Activities For Dogs With Spontaneous Owners

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Introduction

Don’t wait another second! If you’ve got an inkling to set out on what could be your grandest adventure yet, grab your doggo and roll on to it. We love that you’re spontaneous, and we also “dig” that you’re willing to take your good ole boy or girl with you wherever you travel and in whatever you do. Realize this: being spontaneous doesn’t mean you have to move into new territories on a whim, although you certainly may. You can have a special, spectacular, spontaneous time literally right in your own backyard!

Last-Minute Road Trip

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
8 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Transportation
Map
Minimal supplies for you and your pet
Activity description
You’re spontaneous, so we think you’ll approve of this tried and true method of selecting a destination. In reality, you may not want to select a destination at all. It’s perfectly fine to load up the car and set out, not knowing where you’ll end up. You can simply see where the road and life take you. But if you’re spontaneous but still need a sort of direction, then get a state map, close your eyes, and use your dog’s paw to blindly select your target city or town. Don’t let small towns (or large ones) scare you. Who knows what you and your pooch will find there?
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Destinations
If you’re traveling by bike and sidecar, then you and your dog will need to use a smaller map perhaps, unless you’re in for a serious type of road trip that will require a ton of endurance. Maybe select a map of your own town, and use the paw to select some places in town. If you’re setting out across your state in a vehicle, then maybe you’re willing to go a bit further. If you don’t have those glorious, old-fashioned, actual maps, use your laptop, tablet, or phone screen as your selection base.
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Enjoy the journey
Take in the sites and sounds (and tastes) of the journey. You’re spontaneous, so we know you’re good at enjoying the moment. But don’t forget, especially if you’re setting some destination points for your road trip, to stop and stare for a while. Take advantage of lookout points and parks with picnic tables and room for Frisbee!
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Talk to the locals
Nearly everyone loves a dog, so if you see locals out and about, then talk to them. Tell them what you’re up to, and maybe they can recommend some hidden gems that only townsfolk know about. You might even make some new friends as you chat with them. So, never be afraid to ask. The local answers are the best answers!
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Backyard Campout

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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12 hrs
Items needed
Camping supplies
Human/dog food and drink
Doggie waste bags
Harness and leash
Activity description
Around the campfire with your friends and dog buddies? Yes. We’ll take it because what’s better? If you don’t have a backyard, you can easily call everyone up and invite them to the park for a grill out. You might even be able to rent a camping space for the night at a local campground, maybe by the ocean, river, or lake. Whatever is available to you at the moment, just live the life you were born to live. The spontaneous one! It may seem like a childhood dream to camp out in the yard, but what’s stopping you? Invite the kids or have a campout with your friends. Fire up the pit, snuggle with the dogs, and stargaze. Ahh, spontaneous delight!
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Set up camp
Tell your friends to bring their tents and some dog-friendly toys and games. Pull chairs around your fire pit. (Check for any fire warning in the area before you burn.) You want to make this feel as close to the real thing as possible. Hang some lanterns or place some candles in the area (out of paw’s and tongue’s reach, of course).
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Set the menu and organize activities
Let your friends know what they need to bring for the spread. Assign someone to drinks, chips, fruit, sandwiches, and kabobs. Whatever you’re feeling, just divide the work up. Part of being spontaneous is pooling your efforts to make something happen. One person may be in charge of dog-friendly games and music instead of edibles. This goes without saying, but kids would love doing this with their friends and friends’ pets.
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Get a little shut-eye
As everyone unwinds, don’t forget to crawl into your tent with your pup, at least a little bit before the sun comes up. A few hours in a tent can also be great practice if you plan to take your dog on a big camping adventure one of these days. Tents can be disorienting for your pooch, so get them used to it in a place they call home.
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Kicks 'N' Wiggles Photo Sesh

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Any Day
Free
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1 hr
Items needed
Costume materials
Doggie treats
Camera
Backdrops
Activity description
Pics, or it didn’t happen, they say! And we’re saying it with them. If you’re sitting around with nothing to do, which is certainly rare because you’re so spontaneous, then it’s time for a dog and owner photo session. It is sure to be filled with many kicks, giggles, and wiggles. And we hope a lot of tail-wagging ensues as well! Even if it’s raining or cold outside, you can set up some interesting backdrops indoors. Pose your fur child, and you can even pose with them. You’re bound to get some priceless pics with your number one champ. And your social media newsfeeds will need to see them.
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Gather your costumes
For this activity, you could potentially use boas, sunglasses, goofy glasses, hats, human clothing, doggie outfits, and more. Grab some umbrellas, colorful beach towels, seasonal flowers, and even holiday-appropriate props. Basically, anything lying around your home works!
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Don't forget the backdrop
And don’t forget the all-important backdrop! You can use natural settings outdoors or even pose in front of windows inside your house. You can create backdrops using quilts and sheets, or you might even use furniture (of the living room or patio variety). Pose on swingsets, beside pools, in the kitchen, or even on the bed of the truck. Use your imagination!
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Say cheese (or bacon...)
We recommend snapping some solo shots of your pup, but don’t forget to snap selfies or set the camera’s timer for some pics of both you and your pet. You might even invite some friends over who also have dogs. They could join you for some photo shoot fun! Get a group pic for sure. These are great for sharing on the Internet. Nothing brightens someone’s day like a doggo having fun and teaching us all to enjoy life as much as possible.
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Neighborhood Dog Game Nights

You have game nights with your human pals, right? Why not with all the dogs? You can play whatever you want to! Call your neighbors together, and have each one bring a different game. Their game assignment has to be something they can grab quickly with minimal planning. Dogs make every game better. You might play some water games, dodgeball, or compete in races.

Spontaneous Doggie Dance Party

These can happen in the comforts of your own home or in the parking lot as you’re coming out of the pet store. You don’t have to have music, but we certainly recommend it for optimal Wag! Dance on, dogs and dog-lovers!

Conclusion

For those spontaneous individuals out there, you love taking things as the come, doing it all on the fly, and jumping at chances as you see, hear, taste, smell, or feel them. It’s just how you roll, and your pooch is willing to roll that way right along with you. Carry on and keep fighting the good, spontaneous fight!