Sunday, December 27, 2009

Your Dog Won't Whiz in the Snow? Here are Some Reasons

"Why Won't My Dog Go to the Bathroom in the Snow?"
PetLvr (March 27, 2009)

"Many dogs, particularly small dogs and those with short coats, refuse to do their business in deep snow. When Spring blizzards like the one blanketing my city with over a foot of the white stuff hit, that can make life very difficult for dog owners. Pooch scratches at the door, you go out, Pooch sniffs the snow and scratches to go back in...."

This is a new one to me. But then, I'm not all that familiar with dogs. And the ones I've known tend to be like my son-in-law's: around 65 pounds of sheepdog, fur included.

Turns out, it's not just the cold. Odor and texture make a difference to dogs, as cues that it's time to take care of their business.

The post is fairly short, but there's a fair amount of information and advice there.

Like "...Remember to put a waterproof jacket on thin-coated dogs for walks in the cold, and consider using booties if your dog will keep them on...."

Waterproof jacket? Booties?? Well, not everybody has dogs the size of my son-in-law's. Actually, in town, I think it's a good idea to have a dog that can get an afternoon's exercise by taking a brisk skitter up and down the hall.

Which is another topic.
A tip of the hat to PetLvr, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this post.

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