Like us, if dogs are kept indoors for too long due to bad weather, they can become overwhelmed and uncomfortable. But finding dog activities on a rainy day to burn off your dog’s relentless energy can be impossible.
While burning energy through physical activity is still important for dogs, mental entertainment for your dog is just as good when outside is not an option. So, when the weather is inclement, check out the list below with Begy for top 9 rainy day dog activities that will keep your dog entertained.
AWOOF Large Snuffle Mat
This fun-filled snuffle mat will bring out your dog’s inner forager. Snuffle mats are an interactive option used for play or as a slow-feeder during mealtime. Scatter some kibble or treats throughout the mat’s hiding places and let your dog go on a fun hunt.
Hyper Pet IQ Treat Mat
Lick mats are great to have on hand if you have a nervous pet. Licking naturally calms dogs and is a fun activity that keeps their brains active. Spread some peanut butter or pure pumpkin puree on these mats, and your dog will have a delicious time. They’re also an excellent way to get their teeth cleaned.
Brick Puzzle Game
Dog puzzles are awesome. They come in various shapes and sizes, and dogs never get tired of them. Dogs can move the brick pieces around with their paws and snout in order to find a tasty treat hidden inside. It’s good for a dog’s brain and a rainy-day activity that never fails to please.
Starmark Treat Dispenser Chew Ball
Make your pet work for their treats while keeping them active with this chew ball treat dispenser. Simply fill it up with small treats and watch as your dog moves around the living room, determined to get every last crumb out. You can even load it up with kibble (for extra nutrition points) and use it in place of a bowl for an interactive meal.
OurPets Sushi Treat Dispensing Puzzle
Another go-to dog puzzle is OurPet’s Sushi-themed one. Not only is it decorated with adorable sushi stickers, but it’s a simple yet fun way for dogs to exercise their brains on a rainy day. You can quickly fill up the hidden holes with kibble or treats and watch as your dog pushes the sushi back and forth for a yummy reward.
Frisco Knotted Rope Toy
Knotted rope toys are fantastic and versatile toys with endless possibilities. Use them to burn energy playing tug-of-war or fetch with your energetic pup. It’s also great as a reliable chew toy when your pet needs to entertain themselves.
KONG Extreme Dog Toy
KONG’s extreme toy is another versatile dog toy great to have on hand for various rainy day dog activities. Fill it up with kibble and watch your dog have fun knocking it around to get their food out. Or stuff it with peanut butter and give it to your dog as a relaxing treat after a long day.
Hide and Seek Plush Puzzle
Challenge your pet to a game of hide and seek with this cute plush puzzle. Let your dog’s inner hunter come out as they search for squeaky stuffed squirrels hiding inside the tree trunk. If your canine gets bored playing by themselves, use the squirrels in a safe game of indoor fetch to switch things up.
Benebone Bacon Flavored Wishbone
If you’ve got a chew-happy pup, Benebone’s bacon-flavored wishbone is a much-needed addition to their toy collection. Even better, chewing is an active and enjoyable activity for dogs that helps them to relax.
Obedience Training Treats
One of dog favorite rainy-day dog activities to keep my dogs’ minds and bodies active is practicing obedience skills with treats. Though it seems like a chore, my trainer reassured me working on obedience skills helps increase a dog’s confidence and strengthens your bond with them. Using Zuke’s Mini Natural Training Treats for obedience sessions due to their small size and low-calorie count. Remy loves how they taste. It’s a win-win.