How Do You Exercise Your Dog In The Rain?

How Do You Exercise Your Dog In The Rain?

Rain is a part of life when you live in the great Pacific Northwest. Not the type of rain that they showed in Sleepless in Seattle. They pumped in that rain from a tropical rain forest…for those of us who live here, it’s not nearly that rainy. However, it is misty…a soft rain that leaves your hair somewhat damp, or in my case, leaves my dog’s long fur slightly frizzy. Oh well, it’s weather…and there’s not a lot you can do with that. Specially when you have a house full of playful Shih Tzu’s, that are just looking to go outside to play, like we do. Sitting on my big cream sofa, I pull a drape to the side to see if the rain has subsided. Nope… how do you exercise your dog in the rain?

How do you exercise your dog in the rain? We tried out Puller, the purple circle exercise training tool and had a hoot of a time! By Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDog

Do We Have To?

Yes. I know, you were hoping for a different answer. But the truth is your dog needs mental and physical stimulation, and just like the postman’s motto…they too will show little to no desire to slow down in rain, snow sleet, or sunshine. So, what’s a Seattle dog mom to do other than don some galoshes and a rain coat and take the pups outside for a little fun ‘exercise as play’ time. Fortunately it was just a tad drizzly and not really doggy rain gear weather – so outside we went with a new little toy in hand.

Purple Puller© Playtime

How do you exercise your dog in the rain? We tried out Puller, the purple circle exercise training tool and had a hoot of a time! By Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDogWe discovered Puller, or the purple circle as it’s called in my house, through our friend Kate. Kate told us that Puller is lightweight, floats, is odorless, is loads of fun, and they come in pairs; and she sent us a Puller earlier in the week for us to try. So, my dogs and I and the purple ones set out to play in the rain, and within 20 minutes the pups were too pooped to putt! Puller worked as a great training tool for us – due to their light weight, I could easily hold both in one hand while using the other to reward my dogs when they retrieved and released the Puller back into my hand. They had a hoot of a time – and me, heck, I was having so much fun I forgot about the rain!

How do you exercise your dog in the rain? Try Puller - the purple, lightweight circles work wonders! via MattieDog

How Do You Exercise Your Dog In The Rain?

Well, if you are like me and my dogs…. you just do it! If you’re dogs don’t mind it then round up some of their favorite waterproof toys – you don’t want a soggy stuffed piggy making its’ way back in to your house and warp up your coveted wood flooring. That’s why we like these purple Puller toys – you can just toss them in the sink and wash them clean. Sorry… wish I could tell you it was that easy with your dogs fur. Mine don’t really mind coats, but they’d rather go commando. I don’t fight it…. our long-haired, full-coated Shih Tzus love water – it’s a curse, they attack lawn sprinklers with glee anytime they see one. I gave up trying to keep them out of the wet and the rain – a dog should live life and be happy, right? So, when we’re done exercising in the rain I just pull out towels and clean my pups down – spray on detaingler and groom them out. Exercise in the rain makes them happy – and it’s only 10 minutes out of my day to clean them post play time. I can afford that kind of time for the simple joy I see on my dogs faces as they frolic in the rain!

Thanks for reading, and until next time – take care and keep on lovin’ your dog!

Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDog

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17 Comments

  1. Great giveaway , thanks

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  2. I would use the puller to exercise my dogs and play tug of war. Schooner love to catch so I am sure he would love trying to catch the puller. Sounds like a very interesting exercises toy.

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  3. The puller would be a great toy for taking to the park for a long game of fetch.

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  4. My girl would love to play tug of war with the puller!

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  5. Going to have lots of hours of play with my puppy Max he will love this

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  6. oh my Beau would love this.. he loves fetch!

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  7. My dogs have lots of toys but we are always wanting to add more. We would play fetch with the Puller inside. My dogs are always full of energy and wanting to play. This would be great for indoor play.

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  8. I would use it to play outside my puppy is only 3 months old and loves to play!!!!!!

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  9. Would be used to keep the dogs active!

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  10. I would love to play tug of war with my puppy with this fun toy!

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  11. I would use the puller with Artie to keep him busy in the house during the rainy days. He would also love playing with it in the snow.

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  12. We would use it to help release energy from two crazy Boston Terriers!

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  13. Great giveaway, would be great for playing indoors!

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  14. My dog would love to play tug with this!

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  15. My dogs would love this, not my arms so much..lol, they love playing tug of war!!

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  16. we need this – fun to play both indoor and outdoor

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  17. We would play tug of war with it!!

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