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    Default Jumpers when it is cold and wet?

    Does your dog wear a jumper when it's cold/wet outside and you aren't home?
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    My previous dog did because she had such a crap coat of her own. She pretty much wore her coat 24/7 in winter and loved it.

    Banjo has a thick double fur coat of her own though and she always has access to the house too, so she only wears hers at night because it gets quite cold inside and otherwise she tries to lie too close to me.

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    As I have whippets who have very fine coats and no body fat it is necessary to invest in some dog coats. However I do not leave them on them during the day as they don't enjoy them then and the sun cannot penetrate.

    The coat they enjoy the most is the thunder shirt. Fits snug but still gives them room to stretch their legs. I never see them pull at it and often don't remove them until around 10am ish, when it's warmer.

    The younger ones often don't appreciate them until they are around 18 months old so I don't push the matter. I do also have some specially made to measure whippet ones but unfortunately one of the kids put them on the combustion and they now have holes arrrrrr.

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    My old dog used to wear a fleece one and it would get nice and warm in the sun too.

    I was going to warn that if you are going to leave them on when you're not there, you have to make sure it fits well and is not stretchy. We once left a dog at home with a knitted jumper on and when we returned we found her with her hind legs stuck in the jumper and her unable to move!

    I found the ones with the straps around the belly would often shift too. My dog managed to lose one somewhere that I never found again. I suspect it is under the house somewhere.

    The ones I found fit best are the Prestige ones with the zip across the back, but there's possibly other models too that are unlikely to trap their legs or come off.

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    At the moment I don't leave them with a jumper on when I'm not home, because I worry he will get stuck or caught on something.

    But he only had a tiny frame, and hardly any fat, so I do worry about him getting cold. I only mean on wet days though, because when it's sunny he can warm up on the concrete in the sun.
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    I don't think Frosty would be really keen on a jumper or coat. She wasn't last time I tried. Though she has progressed to walking from her bed to the back door still wearing the fleecy I sometimes put over her in her bed at night time.

    When it's cold and wet outside and I'm not home - she stays inside. Sometimes with the AC inverter on (heating).

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    No.........have you seen my floof dogs

    Mind you mine are indoors when we are not home. We leave our verandah door open in the bedroom, so they can get out onto the screened verandah. My dogs love the cold Winter
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    No....sigh, I would love to get Oskar one but my partner reckons they look poncy. He is a full time indoors dog anyway, I mean he goes outside at his own leisure when we are home, but stays indoors if we are out.

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    i made my girls coat and its lasting i made it last year double flee and cotten and buckle strap belly strap and renforced with
    duck tape on the eagers and its made to last and its staffy prof and she loves it cople of repares here and there but she weres it in winter
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    Yep, they have kittle t-shirt type coasts/p jammies, and when its really cold, they stay in there pjammies ALL DAY..and so do I
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