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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Question hiking in the rain?

Hi there, my dog and I have been hiking for a few months now but as the weather gets more inclement, I wonder if I can take him for 8 miles in the rain. I have a rain coat for him, but over 5-6 hours I am not sure if it will be of much use. He is a little over 2 years old and has done that distance several times in the past.

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I grew up in the PNW. Our dogs, farm dogs, all lived outside mostly, and could and did easily go all day in the rain without a problem! Chihuahuas might need raincoats, GSDs not so much. Go, enjoy, your dog will be fine!

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They will be happy hiking in all weather conditions. Yeah - a chihuahua not so much lol!


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I take my dogs out in the rain often. The only time I might be concerned is if it is around 40 degrees, and windy, and you stop for a while in a windy spot- or if you are camping and have no way to keep him dry and he's wet with temps dropping below freezing.

Otherwise, he'll be fine- GSDs are meant to be out in the elements, getting the job done.
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Hiking in the rain is a favorite. If it is colder or stormy, I do like to put a raincoat on them as my dogs are all house dogs and don't grow a coat like an outdoor dog, plus they dry quicker and are less messy in the house and car.

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Absolutely you can! Rollo and I love the rain! Rollo would not want a coat; he loves getting wet & muddy lol

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Mine are happy in all weather.

And the best part about rain is that parks are less crowded (or empty!) and trails often deserted.
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Mine are happy in all weather. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

And the best part about rain is that parks are less crowded (or empty!) and trails often deserted.

That is the best time ago. Beaches are all clear and can run amuck. I enjoy visiting the local people park in the snow we have the entire park to ourselves.


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That is the best time ago. Beaches are all clear and can run amuck. I enjoy visiting the local people park in the snow we have the entire park to ourselves.
The park in the snow is my absolute favorite. Getting excited for that weather coming up
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If you don't mind the rain then he won't. I walk and hike all over in all weather and my dogs have always been game.
Nice looking dog, bet he's a great hiking buddy.
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