Is it bad to walk your dog in the rain?
Most humans won't appreciate it either.
Some dogs do love the rain, especially if they are retrievers or other dog breeds used to water, but most dogs want to avoid the rain and skip the walk.
Dog rain coats help your dog stay dry in the rain.
A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.
15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.
Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.
Step 1: Training Your Dog to Walk on a Leash
- Introduce him to the collar or harness and leash.
- Teach a cue.
- Make him come to you.
- Practice inside.
- Take it outside.
- If he pulls: If your dog starts pulling in the other direction, turn yourself into "a tree."
How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.
It's good to lean on the side of caution and not overdo it with a puppy's exercise.
But you should be safe walking your 10 week old puppy for 30 minutes at least once a day, for example.
A half-hour is a safe distance for most puppies at 8 weeks, 10 weeks, 16 weeks, etc.
Apply similar rules to your dogs: Wait 30 minutes after a walk to feed them and at least an hour after feeding to walk them.
dogs who exercise before or after eating can develop bloat.
Mostly a problem with large breed dogs, bloat is a digestive problem that causes the stomach to blow up like a balloon.
Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.
Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.
Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.