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my dog runs everytime he sees me pull his fleece out!

i am envious of everyone whose dog allows you to put a snowsuit or jacket on them. django runs and hides everytime. any tips to make it less painful for him! also, what's the coldest temp you will walk your dog?
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I don't know how to get them to like it better unless it's lots of treats. Kodi just likes his jackets because he knows that he's more comfortable with them on.

So far, the coldest we've walked him was this morning, at 6F. To be honest, though, it was a very short walk, and he peed but wouldn't poop. (he ALWAYS has in the morning, from the first day we had him) He came in and used the litter box. Can't blame him.<g>


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If you want to try clicker training to desensitize him here is a video by one of our members. This is for muzzle desensitizing but if you use your imagination I''m sure you can use the same principle. Here is Charlotte's video.

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actually here is part one , I think I pasted part two first.
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Hahaa. Fred does the same thing. If he sees me reach for his coat, he runs out the dog door. He just stands outside looking in through the sliding glass door. Bella and Scudder are just fine with sweater and coats. Fred's posture instantly changes and he becomes a mannequin . I feel bad for him, but I only put him in his coat if it pouring rain, snowing or really cold. I don't think the cold has every stopped us from walking, but I don't live in a place like Montreal!





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Cody hides for his harness, coat, doesn't matter. Unfortunately I think I've set it as our pattern. Ultimately he comes to me but it's never a simple process. I've walked the dogs in -15 degree weather, but not far. We regularly go out in 0 degree weather but they always have on coats & boots when it's that cold and we don't go far.

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its comforting to know others have the same issue. django does the manniquin stand as well. wow, walking your dog in 6degrees! i never take my dog out if it's colder than 30 degrees. i think cuz its too cold for me! also, we use alot of salt here to thaw the ice and sometimes it's just impossible to walk him especially if the sidewalks are covered in snow.
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its comforting to know others have the same issue. django does the manniquin stand as well. wow, walking your dog in 6degrees! i never take my dog out if it's colder than 30 degrees. i think cuz its too cold for me! also, we use alot of salt here to thaw the ice and sometimes it's just impossible to walk him especially if the sidewalks are covered in snow.
Well, we have a lot of property of our own, (and we back up to other farm land) so he doesn't HAVE to go out on the street to go for a walk. Here's a pic of the path DH snow blowed (snow blew?<g>) around our property. So we can do probably 3/10 of a mile without leaving the property... plenty of room for potty walks.

Today it was right around freezing and we went out for a longer walk. The roads are slushy from the salt, so the minute I brought him home, I rinsed off his feet and belly. (they needed it to get the mud off anyway!!!)
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i just see the snow and go crazy! i am envious of people who have land where their havs can run freely! my poor guy has been without a walk for about a week. 39 degrees today so we are heading out jacket and all!
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i just see the snow and go crazy! i am envious of people who have land where their havs can run freely! my poor guy has been without a walk for about a week. 39 degrees today so we are heading out jacket and all!
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My guys don't mind the cold. Bella is the only one who shivers. I keep a sweater and coat on her at all time. Once they get moving they are fine. I found several places near me, where I can take them on off leash hikes. It might be worth looking into. You'd be surprised how many places there are.





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