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Old 11-13-2012, 11:50 PM
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I live in the Midwest (Minnesota) and if you are familiar with the Midwestern weather you might know that it gets very cold and sometimes just being outside for 10minutes can be dangerous with no right clothing attire.

With that being said princess's first winter begins (princess previous owner before my ex brother in law owned it ,who worked from 6am-10/11pm) And from my understanding they did not take her out as much neither did my ex brother in law that's why she had a bit of behavioral problems like she used to bark at every little noise or the noise of people talking since I live in a apt she was not use to the noises or people.Every time I take her out to walk she goes wild and happy lol but also barked at other dogs,people ,noise etc she is getting better since that.

But it seems as if she hadn't seen snow because princess looked at it for quiet long and appeared really cold (just like any dog that really has no fur ) that seemed normal excerpt her not getting use to the snow yet .

What is your advice on snow and chis since they small and do not have a lot of fur...what is the appropriate attire you would suggest ? & also because she has no previous history of being outside with the snow,is there any advice in introducing her to the cold outdoors? I also see that some decide to put booties on chis should I follow on that trend? Thank you,in advance from princess and I

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:55 PM
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My chi is potty trained to go outside, but she hates the cold & snow & rain. She knows that when mommy says it's time to go out, she has to, but her attitude is; If I have to go outside in the cold, so does mommy. I wrap a blanket around me & go out with her & she goes then we run back inside. She's good about going. I don't dress her up. I live in TN & it gets cold here, but doesn't stay cold long. If I lived up North, I probably would put a sweater or T-shirt on her. Most dogs won't keep booties on & to me, it would just be a hassle.
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My chi is potty trained to go outside, but she hates the cold & snow & rain. She knows that when mommy says it's time to go out, she has to, but her attitude is; If I have to go outside in the cold, so does mommy. I wrap a blanket around me & go out with her & she goes then we run back inside. She's good about going. I don't dress her up. I live in TN & it gets cold here, but doesn't stay cold long. If I lived up North, I probably would put a sweater or T-shirt on her. Most dogs won't keep booties on & to me, it would just be a hassle.
That's exactly what princess does she goes to do her things and runs like crazy back inside ha,I could picture yours doing that. Yes it's about 30 degrees right now and goes down in the middle of the night which is a problem because she usually poops during the midnight I wish I could change her eating schedule because I have to get up at 11pm which its irritating but I have a night class,and results in her eating late waiting for me then eats so I have to get up in a 22 degree weather with snow at night and putting clothes on her is already hassle.


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My two love the Snow! The first thing my boy does is roll all over in it. Kai just loves running around like she just had a bath. They don't mind the rain either.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:33 AM
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My two love the Snow! The first thing my boy does is roll all over in it. Kai just loves running around like she just had a bath. They don't mind the rain either.
Aww I bet they look adorable rolling over haha lucky,my princess hates snow and rain so we are always fast wherever we are goin on rainy snowy days


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I am more afraid of the bitter cold, it get so cold here I'm affraid mine will freeze solid in a couple minutes of being outside. Whem we go out I put jackets on them. I know another member on here LS uses vasoline and baby powder on their little paws. I woul like to know more about that.
Usually if it hurts to breath outside, we don't go out, we have potty pads in a designated area for them to go on.
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Yeah!! for washable pee pads. No going out in frigid/snowy/rain/sleet!!!! I decided when I got my first small dog, that she would be pee pad trained. Never looked back, and never changed my mind. All of my dogs since have been inside/outside trained. Never got 'confused' as some posters seems to think of this training. JMO
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Cody hates the snow and rain.. We have cold winters here in WA state.
He is inside/outside trained but he prefers to go outside. I put him in sweaters and coats but when I'm traveling with him and he has to go outside I wrap him in blankets and carry him. I also use paw wax on his feet.
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