Activities For A Daring Dog

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Introduction

There is a reason that dogs are dubbed as “man’s best friend”; they not only serve as a human’s constant companion but can also be some of the best adventure buddies out there. In fact, outdoor enthusiasts love to have dogs by their side when trying out various extreme activities. This is because dogs seem to have a natural sense of adventure. If you own a daring dog, it makes things even more fun and exciting since these kind of dogs are always willing to chase some extreme fun. No matter what the season, there is sure to be an adrenaline-pumping activity for you and your daring dog. 

Hiking

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 to 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Food
Water
Treats (optional)
First aid
Activity description

If you have not tried hiking with your dog yet, then you should. Hiking is one of the most exciting and fun things to do with your dog. There are many benefits that come with hiking. Firstly, it allows you to get some cardiovascular exercise with your pup (think of it as a harder, more challenging version of your regular doggie walks). Secondly, hikes are an excellent way of discovering new and beautiful sights and helps stimulate your dog’s senses. Finally, hiking is a great form of bonding time between you and your dog, which will surely help you build an even stronger connection and relationship. Typically, hikes are best done when the sun is out and the weather is clear. 

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Find a dog-friendly hiking spot
Needless to say, you would need to find a dog-friendly hiking spot in order to hike with your dog. You may either choose a hiking spot within your area or take things up a notch and visit neighboring towns or states with hiking trails that are worth traveling for. When looking for a spot, take into consideration your dog’s ability and fitness level. If your dog is a first-timer or an occasional hiker, choose a trail that is not too difficult. But if your dog is experienced, feel free to hike up more challenging trails. The United States has plenty to offer when it comes to hiking and you will undoubtedly find a hiking trail suitable for your needs.
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Pack the necessities
Preparation is important when hiking; you would not want to forget about something important. To make sure that you do not forget anything, make a checklist of what you need to bring. Some essentials include food and water (enough for you and your dog), a leash or harness for your pooch, a first aid kit in case of emergency, appropriate clothing and some trash bags to clean up after yourselves.
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Explore the outdoors
Once everything is packed and you are all set to go, get to your hiking spot and start exploring! Most parks or hiking trails have rules on bringing of dogs and whether they should be kept leashed. Find out about these rules and abide by them. Always make sure that your dog is fed and hydrated and check for signs of fatigue every now and then.
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Water Sports

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Flotation Vest
Activity description

Water sports are a popular choice for dog owners not only because of the adrenaline rush it brings but also because they get to enjoy it with their best buds alongside them. There are lots of options for dog-friendly water sports that you may check out. Some of the most popular ones are surfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, boating and dock jumping. Most of these come at a fair price while there are some that can be done for free. The best time to try these water sports is around summertime, when the sun is out, skies are clear and the waters are calm. 

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Choose a water sport
If you are thinking about trying a water sport with your dog, you would first have to pick from the numerous options. Most of the time, the water sport you would try would depend on where you are living or visiting. For instance, cities with lakes or calm rivers are the perfect venue for paddleboarding or kayaking. On the other hand, if the ocean has some huge waves and swells, then you might want to try dog surfing instead. Find out which water sports are available in your area in order to make a decision.
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Get in the water
Once you settle on which water sport you will try, find out how and where you can try it, what you will need for the sport and any other relevant information. For instance, if you would like to try kayaking with your pup, find out which area is best for kayaking and where to rent the equipment needed. Don't forget to put a flotation vest on your dog when going in the water for safety.
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Canine Camping

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Sunny Day
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1 - 8 hrs
Items needed
Tent
Dog bed or crate
Leash
Anchor or stake for leash
Food
Water
Dog toys (optional)
Activity description

Going on a camping trip is always a good time and it can be made more fun with your dog in tow. Spending time in the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars help recharge your batteries. Being natural outdoor lovers, dogs make for the perfect camping buddies. Camping also allows you and your dog to explore new sights and to play in wide open spaces. Your dog can also become your guard and protector while you sleep. The good news is that there are now lots of camping sites and campgrounds that allow campers to bring their dogs with them. 

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Find your camping spot
There is nothing more disappointing than driving to a camping site and seeing a “no pets allowed” sign upon your arrival. This is why it is crucial to do research beforehand and look for a pet-friendly campsite. This can be confirmed with one phone call or online search. Also, find out about the campground’s specific rules regarding bringing of dogs.
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Bring the essentials
Remember that you are packing not just for yourself but also for your dog. Aside from your needs, be sure to prepare the essentials for your dog. This includes enough dog food and water and a collapsible bowl to put it in. Also, if you are not going to be sharing your tent with your dog, make sure your dog has a bed or a separate tent. It is also a must to bring a leash and a crate for the leash so that your dog won’t wander off while you sleep. Don’t forget to bring some toys for your pup to play with.
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Set up camp!
On the day of your trip, the first thing to do is find a spot and set up your tent. Then, prepare your dog’s crate or bed. Once everything is set and your stuff is all secured, you can start to check out nearby sights, go for a walk, play fetch or try some other activity. Afterward, you can start a bonfire and enjoy watching the stars with your best buddy by your side.
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Winter Sports

Winter season is a favorite among adrenaline junkies due to the many activities that can only be done during this time. A lot of these activities are dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friend along. Some of the most popular options include skijoring, sledding and snowshoeing.

Cycling

Contrary to popular belief, cycling is actually a dog-friendly activity, especially for dogs who like to go on an adventure. Take advantage of a sunny day out by bringing out your bicycle and getting your four-legged friend to tag along. There are some special attachments that your dog can wear in order to go cycling with you. Just make sure to maintain a pace that your dog can keep up with and to regularly stop so that your dog can take a breather. 

Conclusion

Having a daring and adventurous dog is a great way to add some flair to your life. By owning a daring dog, you automatically have a constant companion and a partner in crime when it comes to different activities that you would like to try. Just remember to make your dog’s safety as a top priority when trying out new adventures.