Activities For Dogs In Idaho On Rainy Days

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Introduction

It can be easy to feel down on a rainy day in Idaho, especially if the plans you had for some outdoor fun with your pup are now thwarted. After all, your pup will still require some activity, even if neither of you are interested in getting wet. Don't fret when the rain is falling and a change of plans is in order. There are plenty of ways that you and your canine companion can spend time together in Idaho where your pooch can get the activity that they need and both of you can have some fun.

The Dog House

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Rainy Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description
Located in Boise, The Dog House has a lot to offer your canine companion. For example, your pup can attend Doggy Day Camp, where they can enjoy a day of play and interaction with other pups in a supervised, safe environment. The Dog House also offers training classes, to include basic obedience training and private training sessions. You can also visit The Dog House for some treats; the establishment offers its own bakery. Maggie's Bakery offers fresh-baked dog treats made with natural ingredients only. On a rainy day in Boise, The Dog House is a great place for you and your pup to visit, whether to spend time together or to provide your dog with an indoor, fun experience.
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Consider doggie camp
On a rainy day in Idaho, The Dog House may come to mind as a place to spend some time. First, decide if you would like for your pup to attend Doggie Day Camp, or if you would like to spend some time with your pup checking out available treats. If you would like to send your pup to camp, be sure to call ahead and find out if space is available. If there is space, go ahead and reserve it for your pup. Since Doggie Day Camp can get busy, if you notice that a rainy day is anticipated, call ahead and reserve a spot for your pup as soon as possible.
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Rainy day diversion
You won't need much for a trip to The Dog House, whether your pup will be attending Doggie Day Camp or not. Your pup will need their leash, so that you can be sure that you can get them to The Dog House from the parking lot safely. You may choose to bring treats for your pup whether they will be attending camp or the two of you will be shopping together. If your pup is well socialized and comfortable around other dogs, the day camp may be the perfect rainy day diversion!
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Pups and people
Once you arrive at The Dog House with your pup, either check in for Doggie Day Camp or spend some time browsing. While there, you can also ask about available training classes if that is something that you are interested in. You and your pup will encounter friendly staff as well as other pups and their people during your visit, adding to an already fun way to spend time with your pup!
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Indoor Agility

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Hula Hoop
PVC Pipe
Kids Tunnel
Activity description
Agility activities are great for your dog to get their activity needs met as well as for the two of you to spend time together. Fortunately, you can still work with your pup on agility activities even when it is raining out; just move them indoors! If you have been working with your pup on agility activities, you can practice the same activities or try new ones. And if you have not been working on agility activities, a rainy day is the perfect time to give them a try! Choose an activity or two and set them up inside.
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Choose your fun
You may have an agility activity or two in mind to work on with your pup. If not, you can do a little research online for ideas and choose one that seems like fun for you and your pup to work on. Different activities will be best for different dogs. As you are choosing an activity, make sure to consider dog's particular strengths and abilities. A dog who likes to jump will enjoy hurdles whereas a pup who loves digging will find the tunnel fun. Working with their strengths will help ensure that the activity is fun for both you and your pooch.
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Master the challenges
Once you have chosen an agility activity to work on with your pup, you will want to get the items that you need to set the activity up. Of course, what you need will depend on the activity you plan to engage your pup in. For example, if you want to work on jumps with your dog, you can start with a hula hoop and place it on the ground. Your dog can first walk through it. Then raise the hula hoop off the ground a bit so that your dog has to jump. Each time your pup jumps through the hula hoop you can reward them with a treat and raise the hoop a little higher. Make sure to meet your dog where they are at so that the activities are fun for your agility star!
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Make the course
Once your pup has gotten the hang of one agility activity you can work with them on a second and so on. As your pup learns a few obstacles, you can then connect them together, creating a personalized agility course for your pooch. Make sure to reward your pup with a treat upon their finishing the course. Don't forget to be patient and remember that each dog will learn at their own pace.
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Tricks Training

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Normal
10 - 30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Have you been thinking of teaching your dog some tricks? A rainy day in Idaho is the perfect time to get started! You can work with your dog on learning new tricks indoors, so neither you nor your pup will have to brave the rain in order to get some exercise and spend time together. You may have a trick or two in mind to work with your pup on, or you can research some possibilities online. You will find plenty of information on how to train your pup in books as well as online, whether in the written form or in videos. Enjoy spending time with your dog along with the gratification that comes with showing them some new skills!
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Choose a trick
First, you will want to decide which trick you would like to work on with your dog. If you don't have one in mind, an online search will bring up plenty of options. Before choosing which trick to work on, consider the skills your dog currently has and whether the trick seems reasonable for your pooch. It is best to start with easier tricks and build from there as your (and your dog's) confidence grows.
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Watch and learn
After deciding on what trick to work on with your pup, you will want to look into how to train your dog to perform it. There are many books available on dog training that can be helpful. If you have internet access, you will find plenty of videos that will walk through the steps of how to train your dog to do a particular activity. You can watch the video as many times as you want to get the hang of how to work with your pup, and refer back to it as needed.
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Get Started!
When training your clever pup, make sure to have some treats available so that you can reward them as recommended. Many dogs are food driven so will respond to the edible reward quite well. Verbal praise and smiles are important, too. It is crucial to be patient. Every dog learns at their own pace and kindness from you will ensure that learning new tricks is fun for you and your pup. Refer back to the book or video that you are using to train your pup as needed.
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More Fun Ideas...

Play Hide And Seek

You may or may not have played a game of hide and seek with your pup outside; fortunately, it is an easy activity to move indoors on a rainy day. Have some treats available and be ready for some fun. Tell your dog to "stay" in a particular location. If your dog struggles with the command to "stay" this is something for the two of you to work on. In the meantime, have a friend or household member hold on to your pup's collar while you find a place to hide. Your pup can then find you in your hiding spot and receive a treat as their reward. Repeat as many times as you like!

Shopping At A Pet Store

There are plenty of pet stores in the state of Idaho that you and your pup can visit. From major chains like PetSmart and Petco, to smaller businesses, the state offers a variety of places where you and your pet can go to explore treats, food, toys and other items. While at the store, you and your pup will have the opportunity to interact with other customers and their pups, as well as staff members that are enthusiastic about working with pets. Whether you are there to purchase some items that you need, or just browsing, you and your pup will enjoy your time together.

Laughing Dog Brewery

Located in Ponderay, Idaho, Laughing Dog Brewery always welcomes canine customers. In fact, their passion for dogs goes beyond their name; the Brewery hosts events that help local organizations that work with animals raise funds for their operations. Your pup can join you in the tasting room while you try out their brews, allowing you to spend time together out of the house on a rainy day. With the employees being fans of dogs, it is likely that you and your pup will encounter staff members who are happy to see your pup and spend some time getting to know them, offering an opportunity for social interaction.

Conclusion

Worried about what to do with your pooch on a rainy day in Idaho? Fortunately, you don't have to be. There is a myriad of ways for you and your pup to spend time together regardless of the weather, where your dog can get the activity that they require. While there are places to go in the state where your dog can have some fun, there are also plenty of things that you and your pup can do without having to leave the house. Rather than cringe when you notice a rainy forecast, enjoy some indoor fun with your best buddy!