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Walking after Rain
  • takumi2takumi2
    Posts: 89
    My Takumi hates walking after rain when the ground is still wet. He's been like this since he was a puppy. It's been raining here in Miami since last night. I tried to take him outside when the rain stopped and managed to make him pee, but he hasn't pooped for 24hrs now! He shakes himself off as soon as we get in the house, as if he had been walking in the rain, which is not true!!
    Is this only my dog?

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    Post edited by sunyata at 2013-08-23 15:18:58
  • KaddyKaddy
    Posts: 1248
    Our Dachshund Belle is the exact same way... we can usually lure her onto the grass with a treat and then she'll do her thing. I have a house full of picky poopers, it's kind of ridiculous...
  • takumi2takumi2
    Posts: 89
    Thanks, Kaddy!
    I used a ball to lure him out and it worked. It was a simple thing. Thanks!
    We just came back from long walk. There are lots of fallen palm leaf and coconuts after storm here in Florida, which are his favorite street toys. He had a lot of fun.
    Post edited by takumi2 at 2009-05-20 00:54:25
  • lepercannlepercann
    Posts: 243
    Yeah, Shibas can be very fastidious. Triton refuses to walk through puddles and hates going outside to pee in the rain.
  • hondruhondru
    Posts: 529
    When we lived in the city, Tojo would squeal if you made him go too close to a puddle. Of course, now that we're in the country, he goes into the slimy, muddy pond all the time and goes home smelling like swamp all the time.
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  • baantonbaanton
    Posts: 933
    Yea --- it's not just about Shiba's and the "after-rain" doubts. Josephine (2 + year old Kai Ken) is the same way, but then take her to the dog park and she is wading around in the smelly old swamps... Go figure! We always thought it was because she was lost in the desert for awhile before we found her and that maybe she was just used to the arrid climate. Anyway, she does not like wet grass, but then if properly encouraged seems to forget about it and thoroughly enjoy herself as usual!
  • YoshiMitsuYoshiMitsu
    Posts: 318
    I must say that my Shiba is not normal at all. LOL. It was monsooning the other night, thunder, lightening and craziness. Well thats when my little Yoshi decided that he had to go out. So I take him out and all he does is stand there with his face up to the sky to feel the rain. He didnt have to go or anything. We were soaked. He loves the water. I put his face in the shower once and he loved it. He didnt scream when I gave him a bath and sometime after I wash my hands I shake my hands at him and he loves to feel the water on him. He's nuts lol.
  • takumi2takumi2
    Posts: 89
    LOL
    I picuted your dog in the rain and thought how brave he was...... He is really a MAN. ( your dog is a male, isn't he?)
    I will try the same to my Takumi next time.
  • YoshiMitsuYoshiMitsu
    Posts: 318
    Yea hes a crazy man lol. He is deathly afraid of plastic bags and plastic panda dolls so hes not all that brave lol
  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
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    My puppy not only doesn't mind the rain, she walks through the puddles in the yard with no concerns over getting wet. After all my research, it sounded like I would be acquiring a diva that would avoid any puddles. But apparently it depends on the individual and personality of each dog! I hope that she will take to water the same way, my mom lives on the beach and I live in a river-laden city!
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  • BearsDadBearsDad
    Posts: 167
    Bear does not seem to mind the rain, but usually instead of going potty he spends his time attacking the raindrops lol
  • RAM25RAM25
    Posts: 317
    No Shinobi - we're in the UK though so if she refused to walk in the rain she'd never leave the house
  • WendyNCWendyNC
    Posts: 257
    This is the first thing Keiko did when we brought her home, a little over a year ago. Her attitude hasn't changed.

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  • RikaRika
    Posts: 53
    Rika doesn't like pooping or peeing when the grass is wet after rain... It's so hard to lure her to walk into it!

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