Dogs are like children in so many ways, keeping your dog entertained can be tough, especially on a rainy day. You might find your dog pacing around, annoyed that the weather is stopping them from heading outside, running around, chasing birds, and generally having a good time. A grumpy dog is like a grumpy child, you need to keep them occupied!
If you have a weather-annoyed dog on your hands, here are 6 ways you can keep your dog entertained when the weather takes a turn for the worst.
Doggy Netflix And Chill?
Yep, you read that right! Find a TV show your dog seems engaged by and cuddle up on the sofa and watch it together. If it’s chilly, and assuming you let your dog on the furniture, lay a blanket down and enjoy a little family time. Avoid anything with extremely loud noises, e.g. action films, as your dog is likely to become a little spooked by the sounds, and instead stick with children’s films, or anything with dogs in!
Find a Dog Friendly Cafe
If you can find a puppy play area or a dog friendly cafe, head there and let your pooch play with other dogs, whilst you chill with a coffee. This is a great way to let your dog run off some steam, but also a great place for you to meet new friends too.
Give Them Their Favourite Treat
Dog Antler is one of our favourites, giving your dog something to enjoy but also something to take up plenty of time! Kongs or other large treats are also a good idea, but make sure they’re suitable for your breed and size of dog. Giving your dog their favourite treat will certainly stop them pacing around and looking out the window in annoyance.
Take The Time to Teach Them Some New Tricks
Whilst you have their attention, why not do something practical and learn some new tricks. Head online to look at a few videos and familiarise yourself, before attempting to get your dog to do something new! This will keep them occupied until the weather clears up.
Play Indoor Fetch
Just because you don’t have the run of the garden doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some dog entertainment! Fetch can easily be done indoors, perhaps up and down the stairs, provided you keep the throwing a little more gentle than you would do if you were throwing in the garden!
Head Out For a Drive
If all else fails, take your dog out for a drive and a change of scenery! It might very well be that he or she is just a little bored, and watching the world go by in a space different to your home could be all they need to let the boredom pass.
Hopefully the weather will soon pass and your dog can head outside and run around to their heart’s content, but these six tips will certainly ease the waiting time!