Activities For Dogs In Georgia On Nice Days

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Introduction

Fortunately, the state of Georgia has its share of nice days. On these days, it is not too cold or too hot. Even better, the humidity is minimal. It is likely that you and your canine companion want to make the most of these nice days, spending as much time as possible outdoors. After all, as summer approaches, the humidity can make being outdoors rather unpleasant. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you and your dog can spend time being active outdoors, meaning you should have no trouble taking full advantage of the nice weather.

Mountain Or Beach Adventure

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Sunny Day
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Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Waste Bags
Treats
Activity description
On nice days in Georgia, you and your canine pal can enjoy a walk or a hike together. A great thing about walking and hiking is that you can gear the activity to the capabilities of you and your dog. This means that you can can walk a few times around the block, spend hours in the mountains of north Georgia, walk on the beach of Tybee island or embark on something somewhere in between. A part of the Appalachian trail is located in the state, offering the opportunity to experience this famous trail and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park provides the chance for you and your pup to get in a hike while taking in some history. Choose an adventure that works best for you and your pup and enjoy the pleasant temperatures. Remember to bring water for longer walks, as well as waste bags in order to keep your route clean.
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Decide where you will go
This can be an easy decision, or more complicated. Some folks prefer to walk with their dog around their neighborhood. Having your dog along with you is a great way to meet your neighbors, who may be attracted to your canine buddy. Others will seek a more challenging walk, or look to spend time in the wilderness. If you are looking to walk or hike outside of your neighborhood, look online for trails near your home or in other parts of the state that may be of interest to visit. A beach visit offers great exercise as one walks through the sand. How many choices you have will depend on how far you are willing to venture.
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Get packing
What you need to bring with you and your pup will depend on the length of your walk or hike. For a short walk around the block, you will want to bring along waste bags, however will likely need nothing else. For a longer walk, be sure to bring some water for you and your pup, and possibly some treats, which will be helpful should you need to distract your dog from another canine or person that you come across. For a hike or a beach adventire, you will want to consider possible weather conditions; if rain is in the forecast, a rain jacket is recommended. Both a hiking or beach visit require a water dish for your pup so that you can be sure your pal remains hydrated.
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Get moving
Once you have what you need, you can get started. For longer walks, make sure to pace yourself and offer water to your pup regularly. You may notice that when your dog gets hot they will look for any shade available and sit down. This is a sign that it is time for you and your dog to take a break. If taking walks with your dog is new to you, start slowly and with easy walks, and build up from there. Best of all; enjoy the time in the beautiful weather with your special friend.
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Dog Park Fun

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
20 - 60 min
Items needed
Leash
Waste Bags
Water and Bowl
Activity description
A nice day in Georgia is a great time for a trip to the dog park. You can sit back, relax and watch your canine companion run and play with new friends, or you can engage with them in a game of fetch. There are many dog parks located throughout the state, some of which even offer structures for agility activities and opportunities for water play. Your dog will appreciate the chance to run around and interact with other dogs as well as spend time with their favorite person. Water is important to bring along so that your dog can remain hydrated. The dog park is an excellent way for your dog to get the activity that they need, particularly when you are looking for some down time for yourself.
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Choose a dog park to visit
First you will want to choose a dog park to visit. Depending on where you live, you may have one dog park nearby, or multiple parks within an easy driving distance. Each dog park will have something to offer; for example some will have been open spaces for your dog to run in, while others will provide more shade. If you are not familiar with the dog parks you can check them out in person or look online for information so that you can choose the best option for you and your pup. Over time, you can plan to visit each dog park in your area and see which one your pup enjoys the most, and make that your go to destination on park days.
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Pack for fun
Make sure to pack a few things before you head to the dog park. Water is important, as well as a water dish; it is likely that your pup will be quite active at the dog park and you will want them to keep hydrated. It is also good to bring treats, which can be helpful if you need to distract your dog. Consider bringing a Frisbee or ball so that you can engage your pup should you choose. A leash will also be important so that you can make sure that your dog can get into the dog park safely.
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Time to play
It is important that when you arrive at the dog park you put your dog on their leash when you walk them from the car to the park. This way you can be sure that your dog does not dart in front of any moving cars. Often the dog park will have two gates that you need to go through in order to enter the dog park. Make sure to close the first gate upon entering. Only when the first gate is closed should you open the second gate. Upon entering the dog park, you can let your pup explore the area at their own pace. Some pups will be immediately comfortable while others will need more time to warm up to the environment. Your dog may or may not choose to interact with other dogs; should your dog be uninterested in making new friends, you can engage them.with the ball or Frisbee that your brought along. Both you and your pup will enjoy the nice weather as you spend time together at the dog park.
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Dolphin Tour

