But you can train your dog to wear clothes. Here are some tips from Jenny Gregorich of PoochieHeaven.com, a luxury dog boutique:
1. Distract. “The main goal is to keep your dog from going after the clothes in the first place. You should try to keep your dog interested in chew toys, bones, or other objects that can draw his attention away from the clothes that he’s wearing.”
2. Keep it Short. “It’s important to note that your dog should not be kept dressed up all day to begin with. That can cause him to become uncomfortable in his new dog clothes, which will simply end with him destroying what he’s wearing.” Gregorich suggests starting off with a 10- or 15-minute session with the clothing, gradually building up the length of time as he feels more natural with the dog clothes.
3. Make Sure It Fits. “Proper fitting of dog clothes is also an important thing to keep in mind. If you buy clothes that are too tight, your dog will be uncomfortable and try to scratch or bite them off. Conversely, if you buy clothes that are too loose, he’ll do the same thing. You may need to try various sizes before you find that your dog is comfortable, so feel free to experiment.”