Activities For Baseball Players With Dogs

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Introduction

For it’s one. Two. Three strikes you’re out at the ooold baaall gaaame! Baseball players are no different than anyone else: you love your dog, and you want to spoil them rotten. But it’s always great when the worlds of your canine and your favorite sport collide, right? So, we’re here to bring you some baseball-inspired activities for your furry pal. Step right up to the plate; we’re about to knock this one out of the park!

"Woofle" Ball

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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3 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Wiffle ball and bat
Items for Bases
Snacks and water
2 teams
Activity description
Whenever we hear the words “Wiffle Ball,” often we are transported back into a simpler, fun time in our lives. Easy Sunday afternoons out in the yard with a yellow plastic bat and white Wiffle ball may represent some of your favorite memories. But beyond nostalgia, you can play this classic game with your lovable pooch. We’re calling it “Woofle Ball” to remind you that your four-legged friend is invited to join in. They’re going to love spending time with their favorite batter, pitcher, and fielder. Woof, woof, woof for the home team. If they don’t win, it’s a shame!
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Set up the game
We always use paper plates (base-side up) for bases. Sure, they slip and slide around, but for the most part, they’re in the general vicinity you require. You can also purchase bases, though, or use other objects. Divide up into two teams. Don’t forget: your doggo is a team member, not simply a mascot.
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Play ball
You, of course, understand how to play. You can set your own rules. When it’s your pup’s turn to “bat,” allow them to fetch instead. You might even lead them around the bases. Some of your dogs may actually know how to hit the ball with their nose and send the fielders running. That’s pawesome!
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Seventh inning stretch
Watermelon or popsicles make for a great snack during the seventh inning stretch. If you’re at home, you can run back inside and grab the cold treats. If not, just pack some snacks for yourself and your pup before you leave for the park. Don’t forget water, especially during those warm spring and summer months.
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Bark in the Park

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Sunny Day
Expensive
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4 - 5 hrs
Items needed
Tickets to the event
Harness and leash
Doggie waste bags
Pet comfort items
Activity description
Bark in the Park is one of those cultural phenomena that we hope never goes away! Typically, these events occur on weekdays as promotional nights at the ballparks in your area. MLB is a huge supporter of Bark in the Park, but some of your local summer leagues might get involved as well. Usually, there are plenty of activities going on at the park. You might even adopt a new pet because you know the humane societies often tag along. You can take in a live game with your doggo right by your side. Does it get any better? It’s also great getting to meet new puppy friends!
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Purchase your tix early
Honestly, these tickets go quickly. The author tried to purchase Atlanta Braves (the closest ballpark) Bark in the Park tickets in early May, and they were completely sold out for September 20th. We say this to let you know that you should definitely plan early. Get a group together, or have a doggie date. Also, check your local minor league, home team, and high school sports schedule for similar events.
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Have a "ball"
You’ll have a fantastic time at these games. Be sure you read the guidelines. Plenty of places love welcoming your tail-wagging pal along for the ride, but they have specific instructions about where to enter the park, how to dispose of waste, where to find the doggie watering hole, how many owners should accompany certain numbers of pets, and more.
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Take plenty of photos
Maybe your fur child will make new friends. They’ll more than likely receive souvenirs. They might even get a chance to play a doggie game on the field, meet baseball players, or make it onto the jumbo screen. Pack your camera for sure. This will be a pawfect evening you’ll want to remember!
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Pup-Friendly Pick-Up Game

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
3 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Equipment for the game
2 teams
Snacks and water
Doggie waste bags
Activity description
When you’re sitting around the house with nothing to do on a beautiful autumn or summer day, it’s high time you got outdoors! Even the spring and winter can offer gorgeous sunshine that seems to be calling your name (and your dog’s). A lot of times, your friends and family are experiencing the same thing. Call them up! Organize a Pup-Friendly Pick-Up Game of baseball, softball, wiffle ball, or even kickball. These activities can be fun for everyone. Tell your pals to bring along their fluffy sidekicks as well. Load up the car, stop by and ice down the drinks, and get yourself to the closest community ballpark for some much-needed outdoor time!
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Prepare for the game
Select the game before you call or text people. You might even set up a public Facebook event so that people you don’t even know yet can join the fun. You never know: you and your doggo might make some new friends. Let everybody know what you’re playing so that they can bring the correct equipment and wear the proper gear.
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Keep it friendly
Allow your pets to come onto the field with you. They need the exercise, and they can sense the excitement. If you’re having fun, they’re having fun. Though you’re all about competition, keep these games light and friendly. With canines on the playing field, anything can happen. And as you make new friends or socialize with old ones, it’s all about catching up and relaxing.
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Make plans to do it again
Don’t let this be the only time this kind of thing happens. Too often, we look up, and a year has suddenly passed. Make time for spontaneous events; these games can lead to the best memories. Your dog will enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and laughter for sure. They’ll appreciate the chance to run around and socialize themselves.
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Run the Bases

The author plays this game with her little Snorkie in the yard. They use paper plates for bases and place a treat on each one. Their Snorkie runs the bases with them. They make her do tricks at home plate, and then she bolts to first and all the way back to home, picking up a snack at each base. They coach her, of course!

Watch a Game on Television

If it’s a rainy day or if it’s been a long week, curl up on the couch with your puppy baby and take in a baseball game on the T.V. You might even catch a nap for a couple of early innings.

Conclusion

Take me out to the baaall gaaame! Take me out to the crowwwd! Whether you’re among friends who are like family, a stadium full of strangers, or new acquaintances, you and your dog will absolutely love these activities. Start making plans today, and know that when you do, you’re also making some “barktacular” memories!