Dogs are Not Accessories
Dogs are Pets
Dog, descendant from wolves, animals. Not accessory. It's actually as simple as that... Well, to me, that is...
Dogs should not be used as an accessory to fit one's outfit for the day. Scratch that, PETS should not be an accessory.
For the most part, I've never encountered a common person who toted their dog around like he, or she, was a little baby. Yes, people do tend to carry small dogs around, but I've never seen one attached to someone's hip as Paris Hilton and her chihuahua. But, not just Paris, other celebrities, as well. Paris is just the more noticed of the others.
But, anyway, when carried around and pampered as though a baby, behavioral problems can arise. As small dogs are prone to be the nippier of the dog variety, if they do not realize that they are dogs, then you create a monster who feels that he is at your level.
When you don't treat your dog like a dog, a pet, you're in for a rough ride.
Dogs that are an accessory, get complexes. They feel they are on your level, meaning they think they're a part of the top leaders in the pack, if not a leader themselves. And, you don't want an alpha terrier near your small child; it just won't work out the way you want it.
Now, don't get me wrong, there are alpha small dogs that weren't coddled as pups or adult dogs. These dogs are just naturally this way; if this is the case, you would have noticed signs of this when the dog was a pup. If you ignored or didn't understand the signs, it's time for some serious obedience training.
People need to realize that everyone is not like Paris Hilton, Nichole Richie, or Brittany Spears. People just can't carry their Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Yorkshire Terriers, or any other dog breed everywhere. I mean what movie would let you bring your dog, unless you have a logical, reasonable reason to bring a dog with you? I've never heard of one, but I could be wrong.
And, yes, it's cute to dress your dogs in doggy fashion wear; I mean, I do it on occasion, but your dog isn't your accessory, so he just doesn't need an outfit to match your ever- growing closet.