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Karen C. had photos of very cute raincoats on very cute Havs! And the Havs are wearing them in a very wet looking outdoors possibly even in the rain. This does not happen here, but then we have much less rain. Just now we were outside where it has been wet and occasionally lightly raining since very early morning. We've been out a number of times today. No Hav potty activities have taken place out there all day. Not even in the covered patio area. He hasn't ventured off the patio except when picked up and set down in the yard. He's nearly three. He's fully "dry weather" trained, but he's afraid of rain or even a yard where it has rained that day. His sheltie big brother is nearly as bad and I think Nickie has copied this behavior. (The sheltie though just holds it for as long a time as possible.) I do wish that I had stuck to my orginal plan of training Nickie both to an indoor potty and outdoors.
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Sassy doesn't like to go out in the rain either. She's okay if it's wet just not raining. This has been bad lately for the past month or so we've had lots of rainy days. I also notice that she likes to sleep a lot more when it's raining.

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Yup. Kodi hates heavy rain too, though he's OK with wet grass. He'll pee in the litter box, but he has to be DESPERATE to poop there. He'll hold his poop for an entire day rather than go out in the rain, silly boy! Fortunately, his little sister doesn't seem to mind the rain. But she is also happy to poop in the litter box, so she has either option.


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Scout will make a mad dash to the lawn and back. I have to carry Truffles out.

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Ollie won't walk on the wet. He goes out and stays directly under the eaves where there is a dry protected strip along the house and he will pee and poop there. He won't risk touching the wet by turning around to come in so he backs up all the way to the door to come back in. It looks really funny. He does this whether it is raining or not. The ground area just has to be wet. If there is no dry area because of wind lashing the rain against the house, he won't go.







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Living in the Pacific NW, Emmie has had to learn to accept the rain, as have I; we have no choice. We get a lot of it and when it's bad I bundle her up in one of her pretty raincoats and head outdoors. She's walked 3-4 times a day so she gets plenty of exposure to rain. I would guess the weather your Hav experiences as a puppy may be what determines their tolerance.
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Living in the Pacific NW, Emmie has had to learn to accept the rain, as have I; we have no choice. We get a lot of it and when it's bad I bundle her up in one of her pretty raincoats and head outdoors. She's walked 3-4 times a day so she gets plenty of exposure to rain. I would guess the weather your Hav experiences as a puppy may be what determines their tolerance.
I think you're right about what they get accustomed to. We've been in a semi drought for years it seems. So mine are little divas when it comes to getting their feet wet. The raincoats are for me, so they don't get drenched and bring it inside shaking. My spoiled girls will only walk onto the wet lawn if I escort them. Otherwise they sit at the door.


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The Spring and early Summer of the year Leo came to live with us was rainy so he learned outdoor pottying rain or shine and isn't picky. But our Lab/Australian Shepherd mix was born in a much dryer year and HATES getting her feet wet so will hold it for a long time hoping for dryer ground. Poor Becca is in for a long winter. I really do think it's all in what they get use to as babies!


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