Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with your furry friend. Here are 25 fun activities you can do with your dog this summer.
1. Beach Day
Take your dog to a dog-friendly beach. They’ll love playing in the sand and splashing in the water.
Find a dog-friendly trail and go for a hike. It’s a great way to exercise and explore nature together.
Pack a picnic and head to a local park. Don’t forget to bring some dog-friendly snacks!
Go camping with your dog. They’ll love the adventure and sleeping under the stars.
5. Water Games
Set up a sprinkler or a kiddie pool in your backyard. Most dogs love playing in water to cool off.
6. Volunteer Together
Look for local volunteer opportunities where you can bring your dog along, such as pet therapy visits to nursing homes or participating in charity walks.
7. Outdoor Movie Night
Set up an outdoor movie night in your backyard. Your dog will enjoy the extra cuddle time.
Play a game of fetch. It’s a classic that never gets old.
9. Agility Course
Set up a DIY agility course in your backyard. It’s a fun way to challenge your dog mentally and physically.
Try paddleboarding with your dog. It’s a fun water activity that’s great for balance and coordination.
11. Dog-Friendly Restaurants
Visit a dog-friendly restaurant or café. Many places offer special dog menus.
12. Ice Cream Treat
Make some dog-friendly ice cream. It’s a perfect treat for a hot summer day.
13. Sunrise/Sunset Walks
Take your dog for a walk during sunrise or sunset. It’s cooler and the views are stunning.
14. Road Trip
Take a road trip to a dog-friendly destination. Your dog will love the new sights and smells.
Play a game of frisbee. It’s a great way to burn off some energy.
16. Doggy Playdate
Arrange a playdate with a doggy friend. It’s a great way for your dog to socialize.
If your dog loves water, go swimming. Remember to keep safety in mind.
18. Backyard BBQ
Host a backyard BBQ and invite your friends and their dogs.
19. Visit a Farmer’s Market
Many farmer’s markets allow dogs. It’s a great way to spend a morning.
20. Outdoor Yoga
Try doing some yoga with your dog, also known as “doga”.
21. Visit a Pet Shop
Take your dog to a pet shop and let them pick out a new toy or treat.
22. Bike Ride
If your dog is high-energy, they might enjoy running alongside you while you bike.
23. Garden Together
If you’re gardening, let your dog join in. They can help dig holes!
24. Photography Session
Have a fun photography session. Capture those precious summer moments.
Finally, take some time to relax. Enjoy the summer weather and just hang out together.
Remember, the most important thing is that you and your dog are spending quality time together and having fun. Enjoy your summer!