Activities For Dogs In Alaska On Rainy Days

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Introduction

It is raining and has been raining for days. You and your pup are beginning to go a little stir crazy and you need something to do! With the weather forecast not looking too good, you need to come up with fresh activities right away. So what is there to do in Alaska in the rain with a dog? Plenty of things! Ignore that rain rapping on your window and get ready to have some fun with your pup.

Indoor Dog Park

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Collar
Treats
Leash
Activity description

While you may be very familiar with outdoor dog parks in Alaska, have you ever been to an indoor dog park? Well, if you are a fan of the outside version, then this is something you definitely need to check out! Indoor dog parks are ideal as they are year round and not dependent on the weather. So when a storm cluster is looming over Alaska, you won't care because you'll be inside with your dog, having fun running around with other pups just as you would if the sun was shining. Head out to your car and get ready for some indoor fun specially made for your dog.

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Find a park
Find an indoor dog park near you in Alaska. There are plenty of options, especially if you live near a larger city like Anchorage. A quick Google search will pull up lots of indoor dog parks for you to choose from and while you're at it, be sure to read the reviews and pick the best one!
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Play together
Head to the dog park with your pup and meet up with a few of your other Alaskan dog loving friends. Let your dog run and play as much as they'd like. Most locations are big enough for you to play fetch or chase your dog around as well. Play just as if it were not raining and you were outside in the sunshine!
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Private park
If you can't find an indoor dog park near you in Alaska, make your own! Invite a few of your rain sick friends over to your house and have them bring their dogs. Clear a room where the dogs can run and play while you get to chat with your friends. A rainy day win for everyone!
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K9 Aquatics

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Rainy Day
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Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Towel
Activity description

All of the rain outside may have you thinking about swimming. While we don't recommend you go swim in the puddles of the streets, there are places you can go swimming with your dog that are nicely located inside. An indoor swimming pool for dogs - this must be a dream! This dream is actually a reality and there are plenty of indoor doggy pools in Alaska that you can visit no matter what the weather. Swimming is also great exercise for all types of dogs. Senior dogs benefit by exercising with low impact on their joints and young pups will just love being able to go, go, go! 

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Pool search
Find an indoor doggy pool near you in Alaska. Anchorage has one called K9 Aquatics that you may want to check out as the facility is large and open to the public. Check the hours for any indoor pools you find and see if you need to reserve a time to bring your pup - everyone wants to get out on rainy days!
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Ease in
If your dog is afraid of the water, help them in slowly by carrying them or coaxing them with treats. You never want to rush your dog into the water as that is a sure way to make them even more afraid. Go slow until your pup is confident and comfortable swimming.
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Swim and play
Once your dog is having a great time swimming in the indoor doggy pool, play games and teach them a few water tricks. Water fetch is an amusing, easy game to begin with and jumping in as far as they can will prepare them for hot, summer dock jumping competitions!
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Fountain Fun

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Rainy Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Ball
Towel
Leash
Collar
Activity description

When the rain is just coming down in buckets, you still need to take your dog out a few times during the day to go to the bathroom. You are going to get wet, your dog will be wet and maybe you won't mind. Maybe, you want to get even wetter! If you have a dog who doesn't mind the rain, then this is the activity for you. You and your water-loving pup are about to have a blast despite the rain. Bring along some towels and maybe even a change of clothes for you as this game is going to leave you soaked. 

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Gear up
Grab your rain boots and raincoat but skip the umbrella - the idea of this activity is to get wet so there's no need to hide from it! If your dog has a raincoat, put it on them as well! Don't forget to take a picture of your and your pup in your raincoats together.
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Fountain finding
Head out to the nearest water fountain in your Alaskan neighborhood. Begin your search in local parks, bigger businesses or even in dog or kid playground areas. There are fountains everywhere! And. chances are, they will be widely abandoned when it is raining outside which makes them the perfect play place for you and your dog.
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Splash
Jump in the fountain and splash around with your pup. Toss a ball for them and watch as they playfully swim to catch it. Dance in the sprinkle of the fountain that is mixed with the rain and just have fun with your dog. A little water never hurt anyone and it will feel good to get out of the house and get a little wet.
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Pet Hotel

If the Alaskan rain has got you and your dog down, get out of the house by booking a room at a dog-friendly hotel. You and your pup can relax and stay dry in a new and luxurious setting.

Puzzle Toys

Grab a few puzzle toys for your dog to play with inside while you hide from the Alaskan rain. Make new puzzles or treat hiding toys for your dog if they are bored of ones they have - a perfect rainy day activity for you!

Conclusion

While rain can be pesky and deter you from wanting to go outside, it doesn’t mean that you cannot have fun with your pup. In fact, you may have even more fun with these activities that you may never have tried if it wasn't raining! There is plenty to do with your dog in Alaska no matter what the weather so get out there, bring your pup and allow yourself to have a fantastic time!