Over the Summer my best friend went away on holiday, and while she swanned off sunning herself by her private pool (it’s alright for some isn’t it!) We took it in turns to look after her beautiful two Shih Tzu puppies and walk them.
Having always had large dogs personally, caring for tiny little ones was rather different.
Barney loves running, jumping and bounding through long grass, mud, puddles – infact whatever he comes across while out walking.
Talking two smaller dogs on a walk with Barney was a whole new experience.
Firstly Barney hardly ever goes on a lead, whereas I wasn’t quite sure with Chilli and Pepper so they stayed on the lead (they have a fab dual split lead so are both on the same one), this caused a few pulling issues when they wanted to bound after Barney.
They also wanted to join in with bounding through the wet grass, mud and puddles.
Well what I hadn’t thought about before as I’ve never had small dogs was just how messy this would be.
Barney gets rather messy when out for his walks however with a smaller dog they are that much closer to the ground, meaning they are closer to the puddles and the mud.
It may have been summer however this is England and we did have many wet days.
I found myself having to vigorously dry the dogs, and I know my friend does wash them often for this reason.
When Swell Pets
emailed asking if I would like to try out anything from their site, I was instantly drawn to the all weather dog coats.
I thought they would be perfect for the small dogs and I asked if I could try them with Chilli and Pepper.
When my friend returned from her holiday she arrived home to a surprise:
How cute do they look?
These are Rosewood all weather dog coats and these are a small size. Priced at only £9.99 each they are great value for money and fit perfectly.
They feature a chest covering meaning when they trample through the long grass and muddy puddles they don’t get as messy, making them easier to clean.
The coats are nice and warm and are a perfect fit, the straps are fully adjustable and buckle up so there is no fiddling around with zips, poppers or laces. Easy to put on the dogs are ready in minutes. These are great now it’s getting colder and they have a reflective piping detail meaning they are perfect for late night dog walks.
This design comes in 4 sizes – small (to fit dogs 10-12″), medium (14-16″), large (18-20″) and XL (22-24″).
I love the fact they are fully machine washable – much easier than bathing the dogs all the time!
We were also sent a coat for Barney, however Paul is a complete meany and won’t let me put it on him. He says he is a big dog and has a fur coat so doesn’t need a coat. Isn’t he mean?
However that does mean I’ve a spare Large size of the above coat.
If you would have use for this Large all weather coat (worth £16.49) and would like to win, just leave me a comment below telling me the name and breed of your dog! Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you should you win.
Extra entries are available for (leave an extra comment for each additional entry)
Entry couldn’t be easier. I will then use Random.org to choose a winner. This giveaway will end at Midnight on 21st October 2013. (UK entries only)
Update – 23/10/13
Our Winner is Liam – Well Done
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