Keeping Your Dog Entertained When It's Raining Outside
Bad weather doesn't have to be a bummer for you and your pup. While it's important to get your dog exercise, it can be difficult when it's wet and windy outside. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep your pup entertained indoors while the storm passes. Let’s explore some ideas on how to keep your pup engaged and entertained when the weather is bad outside.
Incorporate Toys Into Your Games
When playing with your pup indoors, toys can be a great way to keep them entertained. There are many different types of toys that can make indoor playtime fun for both of you. For example, interactive puzzle games can help give your pup something to focus on and help keep their mind active. If you’re feeling crafty, try making some DIY pet toys such as tug-of-war ropes or even DIY squeaky toys—just make sure all materials used are safe for pets!
Create an At-Home Agility Course
Agility courses don’t just have to take place in the park or at an agility course class! You can create one right in your home by setting up obstacles that require jumping, weaving between chairs or tables, running through tunnels or even stacking objects in order (such as plastic cups). This type of play is not only entertaining but also mentally stimulating for your dog; plus they may learn some new tricks along the way. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable creating an obstacle course yourself, there are plenty of tutorials online where you can find step-by-step instructions on how to set one up safely in your home.
Go On An Adventure At Home
You don’t have to leave the house for a fun adventure with your pup! Create a “treasure hunt” game by hiding some treats around the house and letting them sniff out their reward. Or break out some old blankets and create a makeshift “fort” where the two of you can relax together until the rain stops! Outdoor walks don’t always have to take place outdoors—you just need a little bit of creativity!
Bad weather doesn't mean boring days stuck inside with no activities—in fact, it's quite the opposite! With these tips and tricks, rainy days with Fido can be filled with lots of fun and excitement without ever stepping foot outside. So go ahead and grab those blankets, puzzles and treats—it's time for an indoor adventure with Fido!