Training your dog to use a Pet Umbrella

Training your dog to use a Pet Umbrella

Training your pet to use an umbrella may seem like a daunting task, but with patience and consistency, it can be done. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Start with Short Sessions

It's important to start slowly when introducing your pet to the dog umbrella. Begin with short sessions of just a few minutes each day. This will help your pet get used to the dog umbrella without becoming overwhelmed or anxious.

To start, hold the dog umbrella over your pet while they are in a comfortable and familiar environment, such as inside your home. Use treats or toys to help them associate the umbrella with positive experiences. Gradually increase the amount of time your pet spends under the umbrella, and be sure to praise and reward them for their progress.

Gradually Increase Duration

As your pet becomes more comfortable with the dog umbrella, gradually increase the duration of your training sessions. Start by adding a minute or two to each session, and continue to increase the time until your pet is comfortable spending extended periods of time under the umbrella.

During each session, practice opening and closing the umbrella while your dog is underneath it. This will help them become accustomed to the sound and movement of the umbrella. Again, use treats or toys to help your dog associate the umbrella with positive experiences.

Maintaining the Training

Once your dog has learned to use the dog umbrella, it's important to maintain their training to ensure that they continue to use it properly. Here are some tips to help you maintain the training:

  • Consistency is key. Continue to use the same commands and rewards that you used during the initial training period. This will help your pet remember what they need to do and reinforce the behavior.
  • Practice regularly. Even if it's not raining outside, it's a good idea to practice using the dog umbrella with your pet on a regular basis. This will help them stay familiar with the process and make it easier for them to use the umbrella when they need to.
  • Use positive reinforcement. Whenever your pet uses the dog umbrella correctly, be sure to praise them and give them a treat. This will help them associate using the umbrella with positive experiences and encourage them to continue using it.
  • Keep the umbrella accessible. Make sure that the dog umbrella is always within reach so that your pet can use it when they need to. If the umbrella is stored in a hard-to-reach place, your pet may be less likely to use it.
  • Monitor your pet's behavior. Keep an eye on your pet's behavior when it's raining outside to make sure that they are using the umbrella correctly. If you notice any issues, such as your pet not opening the umbrella all the way or not standing still while using it, you may need to do some additional training to correct the behavior.

With patience and consistency, your pet can learn to use an umbrella and stay dry on rainy days. Remember to always use positive reinforcement and to never force your pet to do something they are uncomfortable with.


At Pet Stop Boutique you can find Pet Umbrellas for small to medium size dogs as well as Zee.Dog Raincoats for all sizes of dogs. If you want to make sure your dog is going to be as dry as possible, feel free to combine them!  

Good luck on your trainings!

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