Ah, the rain. The boring, dull, non-interesting weather condition that makes all doggos stay inside all day and be bored out of their brains. Us humans can find things to do when it rains. We can read, we can play video games, we can watch movies, but dogs are not as lucky as we are. They need something physical, something they can touch and bite to have fun, and that can be a challenge when it rains. However, Vermont is a place with many fun options even when it rains, so don’t worry, you will surely find something to do until the sun comes back out.
When it rains, it pours, right? Well, it does, but it does not have to pour on the potential fun time you can have with your doggo. If you are stuck inside with nothing to do, you can take a quick drive to the Vermont Dog Club and have some fun with your puppo in the facility that offers training classes, playgroups, social events, seminars, and workshops, all of which you can attend with your beloved pet. The club is equipped with the trendy dog gym with treadmills and balance balls, so your dog can get some exercise; the living room, where you can lounge and be lazy for a while; the “spaw” where you can pamper your pup, as well as the fetch room, where you can safely throw the ball without fear that you will knock over expensive lamps and vases.
If you are a beer lover, you surely know about the Magic Hat Brewery. It is located in South Burlington in Vermont and it is a famous brewery that distributes delicious drinks all over the US, and guess what, it is super dog-friendly. If you are bored on a rainy day and you really want to go out of the house, why not pay a visit to the brewery and see just how your favorite drink is made? Your dog can accompany you while you check out the facility and taste the delicious beer. Just don’t give any to your pup, you don’t want them to get tipsy! Seriously though, beer is definitely harmful to dogs!
Who doesn’t love ice cream, right? It is one of the most delicious treats you can have and share with your doggo on a summer day when the rain just won’t go away. Even though it’s raining in Vermont, that does not mean that you cannot enjoy a nice treat once in a while, and having some ice cream will refresh you and make you and your doggo happier and more willing to have fun even when the weather is bad. After the whole day of games in your home, go to Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop and grab a bite, or should we say, lick or two!
Hide your doggo's favorite toy in the pile of other toys and have them search for it. When they manage to track the toy down, include a lot of praise and give them a tasty treat!
Be a proper housewife and bake some delicious cookies for your doggo. Then, have a little taste test with them, and see which one is their favorite. They will surely love all of them!
As you can see, a rainy day does not have to equal a boring day. Yes, you cannot run freely in the fields, but there are plenty of things you can do to entertain yourself and your best friend. Vermont is a very dog-friendly state, so finding a venue and an activity you can do will not be too hard. Just get out of the house and start exploring!