Looking for advice/opinions on cool coats/vests and recommendations from those who use them. We have always battled the heat during these hot, Texas Summers. We no longer practice flyball outdoors, so that's been a relief. But we still do agility outside. I've noticed this year Missy is really struggling with the heat. It doesn't take much for her to get hot and want to stop doing whatever we're doing agility related. She will decide she's done and run to her crate to get a drink. She does fine at the dog park or any other place where she has access to a pool to lay down in. We don't have one at agility class, so I'm looking into the possibility of cool coats or vest, or even a pad I can put in her crate. Do cooling coats have any benefit on double coated breeds like Shelties? I'm worried that putting a frozen coat or vest over her back would trap heat rather than help cool her off. I thought I remember an old thread saying if you wanted to cool your dog off with a hose, just hose off their belly instead of their back. Missy doesn't have a very "full" coat, but she still gets hot. I currently make sure she has a lot of cold (ice) water and I put a small fan on her. If anyone has any product recommendations, please post! Clean Run has cooling coats on sale 20-30% right now (Christmas in July!).