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Walking down the aisle isn't just for people anymore!
(courtesy of Animalfair.com)

"Walking down the aisle isn't just for people anymore...If you've been lucky in love and you can't bear to leave your favorite pooch out the excitement, why not include him or her in your wedding? If your dog is a natural around people of all ages and wags its tail at the hustle and bustle of a major event, you can even use these five great ideas for putting your dog in the midst of the action. There's nothing like (wo)man's best friend to make the wedding day jitters fly away!"
Wedding Day Dog Ring Bearer and Flower Canine Tips

1. Before you even think about having your dog be a ring bearer or flower child in your wedding, take your pet's personality into consideration, and then plan accordingly.

2. Make sure your venue is pet friendly!

3. If your dog isn't comfortable in crowds or doesn't like the limelight, choose On The Move Pet Care to be the ceremony hound handler! The handler can place the ring or flowers around your dog's neck before the ceremony begins and escort your proud pooch down the aisle.

4. Place a favorite bed or pillow that your dog loves next to the altar, this is a way to make your dog feel comfortable and relaxed during the ceremony, and close enough to bring the ring when it's time.

5. If your dog is good with commands, then have the groom waiting patiently at the altar for his beautiful bride, and have him call your pet by name to start the wedding proceedings. Your flower canine or ring bearing dog will respond to his/her name and either walk, meander or run down the aisle. You have to expect a certain amount of spontaneity with pets in weddings!

6. Rehearse, rehearse, and rehearse! Remember this isn't the usual walk in the park for your pet, so practice the wedding march with your dog so it becomes a more familiar routine. And as always don't forget the magic of treats when rehearsing.

On The Move help YOU!

Looking for a way to incorporate your pet into your special day? Or perhaps you're looking for the perfect gift for your pet loving bride an groom? With OTM, we provide stress-free, professional services to incorporate your furry family members into the festivities!