Lyall Bay Beach, in Wellington, has a dog exercise area where dogs can run off leash at any time of day. Visiting the area is an excellent opportunity for your pup to not only meet their activity needs, but to socialize with other dogs enjoying play time in the sand. In addition to the exercise area, there is a walk that you and your pup can embark upon between the end of Seatoun Beach, where you can follow the path to Breaker Bay Beach, where dogs can be off leash. If you and your pup are feeling particularly energetic, you can hike over the mountain, back to Seatoun along the path.
Camping is a great way to spend time with your pooch outdoors, further enhancing your bond while having fun together. While you can't camp just anywhere with your pup, there are places that welcome canine customers to spend the night. Make sure to check before bringing your pup with you. Waitangi Holiday Park is one place that welcomes pups, noting that they have "never had a dog that stole our towels". Tapu Campervan Park is another option, and it is located right on the beach. It also has rivers and swimming holes, ensuring this will be a favorite among dogs in hot weather!
Sometimes you and your pup just feeling like staying home. This is a great opportunity for the two of you to work together on agility activities. You can create activities for your dog at a minimal cost. For example, use a hula hoop for your pup to walk through and then jump through as they get comfortable. You can also use a kiddie tunnel for your pup to run in and out of and PVC pipe can be great for setting up jumps of varying heights. Make sure to reward your pup with treats and ensure they remain hydrated.