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Twirling around on the ice, gliding effortlessly around on a thin blade and just enjoying the frigid air is all part of what makes skating wonderful. Wouldn't it be even better if you could include your dog in this activity? Well, you can! Chances are, your pup will love skating just as much as you when provided with the right skating related activities. So don't leave your pup behind when you head out to skate, take them with you and do one of these fun games.
Just because you want to go skating doesn't mean that you can't also play ball with your pup. In fact, skating and playing ball is the perfect combination of activities! This game is especially great when ice skating specifically as your dog will absolutely love sliding around across the ice as they try to chase down the ball. You get to practice your skating and your dog gets to go with you on an adventure and run around with their favorite toy. What could be better than that?! So grab your dog's favorite ball and your ice skates and get ready to go!
One of the easiest things you can do with your dog to incorporate your love of skating and your dog's basic needs is to bring your pup on a nice run while you skate beside them. In fact, this is actually even better for your dog than a regular run or walk as they will get to go even faster (you most likely skate faster than you can run or walk). Running isn't for all dogs so be sure that your pup will enjoy a nice jog around the block and keep in mind how far your pup can go. Dogs with short legs may be better at shorter distances while others will be able to run for miles as you skate along next to them.
A dog can definitely play hockey and will be the best at fetching the ball if you happen to miss the goal! Bring your dog to your next hockey game and you can skate while they play.
While you may love regular skating the best, skateboarding can be just as fun and is surprisingly easy to teach your dog to do with you.
Skating is definitely an activity that you can incorporate into your dog's life. There are many ways to introduce your dog to the sport and they will have fun learning a new skill and playing with you at the same time. So whether it is cold outside and you are going ice skating or it is hot and you just want to rollerblade down the street, bring your dog and teach them how to skate!