Does your dog get excited the second you grab your keys? Do they poke their nose out the car window to catch the breeze and smells? Or maybe your pooch simply falls asleep in a cozy ball in the backseat. If any of these actions sound familiar, then your dog certainly loves car rides! So how can you take this love for the car and transform it into even more activities for your dog? With these great activities for dogs who love car rides!
If your dog is a huge fan of riding in the car, chances are, the reason is that they like the movement. Moving fast and bumping up and down can be fun for your dog (that paired with all the new smells and sights that go flashing by, of course!). So why not try to create this experience at home? That's right, an indoor "car ride"! There are several ways you can make your dog feel like they are in the car without ever stepping on the gas. Give these activities a try - they are sure to thrill your movement loving pup!
If your dog loves car rides, then they will enjoy going on any trip, even short ones to the grocery store. Bring your dog everywhere with you, to the park, to the grocery store, down the street to your friend's house - if you are going in the car, bring your dog! Not only will your dog love the car ride, but they will also just enjoy being with you. Customize your back seat especially for your dog - blankets, pillows, a water bowl in the cup holder - get creative! Your dog will love their own car sanctuary especially once it starts heading down the road!
If you have a car-loving pup then planning a road trip is definitely something you should do. Not only will your dog be able to be in the car for an extended period of time but you will also get to go on a nice vacation! Everyone wins! If you plan on traveling in the car over a period of multiple days, be sure to set up the car so that your pup is safe and secure. Also, remember to bring along some fresh water for your pup to enjoy at rest stops. Pack up and get ready to hit the road!
When fall comes around, bring your dog to a local pumpkin patch or farm that offers tractor rides. Your dog will love being in the open bed of a tractor as they go for a fun and festive ride.
If you are planning a vacation where you will be traveling by airplane, consider bringing your dog. Airplanes are especially fun for smaller dogs who can sit on your lap and watch the view from the window.
You know your dog is a fan of the car and they will most likely also enjoy these fun car ride related activities. So plan a trip, go for a ride around the block or try one of the 'indoor car ride' games with your pooch. Driving around with the best view of the neighborhood will bring a smile to any dog's face. All you have to do is put your paws on the wheel and go!