Since writing our activities to do with your dog in autumn, we’ve come up with a list of more fun things to do with your dog outside of autumn and the possible adventures you and your pup could embark on!
Spending time with our dogs is paramount, not only for their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing but to improve your bond as a pet parent. That’s why when creating this list, we tried to come up with fun things to try with your dog that not only your dog would enjoy, but you would too!
7 Fun Things to Try With Your Dog
Afternoon Treats at a Dog Cafe
Over the past few years, combined with the recent popularity of the Puppacino, doggy cafes have been popping up all over the country – and for a good reason too. Going to a doggy cafe is undoubtedly a fun thing to try with your dog, no matter what time of year it is!
Taking an afternoon off to spend some quality time with your pup and enjoying a tasty treat, doggy cafes provide an alternative way to spend time with your dog outside the traditional walks and outdoor activities. So why not treat them and yourself to a puppacino and beverage of your choice and a tasty treat?
Playing Hide and Seek
Who says that going out is something you always have to do when trying out new fun things with your dog? Why not stay inside and attempt a competitive game of hide and seek with your beloved pooch and see if the winner takes all!
You can try to hide and sneak by either hiding around the house or garden yourself or hiding your pups favourite toy and encouraging them to seek it out. This can be incredibly fun for your dog as well as yourself when you get to see their excitement of having found you, their toy or a tasty treat.
Playing hide and seek is not only a fun thing to try with your dog, but it’s also an excellent way to try scent training in the comfort of your own home.
Having a Game of Frisbee
We’ve already spoken about frisbee as a sport to play professionally with your dog, but it doesn’t just have to be for that. No, frisbee can just be something for you and your dog, or perhaps you, your friends and their dogs too can do on an afternoon together and have fun!
Frisbee is such a fun way to spend time with your dog and burn off some energy too. Simply try and find an open area or field, take your frisbee and go for it!
Taking Your Dog To Work
Another fun thing to try with your dog would be taking them to work! After all, after a year of us being at home all the time with them, it’s strange to now be leaving them behind and not including them in our working days as well.
Obviously, this may not be feasible for everyone, but as Vanessa from We Are Adam spoke about in our recent Instagram live, it’s certainly a conversation to have with work if you can. Especially since dogs can add so much to the office, so it’s worth checking with your boss as you might be able to give your dog a fun day out and a lovely surprise for your colleagues too.
Walks on the Beach
Perhaps the most well-known item on our list, but one that we encourage all pet parents to try at least once with their dogs as you never know how much fun you’ll have.
Dog-friendly beaches have certainly been a popular hit over the past few years, taking your pup down and letting them run off some steam in the sand before throwing themselves into the sea to cool off for a bit. It’s a great way to give your pups some freedom, fun and burn off energy too. You can even join in, taking a dip into the ocean with your four-legged friend, if you fancy it.
Arranging a Doggy Play Date
If there is one fun thing to try with your dog on this list, it should be arranging a doggy play date for your pup and arranging for them to spend some quality time with their friends.
This could be a regular thing where you meet in the park with others, or perhaps having some friends and their dogs around your home. It’s a lovely way for you to connect with others while allowing your dog to play with friends and have some socialisation with other dogs outside their core household.
Strike a Pose – why not try a photoshoot?
Whether it’s a paid professional, or you with your phone camera, having a photoshoot with your dog is undoubtedly something fun and bound to create memories that you’ll always be able to look back on.
Whether you’re taking shots on your days out together, snuggled up at home or even on your daily walks! And as the year draws closer to an end, you might just have twelve stunning photographs to make a calendar for the year ahead too!
Will you be trying any of these fun things with your dog? Do you have any fun things to try with your dog that you’d recommend?