It’s pouring rain and you do not have a fenced in yard… what do you do? Let Fido poo on the floor?
A little rain never stopped a dog walk but you will want to stay dry, be comfortable, and be able to perform the necessary movements. There are couple essentials that I have to keep me dry for those random rainy days.
As a dog walker being wet makes walking a chore, and being cold and wet can make walking dang near unbearable. Sure use an umbrella – what about your legs? your feet? You and I both know rain does not come straight down. To eliminate soggy feet and leggings I carry a light weight rain pant called Frogg Toggs. Most importantly, they are breathable and I am not sweating the moment I start walking!
Now I am sure most of you have a raincoat but I highly recommend purchasing the Charles River Apparel Pack-N-Go Wind & Water-Resistant Pullover its budget friendly, lightweight and can easily be packed away in a little bag.
Rain boots are an essential part of your dog walking shoe collection. Unfortunately, rain boots are not comfortable, we all know this- but I did find a pair that are functional and made with sturdier materials called Servus. These are extremely light weight and budget friendly (if you live in an area with lots of rainfall then I recommend investing in some Bogs!)
I am sure you are thinking DUH but wait- do you have an umbrella with a C shaped handle? This was a game changer for me! Holding two leashes and an umbrella was a joke- but a friend introduced me to the SIEPASA Inverted Reverse Upside Down Umbrella and I can easily use both hands now. Bonus: they have so many fun colors!