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View Poll Results: Do you walk the dog in the rain?
NO. Even if it means puppy stays inside all day 4 6.90%
Yes. Goldens dont mind being cold and wet. 45 77.59%
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 03:20 AM
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This is my 2nd golden.. my last was 14 years ago.. this one (8 months) sits in the exact same place the other did. Just outside the back porch door, no cover and a small puddle. The in between dog (just a dog, but great) didn't mind rain or snow, but didn't sit out in it. He would come in and lay on the back porch. Seems like my goldens like to sit in puddles in the rain. She did have a little start the other day.. It snowed a couple of inches. She went to go out the porch door and skidded to a halt. The snow confused her for a couple of minutes and the she was out in it with no problems... Now she sits in her place come rain, snow or shine....... Good thing it's the back door to the kitchen so I can dry her off a little before she gets to the rest of the house..

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Hehe, oh yes, mine love rain walks!! I like them too... Less chance of loose dogs out and about.
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Mine hate the rain but love swimming, makes no sense. Yesterday afternoon and last night we had rain Lilly would ask to go out then lay in her spot by the sliding door. Never left the deck tell about 10:00 she started barking at the back door which means I have to go now, she jumped off the deck did her business and came right back in. She is a nut job.

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Rain, mud and getting wet through is no problem for a golden retriever and all my retrievers have been impervious to it. Just make sure they are well cleaned off and dried afterwards. It is not good for them to lay about wet too long when they come back.
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When it is pouring out (like this morning), no I do not take my dogs for their hike. In light rain or drizzle, yes I do.

But, my dogs are not inside all day - the 2 younger ones are in their dog yard while I am at work (plenty of cover and a heated shed to boot) and my oldest is inside - but my brother works 2nd shift and lets him out and generally takes care of him until he leaves for work.

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We will walk Tucker in the rain, but will skip a day if it is pouring. He loves to swim, but hates going out in the rain to do his business. If he doesn't walk, we do some training and games inside with him to make up for it.
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I hike with the dogs off leash rain, snow, storms, blizzards, some years 364 days. I go with strep throat, when I had 90 hour work weeks at 3:30 am, with broken ribs, and once (unwisely) with a ton of abdominal stitches. Yes, it is a little OCD, but I feel as though they are owed a minimum standard of living to be excellent dogs for the rest of the 22 hours in a day. tippykayak reminded me that when my old golden Joplin turned 15, I had to put him in the car and drive him around the block so he would think he went for his daily outing, as it was so ingrained.
Same here, but no broken ribs or stitches. Bouts of sciatica and other stuff though. My dogs are my certified physical therapists I pushed Tucker around in his wagon for many a mile when he got old. I don't think you are OCD at all, but if you are so am I.

I do not purposely go walking in torrential 2"-3" inch per hour type rain, but have been caught off guard plenty of times. Actually kind of fun, just rain after all.

Better rain than forging a path through 2' of snow!

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If it's not ligthening and we're not having a Nor'easter come through, I enjoy walking in the rain and so do the dogs.
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I still go out. They still need a run/walk/play/sniff no matter the weather.
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If it's storming don't even think about it.

Tucker is TERRIFIED of storms...even if its sunny, he somehow knows its coming before I do and refuses to go outside.

Usually I'll stand out there like "whats your problem, c'mon!" then I'll hear a very faint rumble in the distance.

But he loves the rain.

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