Activities For Dogs With Owners Who Like Fishing

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Introduction

If you’re an avid angler, then you can think of no better place to be than on the wide-open waters. You long for that breeze, sense of freedom, and a fish falling for your bait on the other end of your line. You live for reeling in the big ones and playing this wonderful game against Mother Nature herself. And you furry pal loves to tag along for the fishing trip. They enjoy being out on the water just like their mom or dad does. Continue reading for a few things you can do with your pooch if you like being outdoors and fishing!

Doggy Dip

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Hot Day
Cheap
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30 - 60 min
Items needed
Doggie Life Vest
Dog Toys
Treats/Water
Activity description
If it’s summertime, you’re going to want to swim at some point during your fishing trip. More than likely, your doggo will, too. So allow this fun-filled activity to happen. It’s good for the soul and the body. Those temps can begin to rise, and before you know it, you’re feeling sluggish and even sick. A quick dip can soothe all of that, though, for both you and your pet. Spend some time floating in the cool, refreshing lake or stream. You might even play a few water games like tag, fetch, or race. The point is that you’re hanging out together.
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Packing supplies
Sometimes, you just want to go find a swimming hole and have an afternoon of cool fun. To beat the heat, we often have to jump in the water. Just be sure to pack your pooch’s doggie life vest and some snacks with water. If you’re planning to swim for most of the day, pack yourself some snacks and towels. Don’t forget drinking water and floating dog toys!
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A great swimming hole
The perfect swimming hole is the one that hasn’t been discovered by the masses yet, and it usually includes a natural diving board. Your pet may even enjoy running along the rock and jumping into the water. Show them how it’s done. Lead by example! But you might choose to relax on a float as your dog paddles and plays.
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Splash and play safe
It’s really up to you whether your canine champ needs a life vest or not, but it can’t hurt. They can relax a little in the life vest; they don’t have to work so hard to stay afloat. Keep an eye on your pup. Watch for boats, wildlife, and even exhaustion. Sometimes, you just need to get out of the water for a while, eat something, rest, and then dive back in!
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Bank Fishing

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Sunny Day
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2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Fishing Poles
Bait
Human Snacks
Treats/Water
Activity description
You don’t have to have a fancy boat to enjoy a day on the water. You can fish and have fun right on the bank. Find a spot and get to living the dream. Bait your hook and relax with your #1 companion. They’ll be happy to explore the area, sniff all the unique smells, and spend time with you. Breathe in the fresh air, stare into the blue sky and green shallows of the lake, river, or creek. Stay positive even if the bite is slow. Even if you don’t reel in a single fish, you’ve spent the day with your favorite four-legger, and that makes it a good day.
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Pack the night before
Pack the night before so that you can head out early. Run through your checklist and make sure you’ve gotten all your bait and tackle, as well as your dog’s supplies. You’ll want to keep everyone (and every dog) hydrated, especially during hot summer months, so be sure to pack enough water for the day.
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Finding the perfect spot
You probably already know exactly where you’ll be setting up for the day, and you may even decide to move around. But locate an area that has both sunny spots and shade. If you’re planning to swim later, be sure there’s easy access to the water. Avoid overgrown, rocky patches, as slithering wildlife tends to frequent those places.
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Taking in the day
Unwind and relax. Break out your folding chair or simply stretch out on the bank. You may set out a few cork poles and then make your casts as the bobbers wait for bites. Hopefully, you’ll get a little action on the hook, but if not, your trusty companion is there to keep you company (and play)!
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Canine Kayaking

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Sunny Day
Expensive
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2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Kayak
Doggie Life Vest
Treats/Water
Activity description
If it’s cool with you, then it’s usually cool with them. They want to be with you wherever you go. The next time you head out to do a little kayak fishing, take your good ole buddy right along with you. They’ll have a blast just like you do when you’re away from the city life and out on the gorgeous water. Simply because they can’t fish with poles and bait doesn’t mean they can’t soak up the sun as well as your company. They’d rather be there with you than anywhere in the world. Load them up and show them a good time!
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Get ready to go
Prepare before you head out because once you’re on the water, there’s no turning back without a lot of hassle. Make a checklist and be certain you have your kayak fishing gear, life vests (for you and the dog), snacks for both, as well as water for both you and the ole sport.
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Head out on your adventure
Set sail when your kayak is packed, and your pup is securely situated. They may choose to ride in a seat (if the kayak is two passenger) or on the back of the vessel if there’s room. You can rest assured that they’ll be safe no matter where they are with the life vest on and fastened.
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Be safe and have fun
Keep an eye on your pup. They’re curious, so be sure any and all lures are tucked away and out of paw’s reach. Watch for poisonous or otherwise dangerous wildlife as you paddle and maybe even let your dog enjoy a swim. More than likely, your doggo will be content to lie in the sun and sniff the fish you reel in.
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Riverwalk

Sometimes, a nice walk is all your pup truly wants. Walking along the river can be very therapeutic actually. Keep your pooch on a leash or let them stroll with you if you’re in a quiet place and know they won’t run too far ahead without you.

Lakeside Fetch

If you’re sitting by the lake fishing, make some time for your dog. Toss a floating toy out into the water for them to go and fetch. Be careful if you’re playing near a river. Those currents can be strong.

Conclusion

It’s difficult to pull a fisherman or woman away from their beloved hobby. But that’s okay! Your doggo will absolutely jump (and drool) at the chance to spend some time with you on the water. So load up the truck, call out to your best furry friend, and hit the lake for the day. It’s perfect for escaping the city and for getting back to your natural roots. Both humans and dogs appreciate getting back to the basics.