I admit I struggle to get my dogs exercised when it is raining. I hate being outside when it is wet and I hate them getting so dirty. I dislike rain.
So what is a savvy greyhound owner to do with her hyperactive and under stimulated hounds… Well, my friends, that sounds like a job for the peanut.
The peanut is designed by FitPAWS. It is an oblong shaped ball that the dog stands on to help increase their core awareness. Just like core training in the human world, this is hard work. I ask the hound the stand on it for three minutes at a time repeating three times. This gives them a brain and core break and allows them to focus when it is their turn.
My boys adore the peanut, as soon as I get it out excitement erupts with barking, running, and all together spazzing-out. Darla, is not a peanut fan. The upside for her is the food; girlfriend is a foodie and will do just about anything for salmon.
The good thing about the Peanut is, that it works the dog physically and mentally. This gives you a nicely exercised calm dog that will not wreck your home when it is raining, snowing, or just icky outside.
When all else fails, just move the coffee table, throw a toy down with a squawker, and let them go! As you can see, the Diva loves her stuffed toys and NO ONE is getting on her bed
Have a good weekend and enjoy those nice, calm, happy hounds!