this post about "How to Prepare to take your Dog to a Parade" detailing some of the steps we took to prepare them. Since we learned some new things this year, here are some tips about what to anticipate when bringing your dog to a parade.
Anticipate Triggers and Advocate for your Dog:
We also know there will be a lot of drunk and really excited people who will just make a grab for our dogs. We always make sure to act in the best interests of our dogs, so if our dogs seem uncomfortable we don't hesitate from asking people not to grab at them, and we show them the proper greeting of putting your hand out, backwards, so our pooches will give them kisses.
Practice Wearing Costumes:
here's an earlier post we wrote about dressing your dog for parades.
For more photos of the dogs at the parade, plus a video taken from Mr. B's point-of-view, be sure to check this post.
These are things that work for us. Does anyone else have any advice for successfully bringing your dog into a large crowd?