If you’re thinking about dressing your pup in something a little more fun than the usual collar and leash, you’ve come to the right place. Not only can you buy a variety of dog costumes from the big box stores, but there are also a few homemade options to choose from. So how exactly do you put together a dog patrol costume?
For starters, you should measure your dog’s chest and neck to get a better idea of the size. Make sure you leave a bit of wiggle room so the costume doesn’t restrict movement. You should be able to get a decent fit with a few minutes of tinkering.
In order to make your own Paw Patrol costume, you’ll need to buy a few items. A good starting point is the vest. You can use a simple black and yellow one or a colorful fleece. It should have an opening for your pet’s head so they can get some airflow. This is a great time to have your dog practice putting on a costume.
To see what’s on the market, try checking out your local pet store, or check out the online alternatives. Besides being a great way to keep your pup happy, a DIY Paw Patrol Halloween costume can be a terrific craft for the family.
One of the best ways to do this is with a hot glue gun. Aside from the aforementioned vest, you’ll need a couple of small pieces of black felt. Hot glue a small square of light gray felt on the middle of the black piece. Glue a matching tag to the bottom of the gray square. Now you can hang your new piece on the dog’s collar with some fabric tape.
There are a few ways to do this, and the most effective will probably depend on the size of your dog and your budget. You could even make an entire outfit using a cheap onesie and some felt. However, if you really want to go all out, you should invest in a quality onesie.
The best part about a Paw Patrol costume is that it allows your pup to have fun without restricting their movement. That said, it’s always a good idea to introduce them to the idea of wearing a costume gradually. As a matter of fact, you may want to consider having them wear their outfit for the day before Halloween so that they will be comfortable.
While you’re at it, make sure that you give your pet a few minutes to get used to the new costume. Don’t forget to show your pup some treats if you’re going out in public. Leaving them alone in a costume for an extended period of time can make them anxious and unhappy, so take them out for a walk and let them play with some toys so that they will be sexier and more playful.
Although these are just a few ideas for how to make a dog patrol costume, there are lots more you can try. But don’t be afraid to ask your vet for a few pointers.