WINTER COATS, RAINCOATS, AND BOOTS
Dear K-9 Club Members!
Winter is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure that all of our four legged friends are protected against the elements!!!
Please remember to leave out all rain coats and winter outerwear so that it is easy for the dog-walker to find when they come to pick up your dog. Sweaters are not suitable for rainy or snowy days!! Please make sure you leave a towel out so that we can dry your dog after the walk.
For those who don't already have the appropriate outerwear, or for those who would like to upgrade, we have included the following recommendations and links for you to choose what is best for your dog below.
Please remember that these are two hour walks and these garments are an absolute necessity for all small and short haired dogs. As for dogs with medium length coats, these garments would be beneficial in keeping your dog warm and dry. For dogs with thick coats, these garments are optional, but highly recommended in order to keep your dog cleaner and more comfortable in wet weather.
We do not sell any of these items. Similar items certainly will work well. The most important thing besides being waterproof and lined is that your dog's coat stays on day after day.
Coats secured only with Velcro are not recommended because once Velcro gets wet it will no longer function properly and the coat will keep falling off. All jackets and coats should have buttons or hooks.
Hoods look cute but don't stay on and the hood will blow in other dogs faces which annoys them. The head is not an area of the body you have to be concerned about your dog getting cold.
Sweaters by themselves are not good for wet weather but are fine if a waterproof coat goes over it.
Your dog will be able to eliminate as he or she normally does wearing a full bodysuit.