Dog Rain Gear

5 Rainy Day Dog Walking Essentials

Most dogs do not like the rain, despite the old saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”   However, if you live in an area that sustains a great deal of annual rainfall then your pup will have to walk in the stormy weather. If you invest in a few rainy-day dog walking essentials your pup will feel happier going outside in the wet weather conditions and might even enjoy the outing. 

  1. A Waterproof Dog Leash

When your dog’s leash becomes wet it feels cold and slippery. You might have a hard time holding onto the leash and if your dog should suddenly bolt then the wet leash may slip through your fingers. If you invest in a waterproof leash, then you won’t have to worry about holding onto the soggy leash. 

  1. Dog Raincoat 

Keep your dog’s fur dry and avoid the smelly wet dog odor. Also, Fido will thank you for keeping him dry. You can pick from a wide assortment of raincoats made for big and small canines. Try to find a water repellent rain bracket that is lightweight. It should also have a small hole where you can slip the dog’s leash to attach it to the harness or collar.  Most dog raincoats feature plastic around the neck, torso and leg holes to prevent water from penetrating the area. If you live in an area with extreme temperature drops, then you might want to invest in an insulated rain jacket to keep your pup both warm and dry. 

If you are seeking  heavier winter jacket that will not only keep your pup dry but also warm then check out our Doggykingdom winter jacket

  1. Rainboots for Dogs

If you regularly walk your dog in the resin, then a pair of rainboots for dogs are a must-have. They will keep your dog’s paws wet when you walk through puddles on pavement. The booties also provide your dog with much-needed traction across slippery surfaces. Dog rainboots will also prevent your pup from tracking mud and other unwanted wet debris into your home or auto. You can slip off the boots before letting your pup into the interior so you don’t have to deal with muddy pawprints, bits of grass and other debris that can collect between a dog’s toes. 

  1. Dog Umbrella

You can purchase a specialized umbrella designed to attach to your dog’s leash and offer rain protection for your pup when walking your dog. The umbrellas come in clear plastic to let the light through and allow your dog to easily see 360 degrees. If you don’t want to invest in a customized dog raincoat then you can always purchase a large umbrella that affords both you and your dog protection from the rain when walking. 

  1. Towels

Never underestimate the importance of packing a towel or two to dry off your dog’s feet and fur after walking in the rain. You can slip the towels into your purse or pack. If you shop online pet supplies, you’ll even find heavily absorbent dog towels that are custom designed to help pull the moisture out of your dog’s coat with ease.

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I see all your tips about the importance of rain gear for our pups…we love your products here, at our Midwest home, where we have all 4 seasons…His winter jacket was perfect! He was comfortably warm in it, was able to do his business, even with the deep snow, without getting any of his business on his beautiful Olive colored winter coat…he adapted to it well! So, you’re offering tips for the rainy season, but I don’t see any rain gear being sold yet, or am I just missing it? Thanks for all your great products! You’re our favorite pup gear business! Have a nice day!

Andrea Haidu

Hi there…I’ve read your tips of rain gear for your pups, but I don’t see that you all are selling them yet…at least not that I can locate…Are you selling any yet? We love your products! His winter coat was perfect! He was warm, could easily do his business, without getting anything on the coat! Looking forward to you all selling rain jackets soon!

Andrea Haidu

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