The rain is creeping up this month in the bay area. Get to know your dogs before taking them out on what seems would be a pleasant rainy walk. You will notice that a dog may howl & hesitate upon stepping into the rain. But a dog is not scared of getting wet. Rain actually intensifies sound & the amplification is painful to a dog’s sensitive hearing. Consider working around the heavy rain schedule so that you & your dog can enjoy the excercise.