at wootton katherine used one of those zip up body bags to allow the body heat to dry of her spaniel size dog
I do not want to clip my springer spaniel but he is high maintainance to dry off after walks and going back in the camper.
I just wondered if anyone can recommend a coat that covers the belly and legs that is a good fit for a springer? I have tried a couple but been unable to get one in the right proportions.
He doesnt need the coat to keep warm or dry, being double coated, it is really more to minimise the wet and mud !! Its hard to keep up with towels and drying the towels never mind the dog.
We dont have a garage in our van to put him while he dries so Im trying to minimise the mess where I can.
Mind you... Im not sure if any coat could deal with a spaniel who is heads for any body of mud or water!!!
Yes I've heard of these bags but can't remember what they are called, a bit like a great big towel that folds into a bag to keep the dog dry
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Doggy Bag is a good quality microfibre product for drying dogs.
We have had the waterproof suits in the past. The problem with active dogs is that they can tear easily in the undergrowth although that type of coat seems to have disappeared now.
This is a good site for all kinds of dog apparel. There are 16 pages of coats etc, what you are looking for is from about page 10 onwards and they look stronger.
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I hadnt thought about a coat snagging in undergrowth and he does go everywhere looking to flush out anything in undergrowth. Yes, yes very mad dogs!!
Very hard at moment keeping him amused following TPLO operation on cruciate ligament. Strict on lead five minute slow walking only, 3 times a day for another two weeks, then increase to ten mins.
Hard on poor 18 month old dog who is used to two hours off lead on beach or fells but absolutely essential for the bone to heal. No interaction allowed with our other dogs as they would just rough play constantly.
We took Archie the springer with us last weekend in his large cage in the van and it was actually quite good as even when cage open, he was still in small space in van so no stressing his leg. Just had to put stuff on bed and chairs to prevent him jumping up.
I think the idea of just letting him do his mad thing and get wet etc whilst out then putting in the doggy bag to dry off is going to be easier than trying to prevent him getting wet in first place.
I might have to relent and trim his feathers without getting him actually clipped.
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