It’s a well-known fact that Louisiana receives copious rainfall – especially during the winter months. If you’re the proud owner of a pampered pooch, then you are sure to be all too familiar with how to entertain them indoors when it’s too wet to venture outside. However, once those summer months hit, and the high temperatures become more consistent, you and your pup will be bursting at the seams to get outdoors. Here are just a few of the many activities to treat your dog to on a beautiful Louisiana day.
A lot of dogs thrive on the opportunity to bound around, burn off some energy and have fun with their owner. Therefore, when you strike a beautiful day in Louisiana, an obstacle course is the perfect way in which to let the excitable pooch let go of some of that pent-up excitement. The best part is, you can set one up at home with items you have lying around the house such as flower pots and PVC piping. Once complete, your dog will enjoy a moderate level of both exertion and stimulation, while you’ll reap the rewards of a tuckered-out pup. All you need is a wide open area, plenty of imagination, and of course, your dog who’s rearing to go.
Even though your doggo is probably more than happy to sniff the new smells around their own backyard, they will be over the moon when you decide to take them for a swim to the local beach or lake. Louisiana is home to some stunning beaches within a short driving distance, so both you and your pooch can benefit from a bit of fun in the sun. What’s more, a beach is a brilliant, vast open space for your dog to burn off energy playing fetch or paddling in the water. Grab your dog, their leash, and of course, a trusty waste bag, and head on down to your local watering hole.
Not every dog is going to find the idea of a hike appealing. In fact, just as many dogs would rather curl up beside a warm fire, chewing their favorite toy. However, if you do happen to have a dog with a thirst for adventure and a decent skill level, then taking them on a hike can be the trip of a lifetime. That hike might only take a couple of hours, but when your dog is with their best friend (you), it’s a memorable experience all the same. Thankfully, on a beautiful day in Louisiana, there are plenty of hiking opportunities. In fact, there are “dog-friendly” hiking areas where it’s not unusual to encounter tens of dogs on your travels. If this sounds like heaven to both you and your pup, it might be time to get those hiking shoes on.
If your dog is spoilt enough to have his own paddling pool, then a lovely day in Louisiana is the perfect day to fill it up. Gather up all the dog toys you can find that float in water and treat your dog to a dip in the pool where they can splash around to their heart’s content. If you haven’t got a paddling pool, there are many different cost-effective options that are suitable for the sharp little teeth of puppies.
If your dog is the Michael Phelps of the animal world, then alongside a paddling pool you may wish to install a sprinkler system. A dog can have hours of fun trying to “fight” a sprinkler that is intent on spraying your pup with water. What’s more, it offers the opportunity to both help them burn off energy and cool them down.
If you’re looking to treat your pampered pooch to a pawesome day outdoors, then there are options aplenty. Head to the beach, go for a hike, or have some fun at home with obstacles and water! After a full day of adventure, you are sure to come home and find your best buddy fast asleep, having doggy dreams about what you’ll plan for him next.