Make sure you and your pup stay on the move with these dog wet weather gear ideas, even when it’s raining cats and dogs.
Your dog needs to walk every day, regardless of the weather conditions. Typically, neither you nor your pup is super excited about walking in the rain or snow. Thankfully, there are some dog wet weather gear and gadgets that make these types of walks more enjoyable.
I have a Chiweenie that detests getting her paws wet or cold. I have tested many products and gear to figure out how to make her feel a little better about these walks. Here are a few of my favorite hacks for walking my dog in the wet weather.
Adjustable Dog Umbrella With Leash
If you didn’t know dog umbrellas were a thing, welcome to one of the coolest rain dog gadgets out there. This umbrella will cover your pup from rain or snow, keeping them dryer and (a tad bit) happier.
This is seriously one of our favorite raincoats for dogs. Just look at it! These rain jackets are reversible, include hoods, and come in a variety of amazing patterns and colors.
The bag on the back of the poncho doubles as storage for the rain jacket, making it super convenient to bring anywhere. Even if your dog doesn’t love the rain, they sure as heck will look good walking in it!
Why yes, dog rainboots are a thing. We can’t have an article about dog wet weather gear without including these little gems. These dog rain boots stretch to fit around paws and have a nylon reflective strip with rubber on the outside to protect in all types of weather.
Once your pup is comfortable wearing these rain booties, it’s easy to put on since it uses two straps to fasten them. They can also be used in summer to protect your dog’s paws from being burned on the hot concrete. These dog boots are water-resistant so your dog’s paws will be dry, not dirty, and happy during their walk no matter the weather.
This dog paw balm is clutch when it comes to providing protection for your pup’s paws from salt, snow, hot surfaces, and sand. Most salt trucks in the winter do not use dog-friendly salt and that can hurt our poor pup’s paws so having this handy is an awesome hack.
Placing this dog balm on your pup creates a protective wax barrier for your dog’s paw pads that prevents again cracking, peeling, and pain. The organic and moisturizing formula includes yummy ingredients like lavender essential oil, mango butter, and rosemary extract.
This is one of my favorite cool dog gadgets that I swear by. I have a Texas Heeler dog and she has no fear. Mud, dirty water, paint – you name it, she has probably jumped in it.
You just add a little bit of warm water and insert your pup’s paw and twist a little. The gentle silicone bristles remove the dirt and mud and it stays inside this little nifty container. I bring the MudBuster with me to parks, hikes, traveling, and it has saved my car from hundreds of muddy paw prints.
If you take your dog out in the rain, mud, or any liquid, chances are their collar is going to smell afterward. Most dog collars aren’t really made to be odor-resistant, which is why I am such a fan of this vinyl-coated collar.
This is the lowest maintenance dog collar I have used before and my dogs have yet to destroy it because of the durability. Because this collar is waterproof, it’s perfect for walks in the rain because it will be dry as soon as you walk in the door.
Having some of these items for your pup will hopefully make their walk more bearable. Dog wet weather gear (or snow gear or cold gear!) has come a very long way in recent years. Some dogs depending on the breed, size, fur, etc. are more affected than other dogs by cold and wet weather. Choosing the right gear can make a huge difference in how much enjoyment you and your pup get from your rainy walks.