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
60 min
Items needed
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Waste Bags
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Activity description

Whether it has been too hot or too cold, you are sure to enjoy a day of pleasant weather. It is likely that you and your pup are itching to get outside and enjoy yourselves and your time together. If you are in Georgia, consider visiting Tybee Island and going on a Dolphin Tour. Your dog can accompany you on Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours, where you and your pup can view bottle-nosed dolphins at play in their natural habitat. Sometimes, the dolphins will come right up to the boat, a treat for you and your pooch. The boat leaves from Lazaretto Creek Marina and moves towards the Atlantic Ocean, passing the Cockspur Lighthouse and providing a view of historic Fort Pulaski. Other wildlife that you and your pup may encounter are sea turtles and birds. 

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Research a tour
Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours offers several different options which can vary depending on the time of year. You can research online to learn more about Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours. Once you know what tour you would like to enjoy with your pup, you can reserve your spot online. Dogs are welcome as long as they are not "barkers" and won't bite anyone that tries to say "hello!".
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Get ready for your adventure
Once you have your trip booked, there are some things that you will want to be sure that you have together. Your pup will need to be on a leash while on the boat, so it is imperative that you bring a leash along. Bags for waste are also important to have with you and treats can be helpful in case you need to distract your pooch. It is also required per Georgia state law that you provide proof that of your dog's current year rabies vaccination.
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Have fun!
Plan for a tour that lasts for one to one and a half hours. Upon arriving for the tour, make sure to keep your dog with you at all times and be careful upon entering the boat. Once aboard, enjoy the experience out on the water with your canine companion, as you keep your eyes open for dolphins and other creatures.
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Visit a Natural Water Source

Georgia has plenty of natural water sources in the state. When the weather is nice, you and your pup can enjoy some outdoor time at any one of them. You can plan to take a walk along a river or around a lake, or perhaps watch your dog have a good time splashing in the refreshing water. For those who enjoy paddling, take out a kayak or canoe and bring your pup with you. Make sure that you don't tie your dog's leash to the boat in case it tips over. If your pup gets too warm in the sun, it will be easy enough for them to cool off with a jump into the water! Cool River Tubing in Helen Georgia provides the opportunity to go tubing down the Chattahoochee River, for both you AND your dog!  There is no additional fee for your canine pal to join you on the river.

Take Oliver Bentley's Historic Dog Walk Tour in Savannah

This tour offers you AND your pup the opportunity to see the city of Savannah together. The tour is developed with you and your dog in mind and takes you to the city's historical sites and provides information on the city's history. Dogs must be on leash during the tour and each human can only be accompanied by two pups. Plan to spend around 90 minutes on the tour while walking less than one mile. Your dog will appreciate the time outdoors together, as well as the free bag of Ollie B. Biscuits they receive.

Visit Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park is a popular place in north Georgia where you and your pup can embark upon some outdoor adventure. The gorge itself is a gash in the landscape that drops almost 1000 feet to a remote canyon floor. The gorge offers six rushing waterfalls and visitors can hike, run, or bike, as well as enjoy the Tallulah River. Considered one of the state's most beautiful places, you and your pup can participate in physical activities there or sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery together while enjoying a bite to eat. Camping at the state park is also an option, which will offer more time for exploration.

Conclusion

When the weather is nice in Georgia there is no question that you and your pup will want to take advantage of it. And that means spending time outdoors together. Not only will doing so help your pup meet their activity needs, but the two of you will be able to further strengthen your relationship and have a lot of fun. There are a myriad of activities for you and your canine companion to embark upon together, regardless of how energetic you and your pup are. Choose what works best for you both and give it a try!