We all can’t be rich and famous, taking our canine companions to celebrity dog resorts or hiring architects for custom-built dog houses.
But we can, with a little planning and the right attitude, emulate the richest and most famous celebrity dog lovers during daily walks.
And here’s how to do it.
What You Should Wear
There is no official dog walking outfit. But if there was, would it involve workout gear or jeans?
Judging by what celebrity dog lovers wear, it’s too close to call. Either way, it seems that casual is the new glamorous when walking the family pooch.
Try wearing ordinary pants, shorts, or a skirt. They can be made of denim, spandex, cotton, leather, or any other material. Aim for solid or neutral tones.
Now for the trick of creating the casual glam of celebrity dog lovers out for a walk: go upscale with your top or shoes. Not both.
For example, wear Converse high-tops with jeans. Then pair them with a tailored blouse or trim T-shirt and well-fitting blazer.
Or do the reverse. On top, wear a simple T-shirt and hoodie but on your feet rock a pair of Olivela designer sandals.
To create a full-out glamorous dog-walking outfit, women can wear silhouette dresses or sport luxurious jewelry.
If it’s raining or snowing, choose coats and footwear that say you understand practicality but won’t give up on style.
And if you want to look like a celebrity who doesn’t want to be recognized while walking the dog, sunglasses, scarves, and hats are go-to accessories that are always in fashion.
Whatever you do, get inspiration from celebrity dog-walking outfits then change one thing to make it your own.
What Your Dog Should Wear
Celebrities know that they aren’t the only one out for a walk. Their canine friend also needs to make a good impression.
How to do that falls into two categories: With clothing and without.
Celebrities who tend to dress their pups include Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Paris Hilton. If you want to follow their lead, find garments that are the right size and reflect the animal’s personality, not yours.
Many people believe it’s also important to match the style of clothing to the breed. Chihuahuas in leather jackets can work but Great Dane’s in tutus can be considered gauche.
If you’re among those who believe a dog’s fur is their best outfit, you can still accessorize. Choose collars and leashes that reflect the setting or your dog’s personality.
For example, on a bright early spring day, opt for a leaf green collar or leash with flowers on it. If you’re taking your dog with you to an outdoor evening event, rhinestones or gold could be the answer. Collars that match your outfit is a visual clue to how much you love your canine friend.
To create a more classic look, give your dog a narrow leather collar. The addition of a colorful bandanna can add a timeless sense of fun.
As for footwear, do what’s best for your dog. In colder climates, small breeds can develop sore feet if they don’t have protection. Make sure they fit well and provide some traction.
What To Carry
Yes, even celebrity dog lovers need to carry poop bags. But they know how to carry them with style.
Ladies can sport a small, across-the-body purse or carry a sophisticated tote bag.
Gents are more likely to carry supplies in their pockets. Although, some famous guys like Hugh Jackman and Brad Pitt find courier-style shoulder bags useful.
Some dogs aren’t big enough to handle long walks. For those situations, there’s a wide range of over-the-shoulder dog carriers. Puppy gets a view of the action but doesn’t have to do any of the work!
And, it seems that most celebs have a smartphone in their hand when walking their dog. Maybe you’re already more like a celebrity than you think!
Best Leash Type?
You’ll also want to decide between a regular leash or a retractible one. It’s a personal preference, although retractible has its advantages in the city where you want to keep your dog close. You can do some research by reading retractible dog leash reviews on a number of sites including Amazon & Petco, which list user reviews under most of the products.
Where to Go
The destination is an important part of the walk for celebrity dog lovers. Besides giving the pup a place to do their business, the location can create an image.
If you want to be seen as a relaxed, down-to-earth person, walks in the park, in a ravine, or along a beach are perfect.
To convey a more corporate, time is money sensibility, stick to busy urban streets and parkettes.
Family walks are best suited to wider, suburban streets and parks with playgrounds. But people who are single and looking might want to take Fido with them as they shop and do errands.
Walking Routines of Celebrity Dog Lovers
There’s no way to know for certain but it appears that walking routines are difficult for celebrities to maintain. Travel is a necessary part of work for most well-known actors and musicians.
It’s common for celebrities to have professional dog walkers on standby.
But if you don’t have that problem, the celebrity dog walking routine you might want to follow comes from Cesar Millan, aka The Dog Whisperer. Many famous people have followed his tips for dog walking and made the daily activity better for everyone.
A Last Thought
When the spotlight is off, many celebrities are like us. They care deeply for their pets and do what they can to keep them happy and healthy.
But when the spotlight is on, celebrities offer a valuable lesson about walking our dogs. Be confident, dress in your own style, and above all else, be proud of your pup.
How about you? Do people think you’re a celebrity by the way you walk your dog? Share your stories of paparazzi-worthy dog walks. Or if you’ve seen celebrities walking their dogs, what did you learn from them?