Does my new dog need a blanket/coat?
This weekend, the SO and I adopted a wonderful Fox Terrier mix from a local rescue. She's the sweetest thing in the world, and we're completely smitten :D We stocked up on all the essentials, she's settled in well, and we've been having a lot of fun.
However, this cold snap has me wondering if we need to look into a coat for her. I'd been thinking of ordering a rainsheet type coat for her, to keep her dry and prevent her from smelling "doggy" when we have to take her out in the rain to do her business, but now I'm pondering insulation too. She's not especially thin coated, and didn't seem phased by the cold out walking for 20 minutes or so with either me this afternoon or the SO this morning. But her little ears were awfully chilly when we came in. We live in a condo, so she's only out for walks, not out in the cold for long durations.
She walks in a harness, because as a terrier, she wants to go after everything she sees, and it keeps her from choking herself. How do you usually manage that with a coat? The last time either of us had a dog, coats weren't so common, and he had malamutes anyway, so this is a bit of a new question for us.