Dogsitting..Need some advice pls.
I have a two year old shep named Shadow. I have only had large dogs for the past 13 yrs or so, and have forgotten how to deal with small breeds.
I am currently dog/house sitting for my neighbors who have a cute Jack Russell girl who is 13 years old. She is a real sweetie. I am going over to the house 2-3 times a day to feed her, let her out and basically give her some companionship for the next two weeks.
Her owners left me her collar and leash so I could take her for a walk if I wanted to. I took her with us when I walked to kids to school today, and she started shaking. It was about -8 C outside. I'm not sure if she was shaking because she was cold or excited.
My questions are these:
1) How cold is too cold for this kind of a dog? (Shadow goes out in all weather and loves it!)
2) Shadow and Jambo have never met each other. It would be much easier for me to go for a walk with my DD holding Jambo and me with Shadow, but I'm not sure how to go about it. If it's not doable, then oh well, guess I'll be getting alot of excersize the next few weeks.
Thanks for your help.
Shadow - GSD
Apache - Bernese Mtn / Australian Shep X
and gone but NEVER forgotten:
Smokey Joe - GSD/Rott X
Jake - Westie-Poo
Mandy - Peke-a-Poo
Denae - Akita/Malamute/GSD
T.J - Great Pyranees