We’ve been having our fair share of rainy days here in the Midwest lately. They can be a bit of a downer, especially when you have a furry friend who loves to play outside. However, there are plenty of fun activities you can do with your dog indoors to keep them entertained and make the most of your time together. Here are some great ideas for rainy day activities to do with your dog:
1. Play Hide and Seek
Playing hide and seek is a fun and interactive way to keep your dog entertained on a rainy day. Start by hiding treats around the house and encouraging your dog to find them. Once your dog has gotten the hang of it, try hiding yourself and see if they can find you. This game is great for keeping your dog mentally stimulated and active, and it's a great way to bond with your pet.
2. Make DIY Treats
Another fun activity to do with your dog on a rainy day is to make DIY treats. There are plenty of recipes available online for homemade dog treats that are healthy and delicious, such as this one. Follow us on social media where we will be sharing a ton of our own recipes soon! Not only will your dog love the taste of these treats, but you'll also get the satisfaction of knowing exactly what ingredients are going into their food, just like with our single ingredient treats, toppers, and chews!
3. Teach Them a New Trick
A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to work on teaching your dog a new trick. Whether it's shaking hands, rolling over, or jumping through a hoop, there are plenty of fun and challenging tricks you can teach your dog. You can follow this guide to start teaching your pet some new tricks!
4. Play Indoor Fetch
If your dog loves to play fetch, there's no reason why you can't play indoors on a rainy day. All you need is a soft toy or ball to ensure you don't break anything in your house. Also, make sure you have plenty of space to play and toss the toy for your dog to fetch. This is a great way to burn off some energy and get some exercise, even when you can't go outside.
5. Have a Movie Night
Yes, you read that right – you can have a movie night with your dog! Choose a movie that has plenty of animal characters or a storyline that your dog can relate to, and snuggle up on the couch together. This is a great way to spend some quality time with your pet and relax together on a rainy day.
6. Take a Nap Together
There's nothing quite like a good nap on a rainy day, and your dog would love nothing more than to snuggle up with you for a snooze. Find a cozy spot in your house, grab a blanket, and settle in for a nap with your furry friend. Not only is this a great way to relax, but it's also a great way to bond with your pet.
In conclusion, there are plenty of fun and interactive activities you can do with your dog on a rainy day. From playing hide and seek to making DIY treats, there's no shortage of ways to keep your dog entertained and mentally stimulated. So the next time it's raining outside, don't let it get you down – use it as an opportunity to spend some quality time with your furry friend indoors.
Treat you Rainy Rascals next week!