Walking dogs in the rain

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Mike Tanaka


Looking to get out and walk your dog in the rain, but not sure how to keep both of you safe and dry? Follow these tips and you’ll be able to enjoy a fun and adventurous rainy day walk together.

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Find covered areas such as large parking lots to avoid the rain

When it’s raining, it can be tough to find a place to walk your dog that’s both comfortable and safe.

One solution is to scope nearby areas to find covered areas like large parking lots to walk around in. Malls, many IKEA stores and other large stores usually have large covered parking lots where you can avoid the rain altogether.

Plus, if you can get to these covered areas before the stores open, it’s empty and much safer to walk around also.

Gallery of Max at an underground parking lot during the rain

Have the proper gear to keep both of you dry

If you can’t find any covered areas nearby and walking your dog in the rain is unavoidable, make sure you have the proper gear when walking outside. This includes a raincoat or umbrella for yourself, and a waterproof coat or poncho for your dog.

There are a variety of different waterproof dog coats and ponchos available for dogs to use in the rain. Some are made specifically for rainy weather, while others can be used in both rain and snow. They typically have a waterproof outer layer with a soft, absorbent inner layer to keep your dog dry and comfortable.

Best seller

HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho for Small to X-Large Dogs


Inexpensive solution to keep your pet comfortable and dry in the rain


Adjustable for snug fit

Reflective strip for low light areas

Easy to clean


Limited pattern choices

Be aware of rain related hazards

Dogs can easily slip and fall on wet pavement

Walking in the rain can be a slippery affair, not only for you but for your dog too. A way to keep your dog’s feet dry and keep them from slipping is to invest in a pair of canine dog rain boots. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find a pair that fits your pup perfectly.

Most comfy boots for dogs

Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots


Protect your dogs paws from rain, dirt, hot weather and more with these sturdy boots


Durable workmanship provides years of use

Rubberized bottoms

Comfortable fit


Does not fit snug on extra small paws

Stay away from puddles

They can harbor harmful bacteria or toxic substances and your dog might try drinking out of it so make sure to keep your eyes on them and avoid them as much as you can.

As long as you take the proper precautions and by being aware of potential hazards, walking your dog in the rain can be a fun and adventurous experience!

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