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Doing Anything Special to Keep Your Pup Warm This Season? #7319112 10/18/18 11:37 PM
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When it starts getting really cold are you guys doing anything special to keep your dog's warm during public or private hunts?

I already use an neoprene vest on her and I've cut it to fit.


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Re: Doing Anything Special to Keep Your Pup Warm This Season? [Re: Cole4544] #7319356 10/19/18 03:37 AM
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Don't just cut it but tailor it using neoprene cement. Google it and you'll find some details on how.

Always have a place that is dry and protected from the wind for your dog to be.

Be extremely careful on long retrieves in ice and extreme temperatures.

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Don't just cut it but tailor it using neoprene cement. Google it and you'll find some details on how.

Always have a place that is dry and protected from the wind for your dog to be.

Be extremely careful on long retrieves in ice and extreme temperatures.



I already tailor the vest; neoprene cement and double stitching. All you guys just slap a vest on your dog and that's good 'nuff?

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Re: Doing Anything Special to Keep Your Pup Warm This Season? [Re: Cole4544] #7319621 10/19/18 02:17 PM
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I hunted my pup all last season and she was fine without a vest, it was her first season. The key is to keep your dog out of the water between retrieves, either on the bank or on a dog stand. Also donít shampoo your dog, they need the natural oils to shed water. My lab is now 2 years old, she has never had a shampoo, labs donít need it. She gets out of the water and shakes and is dang near dry. My dog gets colder on long boat rides than hunting.

That being said, I do plan on getting her a vest this year, mainly for the long cold boat rides and they protect your dog from hazards in the water. Ask Gdog about that, his dog got gashed open on the side, had to drive his dog an hour to find emergency and get her stitched up.

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Always have a place that is dry and protected from the wind for your dog to be.


That's what I do with a golden that is definitely less cold tolerant than some labs I've been around. I do limit long swimming retrieves thought.

If we're in open water and it's real windy, cloudy and cold I may drape a nylon camo sheet over him. Sun's out? No problem even sitting in ice (against my better judgement)


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I leave mine at home with a nice cozy rug to lay on

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