I agree 110% with Tony Z. I've hunted plenty of days in Northern New England's late season with my mutts. You take your waders off and it's so cold they freeze and stand up by themselves. When you remove the dogs vests, steam is pouring off of them, and they are happy as a lark.
Usually, I start mid november putting vests on my dogs.
Have fun and be safe.
I do the same.
Originally Posted by tzappia
I hate gloves.
When I start to get cold hands I put a vest on the dog.
Guess it is my "rule of thumb" :D