What is cuter than an adorable dog in an even more adorable Halloween costume? If you’ve never shared the joy of Halloween with your canine companion, having tried some of the best puppy Halloween costumes, then you are surely missing out.
You can dress your dog up in a unique puppy Halloween costume that expresses their personality or you and your pooch could wear matching puppy Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Just like choosing a costume for yourself, there is a lot to consider when choosing one for your furry friend.
Best puppy Halloween costumes
The biggest concern that you should have when shopping for some of the best puppy Halloween costumes for your dog is safety.
If the puppy Halloween costumes have a hat, visor, eye patch, or anything that could obstruct their vision – make sure you take it off before leaving the house. You can take photos with it on, but it is much safer to leave it at home. If your dog can’t see, they could end up hurting themselves, or hurting someone else. If the costume drags on the ground, be sure to pin it up. This could cause your dog to trip or get caught on something and hurt themselves as well.
Similarly, your dog’s comfort should also be a major concern when shopping for good puppy Halloween costumes.
Your dog did not choose to wear the costume, they are just tolerating it to please you, so the least you can do is think about it from their point of view and make sure it is comfortable. Avoid puppy Halloween costumes that have tight bands or are restrictive in any way. Make sure there is plenty of room for their neck and around their legs. Also make sure that it isn’t too tight and your dog can still move, sit, and lie down comfortably in the costume.
Heat is another concern for your pooch.
If you live in a cold climate and it is a little chilly near the end of October, you may think you can get away with dressing your dog in a parka, but they probably would still get too hot. Consider your dog’s coat before making a decision on their costume.
If you own a dog with a long thick coat you will want to get some puppy Halloween costumes made from a very light fabric. If they have a short smooth coat, you may be able to get away with heavier puppy Halloween costumes, but be sure not to overdo it. Also consider the amount of activity that they will be doing. If you will be walking all over the neighborhoods, you should consider puppy Halloween costumes that will breathe well so that your dog doesn’t overheat while trick-or-treating.
Another very important thing to think about is your dog’s personality.
Some dogs enjoy dressing up and others don’t. If your dog has never dressed up before, you should consider choosing simple puppy Halloween costumes that don't take long to put on and you shouldn’t make them wear it for long periods of time. You should never force your dog to wear a costume if they don’t like it.
It also works well to try and match those puppy Halloween costumes with your dog's personality.
If you have a female dog that is a bit selfish you could dress her like a diva or a movie star, and if you have a dog that is more on the serious side, try dressing him/her like a soldier or a businessman. No matter what you choose, make sure that puppy Halloween costumes are safe and comfortable. To make things even more adorable you can find matching costumes for you and your dog, or better yet, your family could all dress in matching costumes and your dog could match too.
Think of how adorable it would be if your family was dressed as ketchup, mustard, and relish, and your Dachshund was wearing a hot dog costume!