crazy old woman who actually wants a reason to go for walks, hikes, and bike rides... to dote on a little one... and have a pal willing to jump in the car and go for a ride...
I saw someone do something similar with an old beanie (hat). They cut leg and head holes... it ikind of resembled a doggie sweater, but modifications could be made... Naturally, keeping her from scratching the area (covered or not) is still an "issue". Take pics for us!!
improve one point in your line and bingo ! you introduce another fault
Exactly why I wanted a spayed little girl! I don't have anywhere near the amount of breeding knowledge to do justice to these amazing lines!! Very happy to just enjoy my girl's personality and treasure her presence...
When I take doodle out to hike in the woods, she wears a "safety orange" harness with a "bear bell" attached to it. She can roam (but she's usually nearby). This set up allows me a chance to see her if she ducks behind some foilage, and I know she has stopped moving if the bell stops ringing.
This is a relatively simple set up. The bell helps to alert the wildlife to our presence, and they generally stay away. The squirrels keep to the upper branches and out of reach. The coyotes, red fox, rabbits, and other local wildlife don't want anything to do with this noisy pack. We can hit the paths on 30 acres of forest without an issue.
Perhaps a few smaller bells, zip-tied to a collar or harness, would work for your yard as well.