My dog Boo is a wonderful and sweet 15 year old Cockapoo. He likes to be my shadow when I walk around the house. Truly is about the cutest thing. Just before it is time for the hockey game to begin, I grab my jersey first of course, and then I grab Boo’s NHL dog jersey.
For me it is very important that as part of my family, my dog feels included in whatever big game or event is going on at the house. I grab his jersey and honestly it is almost like he knows what’s coming. A quick sniff of the jersey so that he recognizes that it is his. And then BOOM! he sits perfectly still for me to put it on him. It’s almost like he gets a burst of energy or pride with it on.
With all of different styles you can buy on the market today, it may allow enough space for you to add your own personal touch. You could personalize your pets jersey by simply taking it to any sports store in your area that does lettering, numbers and names.
You usually pay per letter and per number. The price isn’t too expensive to do because the jersey’s small and only has a limited amount of space. They may even do it while you wait.
Now with some of the jersey’s, the team logo is on the back so for personalizing you could use the side of the jersey as a spot to put your pet’s name or favourite number. It may be just as easy cool and easy to just put your dogs initials. That’s the beauty of personalizing, no 2 jerseys will be the same.
Styles and Choices
The style and choices you can choose from are pretty amazing. You could buy a fleece NHL hoodie style that makes your dog look like the coolest dog on the block. Make sure to chose the right fit and style for your pet.
When it comes to decking your pups out in the best sports gear is very easy. You have many choices and styles to choose from. They range from:
• Coats, etc
Some dogs may not like the feel of the nylon material or the way the jersey fits. In that case making a different choice may work better for your pooch. You could even decide to purchase a full on winter coat for you pet in any NHL team logo you may want.
I am not kidding they have full on hoods with fur on them. They are also long in the back so that it covers your dogs back end and tail area from our wicked Canadian winters. If any of you live in Canada, especially the prairies you know what I am talking about.
Dog’s may have a coat of fur on them, but they are not excluded from getting just as cold. It’s important to make sure that they are warm and toasty, just like us.
Making sure you have the right size for you dog is very important. You need to first get it over their head, then put the first paw in followed by the second. The jersey needs to be the right size or it may be difficult to pull over your dog’s head.
Dogs are very active as we all know, so we need to make sure that there is enough room for the dog to freely move around in it. If the fit is too tight, the dog will not feel comfortable in it.
I bought Boo’s years ago, he was just a puppy and the size XS I bought was perfect. Sadly just like children, our dogs grow up and get bigger. For Boo this meant he could no longer fit into his XS, he had to move up to the Medium like a big boy.
It was no big deal, as they do come in a variety of sizes like I mentioned. Fast forward to 14 years later and now my Boo fits back into his original jersey. Note to self “always keep the old stuff, just in case.” He looks so adorable in it. It just makes me proud.
Cleaning your dogs jersey
Our dogs of course, have a tendency to get dirty in any type of clothing that we put them in. That’s just the reality. The beauty of a jersey is that they are very easy to clean. The type of fabric they make the jerseys out of is somewhat dirt repellent. The mud or dirty spot may just wipe off with a damp rag.
When you have a super dirty one all you need to do is to throw it into the washing machine just like you would your own jersey. To be on the safe side I do not recommend putting the jersey in the dryer. It should just be hung up to dry. Hanging it up can also help preserve the shape of it, so that it continues to look good long term.
The best advise I can give my fellow pet owners it to ensure that you find the right sizing, style, and most of all, the coolest gear you can find for our babies. When I cheer on my favourite team, I feel like an extension of the team.
Even though I may be sitting in my living room with my jersey and hat on, you can guarantee sitting right next to me is my boy Boo. He looks and feels just like his mom, full of team pride and excitement. When we feel and look like a super fan all decked out in our gear, I am 100% sure we cheer much better.