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Old 11-09-2012, 05:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your input. We are still discussing what to do. For tonight I am going to take some of those UHaul moving blankets and let her sleep on those and cover up the kennel as well. I was googling various things and found this: Winter Coats

This lady made her poodles coats to wear. I can sew, so this was a neat idea!
I love those coats! here is a picture of Ginger and Teddy in their 4 legged Tartan ( at least Ginger's is 4 legged lol - I had to cut Teddys when it stopped fitting and I can't find them anymore to get him a bigger size!)
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Here is the e-mail correspondence I had with the lady who came up with the belly covering coats. I'm willing to make up a pattern and size it up and down for our group. I can either mail out paper pattern or upload an image that can be sized up or down on graph paper, for anyone who knows how to sew. I'll make up some simple instructions to follow. might take me a few weeks to get to it...

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i Sarah,

What nice people you have on your Poodle forum! I don't mind at all
if you copy my Poodles' coat design. At the time, I could not find a
coat for my Poodles that covered their chest and belly so I decided to
make my own . . . although I'm not much of a seamstress. These are the
only dog coats I've made; however, I have made quite a few decorative
vests. I like the Polartec Wind Pro fabric that I used on the coats as
it is warm without being bulky. Our area (heart of North Carolina)
does not often get excessively cold weather in the winter.

Did you notice the Hurtta Dog Jacket advertisement at the bottom of
your forum page? These look similar and, had they been available back
when I made my dog coats, I would have tried them. Plus, I think the
"belting" around the waist is a superior design to mine.

I'd love to see what expert sewers come up with for their Poodle coats.

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On 11/8/12, Sarah Murphy <sarahmurphy612@gmail.com> wrote:
> Good Afternoon,
> A poodle forum member found your coat design, and mentioned it in a thread.
> She'd like to copy the design, so would I, and probably a few other forum
> members who sew.
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> Here is a link to our discussion
> <http://www.poodleforum.com/5-poodle-...ia-warm-winter
> -2.html#post265607>
> http://www.poodleforum.com/5-poodle-...a-warm-winter-
> 2.html#post265607
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> I'd like to ask if you mind if we copy your design to make coats for our
> poodles? It's a fabulous design, and looks so comfy and warm - much nicer
> than anything we can buy, and easier to operate than much of what most of
> us
> have come up with on our own!
>
> Oh, and your poodles are gorgeous! It's always nice to see them so healthy
> and happy looking!
>
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> Sarah Murphy
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> <mailto:SarahMurphy612@gmail.com> SarahMurphy612@gmail.com
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> www.TextileArtistry.org <http://www.textileartistry.org/>
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I did a modification of a store bought pattern into one piece just after I got Sasha. She didn't like all the fuss getting into the store bought clothing and with the one piece I could get it on her quicker and was able to tighten it up under her better. I used polar fleece for the outer coat and the lining. The double fleece makes it almost too warm for this climate. I also used a white towel with a blue whale on it to make a bathrobe with a hood, she hates the hood.
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I just bought this (
Amazon.com: Casual Canine Poly-Filled Nylon Dog Snowsuit, XX-Large, Royal Blue: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Casual Canine Poly-Filled Nylon Dog Snowsuit, XX-Large, Royal Blue: Pet Supplies
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from Amazon; much less expensive than the Poodleit one that I just cannot afford. I plan to add a little ribbing to the legs so that they come all the way down. But, since I was able to get it (at that time) for less than $11; it will save me a ton of sewing. And, even for the current price, it is a nice fit and a great deal.

Of course, the hood is about useless, but it does zip off; and I think it could be modified to be about perfect.

I will see if I can get a short video of Oliver running around in my yard in this tomorrow--absolutely no problems with movement or function wearing it, and he has never worn any type of outerwear before.
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Huh. Interesting. What's wrong with just crating the dog in your bedroom? At 6 months I can't imagine the puppy is going to wake you up...

At 6 months, Mil was sleeping soundly in the bed with me!

I didn't get T until 6 months, and I believe he was kenneled with his breeder, so I did crate him in the bedroom for the first month or but then he just slept on his doggie bed in my bedroom!
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I agree with the others who said to keep the crate inside. She is a puppy.... I guarantee if you leave her with some expensive heated blanket, or with a dog coat on she will eat it- or get her leg caught in it or something. My 3.5 month old puppy is currently sleeping through the night perfectly fine... I don't see why a 6 month old couldn't. I wake up at 6 and take her out potty, then if it's a weekend and I want to sleep in, I put her back in the crate for another hour or two and she's fine. If she's waking you up in the morning that's because she probably has to go to the bathroom- not something I'd want to ignore if you want to teach her good bathroom & crate manners.
I don't mean to sound rude, and from what I understand it sounds like you have a lot on your plate with kids and what not, but are you sure you're ready for a puppy? From an outsiders point of view it doesn't really seem like you've got the time to commit to raising your puppy as a family member, not just tying her up outside, sending her away for training, and sticking her in the garage :/ Again, sorry if that comes across as harsh, I just want what's best for the dog.
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Please don't get the idea that I was suggesting outerwear for an unsupervised pup. I will post about this in a different thread. Sorry.
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One time we kept a day old goat in our garage and had to bottle feed her. Believe it or not, styrofoam coolers filled with hay are quite warm. We built her a little pen. My 6 month old puppy sleeps in a crate by my bed. She sleeps and only barks to go potty. For the past couple of nights she has slept in my bed and the second I wake up, I take her out to potty. This is at 5:15am and its play time after that. Why can't you keep her in her crate in your house?
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Hi,
I have read your posts. You need to bring the crate in from the garage and teach crate games. Do not leave your puppy in the garage. Her crate is to be a safe place for her.
Putting her alone in the garage is like punishment for her and she will never learn to sleep all night quietly. It only takes a couple of nights to teach if you work on it daily. Carry treats in your pockets always when training a puppy, treat her when she is lying quietly when in her bed and when she goes in. Make it fun to go to bed short times in the crate all day long. Exercise is your best friend, On leash walking many times during the day.
Find a positive reward trainer in your area and you will learn how to educate yourself and your poodle. Do the homework and you will be rewarded with a wonderful addition to your home.
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I will say that she actually likes going in her crate. She bolts for it as soon as we open the garage door. lol We tried to bring her upstairs this week and she just wakes up and paces. Still trying new things. I will probably have her come to bed with me once my husband deploys, then keep her up there for good.
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