5 important tips: How to walk your dog in the rain

Updated: Jul 16

Should a dog be walked in the rain? Most experts will tell you it’s no big deal. The monsoons come every year but that shouldn’t halt your dog’s daily exercise routine. With our easy-to-follow guidelines, dog walking in the rain can be a safe and fun experience

Tip #1: Let your dog adjust

Dog walking rain - Scared to step out

Some dogs like Labradors take to water easier than others. But even the most wary dogs can be convinced to go on walks in the rain. Bear in mind that lighting, thunder, wind and muddy puddles of water can make a dog cower in discomfort.

Implement a reward-based strategy so that he willingly decides to leave the house. Dog walking in wet weather can be preceded by treats leading to the door, positive talk and a general dismissive attitude to the loud thunder. Be patient and let your dog take his time.

Tip #2: Dress up bright

Dog walking rain with bright raincoat

This is one of the most important tips for walking dogs in the rain. The skies darken considerably in monsoon, making brighter clothes a necessity.

Bright coloured dog raincoats or dog umbrellas with reflective slips are essential safety measures for dog walking in the rain.