Activities For Dogs With Social Owners

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Introduction

If you are a social person, then you probably love going out on the town or having an occasional party at your house. You most likely have friends and family over and are texting and calling people all day. If this sounds familiar, then here are some perfect activities you can do to incorporate your active social life into your dog's daily activities as well. After all, shouldn't your pup get to be social too?

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Collar
Leash
Activity description

The dog park is primarily a place for dogs, yes. However, what about the owners? Dog parks are also the perfect place for owners to socialize as well. After all, you are all there together, hanging out on the benches while your pups play. You can be assured that every person in a dog park also has something in common - the love of dogs! So while your dog is able to run and play, you can satisfy your need for human interaction as well. You will probably meet some lifelong friends while at the dog park - aren't dog people the best?!

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Park picking
Find a dog park near you that looks nice. Look for a park that is fenced in, looks clean, provides drinking water for your dog and one that will let your breed of dog in (some parks are specific to small or large dogs so double check this before you go). Head over to the park with your pup!
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Find a friend
While your dog is playing find a friend! One way to pick a person to talk to is to watch your dog. If your pup is happily playing with one other specific dog, find that dog's owner. Your dogs are friends so the humans should be too. Strike up a conversation about dogs - a sure fire ice breaker within a dog
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Socialize
Meet and talk with other people in the dog park and be as social as you'd like. You are sure to find many like minded people in the dog park that you can converse with and even plan to meet up with on certain days so your dogs can play. Of course, never neglect your dog! Make sure they are having fun in the dog park as well!
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Vacation

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Any Day
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24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Collar
Vacation House
Activity description

We all need to get away sometimes and maybe your dog does too! If you are planning a vacation, consider bringing your dog. There are many pup friendly vacation options that you can choose from and they are all much better than leaving your dog behind. Vacationing with other people gives you a chance to be social and also will provide a fun and exciting environment for your dog. With tons of new smells and sights to explore, there is no doubt your dog will want to join you on your trip. Tell your friends that your dog is coming on the trip too!

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Pick a place
Begin by choosing a vacation location that you and your dog will enjoy. It won't be fun for your pup if they are just stuck in a hotel room the whole time so look for a place where you can go out and have fun with your dog and friends. Great nearby parks, a dog friendly beach, maybe a mountain to hike - there are plenty of amazing vacations that your dog will also love.
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Find a bed
Look for pet friendly accommodations. There are hotels that allow dogs but there are also many private rental options that may be even better. Search for a whole house rental that has a fenced in yard - what a vacation that would be for your dog! Look for the best you can afford (splurging on a vacation is sometimes necessary!).
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Enjoy!
Head out with your friends and your dog on your trip! Let your friends get involved in your dog's vacation as well. Maybe they want to take your pup for a walk around the new town or bring your pooch to a local dog friendly restaurant. Dogs on vacation are fun for everyone!
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Dog Party

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Decorations
Human Food
Dog Friendly Treats
Invitations
Activity description

If you love attending a good party, why not throw one in honor of your dog? Whether it is your dog's birthday, the day you adopted your pup or just a random weekend, there is always something to celebrate! Having a party will not only let you have fun with your dog but it will also satisfy your need to be social. Having a party in your own home lets you control the rules and, therefore, you can involve your dog as much as you'd like. Bake a dog friendly cake or pick out some paw print decorations and get ready to have some fun! 

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Guest list
Make a guest list for your party with both you and your dog in mind. If your dog doesn't like big crowds, keep the party on the smaller side (you can still be social with less people!). Invite people that you know are dog enthusiasts so that they will actively make the party fun for your pup.
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Pup friends?
Consider inviting other dogs to the party as well. If you have friends that have well behaved dogs, invite them! Your dog should have some fellow fur friends at the party too! Keep in mind that a lot of dogs and people in a house can get hectic but can also be the recipe for a great time!
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Party!
Party, socialize and have fun! Enjoy yourself and entertain your guests as you would at any party. However, make sure to give your dog attention too. Show your guests a new trick your dog learned or instruct them to shower him with his favorite treats. Start a game of Frisbee outside that everyone (including your dog) can partake in. A dog friendly party is the best kind of party!
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Doggy Dinner

There are many dog friendly restaurants where your pup will be allowed to dine with you. Grab a bunch of friends and head over to one in your area. Don't forget to order a treat for your dog!

Play Dates

Plan doggy play dates for your pup. Not only is this great for your dog's social life but it also gives you a chance to get together with friends as well.

Conclusion

If you are a very social person, you should make sure to include your dog in all of your social activities. There is so much that you can do alongside your pup and bringing your dog along will likely make you (and them) much happier. You won't need to worry about your dog when you go out anymore because your pooch will be right beside you! Who knows, socializing with your dog may lead you to some of the greatest friendships of your life!