When it’s raining outside it can be difficult to decide if you should stay inside or push through and walk Fido. Whatever you choose to do we gathered some solutions for both options to keep you and your pup safe.
Rainy weather can be dangerous and just messy. Cars are less likely to see you and your pup and are also more likely to skid on the road. On top of that, you and your dog will most likely get drenched. This could result in both you and Fido getting sick as well as muddy and gross. And if your pup hates baths, you’ll probably want to avoid having to give them an extra one because you went out in the rain. Stay inside and play games with your furry friend, treat puzzles and the dog version of hide-and-seek are great for mental stimulation.
If you are set on going out or you just don’t think you can properly exercise your dog inside then go to a dog park. For many dogs, a walk can take a while to get in the exercise they need. To limit this time try a dog park instead, you’ll also most likely be the only person there. At the park, your dog can run around vast areas and get rid of a lot of that energy they’ve been holding in. The downside your four-legged friend will more than likely get extremely muddy, so come prepared. Bring towels and adequately cover your back seat so Fido doesn’t cover it in the mud. When you’re home, try to rinse off your pup before going inside to ensure minimum mess.
Don’t bother bringing an umbrella. Balancing a lease and an umbrella pole can be extremely tough and is not recommended. You’ll want to suit up in a nice raincoat to keep you warm and dry and don’t forget about Fido; they might need one too. We recommend having some type of reflective material as well, lucky for you there are reflective vests explicitly made for pups. The more visible you can be in the rain the better.
It doesn’t matter if your dog loves water or utterly despises it, busy streets will cause problems. The last thing you want is a car driving through a puddle and drenching you and your pup in water. This will only cause stress and anxiety for your furry friend, so if you can avoid it, please do. Skipping busy streets is also helpful in preventing any potential accidents that can occur, keeping you and your pooch safe.
Rainy weather isn’t very fun when you’re trying to get in your daily walk with your canine companion. But you can’t ignore your dog’s need for regular exercise. Whether deciding to stay inside or venture out into the rain, stay safe and try to still have fun.
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