Rainy days can be a bummer for both humans and their furry companions. But just because it’s pouring outside doesn’t mean you and your pup can’t have a great time. Here are some fun activities for you and your dog to enjoy on a rainy day.
1. Play indoor fetch
Find a soft ball or toy that won’t break anything in the house and toss it around for your pup to fetch. Make sure to clear any breakable items out of the way to avoid accidents.
2. Teach your dog a new trick
A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to teach your dog a new trick. From basic commands like "sit" and "stay" to more complicated tricks like "roll over" or "play dead," your pup will love learning something new.
3. Hide and seek
Take turns hiding and seeking each other in different parts of the house. This game is not only fun but also a great way to bond with your dog.
4. Make homemade dog treats
Spend some quality time in the kitchen making homemade dog treats. There are plenty of recipes online, and your pup will love the tasty results. If you're looking for inspiration, check out our Holiday Treat Recipes for Your Dog.
5. Have a doggy spa day
Pamper your pup with a relaxing spa day. Give them a warm bath, brush their fur, and trim their nails. You can even throw in a massage to help them relax. For tips of trimming your dog's nails take a look at our How to Trim Your Dog's Nails blog post and YouTube video.
4. Watch a dog-themed movie
Snuggle up with your furry friend and watch a movie about dogs. There are plenty of options to choose from, including classics like "Lady and the Tramp" or newer favorites like "A Dog's Purpose".
5. Indoor obstacle course
Set up an obstacle course in your home using household items like chairs, pillows, and blankets. Have your pup jump over the obstacles, crawl under chairs, and weave through the pillows.
6. Have a photo shoot
Get your camera out and take some adorable pictures of your furry friend. You can even dress them up in a cute outfit for the occasion.
7. Play a game of tug-of-war
Find a sturdy rope or toy and play a game of tug-of-war with your dog. This is a great way to burn off some energy and have some fun.
8. Snuggle up and read a book
Sometimes, the best activity on a rainy day is just snuggling up with your pup and reading a good book. So grab a blanket, a good book, and your furry companion and enjoy the cozy day inside.
Rainy Day Activities with Your Dog Can be Fun
Rainy days don’t have to be boring for you and your dog. With these fun activities, you and your pup can make the most of a dreary day and have a great time together.