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Jessie is now 7 months old (time sure flies). In many ways she had made big strides. The attacking feet and leaping to reach papers, towels, etc off counters is still an on going “work in progress”. However, the most recent kink is going out in the rain! She has a doggy door to go in and out whenever she needs to go. I also take her out before we run an errant or after a game of fetch. However, if it’s raining, she won’t go out on her own! I can take her out with my umbrella and stand in the rain with her. Otherwise, she will find a place in the house to do her business. It’s a bit frustrating since I would prefer not to stand in the rain, and she’s a dog so it shouldn’t be that big an issue. I’ve tried the indoor pee pad we had when we first brought her home. But she grabs the pad and runs around the room. How do I keep her from using the house as her pee pad when she has easy access to the outdoors.
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Ricky HATES the rain. He tilts his head back and tries to bite each drop! He will not go outside for a break unless I go out with him and hold an umbrella over HIM (not ME) while he takes care of his business and then makes a mad dash back to the door, leaving ME to clean up HIS aftermath on the lawn! If I don't do that, he would just hold it all day inside the house, which wouldn't be good for his bladder or bowels.

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Willow hates the rain too. She will go out and do her business however. I always take her out on a leash as we do not have a fenced yard and I don't trust her recall. So I'm used to going out with her on a regular basis. She does do her business really fast though and then runs for the door.



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Ricky HATES the rain. He tilts his head back and tries to bite each drop! He will not go outside for a break unless I go out with him and hold an umbrella over HIM (not ME) while he takes care of his business and then makes a mad dash back to the door, leaving ME to clean up HIS aftermath on the lawn! If I don't do that, he would just hold it all day inside the house, which wouldn't be good for his bladder or bowels.

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Mine both hate the rain. They go out the door and stay right up against the house where it is dry because of the eaves trough overhang. The problem comes when they have to come back in and they don’t want to turn around in case their paws touch the wet areas. So they backup to the door instead and come in. It is hilarious to watch the whole production.







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Mine both hate the rain. They go out the door and stay right up against the house where it is dry because of the eaves trough overhang. The problem comes when they have to come back in and they don’t want to turn around in case their paws touch the wet areas. So they backup to the door instead and come in. It is hilarious to watch the whole production.
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Mine have no problem doing their business in a downpour, as adults. Then the toweling off begins. I was wondering if our breed wasn't better at peeing and pooping in the rain than others, until this thread started.
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I keep saying we ought to put up a canopy just for rainy days. Mine will go under our vehicles in the rain. Silly dogs..if you would just hurry and go instead of sniffing for exactly the right spot you'd get inside a lot faster
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If you dog is use to using indoor pee pads, I wonder if it's not too late to train your dog to use a potty tray, with your encouragement when the weather is bad? I'd suggest Paw Trax Trays or UgoDog. Put it in a place where you can permanently leave it. Preferably, next to the doggie door. Rub urine and poop on it. Put the pee pads in these trays. The trays have a soft grate on top and lock down, so the pup can't get at the pee pad.

Otherwise, if it were me, I would permanently build an outdoor canopy shelter of some type because there is forever going to be bad weather now and then. Yesterday, in Oklahoma we had a downpour that lasted all day and night, with little let up in-between storms.

We, also, have a Goldendoodle who would pee in the house if the weather was bad, if there were Fireworks or something else that bothered her. It was a while before we figured it out and ended up having to replace carpet. She was doing this at night or when no one was around.

We solved that problem by gating off most of the house from her. She is permitted in a few rooms with access to the doggie door. Since she won't pee where she stays, she is forced to go outside in bad weather.

If you dog is peeing in the house during bad weather this is a pattern and it's not going to get better. So, another option is to limit where the dog can be during inclement weather and force her to use the doggie door to break the pattern.
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Shama doesn't mind being rained on, but she REALLY doesn't like getting her paws wet by walking in wet grass. We have rocks under our deck, and if the ground is soggy, she'll choose to potty on the rocks.

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