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« on: May 25, 2008 08:40:07 PM »

To those of you who have made dog clothes: what is the best closing device?
Button? Velcro? Ties? Zipper? No closure, slip over the ol' doggie head?

I have a very tolerant, 15 lb chi mix, who needs a sweater when we walk late on chilly nights. If she wanted out of the sweater, I would be right there to help her out of it. I wouldn't leave the sweater on her unattended. Just for late night walking. Also, the sweater has to only come down the body part way, to allow for pee-clearance. She has long legs and strong shoulders, and a somewhat deep chest. Its just really hard to convince her to come out with me, walk around and pee on things if shes shivering! She has very short, fine fur.

(Self-conscious disclaimer: Im not one for dressing dogs up, but what kind of dog mom would I be if I didnt try to keep her comfy?)
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 05:48:36 PM »

My guys have a few "outfits".  Some are pull over, but most are velcro and close under the tummy.  I find the velcro is easier and faster to get them dressed.

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008 06:03:33 PM »

Don't forget about snaps. I love snaps on my doggie apparel.  They are really easy to put on clothing too!

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 10:20:17 AM »

Id say that pull over ones & velcro are the best & quickest.  No zippers though, you might accidnetly zip up some skin or fur in the zipper!  All of my pets clothes are pullover ones, except for the winter coats & rain coats, they are velcro.

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