So, I was going to have the pups wear their Steeler Jerseys (our NFL team) during our demo (and with the chilly weather expected I may still have them wear some Steeler gear)… then I wanted to have them in some cute costume… then I was going to have Shayne in a fru-fru skirt and Rio in his bow-tie… but then I settled on fru-fru collars for both dogs. The collars were easier to make and I was more confident that neither dog would be concerned with the collars but if I were asking Shayne to jump and flip, I wasn’t sure she would feel comfortable in the skirt.
I MAY get a little bit of pleasure watching my dogs look silly–like manifestations of a 6 year old girl’s dream! I also wanted to make them look fun and silly and cute–the opposite of serious obedience.
I think many people are reluctant to DO anything with their dogs because they think the activities available are very serious or stuffy. My goal is to go out there and have a blast with my dogs. They will not be perfect but I won’t be perfect either. I’m sure I’ll laugh at Rio offering me his snapping on cue or offering to lay down all the time. Either way we will have fun!
And so Rio doesn’t get too jealous of Shayne’s rocking fru-fru collar…