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Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekly Wag # 23: Rainy Day Activities

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
Laser Tag:
Perfect Rainy Day Fun
Last weekend saw a deluge here. No walks, no swims, no dog parks. :(

Rainy day activities don't have to be boring though. We took a few photos and had some practice on training, but the laser tag game was the most fun of all.

As Tanner chased the light up and down this hallway that is easy to video tape in, Oliver watched in awe, unsure how to participate without being mowed down by his larger housemate. Wise choice!

Weekly Wag ButtonIf you don't have a laser pointer, grab one the next time you're out and add this to your inventory of fun indoor activities to enjoy with your pup. You'll find laser pointers on the cheap at dollar stores and other discount stores. You can even pick one up at Amazon. Enjoy the fun with your kitty too. Happy bonding!

Keep in mind that comments on the Weekly Wag are welcome at the inaugural post, where drawings are made each quarter. The end of June will be the next drawing when some lucky Wagger will win a nice prize. Share your thoughts and see what others have shared about bonding with their dogs.

This post is part of the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop hosted by Life with DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume. You are welcome to link up here, or check any of their sites for their rules of participation. Happy hopping! 


Anonymous said...

Hey Tanner, Jet here. Hi Miss Carrie.

I'm telling Mom about that RIGHT NOW... we've had tons of rain and storms this week and Hurricane season began yesterday. :(

dawn said...

Laser pointers can be fun! My dachshund love it, but I had to limit it because he would go crazy.

They might not be good with all dogs though. My friend had to stop playing with her sheltie with one because he became obsessive about chancing every flash of light he saw. It can get bad in some dogs so watch how your dog (or cat) is reacting-

Sage said...

Since we have lots and lots of rainy days here in Portland, we've found that doing some mind games, tug-a-war and even ball is one way to relieve some of Sage's energy.

DawgBlogger said...

Great tip. Of course there is always the option of getting outside anyway. That's what we do. Sometimes we get pretty drenched, but the dog always love going on walks, no matter what the weather.

evie said...

we dont play laser tag, we play ball, kick ball, soccer, and Frisbee...evie, the oldest loves balls, she has several play balls, i kick it down the hall and she runs it back to me, she will play for hours. we also play frisbee. i throw the frisbee and which ever girl gets to it first and can hold onto it brings it back to me...sometimes evie goes and gets another one as well, so we have 2 going at the same time...

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

@Jana: Tanner agrees with your plan, but Oliver doesn't care much for rainy outings, and I'm not a big fan either. Here in Central Florida rain is generally accompanied by thunder and lightening, so we're safer inside. :)

Dog Activities said...

Great post! Been reading a lot about what to do with my dog on a rainy day. thanks for the tips!

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