Unusual Dog-Friendly Activities
Need some inspiration this summer for activities that are dog-friendly? We have some ideas with nine dog-friendly activities to keep you both entertained.
Obviously, they are still very excited about having us around all the time, but as fellow dog parents, we get that it’s not easy to keep them occupied all day, every day.
But, we also know we should be making the most of getting to spend so much time with our furry best friends.
1. Start Your Day With Play
Start your day right with your furry companion. Getting your heart rate up is a great way to start you and your dog’s day – so give your dog some morning playtime with a game of tug-of-war or an indoor ball chase.
2. Teach Your Dog A New Trick
Now is the perfect time to teach your dog some new tricks! If you don’t have these down already, here is a good place to start:
• Sit and Stay – A classic command. If this is executed properly it can be useful in many situations.
• Leave It – Good for playtime and when they’ve got a hold of something dangerous or not for them.
• Settle – This is very beneficial for an over-active, excitable or anxious pup who needs some direction from time to time.
• Come – Basic recall is important in order to feel comfortable letting your dog off-leash to get the exercise they need.
3. Enjoy a Dog Yoga Class
Keep you mind and body active and work out alongside your pup. It might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of dog-friendly activities, but it’s a great way to exercise, and bond, with each other.
4. Practice Some Self-Doggy Care
Create a spa day for you and your furry bestie from the comfort of your own home. You can give your dog that long over-due bath, getting them all fresh and clean for summer.
5. Take a Dog Photography Class
Keen to create amazing pet photography to capture that perfect moment that will last forever? Everybody wants that perfect shot of their pup to treasure and let’s be honest, to show off how cute your dog is on social media. There are plenty of online and in-person classes available.
6. Plan a Treat Scavenger Hunt
With Easter around the corner, create a fun scavenger hunt for your pup around the house by hiding their favourites treats in different rooms.
You can find an area in your home and hide a few treats for your dog to ‘search and sniff’ and it’s one of the easiest and most fun dog friendly activities to do indoors.
Depending on how long you want your dog to be occupied depends on how difficult your hiding spots are!
This is also great fun for you as you get to watch how excited they are as they run around locating the hidden treats.
7. Make Smoothies For You and Your Pup
You heard us correctly. Who doesn’t love a smoothie? They are a fresh, tasty treat and we found some recipes that are not only delicious for you but are safe for your dog to drink as well. Be sure to educate yourself on what fruits are safe and aren’t safe for your furry friend.
8. Use Interactive Dog Toys
A great way to mentally stimulate your pup and keep them entertained is by using interactive dog toys.
Treat-dispensing dog toys reward them for solving puzzles and keep them mentally and physically active while you’re away.
Put some peanut butter in the toy and while you’re at it, sneak in a dog supplement to keep your pup happy and healthy.
9. Watch A Movie
We all need some snuggle time with our furry friends at the end of the day. It keeps us both relaxed and chilled which is what we all need right now. There are plenty of great dog movies out there to watch when you’re tired from a full day of fun! These are some great unusual dog-friendly activities you and your pooch can try out!