Novelty items such as Christmas jumpers, reindeer antlers and festive hats can be scary for dogs. Some costumes may even prevent dogs from expressing their normal behaviour and restrict their movement. Although your dog may look cute they can feel uncomfortable or stressed. This is particularly true for dogs with no experience or bad memories of wearing clothes before.
Watch this short video to learn how to train your dog to feel comfortable in their festive knitwear.
Remember, never chase, restrain or corner your dog in order to put any clothes or harnesses on them. Instead let your dog happily come to you. Gradually build positive associations with new items using tasty treats. If they show any avoidance go back a step. Contact a vet or behaviourist if your dog shows aggression during handling.