10 Fun activities to do with your dog
1. Go on a hike
Your dog is the perfect companion to accompany you on a fun hiking adventure! Find a dog-friendly trail and take your dog along to explore. Make sure you bring plenty of food and water for both you and your pup!
2. Go to a dog park
Dog parks are a place where dogs can be dogs! Most dog parks are securely fenced in and have their specific rules/guidelines posted. Become familiar with your park’s specific rules before you visit to make sure you come prepared. Your dog will love running off some of that extra energy and making some new friends while playing at the park!
3. Go on a jog
Dogs love running which make them great motivation for going on a jog!
4. Go to a dog-friendly restaurant or brewery
Many restaurants, breweries, and bars have patios that allow your dog to hangout while you enjoy your meal or a drink. Check with your favorite local restaurants to see if they have any dog-friendly areas!
5. Make some tasty homemade dog treats
Nothing excites a dog quite like treats! Homemade treats are great because you can cater them to your dog’s specific likes and needs. There are a variety of human foods that are toxic to dogs so it is important to make sure that all of the ingredients are safe for dogs to consume. Making homemade dog treats is a great way to show your dog how much you love them!
6. Play Fetch
Grab your dog’s favorite ball and play fetch! This is not only great exercise, but also a fun way to bond with your dog.
7. Go on a car ride
Although car rides may seem mundane to us, they are an exciting adventure for dogs. Dogs love the feeling of wind blowing through their fur!
8. Teach your pup some new tricks
Practicing new tricks is a fun way to bond with your pup! It’s also a great way to impress your friends and family.
9. Go on a camping trip
Find a dog-friendly camp site and take your pup along on your next adventure. Dogs love the great outdoors and will love spending time with you in a fun new setting! Make sure to thoroughly prepare for anything your dog may need while camping.
10. Go swimming
Find a dog-friendly place to take your dog for a swim. Many dogs have the natural instinct to swim, some are able to learn how to swim, and others begin to sink as soon as they hit the water. Not all dog breed are made to swim, so it is important to become familiar with your dog’s abilities before letting them free in the water. If your dog is able to swim, it’s a fun and exciting way to exercise!