Bejewelled collars, green tool skirts, and clover shaped treats are just a few signs that St. Patrick’s Day has arrived and your dog is hoping for a piece of the action.
Celebrating the greenest day of the year with your pet is a great way to have some fun. Many cities have parades, which can be tons of fun for your dog. There will certainly be other dogs there to socialize with and lots of humans to shower your dog with attention.
If you are planning on heading out to a parade with your dog this month, make sure to check out the St. Patrick’s Day gear below.
Collars for an Irish Dog
Of course, the collar you choose for your dog on this holiday outing will be green. But did you know there were so many to choose from? From collars with green ribbons, to green clover pattern prints, to bejewelled options, your dog will be parading in style.
Sources: doggiecoutureshop.com, divadogcollars.com
Clothing for the Festive Pup
Smaller dogs always look adorable in stylish doggie tanks, tutus, and other fashions. For larger dogs, there are always bandannas, hats, ties, and costumes.
Accessories for the Stylish Sidekick
If a green collar packed with rhinestone is too much for your pet, they can still be festive with collar charms. Similar to a key chain, these charms hang from your dog’s existing collar and dangle for all to see.
Dog leashes, or leads, can also be found special for this holiday. A green rhinestone leash will complement most any St. Patrick’s Day dog style.
Sources: funnyfur.com, doggiecoutureshop.com
The most important thing to remember when bringing your dog to a parade, is safety. Any time there are large crowds of people, there are certain dangers to look out for. Smaller dogs must be handled with extra care so they do not get kicked by moving feet.
Dogs may become nervous, stressed, anxious, or aggressive around large crowds. If you find that your dog is exhibiting any of these emotions, bring him or her to a area that is less crowded as soon as possible. Let your dog calm down before reintroducing them to the crowds. If possible, start by moving into areas with less people and slowly acclimate your dog to larger and larger crowds. If this still does not help, or you have tried a three or more times, it is time to leave. Do not put your dog in a situation he or she does not want to be in.
Be safe, be happy, and enjoy.
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