Does My Dog Need A Sweater?

Does My Dog Need A Sweater?Does your dog like to wear sweaters and coats? I often hear people say, “I don’t dress my dog,” implying that it’s torture for dogs. Granted, many dogs would rather be naked – like every one I’ve ever owned up until now – but there’s a select few that actually appreciate something cozy on a chilly day.

I tested that theory today and determined that Millie is one of them. We went outside to play and instead of going after her toy with gusto, she sat with one paw raised, shivering. When I presented her with her fleece jacket (pictured above), she politely came and sat in front of me so that I could put it on. The game commenced without a hitch.

I’ve given canine sweater appreciation some thought, and here are a few of the factors that influence whether or not a dog might like wearing one:

I tested that theory and determined that Pierre my 7 lbs teacup poodle  is a sweater lover.  He went outside to play and instead of going after her ping pong call  with gusto, he sat with one paw raised, shivering. When I presented Pierre with his fleece  jacket, he politely came and sat in front of me so that I could put it on. The game commenced without a hitch.

So although my sons all give me grief about my dog wearing a sweater, Pierre seems to rather enjoy the warmth.

Dawn

I’ve given canine sweater appreciation some thought, and here are a few of the factors that influence whether or not a dog might like wearing one:

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