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When a Drying Coat Can Come in Handy

When we first came up with the idea for Muddy Paws eight years ago, my wife and I were living in St Albans and we got Oscar as a puppy – we was naturally spoilt rotten and furnished with beautiful dog beds and hundreds of toys, as well as being walked on lead 2-3 times per day.

Oscar the PuppyWhen we decided to “escape to the country” and moved to Dorset in 2007, this is when Oscar found out that being a Cocker Spaniel actually means that you love water and mud, and will hunt down the smallest muddy puddle in the county and then proceed to bring it back into the house.

The reality now is that Oscar has a waterproof dog bed at home that we can literally hose down when it gets dirty (for some strange reason Oscar is more than happy to jump into the River Stour however as soon as the hose appears he runs a mile!) as we soon learnt that the beds that look nice soon get covered in mud!

Before we let Oscar run riot around the house, we now wrap him up in his Trover Bone Dry coat, which is essentially a dog coat made from microfiber material – this is a great coat ifyou want to dry your dog off without them feeling enclosed. It simply slips over the head and then there are straps to put the back legs through, so if Oscar decides to try and shake himself dry, the coat stays in place. It is also really good for keeping him warm after the cold walks. You can see the photo here where we use it also in the car so he is dry by the time he gets home.

Between this coat and one of the Country Dog waterproof crate pads we have a dry house and a (relatively) clean dog and floor! If you are looking for a way of keep your house clean then this is definately a winner!

Rupert Brown

Rupert owns and runs Muddy Paws with his wife Emma. Having set up the company when Oscar was a puppy 8 years ago (the famous chief tester here at Muddy Paws HQ), Rupert has lots of experience when it comes to looking after a canine companion. Visit Rupert's Google+ profile.

Rupert Brown

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