South Florida is no stranger to its fair share of rainy days, and while we might enjoy curling up with a good book or movie on a rainy day, the same can not be said for our furry best friends! Dogs have much more energy than humans, and you might have to get creative with ways to burn that energy indoors (or else suffer the consequences of a bored or hyper dog)! As the saying goes, a tired dog is a well-behaved dog! So without further adieu, here is a list of 5 rainy-day indoor activities you can try with your dog!
- “Find the Treats” – This game is a great way to keep your dog’s mind active and engaged. Hide treats around the house for your dog to find. This game can be made more challenging by hiding the treats in harder-to-find places or by using a “stay” command before your dog starts looking for the treats.
- “Tug of War” – This classic game is a great way to burn off energy and strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Use a rope or toy specifically designed for tug of war to play with your dog.
- “Chasing Bubbles” – This game is not only fun for your dog, but it’s also a great way to burn off energy and improve their agility. Blow bubbles and let your dog chase after them.
- “Kong Stuffing” – Kong toys are a great way to keep your dog occupied and mentally stimulated. You can stuff the toy with treats or peanut butter, making it a fun and challenging puzzle for your dog to solve.
- “Hide and Seek” – This game is not only fun for your dog, but it also helps with obedience training. Have your dog stay in one room while you hide in another. Call your dog’s name and let them come find you. Repeat the game several times, increasing the difficulty by hiding in harder-to-find places.
Overall, It’s important to remember that dogs need mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, so make sure to try out these indoor activities to keep your dog entertained and engaged during those rainy days!
What kind of activities do you and your dog do on rainy days? Leave a comment and let us know! We’d love to hear from you!