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Rainy Day Activities for Dogs

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Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year for the Raleigh area, but you can always count on a large amount of rain to fuel those budding blooms. Rain can put a damper on your plans, but it can be even more difficult for dogs who usually rely on their daily exercise outside! Read below Care First Animal Hospital’s top tips to have a fun-filled day, even with the rain.

5 Tips For A Rainy Day 

  1. Canine Enrichment Activity

While a rainy day isn’t the best for a stroll outside, it’s the perfect occasion to try a dog puzzle! Dog puzzles are fun games that make your dog concentrate and work for treats. Usually they incorporate notches that your pup will have to open with their nose. Enrichment activities are a great way to keep your dog entertained and tire them out even without time outside. 

  1. Pamper Your Pup

The perfect day to take your pup in for a grooming session is a rainy day! A pamper day will keep your pup busy, and make them look great at the same time. At Care First Animal Hospital, we offer multiple grooming options for you to choose from. Learn more here

  1. Take Your Dog to a Pet Store

There’s nothing like the feeling of a new toy for your pup. Another fun activity for a stormy day is taking your dog in the car and visiting a pet store! It’s great socialization and will keep your dog’s mind busy and active while they check out all of the new smells and look for a toy to take home. 

  1. Play Indoor Games

Tug-of-war, fetch, and hide and seek are all interactive and tiring games that you can play with your pet inside! Not only will it provide some exercise, but it also will help bond your pet to you. It’s a win-win! 

  1. Work on Tricks

Taking a rainy day to teach your dog a new trick will be good for their brain as they work to understand, and good for you because you have a new trick on the list! It’s also a great time to practice old tricks that your dog already knows. 

Rain, Rain Go Away

After reading through these tips, we hope you realize that a rainy day doesn’t mean a bust for your furry friend. There are still plenty of fun activities that will make your dog happy. We hope you save these tips for a rainy day!

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