Making my dog happy on a rainy day?
December 26, 2012 8:48 AM Subscribe
How do I keep my puppy entertained on a rainy day? My 6&1/2 old puppy (see this previous post)
has turned out to be ... rather interesting. She is not particularly high-energy and doesn't seem to take much joy in long walks. She is, however, really interested in romping and socializing with other dogs.
posted by echolalia67 to pets & animals (15 answers total)
With the rainy weather we've been having, she seems to regard walks as unpleasant obligation, something she does because I'm making her. She doesn't like going out in the rain and in particular seems to hate getting her feet wet.
Worst of all on these rainy days, there are almost no other dogs out on walks when we're out. Interaction with other canines is what motivates her; romping and roughhousing with them provides her with the physical and mental stimulation she craves.
Without time in a doggie mosh pit, she goes crazy at home, no matter how long her walks might be. She teases the cats, chases my son, tears every piece of paper she finds to shreds. Clearly, she's bored.
I've played tug-of-war with her, filled kongs with treats, given her squeaky toys; all of these help somewhat but just don't satisfy her the way a good chase and play fight with another dog does. Suggestions?