Owner of Vera's Posh Paws Vera holding a chihuahua inside on a rainy day.

Rainy Day Activities for Dogs

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. Is your dog tired of being cooped up all day while it rains? Some dogs love to splash in the rain, but others take one look, turn around, and run back inside. It can be hard to find ways to keep your pup entertained and happy when they can’t go outside because it’s raining. We have compiled a list of activities you can try with your dog next time it rains.

Practice nose work

You can hide snacks around the house for your furry friend to sniff out. This is also a great way to keep the kiddos entertained. Have your kids find creative places to hide your pup’s favorite toys and snacks (or themselves), and watch as your dog sniffs them out!

Check out a dog friendly store in your area

Don’t feel like you must be stuck at home when it’s raining. Take your dog to your local dog-friendly restaurants, boutiques, and shopping centers.

Chase bubbles

I’m convinced all dogs love bubbles. At least enough to entertain them for quite some time while you are stuck indoors. They even make dog bubbles that come in fun scents and flavors like peanut butter and bacon! Bubble day is always a massive hit at daycare. Try it at home with your pup.

Puzzle toys

Puzzle toys are a great way to cure boredom. They are mentally and physically stimulating for your pup. If you aren’t sure if your dog will like a puzzle toy, you can start with a muffin tin and cover the treats with tennis balls!

Play tug-of-war or fetch

Pick your pup’s favorite game or toy. They will have a great time just playing games with their favorite humans!

Agility Training

Create an obstacle course with cardboard boxes, hula hoops, pillows, or chairs. Anything they can jump over, weave, or climb!

Teach them a new trick

Rainy days are perfect for teaching your old dog new tricks or brushing up on basic commands.

Go outside rain or shine!

Some dogs are born to be wild, wet, and smelly. Embrace the rain and go outside to play! Leave a towel by the door to clean up before zooming back inside.

Bring your dog to Daycare!

Vera's Posh Paws employee holding a dog inside on a rainy day.

Last but certainly not least. This is the BEST thing you can do for your dog any day of the week. But even when it’s raining outside, daycare is still a safe and fun place for your dog to run around with friends and expel any extra energy! If your dog is a social butterfly they will love romping around the yard with their BFF’s.

We hope to see you and your doggies at Vera’s very soon! Rain or shine 🙂

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