While April showers do eventually bring May flowers, they also bring a lot of days stuck indoors. A bored dog can potentially become a naughty and destructive dog, so it's important to make sure they're still getting their physical and mental exercise needs even when leaving the house isn't an option.
Here are some of our favorite rainy day activities:
Scent and Brain Games
Physical exercise isn't enough to tire out your pup - they need mental work outs too! Working your dog's brain can actually burn more energy in a shorter amount of time if you do it the right way. Check out these scent games and these brain games that are guaranteed to tire out your pup until the sun comes back out.
Learn a New Trick!
A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to learn some new tricks! All you need is some time, patience, and a lot of treats, and your dog will have a brand new trick to show off to their friends at the dog park. Here are 4 easy tricks that you can teach your dog during the next rainy day!
On any normal day, you may give your dog a stuffed Kong... but on rainy days, it's important to up your Kong game! Boring Kongs with a few ingredients will only last a few minutes. By adding more ingredients and layers within it, your dog will be occupied for hours! Here is some Kong inspiration to get you started.
Tug Of War
This classic game is another great way to pass the time. This game will work their physical and mental needs as they try to pull the rope or toy out of your hands! It's also pretty entertaining for us dog parents too.
Indoor Agility Course
If you're feeling a bit more creative, you can make your own indoor agility course using regular household items. A broomstick to jump over and a chair tunnel to run through... your dog will thank you for all the fun they're about to have. Here are some tips to get you started with a DIY agility course.
Bake Some Treats!
Your dog is sure to work up an appetite after all these activities, so make sure you have a healthy, tasty snack ready for them! Our favorite treats to make for our dogs are these no bake dog treats, single ingredient dog treats, and peanut butter dog treats.