Frog togs for dogs?!
Ok so we have been out on a mission, the water is really cold in the mississippi and alabama sound. Neko got so cold and wet that all she could do is curl up in a tight ball and try to keep warm. We ended up putting a waterproof jacked over her harness to keep the waves, water and wind off her. So we were thinking as we were completely covered in our water proof gear, I wonder if they could make "frog togs" for the working SAR k9's. The dogs were all so cold after getting soaked that it was hard to keep them working. I really think that waterproof covering would be a good thing. They are quite thin so the harnesses (everyone here does boat work in harnesses for safety) would fit over just fine. They do just fine on shore searches as they are moving and their temps stay up but on a boat it was crazy. Most of our water searches are during much warmer months so I realise that these "dog frog togs" would not be used often but after going through the last few days with my girl and seeing what she has been working through I would gladly invest in them even if we only used them once or twice in a career.
Anyone else ever had this thought? Maybe there is a decent product out there for us, and I have just never seen it.
Sharon, Mom to
Lexi CGC (Cert. area search)
Neko CGC (Cert. HRD)
Justice CGC (trailing),
BOLO, Bloodhound CGC(trailing)
Titan, Shilo Shepherd (beginning area search)
Lil Bear and Izzy and Louie(Pom's)