There are so many fun things to do with dogs, this list of 8 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog was quite a challenge to put together. If we missed anything seriously fun to do with your dog on this list, be sure to let us know!
1. Learn a new trick
There are so many cool tricks you can teach your dog. One of my favorites is to “shake hands.” This may take some time and will probably require training over a few days or a week but once it’s done it’s definitely worth it.
2. Go to an off-leash dog park
As a responsible dog owner, a few walks per day are a must. However every now and then you should really give your four-legged family member a chance to run free without a leash pulling back. Plus it’s always fun to watch dogs run and play with each other at off-leash dog parks.
3. Take a nap
Have do sneak this one it. Sometimes all you and your best friend need after a long day or a long walk is a good nap together. The couch or a nice shady spot in your backyard is prime napping spots.
4. Go on a hike
Hikes are a blast with dogs. It doesn’t need to be anything crazy but a nice trail with plenty of exploring and smells to investigate. Make sure to bring water as it can get hot in the sun and your pup can overheat quickly with all the fur.
5. Take an obedience course together
This is great especially if you have a puppy or a dog that will spend a lot of time inside. Learning basic commands and house training is very important if you want to be a responsible dog owner and have a dog that will be easier to take care of in the long run.
6. Go swimming
Going swimming may be hit or miss. Some dogs love water while others, not so much. You can go swimming at the beach or a lake. If you have a pool it’s a good idea to teach your dog to swim regardless if they enjoy it or not since it is a safety precaution and could save their life in the future if they fall in and you are not around to help.
7. Start an Instagram
Yes, we said it. Start an Instagram for your dog. We know you already take a bunch of pictures and videos so might as well share them on Instagram. Who knows maybe it will kick off and you can build a decent following.
8. Get a Puppuccino at Starbucks
If your dog has been a good boy or girl today why not surprise them with a little treat from Starbucks, a Puppuccino. A Puppuccino is essentially an espresso cup filled with whipped cream and dogs LOVE it!
If you have any other fun things you like to do with your dog please tell us below!