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How to Dressed Up A dog

Updated on January 22, 2014

Meet Chow-Chow

A woman presents a chow-chow dog in a bee costume during the Zoo Russia International Dog and Cat Exhibition in Moscow

As long as the hat was on the top of his head, he was fine. As soon as it slipped back or to one side, we had to run in and grab it before he attacked it. He really doesn't care about wearing shirts. Rob will throw one just around his neck without putting his legs through while they're playing and then forget and Dante doesn't try to take it off. So of course that turned into anybody coming across our dog while he's got a t-shirt around his neck putting his legs through the sleeves instead of taking it off. I came home one day and he'd been in a shirt all day without trying to eat it or get out of it or anything. He's a very strange canine specimen.

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Want to teach your dog the coolest tricks? This step-by-step guide helps you easily train your four-legged friend using positive reinforcement. By teaching Fido a variety of tricks - from simple moves to more complex routines - you'll fulfill your dog's desire to be the star of the show. And while you're having fun and bonding with your dog, you'll build a mutually trusting relationship.

Start out with your best paw forward - develop a training strategy, know the best rewards for good behavior, and understand how your dog learns

From pedigree to pet-iquette - teach basic dog manners such as sit, down, and stay; and tailor trick training based on your dog's ability and breed

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Ways to praise and reward your pooch

Old and new favorites to teach man's best friend

Tips for keeping your dog focused on the task at hand

How to choose the right tricks for your dog's body type

Games you and your dog can play together

Tips to keep Fido healthy, happy, and looking good

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Teach your dog a range of cool tricks

Train your dog using positive reinforcement

Bond with your dog while having fun

Entertain family and friends

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Dressed Up Dogs - Check these photos of Great Dog Costumes

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A Carnival reveler presentS his pet dog dressed as Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao, during in pre-carnival festivities along Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, February 15, 2004. Revelers in Rio presented their costumed pets in a carnival fashion parade Rocco poses in the Leo tux, inspired by one worn by actor Leonardo DiCaprio to the Oscars, at Little Lily in Los Angeles, California. Pet fashion label Little Lily has designed a range of dog clothes inspired by the actual gowns worn by A-listers on Chinese Crested dogs attend a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest.A dog named Coffee dressed as a baseball fan sits outside Citi Field before the New York Mets play the Florida Marlins in their MLB Major League baseball opening day game in New YorkA dog dressed in traditional Cunmbia outfit participates during a parade at the Carnaval de Barranquilla in ColombiaA Shih Tzu, wearing a traditional Filipino dress, waits for her turn during the Fashionista Pooch, a dog fashion show at a mall in Pasay City Metro ManilaA dog dressed as a German policeman rides on a remote controlled motorbike in the centre of Cologne, before England face Sweden during the World Cup soccer tournament.Miniature dachshund crossbreed dogs are seen dressed up with hats at a dog fiesta in TokyoA dog dressed in a spider costume takes part in a Halloween costume parade for pets at a shopping mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila.A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009
A Carnival reveler presentS his pet dog dressed as Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao, during in pre-carnival festivities along Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, February 15, 2004. Revelers in Rio presented their costumed pets in a carnival fashion parade
A Carnival reveler presentS his pet dog dressed as Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao, during in pre-carnival festivities along Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, February 15, 2004. Revelers in Rio presented their costumed pets in a carnival fashion parade
Rocco poses in the Leo tux, inspired by one worn by actor Leonardo DiCaprio to the Oscars, at Little Lily in Los Angeles, California. Pet fashion label Little Lily has designed a range of dog clothes inspired by the actual gowns worn by A-listers on
Rocco poses in the Leo tux, inspired by one worn by actor Leonardo DiCaprio to the Oscars, at Little Lily in Los Angeles, California. Pet fashion label Little Lily has designed a range of dog clothes inspired by the actual gowns worn by A-listers on
Chinese Crested dogs attend a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest.
Chinese Crested dogs attend a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest.
A dog named Coffee dressed as a baseball fan sits outside Citi Field before the New York Mets play the Florida Marlins in their MLB Major League baseball opening day game in New York
A dog named Coffee dressed as a baseball fan sits outside Citi Field before the New York Mets play the Florida Marlins in their MLB Major League baseball opening day game in New York
A dog dressed in traditional Cunmbia outfit participates during a parade at the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia
A dog dressed in traditional Cunmbia outfit participates during a parade at the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia
A Shih Tzu, wearing a traditional Filipino dress, waits for her turn during the Fashionista Pooch, a dog fashion show at a mall in Pasay City Metro Manila
A Shih Tzu, wearing a traditional Filipino dress, waits for her turn during the Fashionista Pooch, a dog fashion show at a mall in Pasay City Metro Manila
A dog dressed as a German policeman rides on a remote controlled motorbike in the centre of Cologne, before England face Sweden during the World Cup soccer tournament.
A dog dressed as a German policeman rides on a remote controlled motorbike in the centre of Cologne, before England face Sweden during the World Cup soccer tournament.
Miniature dachshund crossbreed dogs are seen dressed up with hats at a dog fiesta in Tokyo
Miniature dachshund crossbreed dogs are seen dressed up with hats at a dog fiesta in Tokyo
A dog dressed in a spider costume takes part in a Halloween costume parade for pets at a shopping mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
A dog dressed in a spider costume takes part in a Halloween costume parade for pets at a shopping mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009
A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009

Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao

Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao
Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao

A Carnival reveler presents his pet dog dressed as Cangaceiro bandit Lampiao, during in pre-carnival festivities along Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, February 15, 2004. Revelers in Rio presented their costumed pets in a carnival fashion parade for the second straight year. The cangaceiros were a group of outlaws who operated out of Brazil's arid Northeast in the 1940s, and one-eyed Lampiao was their famous leader, and a historical folklore hero in that region.

Rocco

Rocco
Rocco

Rocco poses in the Leo tux, inspired by one worn by actor Leonardo DiCaprio to the Oscars, at Little Lily in Los Angeles, California. Pet fashion label Little Lily has designed a range of dog clothes inspired by the actual gowns worn by A-listers on the Oscar red carpet.

Chinese Crested dogs

Chinese Crested dogs
Chinese Crested dogs

Chinese Crested dogs attend a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest.

Coffee dressed as a baseball fan

Coffee
Coffee

A dog named Coffee dressed as a baseball fan sits outside Citi Field before the New York Mets play the Florida Marlins in their MLB Major League baseball opening day game in New York

In traditional Cunmbia outfit

Traditional Cunmbia outfit
Traditional Cunmbia outfit

A dog dressed in traditional Cunmbia outfit participates during a parade at the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia

Shih Tzu, in a traditional Filipino dress

Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu

A Shih Tzu, wearing a traditional Filipino dress, waits for her turn during the Fashionista Pooch, a dog fashion show at a mall in Pasay City Metro Manila

Dressed as a German policeman

German policeman
German policeman

A dog dressed as a German policeman rides on a remote controlled motorbike in the centre of Cologne, before England face Sweden during the World Cup soccer tournament.

Miniature dachshund crossbreed

Miniature dachshund crossbreed
Miniature dachshund crossbreed

Miniature dachshund crossbreed dogs are seen dressed up with hats at a dog fiesta in Tokyo

Dressed in a spider costume

spider costume
spider costume

A dog dressed in a spider costume takes part in a Halloween costume parade for pets at a shopping mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Dressed as a Rastafarian

A dog dressed as a Rastafarian
A dog dressed as a Rastafarian

A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009

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      Jhangora LM 

      7 years ago

      Really cool dog costumes. My favorite one on this page is the Hot Diggity Dog costume.

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      Fcuk Hub 

      7 years ago

      A creativity of some people doesn't know the borders :)

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