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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

This may seem like a silly question, but it's raining today so I figured the quickest way to get out a bit of Jerzey's energy was for her to just go to the basketball court (fenced in) and run off some energy rather than take an actual walk in this cold, horrible rain. Well, now she has that awful dog smell that I hate... a while back I had tried to convince John that we should get Jerzey a raincoat for this exact reason and now I'm wondering if any of you have raincoats for your dog? Or do you avoid play sessions in the rain or have some alternative method?

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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

My dogs GET WET. ("wet dog smell" doesn't bother me.) I don't believe in "coats" for dogs that have a natural coat.
Unless you can get someting more like "cover-alls", even with a "rain coat" your will STILL get the "wet dog" smell because while their backs might stay dry, their legs, head, tail and underside will STILL get wet and "stinky".

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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

My dogs jumped in our pond after their romp in the woods this afternoon. After we dried them, yes they had "wet dog" smell, but after they dried they smell, or I should say, don't smell.

That's one of the things I love about GSDs, they always smell good (at least to me)
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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

My guys all have rain coats, the same as their snow coats, sun coats, windy coats, overcast coats. They wear them daily since birth. They rejuvenate two or three times a year but they are essentially the same as they were born with.


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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

My shepherds no but the poodle did when she was a pup. But honestly that was more for fun and pictures.

I may consider it when my guys get up into their Sr. years but that depends on health.

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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

Absolutely not. Morgan has a heated bead therapy coat for her arthritis but she doesn't wear it where the neighbors might see her.

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Originally Posted By: AmaruqMy guys all have rain coats, the same as their snow coats, sun coats, windy coats, overcast coats. They wear them daily since birth. They rejuvenate two or three times a year but they are essentially the same as they were born with.
Until I read the last sentence, I was thinking 'I cannot believe the ruq pack wears coats!'

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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

Haha, I figured. Just checking... I would say, though, that I'm probably not sensitive to "dog smell" than most people.

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I like to use a little JOhnson's baby shampoo on a warm wet washcloth, just rub the dog down real good, let dry, gets rid of that stinky dog smell.

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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

I can honestly say being the owner of 2 smaller dogs I still cannot bring myself to getting coats for any of my dogs. My Cairns have a similar coat to a GSD, soft undercoat and a wire outer coat, which is waterproof and dirt proof. I tried to put a coat on Scooter since we got down to 10 below this winter but it lasted for about 10 feet of our walk, he had his feet stuck in it because he was trying so hard to get it off. The only coat I can get on him is his life jacket.

Sometimes I feel like Dozer could get cold because he still has his puppy coat but he seems to do ok. He smells pretty ripe right now, he got nuetered and I cannot give him a bath. He goes to daycare so he smells like a wet dog and a kennel, I bought some waterless foam shampoo that smells good until I can give him a bath.

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Re: Do you have a rain coat for you dog?

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Originally Posted By: SunCzarinaAbsolutely not. Morgan has a heated bead therapy coat for her arthritis but she doesn't wear it where the neighbors might see her.

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Originally Posted By: AmaruqMy guys all have rain coats, the same as their snow coats, sun coats, windy coats, overcast coats. They wear them daily since birth. They rejuvenate two or three times a year but they are essentially the same as they were born with.
Until I read the last sentence, I was thinking 'I cannot believe the ruq pack wears coats!'
That is EXACTLY what I was thinking when I started to read that!

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