Activities For Dogs In America

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Introduction

The United States of America is one of the most dog-friendly countries in the entire world. In fact, in the US, dogs are treated as more of family members than pets. Raising a dog in Uncle Sam’s nation has become fairly easier over the years. At present, almost every state has available facilities that are especially made for dogs. Places like dog parks and dog resorts are quite rampant in cities across the country. Moreover, facilities that were once exclusive to humans are now more accepting of dog companions, including resorts and restaurants. With all the dog-friendly options available in America, there is surely an activity that you and your furry friend can try. 

Road Trip

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 7 Hours
Items needed
Car
Food
Water
Activity description

Going on a road trip is one of the most exciting and adventurous activities that you can do with your dog. The United States can easily be explored through a car because all the states are interconnected by land. Whether you decide to go for a short day trip or a week-long road trip across cities and states, you are sure to have a good time with your canine by your side. This activity is best in sunny or clear weather to avoid any dangers that come with tumultuous weather. Prices can range from cheap to moderate, with fuel being the main expense. Car rental can also be an added expenditure in case you do not have your own car.

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Plan your route
Before you start a road trip, it is crucial that you make a concrete plan, starting with the route that you will be doing. This is perhaps the most important part because without a solid plan and route to take, your trip might end up being too disorganized and you might encounter some problems along the way. This is especially critical if you are taking a multiple-day road trip.
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Get all your things prepared
Once you establish a solid plan to follow for your road trip, the next thing to do is to prepare for it. Obviously, a road trip will not be complete without your car. Make sure to check your car’s condition and anticipate any possible scenarios such as flat tires, overheating or engine failure, among others. Also, be sure to have enough money with your for fuel expenses. Lastly, and most importantly, pack all the essentials for both you and your dog, including food and water. The amount of things you will need depends on how long you intend to be on the road.
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Hit the road!
After all the planning and preparation is done, it is now time to set things in motion. With your dog in tow, hop in your car and go to the destinations that you aim to visit. Stop whenever necessary, especially when you or your dog needs to use the toilet or to stretch your legs after a long drive. If you are doing a long trip, also make stops to rest and get some sleep before driving again for long hours.
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Dog-friendly Tours

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 2 Hours
Items needed
Waste Pick up Bags
Leash
Activity description

With the popularity of dog ownership in the United States, there has been a surge of dog-friendly and specialty tours that cater to both dogs and owners. In fact, you can surely find a dog-friendly tour in multiple cities across the state. Some tours are appropriate during winter season while there are those that are best done during good weather. Prices vary depending on the type of tour that you are going to avail, but more often than not, these tours are reasonably priced. 

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Find the perfect tour
As mentioned above, lots of cities in just about any state have a ton of dog-friendly tours that you will find to your satisfaction. Find a tour close to where you live to try out. You may also look for tours in other cities or states and take that as an opportunity to go on a road trip with your dog. The kind of tour that you will try is reliant on several factors, including personal preference, the current season, your budget and the like.
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Get in touch with the tour provider
After you find a tour that you want to try out, contact the company offering it and find out more about the details of the tour, including the price, things to bring, location, and rules regarding canine companions. These things will help you decide whether you want to go on the tour or not.
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Enjoy the tour
After you have taken everything into consideration and made a final decision, the next step is to book your tour. Confirm with the tour company and pack all the things that you need to bring with you on your tour. After everything is set, all you have to do is hit the road and enjoy the tour with your best friend.
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Hit the Beach

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 Hours
Items needed
Waste Pick up bags
Food
Water
Dog toys (optional)
Leash
Activity description

Aside from all the national attractions and tourist spots in the country, the United States is also home to some of the most amazing coastlines and beaches. There are lots of great beaches that cater to all types of beachgoers, most of which allow the presence of dogs. If you live in coastal states, such as California or Florida, then beach activities are perfect for you and your dog. If you live close by, you can also take a short road trip to have some water-filled fun with your buddy.  

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Research a dog-friendly beach
There are lots of beaches across the United States and while most of them are accepting of dogs, not all of them are dog-friendly. Unfortunately, there are still a few beaches that do not allow dogs to run free. Thus, you have to look into the rules of the beach where you are planning to go. Find a beach that suits all your needs.
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Visit the beach
When you find a beach that meets all your needs and requirements, take your dog with you and go to the beach. Some water-filled fun can be a refreshing activity for you and your pooch. Every beach has its own set of rules and regulations, so make sure that you look into those and you follow. For instance, there are some beaches that allow dogs but require them to be on a leash. In such cases, make sure that you keep your dog on a leash to avoid running into problems.
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Visit a Dog Park

Dog parks are becoming more and more frequent in all cities and it should be easy enough to find a dog park near your place. Dog parks are the perfect place for your dog to play, enjoy and socialize with other pups. It also gives you a chance to bond with your pet. 

Dog-friendly Breweries

Americans are known for their love of dogs and for beer. If you want to enjoy different craft beers while still tagging your furbaby along, then dog-friendly breweries are perfect for you. Lots of breweries across the nation have outdoor patios where you can enjoy a sip of beer while hanging out with your dog. 

Conclusion

Dogs are a beloved part of the American community and they deserve to be treated with love and compassion. Moreover, dogs need their regular dose of action, whether indoor or outdoor. Activities for dogs in the United States are common and easy to access. American dog lovers should have no difficulty finding the perfect activity for them and their best buddies.