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    it's raining today. do you walk your dog in the rain?

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    Sometimes i do, but only if I feel like it. The dog couldn't care less, he stands in the rain anyway. If i didn't live on a farm where i can just let them run around the paddocks for a while and thats their daily exercise, then yes i'd probably walk in the rain, however Koda can deal with missing a day of exercise... Dodge not so much.

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    Absolutely. I love our walks in the rain. Especially in the summer when the gumtrees smell so amazing...


    Edit: I don't mind rainy day walks in the winter either actually. Last year I got back into mushroom hunting and while OH doesn't trust my judgement one bit and flatly refuses to eat what I've collected, I got some seriously delicious lunches out of my walks.
    Last edited by margoo; 02-15-2014 at 03:15 PM.

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    My dogs walk in rain, shine, bush fires, anything. And they unfortunately have been walked at 5.30am by me for years. So in winter, its not only raining, but dark too! i have to take a torch. They get up and its "ON" till we leave. The longer i make them wait, the noisier they become. If i am sick, and cannot walk them, they are pacing, unsettled and unpleasant to live with.
    So yeah, ive been well trained to walk in the rain.

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    Not always. I did today and thought it would be quite nice because we hadn't had rain in ages and everything is so very dry. But I hadn't thought about the storm winds! So even though it wasn't raining that hard, I was totally drenched by the time I was halfway round the block. Banjo usually doesn't mind the rain, but she didn't look impressed either.

    My previous dog had a very thin coat. When it rained, her back would twitch and she'd jump around as if she had ants crawling over her. I reckon she could feel every individual rain drop on her skin. So she hated it and wouldn't go out in it. Banjo has such a thick double coat that the rain rarely ever reaches her skin.

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    Depends on the severity of the rain but yeah I do. We also walk clients' dogs in the rain. Some love it. Others, not so much.

    If it's really bad outside, I either play games with my dog, obedience training etc, or start up the treadmill and he jumps on for a walk :P

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    I love rainy days, I get the beach to myself! Only hard bit is getting the car door shut when princess Brock is fighting trying to get back in the car once he's realised it's raining. I've never known a dog to dislike a little rain so much.

    I bought a ski jacket and pants for winter rainy days. The only bit I need to upgrade still is my gloves as cold wet hands ain't much fun in the middle of a melbourne winter
    Last edited by mymatejack; 02-16-2014 at 12:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I love rainy days, I get the beach to myself! Only hard bit is getting the car door shut when princess Brock is fighting trying to get back in the car once he's realised it's raining. I've never known a dog to dislike a little rain so much.

    I bought a ski jacket and pants for winter rainy days. The only bit I need to upgrade still is my gloves as cold wet hands ain't much fun in the middle of a melbourne winter
    WoW ! Poor Brock ! OK for you to be all 'dolled up' and protected from the weather - but what about the 'poor hard done by' pup ?

    Maybe you need to invest in something like the following for the pup !

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=d...ih=568&dpr=1.1

    smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    WoW ! Poor Brock ! OK for you to be all 'dolled up' and protected from the weather - but what about the 'poor hard done by' pup ?

    Maybe you need to invest in something like the following for the pup !

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=d...ih=568&dpr=1.1

    smiley-eatdrink004.gif
    LOL POOR BROCK!!!!!???????? I'm the one that ends up hanging around in the rain while he goes and hides under the nearest bush

    Oh and I think he's gay enough without dressing him up like that! LOL

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    We've had the worst week for dog walking.

    A string of days of 40+ even at 7pm and by 8am - argh. And then the biggest wet in Feb ever. So we've had trees being blown apart by wind, followed by stinky hot then floods. I admit - we skipped a few walks and also looked for ways to the park that didn't involve going near breaking trees. Had better time being sand blasted at the beach but I got sand in some strange places. There are some distinct disadvantages to having no hair covering my ears...

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