War Eagle Cavern in Rogers Arkansas makes an excellent adventure for you and your pup when it is raining. The only area cave that welcomes dogs inside, War Eagle Cavern is Northwest Arkansas's largest cave, with over 4 miles explored. A tour of the cave allows you and your pup the chance to explore nature without getting wet, despite the inclement weather. During your tour, you will explore huge rooms and learn from your guide about the "domes" and other formations within the cave, as well as the history involving the cavern. Tours leave from the trading post every 20 minutes during the season.
As you know, your pup will need some activity on a daily basis, even if the weather is not cooperating. Sometimes, it will take a little creativity on your part to ensure that your pup meets their activity requirements. A great way to engage your pup physically and mentally is by working with them on agility activities. You can start simple, setting up one activity that requires minimal skill and gradually increasing the difficulty of the activity. As your dog masters a few of the activities, you can link them together to create an agility course. Of course, when it is raining, doing this outside is not an option...so bring the agility indoors!
On a rainy day, why not take your pup out for a treat? Three Dog Bakery, located in Bentonville, offers the perfect destination for extra special dog treats. The establishment offers bulk treats, personalized cakes for your pooch, and natural spa products for dogs. Your pup can enjoy free samples while visiting the bakery, which uses all natural ingredients in its products. Your pup may even get to meet other dogs while shopping, as well as interact with the store's staff. A visit to Three Dog Bakery will inspire you for future party planning for your pooch, as well as keep you out of the rain.
Located in Hot Springs, the Gangster Museum of America will bring you back to the 20's, 30's and 40's, a time when the pleasures of gambling and bootlegging (among others) brought people from all over the world to Hot Springs. The museum offers a historic, entertaining account of how some America's most infamous criminals co-existed with the residents of Hot Springs, a little valley town in central Arkansas's mountains. You will even have the chance to play in an antique casino! Best of all, your canine companion is welcome to join you as you visit the museum, making this a great way to spend time together and keep busy, while staying out of the rain.
A rainy day is a good day to do some shopping. If you can, why not bring your pup along to the store with you? National Park Outfitters, located in Hot Springs Arkansas, welcomes leashed dogs with good manners. The store sells a variety of interesting items, like Minnetonka moccasins, hats made of deer skin, clothing from Nepal that is hand-made and cool t-shirts. Staff members are friend to both human and canine customers. National Park Outfitters is a great place to spend some time with your pup, particularly when the weather outdoors is wetter than you would like.