(photo submitted by a Ruff Wear customer)

1. Embrace it. Just because it’s raining outside, doesn’t mean you should have to stay inside.  Located in Oregon, Ruff Wear knows a thing or two about rainy days.  So don’t let a rainy day get you down.  Slap a rain jacket on you and your dog and head outside.  When you see a puddle along the way, go ahead and jump in it.  After all, you’re already wet…so what’s a little more water?

2. Camp indoors. Who says camping just has to happen outdoors?  You can set up your own campsite or picnic inside or under a covered porch.  Pitch your tent, toast some homemade granola, turn on a radio, play a game, and enjoy the great indoors!

3. Sprint for the hot springs. If you have a hot springs location around you, what better way to spend a rainy day than relaxing in a hot spring?  Although it’s doubtful your dog can join you for a dip, they will probably appreciate the hike up. Find a hot spring in your area by clicking here.

4. Teach your dog a trick. A rainy day might give you the time and patience to teach your dog a new trick.  If you’d rather just spend the day playing with your dog while also helping them develop, try a game of hide-and-go-seek.  To play this game, hide treats in the house or yard and let your dog find them.

5. Bake dog treats. Sometimes, some good home cooking is in order.  But don’t leave Fido out of the fun.  Here is fun recipe for dog energy treats.