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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:16 AM

Bought a cooling mat

For Gibby coupla days ago.

High summer here, 35 deg C. yesterday. How the hell do I get her to use it or is it a lost cause? She dug a hole in the garden and lay in that. Then on the laundry tiles. Acts like the cooling mat is a landmine.

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Reply Bought a cooling mat (Original post)
canetoad Jan 2021 OP
MontanaMama Jan 2021 #1
canetoad Jan 2021 #3
MontanaMama Jan 2021 #5
Phoenix61 Jan 2021 #2
canetoad Jan 2021 #4
Midnightwalk Jan 2021 #6
canetoad Jan 2021 #7

Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:32 AM

1. Can you cover or camouflage it with something she likes?

Maybe put it in a spot that she usually enjoys? Give her a treat when she gets close to it?

I have an almost 14 year old border collie who does the same thing with a heating pad...apparently it is the devil...he has sore old bones and we live in Montana so heat is a good thing. I can microwave a warm moist towel and he likes me to hold that on his hips and shoulders....but the fuzzy heating pad is a NO. Crazy dog.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:39 AM

3. Thanks, those are good suggestions

And I'll try, but....she is a Jack Russell!

I threw a dog rug over it, but wasn't sure whether it would still work as planned. I'll try again.

Give your old boy a hug from little Gibby.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:45 AM

5. Gibby is a beauty.

JRs are so head strong...so are border collies....I love dogs with their agenda.

Gorgeous backdrop for Miss G.

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:35 AM

2. Put her food dish on it. Also, may smell funny

to her. Give it a couple more days to air out.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:41 AM

4. Good thinking

And you are right, it does smell funny. I'll do something about that. Thanks.

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:50 AM

6. Lie on it?

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:59 AM

7. Yeah...possible

Gibby is a very small dog, the mat is about 15" x 18" and it was labelled 'Medium'. I've never had one of these before so I assume it's not meant to be the full size of the dog, but a small cold-ish thing they can get comfortable over.

I'll try it; if it works, it works!

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