/ Snow holing
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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.
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!
Thanks guys, I was not sure if it would have been suitable fof a dog.
Look forward to taking her with :-)
What type of dog do you have? Makes quite a difference!
snowholing uncomfortable nightmare!!
With a dog uncomfrotable nightmare with a dog!
She is a first generation labradoodle -she loves the out doors and has done quite a few munros
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