Maggie in Winter

From: Maggie, a Beardie Rescue Dog

Bearded Collie in snowsuitBearded Collie in boots

Bearded Collie running

In extreme weather, even a Bearded Collie needs to wear a snowsuit and boots.

Getting Maggie dressed isn't easy, though--it's like dealing with a sleeping three-year old or a dog who learned passive resistance at a training session for demonstrators. My technique is to hold her on my lap with her back against my chest while working the snowsuit over her legs; after that, I set her down on all fours, zip the suit up her back, and pick her up again to work the four nylon boots over her paws.

For more about Maggie, visit our "Maggie in Venice" blog about an American dog's adventures in Italy.

- Durant Imboden, Europe for Visitors