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L Taylor on 25 Oct 2012
Snow holing: any advice would be appreciated re taking my dog.
UKH Forums - on 26 Oct 2012
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ccmm on 26 Oct 2012 - 194.82.141.222 whois?
In reply to L Taylor:

Is your snowhole pre-dug (ha ha) or are you going to excavate one yourself? If you dig one yourself expect 4-5 hours to make a good one. What will the mutt be doing whilst you do this?

The dug'll need insulated off the snow so a mat and probably some sort of bivvy bag or a blanket. It doesn't get dowm much below freezing inside and you really shouldn't be there if the temps outside are rising upwards of 5-6 degrees.
top cat - on 26 Oct 2012
In reply to L Taylor:

I used to dig my dog a small hole to shelter in whilst I worked on the main hole, then she transfered across (bad weather situation).

She did try to help dig at times, but not at all helpful: she just dug straight down. Couldn't train her to use a shovel ;)

She always slept next to my head, and usually stuffed her cold nose into the top of my bag. She also had use of my down duvet jacket.

Dogs and snow holes are great together. Best part is the dig is usually squeaky clean having spent all day in the snow, as opposed to summer camping when they have been wallowing in peat bogs all day!
L Taylor on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to L Taylor:
> Snow holing: any advice would be appreciated re taking my dog.

Thanks guys, I was not sure if it would have been suitable fof a dog.
Look forward to taking her with :-)
Chris Shorter - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to L Taylor:
> Snow holing: any advice would be appreciated re taking my dog.

What type of dog do you have? Makes quite a difference!

Chris
bigrob - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to L Taylor:

snowholing uncomfortable nightmare!!

With a dog uncomfrotable nightmare with a dog!
L Taylor on 28 Oct 2012
In reply to bigrob:
She is a first generation labradoodle -she loves the out doors and has done quite a few munros
BigHairyIan - on 29 Oct 2012
my labradoodle hates snow. Even on his 30min morning walk sometimes too much snow gets stuck to his fir on his lower legs and between his paw pads

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