The Instagram account @dashandbolt was recently named by People.com as "Your Next Instagram Follow," and one of the pics featured by People showed the pups wearing Panda Zoo Snoods! Check it out here! (http://people.com/pets/instagram-dogs-dash-and-bolt/dash-bolt-7/)
For a little background on the Instagram doggy duo:"Dash is the Chihuahua, a stylish senior who is 12.5 years old, and his pup partner in crime is Bolt the French bulldog, who is a virile 1.5 years old. While the get along famously, they definitely have their differences.This duo almost sounds like the classic odd couple."Dash is like a grumpy old man, and likes to yell at everyone when he first meets them. But he is an incredible and loving puppy. He loves to snuggle up to you for a long nap. He's very protective of his younger sibling,” Alex says of the dogs' different personalities. "Bolt is very laid-back and playful. He loves to meet other puppies and people, and is usually the first to make friends."
Congrats on being featured on People.com! And thank you for wearing our Panda Zoo Snoods! Hooray!
Fashion is going to the dogs these days. Not so long ago, many people laughed at the idea of dog costumes unless they were in the context of popular festivals or holidays, such as the Mardi Gras Dog Parade or the Halloween and Christmas. But things have changed in recent years.
Canine fashion is a real thing in 2017. The demand for dog garments—from utilitarian clothes for inclement weather, to fashionable hoodies and even dresses—is increasing. In 2011, Dogster magazine reported that “high-end fashion… took quite a bite out of the nearly $51 billion pet products market.” Six years later, the market has expanded and new trends keep on surfacing.
The latest trend to capture dog lovers’ attention isn’t tuxedos or beach wear, but snoods. What was traditionally an ornamental scarf for women has now been transformed into a cute knit hood for dogs and dog lovers are going crazy over it for four reasons.
Pet owners love to show off their dogs looking cute! Whether it be to their friends, family, or neighbors, or sharing cute photos on Facebook and Instagram with the rest of the world.. There’s no easier way to bring attention to your adorable dog than dressing your dog up with a cute snood.Deeper Bonding
Putting on an adorable snood on our dog’s head is a natural extension of our love for them. It gives us give pleasure and solidifies the bond that exists between our furry friends and us.
Unlike other strictly voguish and attention-grabbing dog apparel, knit snoods will keep your pet warm on those cold and wet days.Less Grime
Dog owners don’t want to prevent their dog from running in the playground or deny them their favorite food just because they are afraid of the dog returning to them with dirt or scraps of food clinging to her hair. Snoods take the beating, protecting dog’s ears and hair from getting too dirty!
Dog apparel started off as a trend for dog owners who loved to show off their dandy pets at dog parades. However, it has now evolved into a symbol of human-animal kinship.
How to Train Your Dog to Wear Crochet Snoods?
Big floppy ears and long fluffy hair are what make your dog unique and adorable. But with these cute traits, real problems can also arise. Chunks of food can get matted in to your dog’s long hair, and long ears often get in the way while your dog tries to eat. It may sound funny at first, but experienced dog owners know that combing out bits of food and cleaning your dog’s ears after every meal can become a very tiresome chore.
Enter Crochet Snoods
A “snood” is a clever piece of knit headgear for your dog that can keep your dog clean while he eats dinner. Until a few years ago, “snoods” weren’t even known as a dog accessory, and were only worn by women using them to hold their hair back (like a bandana). Nowadays, snoods have become the latest fashion trend for our furry friends, and dog owners everywhere are obsessed!
A snood isn’t quite a dog hat, bandana, or a scarf. It’s a super-cute accessory that keeps your dog warm, comfortable, and clean while she runs around on her daily adventures. Not only do snoods serve a functional purpose, they’re also great fun, and impossibly cute!
You will love our newly designed Zoo Snood creations, but your puppy may need a little training to get used to her new clothing. Have no fear though, we have some advice to make sure your pup loves wearing her new Zoo Snood as much as you do!
