You might have recently acquired a new addition to your family, or perhaps your pooch has been with you for several years. Either way, a dog will often have a special place in a family’s heart and will provide you with companionship and affection during the time it has with you.
There are many ways to make your dog feel appreciated and to ensure that it enjoys all the benefits of being in a loving family. Spending quality time playing with your pet and ensuring its basic needs are met such as having access to food, water, and regular exercise is a crucial part of pet care. However, there are so many other ways of ensuring that you meet all the additional needs of your companion, and have fun doing so!
A fun way of looking after your dog and making sure it is prepared for all situations it might encounter is by personalizing its accessories. There are many accessories a dog will need over the course of its life, and fortunately, the choice on offer is huge due to a growing demand for doggy products and accessories. If you are looking for some unique ways to make your dog stand out from the crowd, then check out some of the options below.
Dog Harnesses or Backpacks
There has been a move away from the traditional dog collar, for a variety of reasons. Some claim that dog harnesses are more comfortable for the dog, while others simply prefer the added security that comes with wearing a dog harness. There are many places you can find these accessories, for some ideas have a look at Atlantic Pet Supplies and their big range of pet supplies. While backpacks and harnesses are one option, collars are still an excellent way to care for your dog and ensure that its safety and the safety of others is taken care of. Backpacks, are a relatively recent addition to the world of pet accessories and are said to be able to increase the fitness of your dog, even on shorter walks. The excellent thing about harnesses and backpacks is that they allow you to style and provide your dog with an individual look while ensuring they are safe. Do make sure to correctly size your dog and make sure you select one specially made for dogs.
Protect your dog from the elements
Some dogs will need an extra bit of protection from the elements, be that rain, the sun, or during the winter months, some protection from the bitter cold of winter. Coats and jumpers are suitable for most dogs, particularly for smaller breeds which may have lighter layers of fur. Take a look at this post on the seasonal needs of dogs if you are not sure whether your dog may benefit from a coat or jumper.
Dress up and, dye!
Dressing your pet up can be an enjoyable experience for both pet and owner. You can do this with a variety of dog clothing, such as coats, jumpers, and even dog shoes which all have a practical benefit as well as an aesthetic appeal. Do always make sure to observe the signs your pet may give you if it has had enough or if it is uncomfortable in any way. Special pet chalks or dyes allow you to temporarily style your dog for those special occasions and allow you to be creative and choose from a variety of stylish patterns and designs. Only choose specific dyes made for pets as these will be created specifically for the sensitive skin of your animal.