Whether it's a wedding or a celebratory ceremony of another sort, having your dog share in your big day is important for many people. Some unions are formed between people by sharing a dog together. Others invite their dog into a new relationship, and the dog becomes part of a family as they join forces together. Having your dog on your special day will bring your dog not only into this union and where the celebration is but also into the ceremony, making him a big part of the event. Your dog could carry a ring box in his mouth or have rings attached to his collar should he be walking down an aisle at a wedding. Your dog could also escort someone down an aisle such as a child who is being celebrated. For this feat and to create a beautiful event with your dog, you could even dress your dog up for the occasion and have him be apart of a glorious celebration in your life.
Before your dog can walk down an aisle to celebrate the event that is so special in your life, he will need to know a few things first. Your dog will need to understand how to get from a starting point to an endpoint without stopping in between and without distraction. He will need to have a handler or a caregiver to be on hand to care for him before his big moment down the aisle and ensure he goes potty and has lots of love and treats. Your dog will need to rehearse several times in his attire and with his props, should he have any. If you are planning a huge ceremony such as wedding and would like your dog to walk down the aisle, plan this ahead well in advance. It could take up to six months to make this a perfect walk. Including your dog in this ceremony won't be a difficult thing. It will just be time-consuming, taking little steps at a time. Be sure to try to replicate as much as you can so your dog is as prepared as he can be.
As you are training your dog to walk down aisle, your training may evolve. You may start just teaching your dog to walk in a straight line on a leash and then off a leash. Then you may create aisles out of furniture, chairs, or even ropes to create these lines he is not to cross as he walks from his starting point to his endpoint. Be sure to have lots of high-value treats to make your dog want to complete this training and do well. If you plan to have your dog dressed up wearing any attire or carrying any props, be sure to do several dress rehearsals with as much of a crowd as you can gather so your dog can practice with potential distractions he may see in the real event. Be patient with your dog and have fun. It might be a big day, but if you're fun enough to include your dog in it, trust that it will be a fun event as well.
When I get married I want Calvin to walk down the aisle, on a leash, with the ring bearer. What steps should I take to make sure both Calvin and I have a peaceful walk down the aisle
Hello! How great that is! I am including a link for you to read. This is a multi step process, and there is just too much to fit in this box! https://wagwalking.com/training/be-a-ring-bearer
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