If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for a new way to enjoy time with your dog. This quick and easy list gives you the five best ways to have fun and enjoy a little quality time with your furry friend.
Explore a Dog Park By far one of the most popular new ways to spend time with your furry friend, dog parks are quickly becoming a staple of communities across the country. Many dog parks allow off-leash activities, allowing you and your pet to have a good time without constraints. You’ll also find both indoor and outdoor dog parks, which means you can still allow your dog some exercise when the weather is uncooperative.
Hit the Beach Whether you’ve got an active dog that loves to dig, a water dog that loves to splash, or a retired dog that loves to laze in the sun, beaches provide everything a dog could ever want. You can even pack a picnic lunch for the two of you and spend an afternoon working on your tan while your dog enjoys his activity time.
Aqua Sports Speaking of the beach, you might be surprised to learn how many dogs love water sports of all kinds. Rafting, paddle boating, kayaking, and even surfing are common activities for all different kinds of dogs, and aqua sporting gives you a chance to meet new people and have a little fun yourself!
Shopping While you probably wouldn’t want to take your pooch into Saks Fifth Avenue for a stroll through the perfume section, there is one kind of store that you and your dog can enjoy together – a pet store! Leash up for an adventure by visiting your nearest pet store, then let your dog sniff her way through the aisles to look for new toys or treats she wants to try.
Obedience Courses Most dogs could use a little help minding their manners every now and then, and obedience courses are a common activity in every city. Some courses take several weeks, but introductory courses are generally quick and easy, and give you and your pet a chance to bond.