5 Best Summer Activities for Dogs

dogs May 25, 2021

Summer is almost here and you're looking for the best ideas of activities for dogs? Then, you are on the right article to read!

Summertime is one of the best seasons to make memories. Summer is the season where you can enjoy every moment of pure joy, playing and doing outdoor activities with your dog.

There are plenty outdoor activities for dogs that you can enjoy together during the summer time. But you have to remember to avoid hot hours because dogs can easily overheat. You can have the best time with your doggo in the morning or in the afternoon when the sun isn't burning so much.

Best outdoor activities for dogs in the summer:

1. Sniffing games

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One of the most exciting activities for dogs is to hide treats that must be found with their superpower: nose detection.

There are lots of sniffing games you can do with your dog. You can begin testing your pup's nose by hiding its favorite treats around the house, at the playground, in a park, or somewhere safe from other noses. 😅

You can start out the game easily and let your doggo sniff and seek the treats. Then you can make it a real challenge by making the treat hunt more and more difficult.

2. Go to the pool

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Dogs love splashing water in the pool! Make your dog happy by getting him a pool in the garden or going to a special pool for dogs.

If you can, invite its frens to join it at a "pool party". It will be fun and a heat relief for your dog/dogs. You can even give them "cold treats" to cool them. These cold treats can be ice cubes or frozen yogurt.

You must know that not all dogs are natural swimmers. That's why it is important to know your dog's abilities to swim before allowing him in the pool. If you already know that your dog is a good swimmer, then you can let him jump and swim, but never leave him alone and unsupervised.

3. Playing in the garden

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There are lots of activities you can do while playing in the garden with your dogs. From fetch to water games or agility exercise, you can make your dog's day the perfect day.

Here are some ideas of garden games you can play with your dog:

  • fetch
  • hide and seek
  • picnic
  • agility exercise with all kinds of tunnels and ramps
  • water activities (water gun, tennis ball in water bowl, etc.)

4. Playing in the park

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This is the most common activity that gives you many opportunities of spending quality time with your quadruped.

Ideas for playing in the park with your dog:

  • jogging
  • fetch
  • biking
  • play frisbee
  • digging
  • socializing with other dogs
  • diving in the lake

5. Go for a trip

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Nothing is better when you are traveling with your dog. You must know that traveling with a dog is not that easy because some dogs may have car anxiety. The key is to always send positive vibes to your dog and to make small breaks to relieve car anxiety. If you are traveling by plane, here is another discussion to be taken because it may involve some dangerous implications. It is recommended to talk with your dog's vet before any decision.

Anyways, there are lots of dog-friendly apps and places that accept pets. You can search for amazing places to go and make memories for life with your best friend. Mountain or seaside, you decide. Just go for a trip with your pup!

Other outdoor activities you can do with your dog:

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  • Take a hike
  • Go to the seaside
  • Water activities: paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, sailing
  • Go to the country
  • Photo sessions
  • Camping trip

Doing outdoor activities with your doggo not only strengthens your bond but also provides physical and mental stimulation, which promotes overall good health.

Participating in activities with your dog not only enhances your bond but also offers physical and mental stimulation, which promotes overall good health.

If you have more ideas of the best summer activities for dogs, feel free to send your thoughts at contact@pawmenow.com.

Paws and love! 🐾

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