Why is it that my Layla hates to go out and pee in the rain, but yet she will go on a hike when it is pouring and you wouldn't even think she noticed she was getting soaked if she didn't shake off the water from time to time? I mean, come on, she pees under an overhang and on the patio when it is raining. What is up with that? Are all dogs oblivious to the rain once they are out and about or is it just the lab in her?
The male chauvinist pig in me wants to say it's because she's being a typical difficult female but I wouldn't dare say that on a board where probably 80% of the population are female.
Throw on your jacket and hiking boots and I bet she is waiting at the door for you! LOL!! You aren't going with her.........takes the fun right out of peeing!
Garth is the rain and thunder making you walk that fine line....lolol.
Tess hates it and runs out to pee on the deck.A couple of times has peed then come in and later I find poop. I have been walking her inside lately and the brat went to poop on the carpet while on the walk.???
Kass wouldn't go out, but would hop into the shower or bath with us.
Kai hates the rain, whether it's going out to pee or walk. Once we're out, he deals with it but he really does not like it. So it's not just the female dogs.
Zoe doesn't like the rain, but if it's pouring at the beach, she doesn't mind.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
Abbey hates the rain, too. She will hold it for another 4 hours rather than go out if it's pouring. But give her a pond, pool or lake and she's in love!
Buddy does not like the rain. Champ doesn't love it, but it doesn't seem to bother him as much.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Bauer doesn't like the rain either. He will go for a walk/run in the rain, but it isn't his favorite thing. He will try everything to avoid peeing in the rain, I kind of think he knows it is going to get him wet and he is going to have to come back inside and be wet and cold (maybe I give him too much credit ). He has 2 avoidance techniques:
1. He will go out on the porch, and hide around the corner where I can't see him. He waits a few minutes, and then comes to the door completely dry. When I tell him, "No, you have to go potty first," he goes with avoidance technique #2:
2. He goes the opposite way, gets off the porch, stays under the overhang, and goes into the garage; waits a couple minutes, and then comes to the door completely dry.
He doesn't pee on the porch or in the garage, he just waits me out. If I really want him to go (if I'm leaving and he is going to be alone), I have to put a leash on him and take him out to the potty area.
Debi and Bauer
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.