Choosing the Perfect Dog Coat for Your Friendly Canine Let me begin the discussion that follows concerning the ideal "dog coat" with a few cautionary words.
In recent years there has been much talk about dogs and their mysterious "sixth sense" which allows them to perceive the emotions of humans nearby and be aware when danger is about to approach.
Honestly, I know nothing about these phenomena and can say very little one way or the other on this matter.
However, there is one that that I do know: dogs do have a sixth sense and this is what is generally know as fashion sense.
Yes, that's right, your pooch deserves to be just as hip to what's coming out of Paris this year as you are.
So for goodness sake, get your dog a decent dog coat! Dog apparel matters In a world rife with variety in every sector of life, dog coats are no exception.
There are many different types of dog coats.
You have the good old fashion all in one dog coat, the arsenal dog attire and the all weather dog covering.
There are even (thank heavens) a few designer dog coats on the market these days.
Whereas in the old days, you had to clothe your canine in mainly unexciting and uninspired fare, today is truly a different era.
Dog owners no longer see there pets as essentially different from humans.
They see their pets as deserving all of the same luxuries and tastes as any sensitive human being would demand.
This has given birth a sort of renaissance, if you will, of doggy shoes, doggy bonnets, doggy trousers and of course dog coats.
Given this overall effusion of excitement, I'm sure that you and your dog are just dying to join in on the fun.
Here are the two main elements that you should look for in a dog coat: 1.
We must admit, function is secondary when choosing a dog coat.
It's just not the main attraction.
However, if you live in a cold climate and don't want to have to leave your best friend at home when you take your morning jog, a high quality warm and insulated dog coat really is a necessity.
For a highly functional dog coat that will keep your canine warm in any whether, a wool-based coat is one of the best options.
This material is sure to keep that little animal nice and toasty regardless of the cruelties of climate.
Now this is the really important category.
Leave function behind if you have to, but NEVER leave fashion behind.
Dressing your dog in an ugly coat is just wrong.
It is - and I do not exaggerate - the eighth deadly sin.
Fashion should be the final word in all dog coat decisions.
Always choose patters and colors that complement your dog's fur, eyes, and temperament.
Also, do not make the mistake of thinking that your dog does not care what he or she is wearing.
(Believe me; I know this from personal experience.
If you put your dog in an article of clothing that he or she doesn't like, the pooch will act naughty all day long.
This is uncanny, but true!) In conclusion, remember that really putting thought into your decision is a huge part of what it means to really care for your dog.
Take your time, think about the best way to express your pet's essence through fashion and choose a fabulous dog coat.
It's that simple!