A great activity for an energetic pup on a nice day in Colorado is bikejoring. This activity involves attaching your pup to your bike and having them pull you along. This is perfect for the dog who does best with a job to do. Bikejoring is a unique activity that will require a few things, like a bikejoring kit (to attach your pup to your bike) as well as safety gear. Before getting involved in the activity, it is a good idea to do some research on it and meet with some people who have been involved in bikejoring. This way you can ask questions and learn from the experiences of others.
When the weather is nice, you and your pup can head outdoors and embark on a few agility activities. This is a great way for your dog to get a physical AND mental workout. You can create your own agility activities at a low cost; for example, PVC pipes can be used to set up jumps (their height can be increased) and a hula hoop can be used to first step through and then raised so that your dog can jump through it. Another great option is a kiddie tunnel which your pup can run through. As your pooch develops their skills, you can begin linking the activities together to create an obstacle course!
If you don't have a lake or river nearby or if you are short on time, your dog can enjoy some water play on a nice day in your own backyard. Acquire a hard plastic kiddie pool and place it in your yard. Once you have the pool, introduce your dog to it, with a small amount of water present. As your dog develops a comfort level with the pool and the water, you can increase the amount of water in it. Your pup can splash around in the pool or use it as a place to cool off after another activity in your yard, like a game of fetch.