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How To Choose The Right Coat or Jumper For Your Dog In Winter

Help! How Do I Buy The Best Coats & Jumpers To Keep My Dog Warm This Winter?

If you're worried about your dog's comfort and warmth in cold winter weather, fear not - a coat or jumper can help! We'll explain the factors to consider when choosing the right clothing for your pup, such as material, size and fit. Weather you are buying the dog coat online or in store, our expert staff will help you find the best dog coat this winter.

Measure Your Dog before you Buy them a Coat

Before you can select the best coat or jumper for your dog, you'll need to make sure that it fits perfectly. To do this, use a tape measure to measure around the neck and chest of your pooch in three places: their collar, halfway down their chest and right at the bottom. Additionally, you will also want to measure the length of your dog's back, from the base of their neck to just before where their tail begins. With these measurements in hand, you'll be able to find clothing that fits properly!

Consider the Breed of dog

Different dogs are suited to different types of weather and clothing. Being aware
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of your dog's breed will help you understand which type of materials are most appropriate for their individual needs – for example, smaller breeds like a Maltese Terrier may need a warm jumper that is lighter to wear while larger breeds like German Shepherds may require a heavier coat to keep warm. Additionally, there are few activities that some breeds are known for that you may want to consider when choosing insulation layers – such as swimming or hiking. Make sure whatever clothing you purchase fits the lifestyle of your particular pup! Check our range of dog coats that are rain resistant and have high thermal properties to keep your dog snug when outdoors.

Consider Their Activity Level

Different levels of activity will require different types of clothing. If you have an active pup that loves to spend time outdoors, a heavier coat is probably the best option. On the other hand, if your dog tends to be more sedentary and spends most time at home, a lightweight jumper might be sufficient. Additionally, lightweight rain jackets or water-resistant coats come in handy for rainy days and trips outside. When selecting any garment make sure it allows your four-legged companion enough freedom of movement without rubbing against their skin or being too tight. 

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Ensure that the coat can accommodate things such as a dog lead or harness if you walk your dog a lot during the colder months. It is important that this feature functions well to suit your active lifestyle. The Pet Once Puffer Dog Coat features a built in dog harness that your dog's leash attaches to securely. This dog jacket is available in all sizes ranging from 30cm - 65cm.



Choose A Durable Material When Buying a Dog Coat

When chooKazoo Rainy Days Dog Coat Neon Orange All Sizessing any clothing item for your four-legged friend, make sure it is made of a durable material. Consider more resistant fabrics like fleece or wool that can stand up to wear and tear. If you are looking for an outdoor coat, opt for materials designed to block wind and enhance ventilation like water-resistant nylon or breathable mesh. Whatever type of winter garments you choose, make sure they keep your pup warm and comfortable!


Pick The Appropriate Style and Length For Their Needs

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You'll need to choose the length of the coat or jumper based on their activity level. If your pup is particularly active outdoors, you may want to get a longer jacket that offers more coverage and protection from the elements. Alternatively, if you plan for them to wear clothing on shorter walks and trips around town, try out a shorter style that won't drag or get in the way during playtime. Pick up different lengths and styles to mix-and-match according to your furry friend's needs! 


Choose a Dog Coat That is Easy to Put on Your Dog

Kazoo Eco Adventure Dog Coat SlateKazoo Eco Adventure Dog Coat SlateKazoo Eco Adventure Dog Coat SlateWhen it comes to choosing a dog coat that is easy to put on your furry friend, there are a few things to consider. Here are some tips to help you select a coat that your dog will be comfortable wearing and that you'll find easy to put on. 

Look for adjustable closures, a dog coat with adjustable closures can be customised to fit your dog's body shape, making it easier to put on and take off. Coats with adjustable closures can also be more comfortable for your dog since they won't be too tight or too loose. The best dog coats in Australia now use easy fitting designs and adjustable closures. These range from a clip-style  buckle that secures the dog coat and easy to adjust velcro straps.


One last tip, make sure that whatever coat or jumper you buy for your dog that it is easy to care for. Many dog jumpers are machine washable and during the winter months, it pays to have at least 2 dog jumpers so that you have a spare one for your dog to wear while the other one is in the wash.


By keeping these factors in mind, you'll be able to select a dog coat that is easy to put on and take off, while still keeping your furry friend comfortable and warm.

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