Most people think that having a dog as a ring bearer at a wedding is just a cute idea. However, there is more to the story. When you look at the psychology of wedding rituals, you may find that the ring bearer is a very important part of the whole ceremony. The first thing that comes to mind is that they have to carry the ring. If the dog is not cute, then it is not going to be easy for them to carry it. After all, it weighs a good amount, and then it also has to follow certain orders when it gets down in front of the bride and groom.
One of the most important things that you have to understand about having a dog as a ring bearer at your wedding is that it can have behavior issues. You want to avoid having this particular issue at your wedding because it can ruin what should be an incredible day. Ring bearers are usually people who have very poor behavioral tendencies. That is going to be a real problem because they will ruin the mood of the entire wedding ceremony.
As a result, you need to take the time to consider behavior training for your canine. This is something that is very important because it is going to be the basis of how you interact with them. That is going to be a major difference between your wedding and any other wedding that you may have attended. Having a dog as a ring bearer is not going to be a positive experience for you and your guests if the behavior issues are not corrected from the beginning. Fortunately, you can use some behavior training techniques to help correct those behavior issues.
The first thing that you need to do is teach your dog that he is supposed to be a good boy. After all, that is going to be the biggest behavior issue that your wedding is going to face. By teaching your dog that he is supposed to behave well on his wedding day, you are going to reduce the number of behavior issues that he might have. Not only that, but you are going to have a ring bearer that is much easier to manage because everyone will know that he is behaving properly.
You may be thinking that you cannot possibly train your dog or that it would not work out well because of the behavior problems. However, there are many behavior training classes for dogs that you can take your canine to. These classes are going to help him understand social behavior, proper etiquette, and even how to behave while in a wedding. All of this is going to help improve your wedding ring bearer’s behavior so that he is an enjoyable mascot for you and your wedding. Remember that even the smallest dogs can learn to behave properly.
It is best to start training your ring bearer as soon as possible. If you wait until the last minute you will be training him to behave like a class act instead of an adorable ring bearer. Also, your ring bearer should always be wearing a vest or cap to keep his head down. This is a safety precaution and will prevent your furry little friend from being knocked over or getting himself hurt. This will also ensure that your ring bearer will not ruin your dresses or shoes by jumping up and down all over them.
During the ceremony, your ring bearer is going to be in the front row to allow him to see and point at the dresses and shoes. In order to teach him these things, you are going to have to situate him at the front row and then introduce him to the other wedding guests. Have them wave and give him high fives in recognition of his presence. As he begins to get the hang of waving and pointing, you can have the rest of the wedding party in front of you and then move the ring bearer to where they are going to be positioned so that they too can give high fives.
As for what clothes to let your dog wear to your wedding, you will need to think about what the theme of your wedding is. If you are having a wedding theme that goes with something old, then your dog is going to want to wear something very old fashioned like a tuxedo or dress uniform. However, if you are having a wedding themed after a specific decade, such as the 80’s, you may want to dress your dog in period attire like a retro tee shirt and jeans. Just make sure that you know the height of your ring bearer will be standing at when you let him in the front door so you do not trip or have him fall when he runs down the aisle. After all, he is a dog, not an entertainer at your wedding.