Summer is the season for fun activities and adventures with family and friends. Whether you’re going on a road trip, camping, or following your favorite sports team, you need to bring your furry friend along for the fun. During this season, there are many activities that you can participate in that will help you bond with your dog outdoors.
Go on A Hike!
If you are planning on taking your dog with you when you go hiking, remember to consider the size of your dog, whether it is a puppy or an older dog, and the weather conditions. You don’t want your dog to overheat. Also, make sure the dog has been socialized around people and other dogs so that they will be excellent road companions.
It’s a great option as most hiking trails will be dirt trails with a decent amount of shade. Most importantly, make sure your dog will have plenty of water, enough breaks, and try to avoid any pavement or rocks that have been exposed to the sun for too long.
Play In the Water!
One of the most enjoyable and bonding experiences between a pet and a human is swimming. It’s an effective way to help keep your puppy healthy and give you both some quality time together. And while swimming is fun, it’s also a great way to introduce another form of exercise into your puppy’s routine.
Some dogs are naturally talented swimmers while others are simply not interested. If your dog doesn’t do well swimming, you can always set up a kitty pool or sprinkler for them to splash around in.
Take your Dog on a Picnic
Dogs are a part of the family. So, why not take them on the next outing to enjoy a meal outside together? Your dog will love being able to get some fresh air and to get some quality time with you. Here are some great food options for your dogs when you are dining outdoors.
Jerky is a great snack while outdoors for both humans and dogs alike. Just make sure to keep your dog’s jerky dry while in storage to avoid any bugs or mold from forming.
Combining any pet-safe fruits and vegetables with a blender and freezing them in small molds is a safe way to go. If you are looking for a more exciting option for your dog, try using plain yogurt or coconut milk as a base and combining some fun treats or food toppers and freezing them in small molds as well. Make sure that the yogurt is plain and not sweetened.