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Old 12-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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Default Do your dogs have a rain mode?

Anyone else have dogs that completely shut off if it's wet out?
They don't even need to see it's raining, they sense it and just transform into decorative rugs. They can sleep all day without getting up once.

Also Robyn can predict when the rain is coming. It's freaky but she can tell instantly if we will be home before the rain starts. When ever I have to force her down the driveway on a cloudy day it's guaranteed we will get wet. If she goes willingly we always make it back before the rain starts!
......it's a little creepy becuase our walks vary in route and in length every time!

So does your dog shut off completely if it's rainy? Or snowy? Too hot?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:14 PM
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Oh god. Raining, snowing, too hot, too cold, anything other than her idea of ideal and she's done. XD
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:15 PM
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Yup! It's like that here today and they've pretty much slept all day. Actually, it rained last night and it's mostly been cloudy today, not even that rainy, but because it's wet *gasp* we cannot go outdoors!
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:16 PM
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Bodhi doesn't care what the weather is at ALL. Fred becomes very delicate and might melt a bit.

But he did go out in some rain today AND got wet in the sea, so I think he's finally beginning to toughen up
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:32 PM
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Zander knows when it's going to snow. Or is snowing. Even if all the windows are covered.

He becomes very...naughty. And excited. And loud.

He doesn't shut down for any type of weather, though.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:32 PM
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If it isn't 77, sunny, with a 1 mile per hour breeze from the s/SW, Saga wants nothing to do with it. She HATES rain. And dog forbid a puddle gets on her foot... Woe like you've never seen before.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:42 PM
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THey might hold it for an unhealthy amount of time. But that is all. I wish however that Pepper could just move her bowels without the necessary stretch, sniff and walk. She is about to freeze me to death because it's cold and damp and I cna't be out there for more than a minute before I am miserable so we have had many anal retentive outings. i for one am tired of it. SHe is sitting beside me with her ears folding blinking a a pleading code at me with her eyes.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:50 PM
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Oh yes... Beezer and Belle will sleep all day long if it's wet outside but that doesn't count for snow lol
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:02 PM
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Maisy is like that with rain for sure. She doesn't even like to go outside and get her Princess Paws wet to pee.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:10 PM
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I haven't noticed that with mine at all. I mean, they both have really good off switches so when I lay around the house on gross days they are happy to do that but I haven't noticed they seem more sedate when we're having a lazy sunny day too.

Interesting though! I'm going to have to start paying attention.
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