Grooming your dog is usually a hit or miss; there are some dogs who like bathing while there are others who do not. Rainy weather gives you a chance to stay indoors and spend time with your dog. Therefore, grab this chance to bathe and clean your dog before they go out and get dirty again. This activity is easy and will not cost you any money (except if you have to buy new shampoo and supplies). Moreover, it gives you a good opportunity to bond with your dog and to pamper your pooch. Think of it as a doggy spa day!
New York City is one of the trendiest cities in the United States and it usually has some innovative places that cannot be seen elsewhere. Among these hip places, one that dog owners truly appreciate and enjoy is an indoor dog park. Dog parks are usually located outdoors in open areas where dogs can play. However, for not-so-good weather, indoor dog parks offer the best solution. These facilities often have football-sized fields where dogs can play, run around and interact with other dogs. Some even have pet spas, swimming pools and boutiques for dogs. NYC is full of these indoor dog parks and for a moderately-priced membership fee, your dog gets access to all the perks they offer.
Baking is a typical favorite indoor activity. Why not make it dog-friendly and bake dog treats instead? While dog treats are readily available in pet stores, baking treats for your dog on your own is more special. You and your dog also get to do something together; you are the baker doing the work while your dog is your official taste tester! The only expenses you’ll need for this activity are for the ingredients.
It is a known fact that humans need some sort of regular physical activity in order to stay healthy. The same thing goes for dogs. In fact, dogs often need exercise and stimulation. If the weather does not allow for your regular walks at Central Park with your dog or for any other outdoor activity for that matter, a solution would be to work out indoors. Go on YouTube and search for exercises for dog and owner and use it as a guide.
If the weather forecast is rainy over the next few days, one indoor activity that you may do is a play date. Set a plan with a friend who owns a dog to meet up indoors and organize a play date among your dogs. You may also set up play dates with your neighbors who are dog owners. Take turns in hosting the play dates and make it a regular habit throughout the rainy season.
The rainy season should not prevent you and your dog from having fun and spending quality time together. Little to no activity will make both you and your dog go stir crazy, especially in a bustling city like New York. Any of these indoor activities can help you and your furbaby last through the “ruff” and rainy weather.