There is never a dull day when you have a dog in your life. If spending time with your dog is your favorite pastime, you are in good company. Activities with your furry friend not only strengthen your bond but also provide physical and mental stimulation, which promotes overall health.
As you already know, everything you do will be better together, but just in case you run out of ideas and want to change things, we’ve thought of some fun things you can do with your furry friend.
Most dogs love to ride in the car. You can take your dog with you when you visit friends or family. Include a trip to go shopping with your furry friend in a dog-friendly store. Some dogs like to look in pet supply stores. They can also shop for toys together.
Pick a place your furry friend likes to go and take him on a trip to make him happy. This is also considered a fun thing to do because it allows your dog to experience a different environment. A walk in the forest gives your dog the opportunity to explore and enjoy the natural environment. Perhaps there is a lake or beach where your dog likes to swim.
Maybe there is a dog-friendly pub, restaurant or café in your neighborhood where you can hang out with your best dog friend for a while. Some stores allow dogs on a leash, so your dog can easily roam the store with you. Or your dog could just take a ride in the car or visit a friend or family member that your dog likes to see. The goal is to find something you know your dog will enjoy, so take your dog’s preferences into account.
Playing hide and seek with an item of clothing or a toy can be a challenge for your dog when tracking. Setting up a dog-friendly “egg hunt” is a great way to test your dog’s sense of smell and his ability to play with a smell. The funny thing is that egg hunts can be held in your own yard or anywhere in your home if you are creative with the space you have available. Hunting for eggs with your furry friend is a fun activity for the whole family, as long as safety comes first.
Go swimming with your little buddy, but before you do, make sure the beach or lake is dog-friendly and that you bring a towel for your Waggy dog. Take your dog for a boat ride.
Whatever the season, there’s always fun right outside your door. Run through a sprinkler or play fetch with snowballs during a snowstorm, but cover your dog carefully with a dog coat or jacket.
Give your dog a manicure and pedicure or a wellness session. Book a doga session for your furry friend and get your dog into a new, downward facing dog position. Try rollerblading. Visit a wide-open field to let your furry friend run on a leash and hunt squirrels. Visit a pumpkin field together. Find the nearest leashless dog park and let your furry friend mingle with you or take your faithful companion for a walk around your town and make pit stops at all the pet-friendly places in your town to buy treats.
Dine on the terrace in a dog-friendly restaurant. Go fishing together, hire your dog to guard the bait, and have fun. Take a canoe trip. Visit a nursing home or hospital and cheer up the patients. Regardless of age, dogs love to learn new tricks, so give them a challenge by teaching them some amazing new ways to impress you and your friends. Go running or jogging together. Try rollerblading.
If you haven’t taken a vacation with your furry friend yet, think about it. It can be very rewarding to have your dog as a faithful companion on your adventure. You can visit beaches and other attractions. Plan a camping trip with an overnight stay.
Watch a dog-friendly movie and snuggle up for a nap. Sometimes the simple pleasures of life are the best memories. Remember that your dog loves spending time with you, so go out and have fun with your faithful companion!