting of animal meat.

  • Try not to feed your pet to much ‘people food’. Not only are these foods often high in carbs, but they also offer more salt/sodium than you want to be feeding to your pet.

Exercise is Important!

You don’t have to run a marathon with your pet, but daily exercise is important for more reasons than just maintaining a healthy weight. In some cases, all it will take is a yard to run around in or a daily walk. You want to avoid your pet being inactive all day.

Of course energy demands can vary greatly depending on age or breed. Do you know the demands of your breed? Do some research; it only takes a few minutes to ‘Google’ your pet!

Urban Mushing

‘Urban (or dry land) Mushing’ was developed by mushers who wanted to keep their dogs in shape during the warmer months, and has turned into a worldwide phenomenon! Many people with all kinds of dog breeds perform various kinds of urban mushing today, sometimes even joining in large contests or races.

With some specialized equipment that doesn’t have to cost you much at all, You can run along as your dog pulls you forward, let your pup run along in front of your bike or scooter, or even hook him up to a cart! Are you a hockey fan or just enjoy rollerblading/ inline skating? Yes, there is a form or urban mushing for you too!

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Spring Cleaning For Pet Owners

We all want a safe home for our loved ones and that includes our pets! Here are some common household products you may want to be sure are in a safe place, out of reach of your pets.

Pest-control products

These usually aren’t a problem until the snow melts. For example, it’s not a good idea to treat the grass in your backyard with any pest control products toxic to dogs, since many dogs will eat the grass in your yard on occasion. The same goes for ant or insect poison and mouse traps with that tasty cheese.

Antifreeze

The antifreeze (or radiator coolant) you store in your garage can be very dangerous, actually causing fatal kidney failure. Ethylene glycol, a component of antifreeze, has a sweet taste that a dog might find attractive.

Cocoa Powder (Chocolate, coffee or caffeine)

If you are a diehard baker or cook, you’re probably familiar with this. Though no form of chocolate is good for dogs, even a very small amount of cocoa powder can be fatal for any dog. If you insist on storing this ingredient, make sure it is somewhere your little one can’t reach!

Other Dangerous Foods

Coffee

Grapes, Wine, Raisins

Alcohol

Macadamia Nuts (and any other choking hazard)

Onions

Garlic

Avocados

Chicken Bones (& any cooked bones)

Xylitol (artificial sweetener)

Yeast dough

Electrical Cords

These pose a greater danger to puppies, eager to chew on absolutely anything they can find (as any puppy owner has realized), but even adult dogs suffering from episodes of anxiety might decide to chomp down on those chewy cords nearby. The danger here is obvious; potential burns can be fatal. If you care for puppies or kittens, make sure to hide those cords somewhere out of reach!

Toilet Cleaner (or any household chemical)

Most dog owners have noticed their pups drinking from the toilet if their water bowls run dry, though we usually try and discourage the behavior. This can seem disgusting to humans, but it’s just another water source to dogs.

Add chemical cleaners, however, and it has now become extremely dangerous. Most people don’t think of this, but make sure the lid stays shut if you are using any kind of cleaning agent!

Houseplants

No one can argue the visual appeal a nice touch of deep green or added color adds to the home, but unfortunately for pet owners, our pets will sometimes see those plants as a tasty treat, if not at least something to chew on. Many common household plants can be toxic to our pets.

If you keep plants in your home, take a minute and look here to find out if they are pet-safe!

Needles (or anything sharp)

Anywhere from medicinal needles, sewing needles, safety pins, or even push pins can seem like a wonderfully tempting chew toy to our little ones! However, outside of the obvious choking hazard they present, the tiny sharp, pointed metal can poke holes anywhere along the digestive tract if successfully swallowed, creating a very serious medical emergency.

Tin Can Lids

Some of us simply throw cans away after using them, but many of us like to recycle. Recyclers often keep some sort of bin somewhere in their home, accessible until the recycling day.

Those tin can lids can seem to be a very tempting chew toy but are sharp enough to seriously cut into a dog’s mouth. If you do recycle, remember to put this ‘bin’ somewhere the dog can’t get at it or consider simply throwing anything sharp in the trash.

Plastic Bags

Not only does plastic become a big problem if swallowed, but puppies or kittens trying to get that last bit of food within can also get their little heads stuck inside, making suffocation a very real danger!

Keep your pets in mind when you clean your home this spring! Happy Cleaning!!

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Pets in the City: Message from the Owner 

Wow! 2018 has been such a good year, our greatest year yet! As Pets in the City continues to grow each year our mission is to continue to provide excellent service.

