On a nice day in New Mexico, your canine buddy will be thrilled with a private pool party in your yard. This activity is simple and affordable and will offer a great time for you and your pup. Get a hard plastic kiddie pool (your dog may puncture the inflatable kind) and place it in the location of your choice in your yard. Let your dog explore the pool without water, getting comfortable with it. Once your dog seems to accept the pool as safe, fill it with a small amount of water and let your pup give it a try. Your pup may be comfortable with the water right away or require some time to get used to it. Once they seem comfortable, you can add more water to it. You can play with your dog in the pool or sit back and watch while your pup enjoys the cool water.
While New Mexico is a dry place, the state does have some natural water sources that you and your pup can explore. Depending on where in New Mexico you are, you may find a lake, creek or river nearby or within a few hours' drive. Even if it requires a little extra effort to get to the body of water, it will likely be worth the trip, as you watch your dog frolic with joy in the refreshing water. You can join them or sit back, relax and watch. Any driving that you have to do to get there will be an opportunity for you and your canine companion to spend more time together as well.
When you and your canine pal are seeking some down time, you can take advantage of the nice weather and spend some time together at a cafe or coffee shop with an outdoor patio. There are many dog-friendly establishments in the state that welcome your pet to relax on the patio, even providing a bowl of water and dog treats for their canine patrons. This is also a great opportunity for your dog to socialize with others, as guests that walk by will often want to say "hello" to your pup. Not only is this something fun to do together on its own, but a great thing to do after a more physical activity, when both you and your dog are ready for a rest.