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Where do you live? I've just invested in some new waterproof trousers and a thick winter coat. Bess and I both have waterproof flourescent jackets and a flashing collar (that's for Bess, not me you understand! :0) ) and a head torch for me, and we're ready to take whatever the elements through at us and at whatever time of day.
If we get snow then I'll put vaseline on Bess's paws to help stop the snow forming balls.
The only problem I have is that Bess is terrified of the velcro on her coat, and I'm going to have to get her used to that!
we go out in all kind of weather as we live in a flat - no excuses here :)
when it is raining really bad, i sometimes skip the long evening walk and i teach tricks to them. like turn around to both sides. really fun as they know hand signs as well and can turn into different directions - looks like a dance :)))
my husband plays a game with our three called "find the cheese"...siisla to what you describe..the dogs wait in one room while he hides pieces of cheese in another....they absolutey love playing this and he makessure that everybody gets something!!
We also go out in all kinds of weather.
It used to be a raincoat for me and nothing for them. Then, I'd get home and blow dry them before they walked in.
However, I had to make some changes since Pitanga was diagnosed with DCM. She has pulmonary edema and consequently a higher risk for pneumonia, so I try to keep her chest dry - this was rather easy to solve with a nice raincoat (she has a greyhound raincoat, fits perfectly in a setter!) Romã still love to get soakd in the rain, so for now no raincoat for her =)