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Doggie Wedding Bag Checklist

So, you have decided to include your dog into your wedding and used our preplanning dog wedding checklist to get organized and our thirty ways to include your dog in your wedding to hone in on how he will be included.

Couple standing beside a lake with their bull terrier for a wedding photo.

Now it is time to get organized!

Here are some top tips for making the day special and ensuring that the doggie bag is set so your dog caregiver has everything they need to keep your dog happy on the big day.

  • Wedding Leash. You likely have a new leash and collar for the day.  Make sure they are accessible and easy to find for the pet sitter.
  • Wedding Outfit. You may have selected a sharp doggie tux, special flower collar or more put these items in the bag.
An image of a list with various items dog owners will need to take with their dog to the wedding.
Cross it off the list for the big day
  • Doggie Treats. Make sure that your dog has some high and low value dog treats that will motivate them and occupy them.  Mind the sound.  Consider that traditional dog treats may have a crunch and may not be the most highly valued (if you like me tend to give them a lot).  Get or make some high value special treats that if need to be given during a ceremony or other period that a dog crunch may not be appreciated.
  • Water and food bowl. Your dog may be with you for a while they will likely be too excited to eat but your dog will definitely need water.
  • Jacket or sweater. If your dog tends to get cold ensure they have the outwear they need to keep warm in the evening.
  • Calming supplement. We love to have a calming hemp CBD supplement on hand. Your dog’s anxiety will be reduced and he will calm down and enjoy the festivities with a little support. Read more about why we and our pets love Calm CBD hemp spray.

For more tips check out Motherpuppin’ Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’s and 5 Preplanning Wedding Tips.