Some people look forward to rainy days. These are the days when you can curl up on the couch with a good book or watch a movie. Kentucky seems to have its fair share of rainy days and when you have a four-legged kid at home, keeping them entertained during these days can seem daunting. However, some dogs have no problem being out in the rain and would love to spend some time playing in the yard in the middle of a downpour. Other dogs may not be so enthused about having to step foot outdoors if it is raining. Keep a list of rainy day activities handy so you can be ready during the next wet spell in Kentucky.
Rainy days in Kentucky can be a frequent occurrence, especially in the spring. Your dog will probably hate being cooped up in the house during rainy days, so you will want to find activities that they love. If your dog loves water, chances are they will love spending time racing around the yard in a rain shower. Next time it rains, step outside with your dog and engage them in a game of fetch or hide and seek. They will love spending time with you and the wet play time will be refreshing. Put some dry towels by the back door before you head outside so you can both dry off when play time is over. This is a free and easy activity for you and your dog. Be safe when playing in the rain and do not go outside if it is storming and lightning is present.
In Louisville, Kentucky there is an indoor dog park as a part of the Pet Station Country Club. If you are near the Louisville area, this is a great option for rainy days. Your dog can enjoy the indoor dog park that is laid with special K9 grass that has been designed for dogs. This place is heated and cooled and provides plenty of open space for dogs to run and play. There is even specialized pet playground equipment for your dog to enjoy. Membership fees to the Pet Station Country Club will apply but this is a great way to enjoy your rainy day without getting soaked.
Doggy spas are becoming popular across the United States and instead of a day at the dog groomer, your dog can experience V.I.P. treatment at a doggy spa. Doggy spas, however, can be pricey. If your dog is well-behaved and enjoys being pampered, you can have a spa day at home. When the weather turns rainy in Kentucky, have the items on hand to spend time pampering your pooch just like they would get at the doggy spa. Sweet smelling shampoos and hydrating conditioners should be used when bathing your dog. Add some fun hair accessories when styling their fur. A pedicure will be in order to complete their spa day. A splash of color on their toenails will be a fun way to finish the day. After they have been pampered, let them relax while you pamper yourself to a luxurious bath as well.
Trick training can be done anywhere; therefore, it is an excellent activity for a rainy day in Kentucky. Have plenty of treats on hand and start small. A simple handshake is easy to teach and once your dog learns to shake your hand, you can teach them other fun tricks. Your friends will be amazed that your dog can perform tricks.
When it is raining outside you just do not want to do much, however, this is the perfect time to take your dog on a shopping trip. Visit a specialty pet store and let your dog browse through the selection of toys and treats. Let them pick a new toy to take home and treat them to a snack while you are out.
A rainy day does not mean you are stuck in the house with nothing to do. Your dog will enjoy spending time with you no matter the activity you choose. Spending time out in the rain is ideal for dogs that love water; however, your dog may not think that being in the rain is a fun time. For dogs that prefer to stay dry, there are plenty of activities that will keep them out of the rain but also keep them entertained.