If you are an avid surfer or simply really enjoy surfing, then you may want to incorporate your dog into your favorite past time. However, how in the world can you combine your love for your pup with your love for surfing? Well, there are many ways! With this guide, you will discover lots of activities that you can do with your dog that revolve around surfing. So head to the beach, get ready to hit the waves and don't forget to bring your best friend - your pup!
You may think it's impossible for a dog to surf but it absolutely is not! In fact, lots of dogs love to surf! Riding the waves isn't just for humans and the rush of excitement that you get from catching a nice wave may also be extremely fun for your dog. While teaching your dog to surf may be a little tricky, you can definitely achieve this goal with patience and a lot of practice. Before you begin, make sure that surfing is something your dog would actually enjoy. A dog who doesn't like water, for example, may not really enjoy this activity.
If you like surfing then you most likely spend a good amount of time at the beach. Why not bring your dog too? All the sand, the ocean air smells, and the cool water are perfect for a dog. You will get to watch the surfers or even surf yourself while your dog relaxes under an umbrella. When at the beach, you can choose to tie your dog up in the shade so they do not roam away or you can let them run the beach to get out even more energy! This all depends on your dog, your preference and the beach rules. However, no matter what, your pup will love heading to the beach with you!
While paddleboard is not as extreme as surfing, it is an easy way to get your dog accustomed to being on a surfboard and also a way to get you out there on the water. Stand up paddle boarding has also become increasingly trendy so if you don't have a board of your own, you should probably be able to find a rental easily. You also do not need big waves to paddle board (if fact, it's probably better if you do not have big waves!) so you can try this activity in a lake, pond or in the ocean. Think of stand up paddle board as the first doggy step toward real surfing!
Let's face it, the beach is one of the best places to play fetch. All that open space is perfect to throw a ball for your dog after you finish surfing for the day!
While skateboarding isn't exactly surfing, it uses a lot of the same muscles and movements. Let your dog try out skateboarding themselves or run alongside you as your skateboard.
While you may have been skeptical of finding surfing related activities for your dog, we hope you are surprised and excited by how many activities there are. There is no need to leave your pup at home when you head out to hit the waves! Dogs can easily be part of your love for surfing. Now you will love to surf even more since your pup can tag along too - a happy family is one that surfs together!