Dogs, from the time they are born to the time they grow very, very old, tend to be active animals. Often, their energy levels may make it seem impossible to find activities to occupy or entertain them! Of course, you should never give up on the opportunity to continually improve the relationship you have with your dog. If you find yourself stumped, below are a few fun activities you can do with your dog.
The simplest activity for both you and your dog to enjoy is the ever-famous walk. Not only can this be fun for your dog, but for you as well! You will both greatly benefit from the exercise and outdoor breeze on your walk.
Dog parks are another outdoor activity perfect for blowing off some steam. This is especially great if you are less of a walker, but still really want to take your dog out somewhere fun. Dog parks are good for friendly, active dogs, as it gives them the opportunity to run around freely with other pets. It also gives you a chance to relax and chat with other dog owners as well. Dog park days can then lead to possible playdates being set up.
Consider taking your pup along with you on a family day trip. Note: It’s best to make sure to research the place you plan to go beforehand to make sure they allow dogs in the area. It’s also important to remember to never leave them alone in a hot car while on a trip. If your dog comes with you, take them wherever you are and be sure to pack them food and water for the day as well.
Look into local dog days near you. There are many annual “dog days” at beaches and parks all around the United States. For example, the popular “So Cal Corgi Beach Day” happens annually at Huntington Beach, California. If you are interested in meeting like-minded dog enthusiasts and want to bring your dog along for the adventure, research local events.
Pet stores can be a source of unique entertainment for your pooch. Pet stores are literally made for pets, and most pet stores allow animals within their store. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash!
These ideas are perfect for ensuring that any dog is happy and entertained. Which of these activities will you surprise your special pup with?