certainly they can, and this coming from a fellow Iowan. if your dog is
really having issues, you can get boots, but they shouldn't have problems,
really and if there are problems, it's usually with the salt and other
things used to melt the ice and not the ice itself.
I'd say I've lost my sanity, but you can't loose what you never had to begin with!!
----- Original Message ----- From: <Robert.Martin@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 10:46 PM
Subject: [bct] Question Regarding Guide Dogs
I have enjoyed hearing Larry's walks home with Jake. I am not a guidedog user but have considered the possibility of getting one. I did have a question regarding how the dogs do in climates where there is a good deal of winter weather. I live in Iowa and, although this winter has been rather mild for the upper Midwest, we currently have about four and a half inches of snow on the ground with temperatures a few degrees below zero. That started me thinking about how well the dogs can work on cold snowy winter days. Can they do an effective job as a guide in such weather? Any feedback from any of you would be much appreciated.
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