Living in Britain it’s fair to say that wet weather isn’t restricted to Spring showers, but how does your dog react when it’s wet, windy and a bit of a chore to venture out into?
New research from Churchill Insurance reveals that one in 5 dogs won’t venture out when it rains, so it’s perhaps no surprise that nine in ten British dog owners limit walkies time if it is wet outside. Given the British weather, many dogs are missing out on much needed exercise as one in six would be put off by just a light drizzle.
A third of British dog owners admitted to dealing with the rain either by avoiding their usual route or dressing their dog up in wet weather gear. However unexpectedly, men revealed themselves to be more concerned about the rain than women, with more men using an umbrella to shelter themselves and their dog when it rains than women.
Claire Foster, spokesperson at Churchill Insurance said: “Everyone associates Britain with rain and yet we seem to be letting the weather affect our everyday lives, even stopping us from taking our dogs for a walk. Even worse, we seem to be creating fair weather pooches, who turn their noses up at the sign of rain, yet it’s vital that dogs continue to get the exercise they need no matter what the weather. Owners should put their wellies on, grab an umbrella and ‘keep calm and carry on’.”