Activities For Dogs In Kansas On Rainy Days

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Introduction

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. Let’s face it, rain is beautiful, and it helps our plants and gardens, but rainy days can get tedious pretty fast, especially for a dog. Staying inside all day is the opposite of fun since all doggos love to run around the park, enjoying the meet and greet. In the rain, that just is not an option. All the Kansas folks know how many fun activities they can do on sunny days, but how do you keep your pup entertained when it rains cats and dogs?

Indoor Dog Park

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Rainy Day
Moderate
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2 hrs
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Water
treats
Activity description

Dog parks are amazing places. However, they become a bit useless when it rains. Luckily, there are some incredible people out there who came up with a great idea to open up an indoor dog park to keep the pups happy even when the weather is harsh. Getting enough exercise is crucial for most dogs, and when the weather is not cooperating, you have an option to take them to one of these indoor dog parks and playpens and keep them busy and entertained. There is a myriad of options, so there is absolutely no reason to stay bored in your house when you can have hours of fun without getting soaked in the rain.

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Woof’s Play and Stay
Boasting five stars on Yelp, Woof’s Play and Stay is a wonderful dog park in Merriam and Overland Park, Kansas. They offer grooming and “play and stays,” so you can even run some errands and leave your pup in the caring hands of the staff. Of course, you can also stay too and have loads of fun with your doggo!
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Puppy’s Playpen
Another amazing indoor park is Puppy’s Playpen. They provide daycare, grooming, and boarding to all the doggos in Kansas City and they are located in Overland Park. They have staff on site 24 hours a day, so you can safely drop off your pup if you want to, or stay inside and play with them. If you decide to leave your pup there and run some errands, you can monitor them over the webcam they provide, so you always know what your fur baby is up to.
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Pawz at Play
Family-Owned doggy daycare and fun land are perfect for dogs of all sizes! They have rubber floors to prevent paw injuries, and they offer grooming and training as well. This is also an overnight stay, so if you are traveling for the day, you can safely leave your pup there and pick them up the next day, when, hopefully, the rain does go away.
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Shop Till You Drop

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Rainy Day
Expensive
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2 - 3 hrs
Items needed
leash
water
Activity description

When it rains, it pours, and when the weather keeps you locked inside your house, you do some online shopping to kill time. Well, how about you go and shop in 3D? There are many places nowadays that allow dogs on the premises, and you can find one and shop around. You might need a new raincoat, and your pup may benefit from a new leash, so take them with you and pretend that you are Carrie Bradshaw for a day. You don’t have to spend insane amounts of money, you can even browse around, but a shopping spree might make you and your pup feel better on rainy, dull days. 

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Find the stores
The first thing you should do is find a pet-friendly store or a mall that will allow the both of you to come in. Be respectful and wipe your doggo’s paws to avoid leaving little wet paw prints on their floors – the staff will be thankful! Also, make sure your pup is on a leash, as you don’t want to disturb other customers by chasing them around.
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Model!
When you find a suitable store, time to strike a pose! Get matching outfits for your pup and you and have a little photoshoot in the changing rooms. Maybe Anna Wintour won’t pop around the corner and offer you both a cover in the next Vogue, but your Instagram followers will surely love your creativity and the cuteness of your pup.
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Get a treat
Since your puppy is behaving well and since they are respectful to store owners, staff, and other patrons, you can reward that behavior and buy them a nice juicy bone to take home. Almost every mall has a pet store in, so pay a visit to one of them and get some tasty treats and snacks for your friend.
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Wine and Dine

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Rainy Day
Moderate
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
leash
Activity description

Sometimes you just don’t want to cook. Sometimes, the only thing you want is a nice meal with your best furry friend without the hassle of washing dishes and prepping vegetables. Lucky for you, Kansas has a lot of dog-friendly restaurants you can go to and get a delicious meal when it’s rainy outside. Gather your friends and their dogs as well, and have a little dinner party together. You can even dress up and pretend that you are going to a fancy gala and be a celebrity for a day. 

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Prepare
Before you go, make sure that your dog can behave themselves in a restaurant. There is nothing worse than having to cut your dinner short because your pup poops on the floor or pees on the chair leg. Don’t risk getting kicked out and ensure that your pup wants to go and knows how to behave appropriately.
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Dress up
Get a cute outfit for you and your doggo and pretend that you are attending a regatta gala, just like Rachel from Friends. If the place is fancy, respect their dress code, and if it’s a casual restaurant, no need to overdress and put on a lot of makeup. In the end, you choose the place where you’d feel the best.
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Munch!
Time to eat! Get some delicious meals for you and the juiciest dish for your doggo. All dog-friendly restaurants offer water bowls, so no need to bring your own. Check for ingredients to see if there is something that can cause an allergy if your dog has any.
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Interactive feeder

If you get an interactive dog feeder, you can provide a few hours of fun for your pup even when you cannot go outside. These toys are great for keeping the doggies occupied, and they just love getting the food out of the feeder.

Kong

Nothing better than a Kong on a rainy day. You can hide treats inside and even smear some peanut butter inside to make it more fun.

Conclusion

As you can see, even when it rains, the mood does not have to go down. It is essential to keep your doggo entertained and to give them enough exercise when you cannot let them run around the backyard. With a little creativity, you can find many dog-friendly places and fun activities to do until the sun comes out again and allows you to go on long walks.