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post #1 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Question WINTER TIME!

Ok, so it seems this forum has grown bigtime over the spring and summer months.. so there are MANY MANY people here who have Havs that have never seen snow or winter time temps. (if you live in the cold cities ofcourse...)

What can I expect as it gets colder out and when the snow starts to come down?

What about potty? Will he be confused that his toilet it totally covered in white stuff now??

I've never had a dog before by the way... so this is totally new to me!

Thanks all!

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I haven't gone through the winter yet with a Havanese but a lot of people have posted in outher threads that their dogs love playing in the snow. Just have something handy to wipe the paws or the snow that falls off once they get inside.
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I think some like it and some don't. If you have a problem you could always clear a spot for him. I'm sure once he gets use to it he will be running like hell. I find that my boys actually like cold weather better than hot. They love to go outside and play in the fall/winter. I'm sure you won't have a problem.

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Mine love the snow. When it is really cold, I just put their coats on. I found good fleece coats that go around the whole body, not just the top of them. And they keep them warm. When I take them off, the coats are warm, because they keep the body heat in. Have lots of towels handy to wipe them off.


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Nico was an Easter baby and hasn't experienced winter yet, but our friends have a 2 year old Hav. She hated her first winter, and basically refused to go outside. They let her use puppy pads indoor for potty. Her second winter she would go outside, but did not like snow at all - they shoveled her a spot in the yard and that was the only place she'd go. Toward the end of winter she was getting a little more interested in the snow just because their golden retriever loved to play in it, so it'll be interesting to see what she does this winter. Nico doesn't seem to mind rain or dew, and doesn't like the heat, so I'm thinking he might do OK with snow and cold. I, on the other hand, can't stand it.

Michele, where did you get the coats for your two?
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Brady loves snow. He was confused the first time, but caught on quickly. He would spend hours running and playing in the snow if we let him.

This seems like a good excuse for one of my favorite Brady pictures


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I think I got them in PetSupplies Plus or PetCo. I think the company website is Fidofleece.com. They're making them a little different this year. Mine close (with velcro) from the bottom. The new ones close on the top, across the back.


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It will vary with each dog; the older dogs that have seen snow before, like to play in it. The young dogs not use to it will want to potty in the house and not go outside in the snow. With my dog it was the wind, it gets really windy here and last winter he didn't like it, so on a windy day we would have more potty accidents in the house. He just would not go potty outside in some bad weather.

I am not looking forward to the winter months with Casper because he needs alot of exercise and it it harder to do that in bad weather.

Hopefully I will have a new playmate for him this winter.
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Tripp LOVES the cold & snow. Dreamer tolerates it but she hates to get her feet wet. Jax hasnt been thru a winter yet but he & Tripp HATE the heat.
I cant wait for winter. We have so much fun. Just have plenty of towels etc.. when they come in the house.

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I am really worried about Winter time!

Last winter, Gucci was using pads and would whimper when I tried to take her outside in the cold. I didn't push it, because she was a tiny puppy and didnt' want her sick, plus I wanted her to finish her vaccinations.

We had snow ONCE and she wanted nothing to do with it, in fact, she darted back in the door as fast as she could!

I still let her use the pads sometimes when it is raining really hard or thunderstorming.

Not to mention, she likes for ME to walk in the grass with her to go, so I have a feeling I'm going to be freezing my arse off this year. lol

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