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    DefaultAnybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Our smart, playful, never ceasing water retreiving machine has developed a sudden aversion to going out in the.... rain?

    I'm sure some of you heard of the disasterous amount of rain MN and WI had this past weekend. It started raining early Saturday morning and rained, and rained, and rained thru Sunday.

    At some point Saturday afternoon Apollo decided he didn't want to go outside anymore. He just stood at the porch door and looked at the rain and would lay down-nope I'm not going out there. I got my rain gear, boots, and umbrella and went out in the yard myself - nope not going out there mom. I even went so far as opening the front door (he loves the front yard - but is not allowed out there unless he's on a leash) and stood on the deck with him, thinking he might go out in the yard and do it. (Our street floods everytime it rains - Saturday it was exceptionally bad and I knew no one would be "driving by" maybe cruising by in their boat, but not driving) Still would not go out and do it.

    I finally took his water away around 7pm.

    At 6am woke to DH yelling from basement. Sure enough Apollo had found a dry place to go. He has not gone in the house since he was 4 month old ???

    Anybody else's water dog hate the rain???

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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Duke loves the lake, the streams, the water in his little pool....but no way will he go out in the rain. He has never liked the rain.
    Penny from Sunny Southern California

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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Sounds like the next rain, Mom or Dad need to take that dog on a lead for a serous walk in a thunderstorm. I don't know. HK refused to go out in the rain until she wwas 4 months old. Now could care less.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    HATES the rain, HATES showers...HATES any water sprinkling on her because it's not on her terms...but still loves to swim!
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    The rain and the sprinkler and Sammi turns in to Labrawoose!!

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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Oh ..Willow HATES the rain she will dive in a lake or run into the surf at the beach loves the kiddy pool in the back yard but try getting her to go out in the rain…or watch her butt tuck and run when you aim a hose at her…. ;D

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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Got one here. She does the squinty eyes in the rain and looks at me like "can we go home already?" (this is on her walks)

    Get her to the ocean during rain and she is not bothered at all. ???

    SU made me buy a raincoat for her : we'll try it during the next rain/

    these labs...they can be googballs. she even avoids water puddles.

    I think she thinks she's a hoity toity poofy doggie.
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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Lucy will tolerate it. She wont hold it in if it's raining, but she wont go too far off of the patio to go either. Buddy hates the rain. You have to shove him out in it and even then he'll sit by the door. He hates to swim too though....yet another reason I don't think he's a purebred. : :

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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Lucy will walk in the rain off-leash only. If I try and take her on a leashed walk in the rain she will try and drag me home.



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    DefaultRe: Anybody else's water dog fear the rain?

    Jenica will not go out on her own into the backyard when it's raining, but she does not mind rain if we go out the front door for a walk. They are goofs.

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