How to Train Your Dog to Wear Crochet Snoods
While a lot of dogs happily play dress-up, and are quite content to wear a Zoo Snood right from the get-go, especially when it’s cold outside, occasionally there’s a dog that doesn’t always like wearing his new Zoo Snood right away. Luckily, you can train your pooch to put on hersnood in just a few sessions, and the whole training session can be fun if you follow these instructions:
- Gather/bunch up the snood like a sock, making it easy to place it over your dog’s snout first.
- Show your dog a treat through the snood.
- Place the treat on the floor in-between the snood and your dog.
- Cover the treat with a snood from a distance so your dog can’t reach it without inserting her head into the snood.
- Once your dog comes forward and starts eating, gently unfold the snood over its head.
- Hold the snood onto her head while your dog eats.
- Then let your dog remove the snood if it’s uncomfortable.
- Repeat steps 1–7 for a few days.
- Once your dog gets used to the idea of having something on its head, it may even start loving its Zoo Snood! We’ve found that when dogs wear Zoo Snoods, they get a big increase in extra attention, pets, scratches, belly rubs, and treats! And who wouldn’t love that?!?
Snoods are an essential dog accessory, worn by dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. Our dog snoods are handmade with soft acrylic yarn, and come in a variety of adorably unique designs. If you have a large custom order, we will be happy to accommodate your request. Consider contacting us at email@example.com.
Shopping for the perfect gift for your dog loving friend can be difficult. Their corgi already has the finest shampoos, their frenchie is already wearing a designer collar, and their pug’s new cable-knit sweater is already nicer than something you wear yourself! What do you get for the dog owner that has everything?
Cute dog clothes are fine, but don’t really serve much purpose aside from making your dog annoyed. We wanted to combine the FUN of dressing up with the FUNctionality (see what we did there?) of useful dog apparel.
And the solution we came up with was… Zoo Snoods!
Yes, that cute little piece of crocheted wonderfulness can solve some of those annoying issues of dog ownership, all while turning your dog into an adorable, cuddly little social media star! To be specific, a Zoo Snood can solve two problems you may be facing:
- Help your dog stay warm and keep its ears dry and free from moisture build-up
- Prevent food from getting into your dog’s ears or hair while eating
Brrr...It’s COLD Outside!
Zoo Snoods will keep your dog warm. But because it’s Summer right now, we don’t need to talk much about that.. For now, we just suggest you subscribe to Zoo Snoods’ email updates (click the coupon button on the right, or scroll down to the bottom to subscribe), and once the weather gets colder, we will send updates about new dog snood products, current flash sales, and exclusive Zoo Snood coupons.
The second advantage is relevant at any time of the year, so we will spend a few seconds on it.
Excuse Me, Waiter...There’s a Hair in My Food
Keeping your dog clean while she chows down on a bowl full of dog food has always been a difficult task. Turns out, dogs don’t really care about getting food all over their faces and in their hair. This problem is especially frustrating if your dog has long hair, or long floppy ears. For example, you have just shampooed your Yorkshire Terrier, and you fill her bowl with the most delicious dog food in the galaxy. The moment she bends her head down to happily chomp away, half-eaten food bits are stuck to her everywhere!
What do you do now? Shampoo her again? To quote a popular meme:
We’re all busy people. We have families, friends, work, hobbies, and 3 seasons of Game of Thrones to catch up on before the new season begins (July 16th! FINALLY!). Zoo Snoods are for people like us.
A Zoo Snood is a hood—essentially a tube of knit yarn—that slips over your dog’s head and keeps her hair and ears out of her water bowl and food. The snood can also keep her groomed hair free from tangles when she plays in the park, keep her clean from dirt and mud, especially when she romps around in tantalizing puddles, and toasty warm when it’s cold outside. To top it, Zoo Snoods can make her look like a giraffe, bear, or even a cute little bunny; making them the perfect gift for dog lovers.
Planning to buy a gift for your dog loving friend? Consider Zoo Snoods. They are going to love it, and their dog will be your friend fur-ever.