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Q: Rainy day exercise

November 5, 2008 | By Ann T. | 12 answers | Expired: 2131 days ago

Ann T.

After three days of wet and windy weather here, I'm wondering how other dog owners deal with nasty weather and getting doggy outside for exercise. Do you just tough it out and get soaked? Find some indoor fun? If you stay indoors, what do you do?

My new puppy (6 months old) isn't crazy about going out in the rain, but she will if I insist. She even hesitates when I KNOW she has to go potty. I'm beginning to think I need to create a big "litterbox" on my covered patio for days like today!

As a new dog owner, I'm just curious about how others deal with foul weather.

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GARYOSTHOFF
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Nov 05, 2008

I sit up stairs and my wife sits down stairs and we have sqeaky toys and oliver enjoys running back and forth between us. it makes him tired. Also my wife or I will distract oliver and my daughter will hide and then call him. He gets all excited and runns around the house trying to find her. it keeps him busy

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AnthonyLucca
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Nov 05, 2008

I throw a ball down the hallway and that keeps him running for awhile and tires him out

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Anonymous
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Nov 09, 2008

If you have a little room, try tossing a toy for your dog to run after and bring back to you. This is what I do with my small dog who needs alot of exercise. In the evening after our walk, he still needs more exercise so I sit on the floor and start playing tug of war with him and his toy and I throw it across the room and have him chase it and bring it back to me. This wears him out. As for going potty in this weather, thats a tough one. Mine dont like going out in that weather either but to go potty, you have to bring them out so maybe just do it quickly and carry an umbrella over him...Good luck!!!

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