Summer Activities for Dogs: How to Keep Your Dog Active
Summer is almost here and you're looking for the best ideas for 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 when you can enjoy every moment of pure joy, playing and doing outdoor activities with your dog.
☀️ Learn how to beat the heat and keep your dog cool during summer ☀️
How do I entertain my dog on a hot day?
1. Sniffing games
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 💦
Dogs love splashing the 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 🏡
There are lots of activities you can do while playing in the garden with your dogs. From fetch to water games or agility exercises, you can make your dog's day the perfect day.
Here are some ideas of garden games you can play with your dog:
- Hide and seek
- Agility exercise with all kinds of tunnels and ramps
- Water activities (water gun, tennis ball in water bowl, etc.)
4. Playing in the park 🎾
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:
- Play frisbee
- Socializing with other dogs
- Diving in the lake
5. Go on a trip 🚗
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
🗻 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 about the fun summer activities for dogs, feel free to send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paws and love! 🐾