In honor of Fourth of July, we asked readers to submit photos of their pups showing off their patriotic side — and they didn’t disappoint! While we think all dogs are extremely ‘grammable, 13 adorable images captured the essence of Independence Day. But before you click through our gallery, here are a few tips for creating your own holiday-inspired dog photos.
Use soft props that won’t annoy your dog. A few dog owners used American flag-themed fabrics to set the tone for their pictures.
Stick to wearable pieces. Just like you, dogs don’t like uncomfortable get-ups. Felt outfits or dog bandanas like the ones featured in our gallery typically do not restrict movement, but they should only be worn under supervision.
Limit the amount of time your dog is wearing accessories made for people. Some dogs can tolerate things like sunglasses, hats, Mardi Gras beads, or costume headbands for a few moments. But for your furry friend’s safety and comfort, items should be taken off promptly after you snap a couple of quick photos.
We hope you enjoy a dog-friendly Fourth of July!