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Rainy Day Schedule

FIDO Friendly’s got an umbrella of rainy day games to keep pooches busy until the sun shines again.

Rain, rain go away, come again another day, especially when Fido wants to play. Unto each life a little rain must fall, but that doesn’t mean a day of boredom and/or mischief for Fido. Using a little ingenuity, a bit of resourcefulness and some new technologies, Fido won’t mind the wet weather. Indoors means fun time, too.
Where’s Fido?

Hide and go seek is a perfect year-round game for dogs of all ages. Not only does this game work perfectly on rainy days, but it heightens a dog’s sense of smell in a fun and rewarding manner. Start out with a few of your pooch’s favorite treats. This game will require two people initially. One person stays with Fido in a room while the other hides. When ready to be sought, the hidee lets out a “come, Fido” or “whoo hoo” sound to initiate the game. As Fido scours room to room, occasionally let out a verbal signal. Once found, praise him like he just won an Olympic medal and reward with a treat. Repeat. One caveat: Be sure the favorite Limoges vase or grandma’s heirloom plates are removed fi rst.

When the rain is falling and Fido needs some fun, pull out a Fido board game and let it rain cats and dogs outside…you’ve got paws of fun inside til the storm passes! Here are two videos of this Fido having fun with Nina Ottosson games courtesy of Kelly Ladouceur of KLAD Cockers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-g87eGg3c&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8OcO-zrsg0&feature=player_embedded#at=28


Need more?  Not to worry, courtesy of pawsitivefeedback.com, these four videos will have fido begging for rain!
Nina O. Tornado
Nina O. Dog Brick
Premier Tug-a-Jug
Premier Kibble Nibble

Photography courtesy artist istock/picworks


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