Tales and Tails was onto something when they observed more people are wanting to approach their German Shepherd when she's wearing her backpack. Could cool gear and costumes be the secret to making our dogs more approachable?
we bring our dogs to the Gay Pride Parade. While we had visited the same neighborhood mere weeks ago, no one wanted to pet Miss M despite all of her wiggling and staring. Yet, throw a tutu on her and all of a sudden people are flocking to them like paparazzi and asking to have their pictures taken with the pooches:
Or showing spirit in as a Chicago Bear:
But on a more realistic note, I think when people see them in technical gear they are curious about what they're wearing, and they probably know they have a owner who really dotes on them. The pooches do
draw a lot of attention in their matching Ruff Wear Sun Shower Jackets:
And when using their backpacks which can be conversation starters:
Though it is kind of tempting to let Mr. B walk around like this all the time: