Activities For Dogs On Easter

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Introduction

Our pups are an important part of our families and including them in the season's holidays are equally meaningful to pet parents.  Easter is no exception, and dog moms and dads can find plenty of fun and safe activities for their dogs to include them in the celebration! A friendly reminder: chocolate is a popular food item during Easter for people and it, as well as other food items, can cause harm to your dog. Always keep chocolate and other toxic treats out of reach from your furball family members. Easter falls during the springtime, which is also associated with blooms and spring flings. Check out these fun activities dog owners can participate in during Easter to include your happy pooch in the holiday while practicing social distancing.

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Peeled Hard-boiled Eggs
Dog Treats
Activity description
Everyone loves Easter egg hunts in the yard and throughout the house, and your dog can also participate.  Sunny days outside can make this a great outdoor activity, but if it's raining on the day of your hunt, you can move it into the house. While plastic eggs are an option, we opted for peeled, hard-boiled eggs to avoid any choking hazards. Hide eggs or dog treats around the house or in your backyard for some good sniffin' fun! Remember, no candy or chocolate in these Easter eggs, though! Healthy dog treats are always the way to go.
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Make your eggs
Grab your eggs and/or your dog's favorite treats. If you're opting for plastic treats, place one or two treats into each egg. You don't want to overpack the eggs because your dog will want to eat the treat as they find them. Avoid overfeeding your dog too many treats at once.
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Hide your eggs
If you are lucky enough to have good weather, hide your dog's Easter eggs outside. You don't need to go to lengths to hide them. Your dog will need to sniff them out so keep the eggs low to the ground. Avoid the garden and place eggs under chairs or near doors jambs. The middle of the lawn is also a good spot.
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Set your dog loose
Get your dog excited for the hunt by engaging them in happy and excited conversation about treats. Once outside you might have to help your pup find the first egg or two. Once they understand the game, you can gently guide them, and your dog should be able to sniff out the treats. Be sure to reward your dog with a treat once the special egg is found.
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Easter Photo Shoot

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Easter Decorations and Items
Pastel Sheet
Camera
Dog Treats
Activity description

There is nothing cuter than showing off your dog in bunny ears and among pastel eggs and blooming flowers.  A photo shoot is also a perfect activity for any weather since you can do it at home - inside or in your backyard.  Most people will opt for an indoor photoshoot because it is more controlled than out.  Outside might introduce weather elements, such as wind and rain, as well as be distracting to your dog, who might prefer to roll in the grass rather than sit still for the camera. Getting started is pretty easy because you will most likely have many of the items already on hand.  A pastel sheet makes for a perfect backdrop, but a tablecloth will also do.  A few Easter decorations including a basket, grass, and eggs are good props for this activity.  If your dog tolerates wearing bunny ears or a costume for the photo shoot, go for it.  Finally, you will also need a camera.  Most people use their mobile phone cameras but any camera, including the disposable kind, will work perfectly for this activity.        

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Create your scene
The first step is one of the most fun for people. Start by gathering the items you want to use for your photo shoot. You can use any springtime themed items to get going. Lay your pastel sheet on the floor and draw half of it up. You can secure the backdrop onto chairs using rubber bands or string. Add some folds or wrinkles to the backdrop to give it depth. During this step, you will also set up your props, such as Easter baskets and stuffed animals.
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Grab your dog
After you have set up your scene, envision where your dog will sit in it. This is also the time you to dress your dog in their costume. If you are using a headband, you can wait until your dog is sitting or laying on the scene to put the bunny ears on them. Get your dog to come on to the sheet and gently pose them where you want them. Dog treats will help with this step. Many dogs will not keep interested in this activity for too long so ask a friend to help you. One of you can pose your dog, and the other can be ready with the camera for quick shots.
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Final photo edits
Take lots of photos, as many as your dog will tolerate before they decide to do something else. Remember, this is more of a human activity that includes your dog that a dog activity that includes you. If your dog is showing signs of fatigue during the photo shoot, let them do something else. Hopefully, you will have a good number of photos. If they are digital, you can quickly flip through them and touch them up with special filters, stickers, and borders. After editing, send them out to your friends and family as an Easter photo from the two of you!
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Go for a Walk

Most dogs love a good outing and get excited when they see you grab the leash. Enjoy the outdoors and get your steps in! This is a wonderful activity that offers exercise and stimulation for both you and your furry family member. It's also a good way to work off those treats your pup might've enjoyed from their Easter egg hunt earlier! If taking your pup out for a walk isn't an option, book a walk with Wag! as a gift for your dog. 

As a reminder, practice social distancing and take precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic while walking your dog. 

Have a Backyard Picnic

Depending on where you live, springtime is the first time during the new year where you'll really enjoy being outside again. If your Easter weekend has some good sunshine, enjoy the outdoors by setting up a picnic in your backyard! This could be fun for the entire family too!

Conclusion

Springtime and Easter is a time to rejoice and enjoy the freshness of the world waking up again after winter.  There are also some egg-ceptional activities you can engage in with your dog to help celebrate Easter.  Your dog will love the Easter Egg hunt, especially with all the treats and excitement that comes with it.  However, some of the other activities are also equally engaging and will grab your dog's attention.