Are you thinking of including your furry friend in your wedding party? Can your husky, collie, bulldog or labradoodle be your ring bearer?
The short answer is Yes! But before you make a commitment to having your pet take part in your wedding ceremony, do a little research and some serious thinking.
How well behaved is the dog you are considering? Can he or she be trained for the role in the time you have left?
Is your pet comfortable in a halter? Most ring pillows made for canines are worn as halters. Alternately, can he carry a basket without putting it down and eating the contents?
Are all the members of the bridal party going to be comfortable with this decision? Is anyone of them nervous around dogs or allergic to them?
Who will be the designated dog watcher? Are they willing to clean up after your pet before or after the ceremony and take responsibility for crating, securing, or taking your pet home between the wedding and the reception?
With enough preplanning and attention to your pet’s comfort level and needs, you should be able to have your best buddy with you on your special day.
Here are some links that will give you a more complete idea of how to make Fido a memorable (in a good way) part of your big day: