Why Should We Put Clothes To Our Dogs?
Well I bet most of us dog owners put some clothes on our dogs. One general reason about this is that they look so cute when wearing a dress, a shirt or even a costume. But do we really know when to put a clothing to them or why we should put clothing to them dogs. One of my friend told me this; "I put sweaters on my dogs in the winter so that they can go for walks without them freezing." So in this statement, some people have to put clothes on their dogs so they don't freeze, mainly small dogs with not much fur or dogs with small amounts of body fat need this. Some breeds require a coat in the winter and for reasons that are health important. Though we found that some people may go overboard but for many breeds it is a necessity to wear clothes.
In the wild, a dog would not likely go to a climate that he's not designed for. But we humans have moved dogs out of their natural environments, so the dog's natural temperature control is off. So we give them an adaptation we humans developed which are the dog clothes. These clothes can protect their body from the elements.
Another reaction I've got is this; "I put clothes to my dogs to protect them from the heat and cold. But if I sometimes put a costume on them, or groom them creatively just for fun, it's obvious they actually enjoy the extra "silly human" attention it gets them." So that is another reaction and she's correct with that. Other owners put costumes to their dogs for fun or attraction. Especially those show dogs which their owners put costumes on them when they would be performing on a dog show.
But others won't think that putting clothes to our dogs is good for them. That it is wrong to dress them up in dog clothes because dogs are animals and they have some natural instincts that they will follow us if they want to be dressed up or not. That we need to treat our dog as a dog, they don't need to wear these silly clothes or shoes.
But for me, clothing for dogs are one of their important needs. Just like what my friend says they need to wear a clothing like sweater or a shirt to protect them from elements or to prevent them getting freeze when it's winter. You can also beautify your dog through dog clothes. But even if you put clothes and some ribbons for your dog just for fun or for dog shows, just try to look first if they are comfortable with it. And always remember that we do not need to force our dogs to wear clothes, after all we want our dogs to be happy. For as a dog owner, we need to think of what is best for them and what is right for them.