Activities For Dogs In Spain

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Introduction

Hola chicos! Spain calling! The gorgeous European country with rich history, amazing beaches, fabulous art scene, and vibrant cities can only be described as paradise on Earth. Whether you decide to roam the streets of Madrid, climb to the top of Sierra Nevada, or be lazy on the Playa de la Concha, you will surely have metric tons of fun with your lovely doggo. Spain is a very dog friendly country, so the two of you will most definitely find something that will strike your fancy and make your holiday unforgettable!

Chill Dawg!

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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2 hrs
Items needed
sun protection
frisbee
boogie board
fresh water
ball
Activity description

So, you’ve decided to have a nice, relaxing day at the beach with your four legged friend. And your beach of choice just happens to be Playa de la Platjola in Catalonia? How lucky are you! This beach is known as one of the most dog-friendly beaches in Spain and you and your pup will definitely feel more than welcome here. Whether you decide to just chill in the sun, play with a Frisbee, or enjoy the wonderful sea, make sure to protect yourself and your pup from the sun and you’re golden! Carry a bottle of fresh water and a collapsible bowl for your dog so you don’t get dehydrated and find some dog friends to hang out with all day!

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Reach the beach
You can go on a little exploration adventure here! Sure, you can just drive to the beach and park your car somewhere close, but where’s the fun in that? Why not walk there? Or bike there? By taking some time to explore the area, both you and your doggo will get to have fun doing so, figure out the layout of the neighborhood around the beach, and most importantly, feel fantastic when you finally reach the beach!
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Frisbee!
Grab a Frisbee and start throwing! Your doggo will try to catch it and bring it back to you, and you can even make the game more interesting by making new friends! Unlike people, dogs do not have the social awkwardness around new people, and they will be more than happy to jump towards the new opportunity for fun. Make some doggy friends who will bring along their humans and make yourself a Frisbee party!
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Stay safe
Fun in the sun is great, but you know what’s better? Staying hydrated and protected from the harmful UV rays. Make sure you have proper sun protection both for your doggo and you. Experiencing heat stroke is not an option either, so bring a small tent to use as a sunshade or just hide under the natural umbrella – a tree! Drink plenty of water and get a collapsible bowl for your pup so they can rehydrate and get ready for a new game.
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Urban Exploration in Malasaña

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
3 - 4 hrs
Items needed
leash
water
treats
Activity description

Malasaña is one of those magical neighborhoods that can leave you breathless and make you fall in love with Spain. This vibrant part of Madrid is filled with wonders, starting from the amazing street art scene and colorful walls all around you, to narrow cobbled streets that intersect and create beautiful little corners, to the funky dog-friendly cafes where you and your pup can get some much needed rest after the whole day of walking. Yes, Malasaña will make you fall in love and will even make you consider moving to Madrid – that’s how amazing it is! 

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Pinta Malasaña
If you happen to be an art lover, try visiting Malasaña in April. Why you ask? Well, each year in April there is a big street art festival in this vibrant neighborhood, when local artists step outside and decorate the walls and doors of Malasaña. All day there are numerous activities organized, and many of them are tailored towards dog lovers and doggos. So, explore the area, see some art, and get your doggo to play with other canines and make new friends!
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Dine like a king
After a long day of exploring the city, you deserve to eat like the warrior you are. And so does your doggo. So, find a pet-friendly restaurant that serves traditional Spanish food that will satisfy your hunger and tickle your taste buds with new flavors. Try walking around and find a nice spot, but one of the best ones is La Dichosa in Malasaña neighborhood that serves amazing tapas, great wine, and of course, traditional Spanish jamon.
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Retire in Retiro
Spend a day in nature by taking your pupper to the famous Retiro park. After a long day of walking, exploring, finding new corners in Malasaña, head east to the most famous park in Madrid and have a little cool down time. Walk around with your doggo, explore the various plants, smell the flowers, and generally have a nice afternoon with your best friend.
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Waterpark Wonder

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Hot Day
Moderate
Normal
3 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Leash
water
sun protection
ball
Activity description

It is safe to say that waterparks are considered to be some of the most fun places in the world, and people young and old, all over the world will agree with this. However, most of them do not allow dogs. But, fear not, there is actually a waterpark in Spain that is specifically designed to make your doggo’s day the most fun day ever! Bring your pup to the famous Perros al Agua waterpark, located in Barcelona. Not only will you get to enjoy your day in the sun, you will also throw the most amazing party for your furry friend, one that will not be easily forgotten!

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Follow the rules
First off, make sure that you are not breaking any of the park’s rules. Understand that you are responsible for your doggo and all the damage they may do. You also need to hold a “license and certification of the animal’s registration in the municipal register of potentially dangerous dogs”. Bring your vet vaccination card, and do not let your big dog get in the small doggo pool. Bring a leash if you are not certain your pup will be on their best behavior, and do not bring your female dog if she is in heat.
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Go to the Great Lake
This waterpark has a very large pool called The Great Lake, where doggos big and small can hang out, splash around, and play in the water. Start on the shallow end and work your way up to the deep waters so your pal can have time to adjust. Use the canoes and surfboards provided, and if your pup is feeling brave, have them jump off a jumping ramp!
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Munch!
After your exhausting time in the water, why not take a minute to relax and get some delicious food? Your pup and you can enjoy some amazing dishes in the restaurant on the waterpark premises before you replenish your energy and go back to the “Mini” lake to digest your food.
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Antequera Dolmens

Be like Indiana Jones and bring your pup to an expedition in Antequera, in the vicinity of Malaga. Check out the amazing limestone formations and have a breath of fresh air. Just make sure to bring a leash!

Park Guell

Go to Park Guell in Barcelona and have a relaxing afternoon in nature. You can check out the numerous mosaic animals scattered around the park, get a great view of the city, and simply enjoy the quality time with your pup.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are numerous things to do with your pup when you are in Spain. Such a wonderful country should definitely be on your bucket list, and what better way to enjoy its vibrant cities, whimsical culture, and rich history than in the company of your best friend. So, pack your bags and leave your paw prints in Spain!