8 fun activities to do with your dog
Keep them entertained with these activities to do with your dog
As pup parents, we love to spend time with our fur babies.
They’re our closest friends, our confidants and quite frankly, they make the best company.
It’s always nice to hang out with our dogs, however, sometimes the classic walk around the block gets a bit old.
So, if you’re ready to spice up your routine, here are 8 fun activities to do with your dog.
Organise doggy playdates
Whether it be a doggy party or a doggy playdate, organise a get together with some of your pup’s closest friends.
This is a fun way to spend time with your dog whilst allowing your pup to play and explore.
And the best part? It’s always fun to analyse the social dynamics between your pup and their friends. Dogs are seriously interesting creatures.
Go to the beach
The beach is a fun place to hang out with your dog. Whether you’re in the water or on land, there are many pawsome activities you can do at the beach.
Here is a list of some cool and safe beaches you can explore with your pup
If you’re stuck for ideas, here are our favourite beachy activities to do with our dogs:
- Go for a brisk stroll along the sand
- Splash together in the waves
- Teach your pup how to swim
- Play games on the beach
- Simply lay together, soaking up the sun
Take your dog on a date
If you feel like treating yourself and your pup, why not go on a fun date?
No matter where you live, there are lots of dog friendly bars and cafes you can visit with your fur baby.
After all, dogs are the best brunch partners and you always seem to meet new people when you bring your dog along. Coffee, long walks, even a nice dinner can be made better with your dog.
Play a game
Like humans, dogs love playing games.
If you want to have fun with your pup, why not throw around a frisbee, or play tug-of-war with a rope toy?
Playing games will keep your pup entertained for hours, but don’t make it too easy for them to win, a bit of competition is always healthy.
Try obstacle and agility courses, hide & seek, scavenger hunts using snuffle mats and classic ball games to keep them on their toes.
Teach your pup a new trick
If you’re up for a challenge, why not teach your pup a new trick?
There are many basic tricks you can teach your dog, but if you’ve already mastered all of these, try teaching your pup some more advanced tricks.
Teach your dog some fun dance moves, or if you want your pup to learn some practical skills, teach them how to clean their toys or find your keys.
These tricks are guaranteed to impress other pet owners, so show them off next time you’re at the dog park.
Pamper your pup
Puppy pamper days are the pawfect activity if your pup is in need of some R&R.
Here are some things you can do to help your pup decompress after a long day at the park:
- Run your pup a warm, relaxing bath
- Give your pup massages and cuddles
- Whip up a hearty and healthy meal for you and your dog
Find a new place to walk
As dog owners, we know that walking our dog is an essential part of our day. But after a while, our local park can lose its magic.
If you’re starting to dread the mundanity of your daily walk, why not try a new walking location?
Go on an adventure with your furry friend, and explore a new area.
Here are a couple of possible new trail ideas to get you started.
Whether it be a park, a dog-friendly walking track, a forest or a new suburb, walk somewhere you’ve never been before. Experiencing new smells, sights and sounds is healthy for our pups, so get creative and find a fresh place to walk.
Organise a pet-friendly staycation
If you’re feeling extra fancy, organise a staycation for you and your furry friend.
Book a dog-friendly hotel or Airbnb, and have a cute getaway with your pup.
Lots of dog-friendly hotels also provide puppy care packages, with treats and toys that’ll make your pup feel super special. Check out these little gems.
Staycations are also a great way to spend lots of one-on-one time with your dog. They’ll get your undivided attention, which means lots of pats, cuddles and scratches.
Pet-friendly staycations make the perfect birthday present for your dog, so save this idea for a special occasion.
Hanging out with your dog is truly one of the most rewarding feelings.
No matter what's going on in your life, all of your problems melt away when you’re in the company of your fur baby.
So next time you feel like bonding with your puppy, try out some of these fun activities, because there’s nothing better than seeing your dog smile.
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