Why not introduce your active dog to water? While some dogs are hesitant about coming in contact with H20, many enjoy the opportunity to splash around in the wet stuff. And during warm days, this is a great way to cool off. You can start small, using a plastic kiddie pool. Fill the pool up with a small amount of water and let your pooch check it out. As they get more comfortable, you can add more water to the pool. If your pup enjoys the pool, you can move on to the larger water sources, like rivers, lakes and even the ocean. Not only can your pup splash and swim, you can even play fetch with them in the water.
A camping trip will offer you and your pup quality time together to enjoy the outdoors. With hours to fill after setting up camp, you and your active dog can take walks, go on hikes, and check out any lakes or rivers near your camping spot. After a day of adventure, you and your canine buddy can relax in front of the campfire, enjoying one another's company and the satisfaction of your shared experience. Make sure to introduce your pup to the tent prior to your trip so that they have the chance to become comfortable with it before you take your trip.
A simple game that can be played anywhere, hide and seek will keep your pup occupied for a good amount of time. The game is fun and can even help your pooch develop tracking skills. To start a game of hide and seek, tell your best buddy to "stay". Should following that command not be a strong point for your pup, you may want to include a friend who can hold your pal by their collar. As your dog waits, you can choose a place to hide. Start with easy places where your dog can easily locate you. You can then make things more difficult for your pup. Once your pooch finds you, reward them with treats and praise. Keep playing as long as you and your dog like. To make things more challenging for your pal, ask a few friends to hide as well and encourage your pup to find everyone.