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We've had some adjustment for Kodi too. He was OK when we just had an inch of snow on the ground, but we had enough snow yesterday that he had to leap through it like a porpoise. He also got such HUGE snowballs that he could hardly move from the weight of them, and was tripping over those attached to his chest hair. (We have a snow suit on the way!!!)
He is happy to use his litter box to pee in if I don't take him our due to weather, but he HATES pooping in the house. Because of that, He got used to a rain coat quite a while ago... He'd rather put up with that than poop in the litter box. He actually likes putting his rain coat on when it's raining hard now. He comes right over with his tail wagging when I get it out. So I don't think a snow suit will be much of an issue.
I think it's just a matter of lots of exposure, and making either clothes or collar and leash seem like a GREAT THING... lots of cookies, praise and fun. Kodi has always liked the collar and leash, because that means we're heading off on a long ramble, which he adores. Wearing his raincoat (or snowsuit when it comes!) means that he'll be able to spend longer outdoors playing with me.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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