Didn't think this would be a problem, because she's gone out in the rain several times and didn't mind it. But this morning, it was pouring down hard, and she had a fit! Took her out and she drug me back into the garage where she peed. My husband carried her out a little later and put her down under a tree, hoping this would help block the rain. He said she whimpered and shook and tried to climb up his leg! He brought her back in, and she pooped on the kitchen floor! This is the very 1st time she's ever done that!!!
Keep her on a leash when she's outside (with your umbrella). If she trise to climb up your leg or whatever, knee her off and keep her walking.
Im pretty cruel when it comes to getting a dog to go in the rain. I keep them outside for 15 or 20 minutes, trying to walk them around until they go. If they go, they immediately get to go back inside. I've had dogs that have done like you described, gone inside because they didn't want to go outside in the rain.
If (and only if I caught them) they went immediately back outside and were left in the rain for an hour or so. So if they go outside in the rain, they're out for like 15 minutes. If they go inside, they get tossed outside for a Very Long Time in the rain they were trying to avoid getting into anyway. They quickly learned to do their business ASAP so they could come in.
If leaving your pup outside isnt' feasible for one reason or another (and honestly the only case I would think that this isn't an option is if you don't have a fenced in yard, because you can watch your pup while it's outside from the comforts of your home), when your dog doesn't go outside, bring her briskly inside and put her in her crate for 15 minutes. Then take her bakc outside for another go. Don't give her the opportunity to go in an inappropriate place and if she does go and you catch her, pick her up immediately even if she's still going and take her outside into the rain. ANd keep her there for as long as you can stand it.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 7/8/2005 9:57:37 AM*** Reason: add
How about a raincoat? They have all sizes and styles for doggies, including hooded ones. My puppies have no problem going out in the rain as long as they need to with their raincoats on. It's a bit cruel to keep them out in the pouring rain with no protection.
I would never spend that much money for an umbrella. I have a huge six foot umbrella made by Tote that I paid $13 for, and it covers both the dog and me when we go out int he rain. She's not happy about going out in the rain, but she wll follow me if I go out first.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 7/8/2005 1:25:11 PM*** Reason: *
i went the cruel way, too. kept them out until they went. if they didn't go and i gave up i put them in their crate and i tried again soon. when they did go in the rain they got a treat right then, a food treat. if their is thunder she may be reacting to that, too. the key for me was to be more stubborn than they were.
yep catlover..rainor shine..potty time is potty time..stay with them until they go...you dont want them coing inthinking they can releave them selves in the house..you have worked too long and nhard to do that..rain is only water...and it drys...i walk mine and stay with them as`pups to get it down pat....good luck to you...
Why is it bad to go out in the pouring rain? I never carry an umbrella. Its water, it dries. The dog goes inside and lays in the climate controlled house and dries out. They do the same thing at bath time.
If it rains for three days straight, keeping them inside is not going to work.
Water from the sky, water from the faucet, wonderful stuff and not deadly at all.
***Edited By: Icyhound on 7/9/2005 12:08:29 PM*** Reason: wrong words
I pick Twinkie up and bring her to the far end of the property line so that to get back in the house she must go through the wet grass. This works because ushually she has to go to the bathroom and she ends up staying outside longer, then she forgets that she hates the rain and goes about her normal routine for a while before we go in. Living in Washington we get a LOT of these wet days and Twinkie will just have to get used to it. lol
we got one of those 10 ft. plastic beach tarps with the adjustable poles to put out in the yard for the dogs in the rainy season. it was $30 at Sams club. I have bulldogs that are accustomed to always being in a dry house and they HATE the rain. If you have a yard to put it in, that gives you a pretty good sized dry area for your dog to go in.