On a cold day in Kansas you and your pup can still take a walk and while you are at it, you can pick up some of the items that you may need for future sports and outdoor activities. Located in Topeka, Academy Sports + Outdoors has plenty of items to take a look at. The store offers sporting goods, outdoor equipment and apparel among other things. The store is open seven days a week and your canine companion is welcome to join you while you browse and purchase any items that you need. After a trip to Academy Sports + Outdoors, you and your pup can be ready for the warmer weather to come!
Puzzle toys are a great way to keep your pup busy, mentally and physically active AND out of trouble! The toys are usually made out of rubber or hard plastic and can be filled with treats, kibble or something sticky (and yummy) like peanut butter. Your pup will have to figure out how to manipulate the toy just right so that the treat will be released. This will certainly keep your pooch focused as they attempt to access what is inside! Not only will your dog be occupied, but you will likely get a kick out of watching their efforts!
Do you have any hardware store needs? If so, or if you simply want to browse and envision future possibilities, your pup is welcome to join you at Westlake ACE Hardware. There are multiple locations of the store in Kansas. As long as your pup remains on-leash, they can check out the store's offerings along with you. While you may not have any items that you need to purchase at a hardware store, you will find plenty of things to look at, something of which may peak your interest for a future project!
Are there neat tricks you have been wanting to work on with your pup but have not had the time? Cold days are perfect for spending time indoors working on these with your pooch. Decide on a few tricks that you would like to focus on and do some research online for information on how to best train your pup to perform each trick. You will find websites and videos that will walk you through how to work with your dog. You can access the information repeatedly as you go, particularly if you and your pup are struggling. Make sure to have plenty of treats available as they will help with the training!