Easy Halloween Costumes for Dogs – Dog Riders!

Dog Riders~

The Perfect Dog Costume for Halloween

Dog Riders are hilarious! They are also easy to use and usually better accepted by dogs than most other canine costumes. If your dog will wear a harness, there is an excellent chance they will wear a Rider.

Imagine taking your dog with you when you take the kids trick or treating, wearing this. Guaranteed to get tons of comments and laughs, because they are just hands down silly and fun! Kids and adults alike will love them!

Try one this Halloween on your dog!


Wildforlife New Arrival Cowboy Dog Rider Costume (S)Ride Em’ Cowgirl Halloween Costume for Dogs Size Large


How to Get Your Dog to Wear a Dog Rider

Start Practicing Early

The first thing you need to do is to buy a dog harness. A soft nylon one is perfect. Starting a few weeks before Halloween, put the harness on your dog. If he or she has a problem with it, then try to take their mind off of it by playing with them. Roughhousing and ball tossing is usually the best play to get them to ignore the harness. Leave it on for an hour or so. Do this a couple times a day for a few days, until your dog is used to wearing the harness. Next, start taking him or her for walks on a leash, wearing the harness. Make sure to teach them not to tug. About a week before Halloween, substitute the Dog Rider for the harness. Again, make sure to keep your dogs mind off of the harness and Rider by playing with him. Only leave it on a short time, a couple times a day at first, then lengthen the time to a couple hours by Halloween.

Once they are used to wearing a harness, try the Dog Rider.  Make sure you play and roughhouse with your dog while he is wearing it to keep his mind off it.  Keep working with your dog, daily, until they will wear the dog rider while walking of a leash without even noticing it.  Now you are ready for Halloween.

Puppia Soft Dog Harness (Mesh) Purple Large

If you don’t allow your dog to get used to the dog rider, this is what will very likely happen!


There are many different kinds of Dog Riders,  there is one for every taste!  Are you a horseracing fan?  Get the jockey!  Sports Fan?  Get a football player!  Swimming or surfing fan?  Then the surfer babe rider is for you.  There is even a side car Dog Rider with a tiny dog in it!  How fun is that?  There is even a headless horseman for those who want to stay in the Halloween zone!


Zack & Zoey Show Jockey Saddle Dog Costume, X-LargeHeadless Horseman Dog Costume-M-Surfer Rider Pet Dog Funny Costume – Small – MediumDog Football Player Costume Plush Pet Rider Superbowl OutfitDog Sidecar Rider Costume Pet Rider Large 25-50 PoundsPet Halloween Sheriff Rider Pet Costume Small/Medium

Some Dog Riders have a bit more costume to them for the dog.  These should be tried only if your dog is tolerant of having a costume on.  You should never try to force your dog to wear a costume, if it makes him anxious or irritates him.  An anxious or irritated dog is much more likely to bite or growl and this is the last thing you want to happen when you are out trick or treating.


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By far this is my favorite Dog Rider…..I think it is just too funny and you will too if you like Kermit the frog!

Small/ Medium Dog Rider Costume With Kermit The Frog Laying Down

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