It doesn't bother me if people want to dress their dogs up. I'd rather see a dog in clothes getting attention going around town with its owner than left on a tie-out in the backyard.
+1. So long as the dog is not opposing it, some even enjoy it, then what's the harm?It doesn't bother me if people want to dress their dogs up. I'd rather see a dog in clothes getting attention going around town with its owner than left on a tie-out in the backyard.
Sometimes they do. For folks that live in the city and worry about salt on the side walks, or really cold weather for breeds not equipped to deal with the temperature and snow.
Yeah right, see how your dogs feel when they are caught in last years Prada.Eh, who cares. I'm not into it, but see it as harmless fun for people who are. As long as they're not uncomfortable I sincerely doubt the dogs care.
I would mostly agree with you that dogs don't need shoes. However, I know someone who lives in Alaska with two Yorkies and a Lab... ALL wear booties when it's cold enough. They are all VERY into being outdoors and very active dogs, but their paws would literally freeze without them if they were going out for longer than 15 mins.
My 45lb dog has boots. We use them for general winter weather and snowshoeing. We wouldn't make it 15 feet without the boots.
I agree with you that "Anything else is just entertainment for the owner"! Do dogs have sense of beauty about fabrics? In my opinion, they haven't. A male dog may not fall in love with a female dog because of the clothes she wears, and this would not help them to breed the next generation. But dressing pets up and taking photo for them seems to be fun, and if many people like the photos, the owners would feel satisfied.I invision getting that look if and when I need to put booties on Jubel for bikejoring. Though if he enjoys the bikejoring and it means he gets to do it I think he'll get over it quickly. We'll see.
Personally I don't see the appeal of dressing up animals. Dogs that can't tolerate the cold in sweaters/coats is fine. Anything else is just 'entertainment' for the owner. If the dog isn't uncomfortable with it I don't see anything expressly wrong about it but it's not my cup of tea to do so.