I, Ashley, have been the owner since September 2012, that’s almost 7 years in the making. I still can’t believe it’s been that long. It seems like yesterday that I was graduating from The University of Hawaii, Manoa while trying to take over Pets in the City all at the same time. I have learned so much from my staff, customers and most of all the dogs. As an employee of the original owner of Pets in the City, I was able to work here through college and learn about the dogs as well as the business. I had no idea what doggie daycare was so going into this job I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that working with dogs all day would be the best job ever! Never did I think I would own the business and make a career out of it. I have always had a passion for animals (especially dogs) and growing up with them I understood the love they are able to bring to each family. I like to say that I have a ton of dogs (each dog that comes to Pets in the City is like my own) but currently, I have one dog, Diesel – who thinks he is the “king of the castle”. He’s definitely a handful and my protector but we love him so much and he brings so much love to our family.

The last almost 7 years has been a complete learning experience. Taking over the business when I was 24 years old and building it to what it is today has been a dream come true. I was young, straight out of college and had no clue what it took to run a business. I am lucky enough to have amazing mentors and always believed to do what is right and be honest. I value my employees to the highest level and love each and every one of my customers. When each dog comes running into our facility every morning it’s a reminder that we are doing something right. It’s the greatest feeling to see how happy each dog is to come and hang out with their friends every day.  And although it has been one heck of a ride I have enjoyed every second of it.

It has been an honor to serve our dog community with the best daycare, boarding and grooming for your pets and look forward to serving our community for many more years to come. We have the best customers both human and canine and I’m so grateful for that.

Sincerely, 

Ashley Gandall

Pets in the City

Owner

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Socialization: Why it’s Important

Dogs are naturally social animals, happiest when they are among other familiar dogs or people, their ‘pack-mates’. In the wild, wolves are extremely social creatures, dependent upon their extended family, or pack, for daily life! Living among our human world with all of its’ very unnatural human dangers, dogs are even more dependent on others.

In the end, well-socialized dogs are simply happier. They aren’t nearly as stressed, don’t suffer from anxiety related problems as often, and are able to both exercise and play with others more freely.

Why is Socialization Important?

Because they evolved such finely tuned survival instincts over hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, wolves (and today’s domesticated dogs they are descended from) are naturally cautious of strange animals they haven’t encountered before.

For our dogs, this means Fido might regard that strange animal he’s not used to or has never seen before, that animal now ‘invading’ his space where he and his precious family he relies on for survival live, as a possibly dangerous threat. This can easily lead to dog fights, and many unfortunate animals were severely injured because of these misunderstandings. This can be an enormous problem when young children are concerned.

Sure, well-socialized dogs are happier and tend to play well with others. But safety is the real reason it is so important to socialize your dogs!

Socializing Puppies: Start Early

When it comes to young puppies, eager to explore the world and take in new experiences, always expecting the best outcomes out of everything, socialization couldn’t be easier! There is only one all-important rule you have to follow no matter what:

All Important Rule: Make sure every interaction is a happy one!

  • Introduce your puppy to children, adults, and other dogs (with close supervision, of course). Ironically, ‘obedience’ classes are usually better for the socialization dogs to get with ‘classmates’ than any actual obedience skills they might learn.
  • Let your puppy interact with friendly cats. Invite family and friends over to meet your new and interesting puppy, allowing your pup to get used to larger groups of people (careful not to overwhelm the pup).
  • Make these encounters into fun games if you can. As long as you follow the one rule above, your pup’s social skills will continue to grow!

It can range from difficult to near impossible to socialize poorly trained, fearful adults, especially those who’ve endured past trauma. The aggressive ones you might hear about often fall into this category. That is why it is so important to ‘start young’, around 8-12 weeks of age!

If nothing else, well-socialized dogs play better with other well-socialized dogs, able to get much better exercise on their own and remain healthier!

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Warm Weather & Pets

Hiking With Your Dog

Perhaps one of the absolute best summer activities anyone could enjoy with their dog, hiking provides active stimulation for both parties no dog owner should miss out on! On the flip side, there are also safety measures vital for a good experience.

Keeping Cool

Keeping cool and preventing heat injuries is one of the most important factors to consider when hiking with your dog.

  • Plan your routes ahead of time.
  • Consider hiking either in the mornings or evenings, when it is cooler.
  • Bring a rubber foldable travel water bowl for your dog, as well as plenty of fresh water.
  • Allow your dog to take breaks in shaded areas.

