What do you wear to walk/work with the dogs?

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  1. StephyMei1112

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    In the summer or warmer weather it's cap, tshirt/tank top, shorts and sneakers or non-slip sandals.

    For the coming seasons I am preparing an array of:

    Jeans (preferably cheap and easily replaceable), long pants, sneakers, rain boots, running gloves, hoodies, vests, scarves, skull caps, coats, windbreakers, trench coat, thick thermal wear, and water proof utility gear. Shorts with tights underneath and topped with a leather jacket if dressing up fancy is needed while with the dog (ya never know).

    My dad called me Grandma Moses tonight as we left for our walk. I had donned a ensemble of grey jeans, Hunter black wellingtons, a white button down shirt and a black hoodie with gardening gloves. Oh well, so much for being such a fashion plate for most of my life...
     
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    Summer- shorts, t-shirt, low profile socks and sneakers. If it's really hot I wear a tank and sandals with a strap on the back (I won't wear backless shoes to walk/work a dog).

    Fall & Spring- jeans, t-shirt, socks and sneakers.

    Winter- swap out the tshirt for a turtleneck and sweatshirt, and sneakers for work boots.

    For trials, it's the same, but my footwear is always sneakers, no matter the temps.
     
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    That's easy, I wear my dog costume :D They think I'm one of the pack so they work harder. lol
     
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    I guess I don't think about it that much or dress all that differently than when I'm not working with the dogs... I just wear whatever is weather appropriate.
     
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    Something that I don't care about if it gets torn. I have bad dogs.
     
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    Not that I was ever a fashion plate, but after about 10 years with border collies I'm pretty much done with trying to look good WHILE with dogs. I can look good without dogs, or I can look like a dog lady with dogs. :p Sick of getting my clothes ruined because I cared so much about what everyone thought of me. Now I've resigned myself to being the frumpy dog lady, and if my psycho dog gets a mouthful of my pants and rips them, oh well. I'm out $10 for sweatpants!

    Summer/Mexico: Tank top, shorts, shoes (lately it's VFFs, in Mexico it's usually flipflops), hat if it's sunny.

    Fall/winter in Ohio: Sweat pants/yoga pants, t-shirt or hoodie or both, VFFs (... I kinda don't have a lot of shoes right now, lol) and gloves.

    I wear a backpack everywhere when I take the dogs out, I keep emergency stuff in it like a first aid kit, water, dog food, bandages, an extra leash, a muzzle, etc. as well as balls and toys and fun stuff.
     
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    That's most of my wardrobe. :p
     
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    Mine, too. The only thing I really think about is my footwear. Like I said above, I won't wear open backed shoes when walking, training or showing Caleb.
     
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    If I'm going to be out walking, I wear shoes and not flip flops. That's about it.

    Since my wardrobe is pretty much all casual stuff, what I normally wear and what I would wear around the dogs is pretty much one and the same. But I do remember taking my two neighbor's dogs out to pee in their muddy field while wearing heels and a dress one day. :rofl1:

    If I'm going to be hard core working with dogs (aka, at work), nothing beats a pair of scrubs. Or some well loved jeans and a T-shirt that doesn't show hair/blood/feces.
     
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    Whatever I'm wearing that day
     
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    Pretty much.

    Then add situation appropriate for trials. Agility is more casual, OB and rally is a bit dressier. Scenthurdle we have a team shirt we have to wear.

    ETA: For shoes i wear VFFs for agility/general walking. Sometimes flip flops for walking if we'll be at a nicely groomed park. Then for OB stuff i wear my converse all stars or pumas.
     
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    This. Also, something thick on my legs like jeans otherwise I look like I've been beaten by a crazed animal.

    When I dress for a trial, I wear workout shorts/capris/pants... I always come home with bruises and scratches on my legs thanks to the Zoom.
     
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    Same :)
     
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    Oh god I can't imagine wearing any kind of sandal or flip flop. I don't need to lose a toe.
     
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    Whatever I've been wearing that day.

    Sometimes it gets me into trouble, I'll wear nice clothes to the dog park where inevitably I will get jumped on by a soggy, muddy dog. Flip flops are acceptable as well.

    Dog stuff makes me more prepared in the winter though, I'll actually wear a hat, mittens, and boots if I'm out with the dog! Which is something I haven't done since elementary school when my mom made me wear all that :p
     
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    The same stuff I wear anyway.
     
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    I don't even own nice clothes, lol.

    I have 2 pairs of jeans, one pair of capris, and an awesome t-shirt collection :p
    That is my everything wardrobe: dog time, work, out with friends, etc.
     
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    Same stuff I wear everyday here too. Usually means jeans and a t-shirt. If I'm in shorts, woe to my legs, but it happens. I actually went to the dermatologist for a full body scan a while back, and when she got to my legs, she went "OH. My. God. What are you doing to yourself??" "Oh. I'm teaching my dog to jump into my arms... and he's using my legs as a spring board... also he kinda just does that anyway..." It's usually my thighs. Auggie has been known to run full speed into my calves though and leave bruises there. Ow.

    I have run agility in flip-flops before, not at a trial but in practice. I'm quite good at running in flip-flops actually.
     
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    This, basically. Maybe I'll throw on a jacket/coat/gloves if it's cold or raining, or if I want something with a large pocket, but otherwise I don't have "dog walking outfits".

    I don't even really change shoes. I've walked my dog in tennis shoes, flip flops, slippers, wedges, and 5 inch heels. Mostly because that's what I was wearing for the day and I'm always too lazy to put on socks for tennis shoes.
     

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