We all love to walk with our dog on beautiful sunny days, at sunrise, sunset or even at noon if it is not too hot. Taking a walk or enjoying some leftover in the park becomes the best way to pass the time.
However, when it rains the thing changes completely. Many dogs do not want to go outside if it is raining and there are also many owners who do not know what to do with their dogs on rainy days. Here we leave you some practical tips for both your dog and you, you can take advantage of the day.
Index of contents
- 1 Should I take my dog for a walk if it rains?
- 1.1 What if it’s a puppy?
- 2 My dog doesn’t want to go out when it rains
- 3 When should I put a raincoat on my dog?
- 4 Should I dry my dog after a walk in the rain?
- 5 How to take advantage of a rainy day with my dog?
Should I take my dog for a walk if it rains?
The answer is yes. Dogs are animals of customs that adapt quickly to the routine we create for them, so that if they always go for a walk at noon, they will endure their needs until that time to do them on the street.
Whether it rains or not, we must respect their departure times so that they can relieve themselves. If it rains heavily, we can put a coat / raincoat on them so they don’t get too wet and reduce the walk time just enough and necessary for them to pee and poop.
What if it’s a puppy?
Then we must assess the situation If our puppy is very young (less than four months), we should consider the option of preventing it from getting wet and catching a cold, since the puppies do not yet have their defenses fully developed and are very sensitive.
If we remove it, it is recommended that it be with a raincoat to prevent it from getting wet and catching cold. In addition, we must thoroughly dry it when we get home.
My dog doesn’t want to go out when it rains
It is completely normal, dogs are intelligent and if it rains a lot you won’t feel like going for a walk. But equally, we must do it so that they can relieve themselves, whether they want to or not.
Another option is to find a park or garden that is covered so that the rain does not bother you as much. Your first impulse may be that you don’t want to go out, but once you are outside, you will walk normally until you do your little things.
When should I put a raincoat on my dog?
For those who live in areas where it rains a lot, it is advisable to always have a raincoat for dogs on hand. since this way, we will avoid getting the main body part wet (back and chest).
In this way, when we get home we only have to dry their heads, legs, guts and tail. Always with a clean and soft towel. Avoid as much as possible the raincoats with internal lining, because they get wet much more easily and take much longer to dry for our dog to use it on his next walk.
Should I dry my dog after a walk in the rain?
Definitely, we must dry our dog as much as possible when we return home. And not only its head, legs and tail … we must pay special attention to its ears and the fingers of its little feet.
The ears and paws are the most likely sites for an infection to develop. by fungi or yeasts like Malassezia due to humidity. That is why it is very important to dry those areas well, which curiously are those that most disturb our dog when we touch them.
How to take advantage of a rainy day with my dog?
If you do not have a covered park where you can go to play, the best thing to do is take a short walk where the dog needs and go home, dry it and enjoy the rest of the day at home.
Inside the home You can play with him to hide, throw his favorite toy, hide food for him to use his nose and even give him a relaxing massage. All this will help you eliminate the excess energy of your dog and make him feel that way.
Now that you know how to act with your dog on rainy days, enjoy your puppy and remember that if it rains but it is hot … taking a walk is not such a bad idea either.