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Tips for Including Your Dog in Your Wedding: Creating Memories that will Last Fur-Ever!

Dana Humphrey
Tips for Including Your Dog in Your Wedding: Creating Memories that will Last Fur-Ever!

There’s nothing more adorable than a dog walking down the wedding aisle in a tuxedo to witness their human parents tie the knot. In today’s dog-loving culture, more and more pet owners want their pup a part of their magical day. This makes sense, especially if the couple has spent time raising their ‘fur-baby’ together.

According to a 2018 survey conducted by the online retailer Zulily, millennials today seem to believe that adopting a dog is a natural first step in a relationship. In fact, eighty-two percent of millennials are more likely to feel that getting a pet is a good start when preparing to have a family. For couples who are in love and want to share their wedding day with their dog by their side, it’s important to do a little prepping to ensure the day is paw-fection.

Get Ready Together. Bridesmaids and groomsmen get ready for the big day together, so your dog should partake in this exciting experience, too! It’s only normal to experience some wedding day jitters before walking down the aisle. Having your beloved pup close by could be great therapy since pets are known to help reduce anxiety. A simple hug or belly rub is calming for animal lovers. Plus, having your dog get ready with you is a reminder of the love both you and your partner share together.

If you’re planning on dressing your dog up, this would be the perfect time to do so. Bowties and tuxedos for boys, floral collars and tutus for girls. Make sure to have your photographer capture some photos of this priceless moment. Although four-legged attire is important, don’t forget about fresh breath. Loved ones attending the wedding will most certainly want to smooch your pooch. You can get rid of doggie breath with TEEF!; the latest innovation in dog dental care!

TEEF! is a water additive in powder form that makes the difficult task of daily dental care as easy as scoop, add, drink! This plant-derived prebiotic technology differs from current approaches that only mask the symptoms of dental disease or endanger the health of their users. TEEF! actually targets the root cause where they do the most damage, below the gum line. Easier than brushing, WAY better than chewing; TEEF! is a low-calorie, mess-free, hassle free, human-grade water additive that cleans your pet’s mouth and freshens their breath every time they drink. A must-have for the wedding day pooch smooches!

Hire a Doggie Professional. It’s important to remember that before the day begins, have your dog exercised so they are on their best behavior. A long walk or trip to the dog park will probably be too much for you to accomplish yourself. Instead, plan to hire someone to help. Pawlee is a new digital platform that is helping pet parents find professional and trustworthy pet service providers effortlessly. This sounds ideal after all of the chaotic wedding planning!

Pawlee goes above and beyond to handpick each service provider who registers to ensure candidates are reputable and all pets are in good hands. It’s easy to sign up. Simply create your pet’s unique virtual identity and attract followers (like a Facebook for pets), and then search for pet services providers in your area. In addition to finding a pet sitter, you may want to hire a groomer from Pawlee that can get your pet looking and smelling their absolute best. Having this extra help before and on your big day will be a huge relief!

Calm Wedding Jitters: As previously mentioned, day-of wedding jitters are expected for the soon-to-be newlyweds and those participating in the occasion. This is also true for most dogs. There’s a lot of strong energy surrounding the wedding day and your pet can sense that. In addition, large crowds and a change in routine can really throw them for a loop. Finding ways to calm your pup is very important so that they can enjoy this important day just as much as you!

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Whether your dog is an active part of the ceremony or just there to join in on the fun, these tips will help you to create memories that will last fur-ever. Cheers to that!

About The Pet Lady: Meet “The Pet Lady,” Dana Humphrey. She happily wears many collars in the pet industry, including operating the very successful Whitegate PR firm, staging pet fashion events and educating all of us pet lovers about the must-have pet products and pet trends. And, her home base is in New York City, but this is a gal who travels coast-to-coast and beyond to ensure pets everywhere lead enriching lives.

Learn more at: http://www.thepetlady.org/.
Twitter: @petladyworld

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Dana Humphrey
Dana Humphrey

Dana Humphrey is a respected life coach, mentor and teacher. She ran a successful PR company for pet product manufacturers for 12 years and was a guest on TV stations across the country from NBC to CBS to ABC to Fox as "The Pet Lady @tm". She received her BS from San Diego State University in Public Relations and Political Science. After moving to New York City she has been a professor of Social Media Marketing at Baruch College and facilitator and adjunct professor of the Pet Product Marketing Program at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). Dana has studied bikram yoga, meditation, vippassana, Latihan, religion, spirituality, plant medicine and pets. She has also completed the NYC marathon, NYC triathlon and an Ironman. Dana was born in Canada, raised in London England and grew up in Northern California. She identifies as a global citizen and resides in Rockaway Park, on the beach in Queens in NYC.

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