Don’t Shave a Double Coated Breed

To a human’s reasoning, a smaller coat and less fur equal a cooler dog, right? After all, a heavy winter coat wouldn’t make a person feel cooler during the summer. Sadly, this rationale leads to countless needless heat injuries every year.

Many dog breeds have evolved, in diverse climates through thousands of years, a thick double coat of fur meant to serve several functions. Not only does this thick coat keep them cool during the winter, but the topcoat helps trap in cool air during the summer, guard against harmful rays from the sun, and protect from insect bites.

Shaving the topcoat (the first coat of fur cut) will remove these protections and increase the likelihood of heat injuries.

  • Offering a shallow ‘kiddie pool’ in your backyard is a great, safe way for your dog to cool off!
  • Wet dog food contains more moisture than dry, and is a good way to offer additional means of hydration.

ID Tags & Microchipping

ID Tags will help others identify your dog if he/she does happen to run off, as well as offer methods of contacting you (the owner) so you can find your pup. Most pet stores will allow the simple self-creation of these tags for as little as $5.

  • Contact Number (phone- YOURS, not the shelter you got your pet from)
  • Home address
  • Rabies vaccination tag

Simply inserted right beneath your pet’s skin and completely pain-free, microchips can be scanned at any vet clinic or animal shelter your pet may end up at, instantly providing that worker your full contact information, as well as a wealth of information about your pet (at least what you choose to provide).

Swimming with the Dog

Swimming is both a fantastic summer playtime bonding experience and a great way for your pets to cool off! Believe it or not, Grey wolves are and always were, very comfortable among the water. Since today’s domesticated dogs are descendants of Grey wolves, many retain the water-resistant double coats and are naturally good swimmers (although they may not realize it at first).

On the other hand, some aren’t. Short nose, barrel-chested breeds like variations of the bulldog lines, many like breeds or descendants, and Pugs (as well as several other small breeds) are notoriously poor swimmers and should avoid large bodies of water unless closely supervised. Consider researching your breed, and whether or not he was meant for water activities.

  • Make sure to follow beach pet rules.
  • Always supervise your dog around water like you would a child to avoid accidents.

Don’t forget, enjoy the outdoors (safely) with your dog!

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A year in review 2018!

2018 has been great, we wanted to highlight and share a  few of our events this year with you!

The First Annual K9 & Keiki Carnival celebrated rescue dogs and the human-animal bond!

Pets in the City was a sponsor for the First Annual Keiki & K9 Event!
We love the Fur Angel Foundation because of the awesome work and dedication that is put into each animal they rescue. Their mission is to find loving and caring homes for each animal so they are able to rebuild and strive with a new fresh start.
This event was a HUGE success!

Halloween Party! 

This year our Halloween Party was a hit with almost every dog showing up in costume! It was tons of fun and we had a blast.

Thanksgiving
We got through Thanksgiving Holiday! It was a fun filled weekend with all of our boarders that spent the Holiday with us. Everyone had tons of fun with new and old friends. We are so Thankful for our amazing customers and furry friends, without the support of your folks we wouldn’t be able to do what we love.
Now we are gearing up for the Christmas and New Year holiday. At this point, we are completely booked for boarding and no longer taking any more reservations. We can’t wait to spend this special time of year with everyone!
This year has definitely been one to remember as Pets in the City has grown exponentially. We are so excited to serve you and your furry friends for many more years to come.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Pet Friendly Treats On Thanksgiving

Who doesn’t love getting together with the family, and celebrating a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving together? With that in mind, why not bake a few extra goodies for the family dog, along with the family feast? You’ll find that making your own Thanksgiving pet-friendly treats isn’t only cheaper than going to the store, they are often healthier and you control the ingredients.

Cranberries

Though raisins and grapes are toxic to dogs, the American Kennel Club agrees that cranberries are a wonderful treat! Cranberries, when used in moderation, can be a very unique Thanksgiving ingredient, adding a special flavor to your dog treats the little furry one rarely gets to experience.

Pumpkin

Both canned organic pumpkin and pumpkin seeds offer a great source of fiber and Beta-carotene (body converts to vitamin A), especially good for digestive health. Since it is already a traditional Thanksgiving staple, why not treat your pup with a bit of tasty Pumpkin?

Peanut Butter

Not only will they absolutely love the taste, but peanut butter also offers additional protein to supplement your pup’s diet!

  • Make sure your peanut butter ingredients do not contain Xylitol!

Sweet Potato

Another Thanksgiving staple, sweet potatoes provide dogs with a range of health benefits in addition to a taste they’ll love.  Like pumpkin, sweet potatoes are also high in fiber. In addition, they offer B6, vitamin C, and manganese.

Foods to Avoid

Though there are many tasty human foods that offer surprising health benefits for our dogs, there are also some that they shouldn’t eat. In case your pup does happen to devour one of the ‘no-nos’ listed below, it may be recommended to induce vomiting (normally a tbsp of hydrogen peroxide will do it), but you should always contact a veterinarian before making any medical decisions.

Chocolate

Chocolate is by far the most common on this list since most dogs enjoy the taste and it is often a baking component. White chocolate, found in most store-bought candies, contains a very minuscule amount of theobromine (toxic ingredient). It would take a very large amount of white chocolate to cause any real harm to most dogs, of course varying with size and weight.

Baker’s chocolate, dark chocolate, and even worse- cocoa powder, contain dangerously, often deadly, high levels. If your dog happens to get into any one of these, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Grapes

Wine/Beer/Alcohol

Raisins

Excessive amounts of salt (many Thanksgiving foods are high in sodium)

Cranberry, Pumpkin, Peanut butter & Oatmeal Thanksgiving Delights

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

11/2 oatmeal flour

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup pure packed pumpkin

2 large eggs

½ cup peanut butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat eggs for 1 minute using a standard mixer
  2. Add peanut butter, continue to beat/mix until creamy
  3. Slowly add flowers and dried cranberries until dough is thick and perfect for rolling
  4. Flour work area, placing dough on the floured surface after.
  5. Cut dough in half, roll to approx. ¼” thickness.
  6. Cut away with your favorite cookie cutter!
  7. Line cooking trays with parchment paper, load with treats.
  8. Bake in an oven at 350*F for 30 minutes
  9. Allow time to cool before you offer them up!

5 DIY Costumes for Your Pups, Both Large And Small

  1. Big Bad Wolf & Red Riding Hood

Who doesn’t remember the classic Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood characters of our youth? Even better, you already have little ‘wolves’ of your own; the costumes make themselves!

Time to hit the fabric store for these incredibly simple items! All you need is a red ‘blanket’ cape for the back of one pup, with a simple ribbon/bow around the waist and in front of the shoulders to hold this one, and a simple blue ‘bonnet’ cap for the other!

     2. DIY Wild West Bandanna & Boots

So, you’re looking for an easy two-piece dog costume for your little one this season? This western outfit is so simple, it practically puts itself together! Talk about no assembly required. You can simply purchase a bandana at any craft/clothing store, or cut out your own.

Though it may take some time for your pooch to adjust to his/her new boots, they are functional as well as absolutely adorable. Dog boots offer protection, traction, and prevent burning from hot cement or sand.

  • Most pet stores will sell various types of ‘doggie boots’.
  • Easily attach your bandana to your dog’s collar.

   3. Dino-Dog Dinosaur Costume

Once again dinosaurs can roam their battlegrounds of old with this easy to make costume! Not only is it the cutest thing, but the dino-dog costume is also one of the classic pet costumes for any holiday.

Time to visit the fabric store! You can easily make triangle cutouts for the ‘scales’ to attach (sew) to the top of and dog costume or existing dog coat! You can even take a child’s sweater, cut off the sleeves, and sew the spikes on the back!

     4. Bat Wing Doggie!

Do you have a dog harness for your pup? If not; no worries- you can use any old shirt cut to fit your little one. Simply wrap the ends of two strips of pre-cut fabric around a couple pencils, attaching with a hot glue gun. Be sure to allow the fabric time to cool, and attach the pencil ends to your dog’s harness in batwing style!

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • 2 strips of fabric
  • Harness
  • 2 pencils
  • Hot glue gun

5. Mummy Dog

Perhaps one of the easiest costumes to make, the ‘dog mummy’ is absolutely perfect for a Halloween costume or any celebration! Even better- this one doesn’t require any special sewing tools or experience. Why not WOW the neighborhood with ‘Mummy Dog’?

Using a large roll of gauze or several ACE bandages (making sure not to wrap too tightly), simply wrap the bandage material around your pet’s legs, torso, and head (making sure to leave plenty of open space for the face and elimination spots).

  • Make sure wrapping material is non-adhesive.
  • You can also use a white hooded sweatshirt, and simply attach gauze or white bandaging, avoiding your pet’s fur altogether.

Conclusion: A Great Way to Socialize!

Socialization is one of the more important skills your dog will ever learn. He won’t just love all of the attention your costume will bring, it’s a fantastic way to amp up that socialization!