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Rain & Snow, How does your Havanese go?

Hi all! Okay, one response to my earlier post raised some questions for me. Since Havanese don't like to do their business in rain and I'm assuming not in snow either, how did you do it last winter? Did you have to make modifications during heavy rain or a snow storm to get your guy/girl to go? I would love to hear in detail how you and your doggie handled this.

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Shama will go out in all seasons, all weather (including Minnesota snow and cold). If it's pouring rain, she may choose to potty on the rocks underneath the deck instead of out in the grass, but she often ventures out into the grass even when it's raining. We don't bother with jackets or boots, but we're always with her and make it quick in bad weather (unless she lingers, which she does sometimes when we think it's really cold!)
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Perry doesn't mind going out in Rain or snow (He does, however, oppose wet grass - pouring down rain is ok, but dew wet grass is evil apparently). But, like Shama, he is still happy to go outside, he'll just try to potty on the dirt or the patio instead of the grass (which is when we developed the 'yard' command, to remind him that he needs to go into the yard, not on the patio). For the snow, as long as they have a path of sorts where they can squat, etc we didn't have a problem.
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Molly is a small girl and is a little more delicate when it comes to nasty weather. In a pouring rain I take her out with a golf umbrella. In the winter she wears a parka and I shovel an area if the snow is too deep. We occasionally get severe weather like high winds, blizzard conditions, or dangerous wind chills. I have set up an emergency potty area in my basement which she will use. It is a tarp, covered with newspapers, surrounded by a large expen.



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Mine will go potty outside in the rain, but sometimes will stay close to the house under eaves.

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Loki goes outside rain or shine. He has his private potty right outside the back door. (It used to be my herb garden but DH thought Loki needed a close place to potty in bad weather so up came my herbs and in went Loki's sod. LOL!)

Sometimes he will sit under the eave and then venture out to potty. He will even go in the sprinkler. Last winter was his first. During the first snow, he wasn't sure what to do. He went on a clear place on the patio under a chair. As soon as we went to walk, he saw other dogs had gone on the snow so he figured it out. I will put on his raincoat for a walk but that is mostly for me. It helps with the drying. Otherwise, he just runs out and I keep a towel by the door to dry feet.
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I've never had a problem getting mine to go out in the rain or snow. Heck I took my last Ha Apollo out during Hurricane Sandy, he practically blew over sideways as did I but he refused to go potty inside. Once he stopped using his piddle place potty he never went back to it. I should have worked harder to keep him using that for foul weather. He loved the snow, but I used to have our snow removal crew snow blow our back yard. They'd snow blow a large rectangle with some trails lol.
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Willow will go in any weather. If it's raining hard, I do put a little light raincoat on her. The worse the weather, the less fooling around she does so it's usually pretty quick. It there is snow on the ground my husband shovels a bear patch for her to use. We usually don't get much snow here in the Pacific NW so it hardly ever gets very deep.

I hope Dee Dee sees this post as she created a novel potty area for Sophie and posted a pix of it once.



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Willow will go in any weather. If it's raining hard, I do put a little light raincoat on her. The worse the weather, the less fooling around she does so it's usually pretty quick. It there is snow on the ground my husband shovels a bear patch for her to use. We usually don't get much snow here in the Pacific NW so it hardly ever gets very deep.

I hope Dee Dee sees this post as she created a novel potty area for Sophie and posted a pix of it once.
I'm glad I am not the only one who shovels (or pays someone else to) their yard in the snow lol. Apollo would not poop unless there is some grass visible, if the snow isn't too deep he is OK. The back of my house is 3 stories with a walk out basement. I have a huge deck that runs the length of the house and comes out 30 feet. I had the underneath area paved in PA bluestone...It stays free of snow but Apollo would not go potty on it! When we were at our condo on the beach he refused to go on sand lol. He was a tempermental "pottier" God I miss that little boy!
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Mine doesn't like rain and I have to shoo them out, we don't get downpour often, just a lot of drizzle. I also shoo them away from the front porch covered area because it smells really bad after a while without any rain to wash things off there. They don't like it, but they will do their business.

However Link loves running in the snow that we had (mind you we only have a few inches in Seattle). Zelda doesn't really care one way or another with our snow. I'd imagine they would not appreciate deep snow.

Supposingly if they were exposed to rain when they were puppies they'd better. Unfortunately mine are both summer puppies when we hardly have any rain here so they definitely did not get a chance to acclimate.

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