Sometimes, Fido has to go do his thing at most inconvenient times. Like when you just got dressed for that super important party and are already stepping out of the door. Or you come home during lunch break to take your furry buddy out, and he can’t wait a second for you to change your shoes. More likely, you simply want to look fashionable on your daily outings and take some pictures along the way.
But dog walking in high heels could quickly turn into a disaster if you don’t do it right. On the other hand, you could make it your personal, unique fashion statement. Which option do you prefer? Thought so. This is why I prepared my very professional, extremely useful guide »Dog walking in high heels: A guide to walking your dog fashionably.«
- Your dog should be perfectly leashed trained. I mean no pulling, running ahead, jumping into people you meet on the street, etc. This is why it’s not a good idea to walk your puppy in high heels. Do obedience training before you attempt to walk Tiffany in high heels, or you could twist your ankle. And wearing a plaster was not in fashion last time I checked.
- All the fashionistas, IG girls & bloggers &co., ATTENTION! Since you’re trying to make a fashion statement here, you want to catch everything on camera. You will need to bring along a friend to play a photographer. I used my brother. He was thrilled.
- You will need nice weather. Puddles and dirt plus a muddy dog trying to dry himself against you means death for your stilettos. You will need to make a deal with the heavens for no rain. If it’s raining, you’re on your own. My advice ends here.
- Ideally, your dog will not poop while you’re out on your fashionable walk. Dog poop bags and high heels do not look good together. AT ALL.
- If she does poop, you just pretend you didn’t notice it and continue walking can ask your friend (see point 3) to pick up the poop and carry it to the nearest garbage can. Hint #1: use one of those perfumed poop bags. Hint #2: If your friend doesn’t want to do it, threaten bribe him (she). Offer whatever he wants just so you don’t need to do it yourself. Hint #3: Time the moment your dog poops so that there is a garbage can nearby.
- Keep your dog by your side all the time. This is when »heeling« really comes into play (see point 1). Walk on the pavement while your dog walks on the grass. Stepping on the grass could dirty your shoes.
- Have a treat at hand and reward your dog every once in a while to keep him from going away from you (and pulling you with him).
- Keep on the watch. When you see somebody walking their dog on the radar, immediately walk the other way. Now it’s no time for socializing. You stand zero chance at keeping your balance if your dog gets into play mode.
- Make it short. The longer you walk, bigger the chances you meet another dog, your furry buddy gets bored and starts pulling you, your photographer gets bored, or you get bored and the pictures look blah. You get my point. A 5 minute walk should be enough.
- When you get home and have a minute, upload your »dog walking in high heels« pics on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, your blog, and whatever else your are using. Tag pics with #dogwalkinginhighheels and #oodw (outfit of dog walking, of course! And yes I just made it up) After all, what’s the point in making the effort to walk your dog fashionably if nobody sees it?
(In case you were wondering, I was wearing these Asos high heels)
This step-by-step useful guide is based on my own dog walking experience. The cute little fella on the pics is my almost 5-months old whippet. So yeah, he is still a puppy, but I consider myself to be quite an expert 😉
I hope you girls (and guys) enjoyed my guide! Do you sometimes walk your dog in high heels? Did I miss any tips? Share in the comments bellow! I would also love to see you walking your dog in high heels! Please tag me or link to this post if you do so. Thanks and happy dog walking!