Activities For Elegant Dogs

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Introduction

Do you have an elegant dog at home? Well, it's high time you did some activities that were pretty much made with elegance in mind, don't you think? Something you can do with your classy best friend! The good news is that you're on the right track, being here, reading this guide. You'll find five elegant activity ideas here, steps for each, and even insight that you may not otherwise have had. If that sounds up your alley, pull out a notepad and a pen, and let's get to work! It's not elegant to keep your pooch best friend waiting after all, right?

An Elegant Dinner

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Water and food bowls
Activity description
Sometimes an elegant dinner is in order. What's more elegant than a dinner anyway, a ball? More on that later. The point here is that dining out can be an elegant task, even in this modern age. The only caveat is that it's probably going to be outdoor seating because of the pooch. But even knowing that, if you go to an elegant restaurant that allows dogs, chances are their outdoor seating is elegant as well. It's all a matter of where you go. And that's where the research comes in: you're going to need to find a fancy place in town that allows dogs.
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Do your research
Now that you've decided on eating a fancy, elegant dinner with your pooch best friend, it's time to research what's within a good 20 to 30 mile radius from your home. The internet is an amazing thing, so don't be afraid to ask search engines. The Internet is also a great place to source dog-friendly dining options all across the country. And if you really hope one particular place is dog friendly, a place you already know about, don't be afraid to call and ask directly!
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Make a reservation
Once you have a place picked out and you're all set to go, it's time to call and make a reservation. Because nothing is more elegant than arriving at a restaurant, saying your name, and being seated by someone who says "we've been expecting you." Classy, right? Also, remember to mention that this is seating for two, and that one of you happens to be a dog. It gives them a fair warning, allowing them to prepare as they see fit.
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Be elegant together
Elegant doesn't mean you have to dress in a tuxedo or gown, or that you need to sparkle with a million dollars worth of jewelry. It means you put on classy, breathable fabrics, like linen or silk, or cashmere, and that you comb your hair. It means you dust yourself off, wear comfortable shoes that aren't sneakers or flip-flops, and that you walk like you're worth those million bucks. In other words, be the owner that looks like your dog's best friend. And together, enjoy the lavish dinner set forth before you. Laugh lightly at your dog's goofiness. Pay attention to your pup's signals and take your pal for a bathroom break when they appear antsy; as well, wrap up the evening when your dog says, "let's go!"
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Go Sailing

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Sunny Day
Expensive
Hard
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Lifevests
Water Bowl
Sailing Guide
Cell phone
Activity description
The only thing more elegant than dining out is a ballroom dance. And the only thing slightly less elegant than that, only by a smidge, is sailing. But sailing takes a few things. For instance, a sense of direction. If you plan on properly sailing far out enough to not see land, you'll need that sense of direction to get home. A compass can only do so much if you're directionally challenged. Then there's the whole boat thing. If you don't have one, you need to rent one, and that's not cheap. Neither is owning one. And then there's the matter of learning how to sail. If you don't know how, you can't get on the water. The good news is that if all of these things are issues for you, you can always hire someone with their own boat to take you out to sea!
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Research and prepare
A person who has never sailed before cannot solo sail unless lessons have been taken for quite some time. This will be a fun hobby to take up! Source the nearest marina for lessons, or check into partaking in a fun chartered excursion for your and your best bud. Before the big day, get your pup accustomed to wearing a doggy life vest. First, put it on and have your dog wear the vest unfastened a few times so that they can get used to the feel of it. Before you know it, they will feel comfortable and you can let them wear it around the house, buckled up, a few times a day.
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Pack wisely
Once you've done your research, it's time to prepare for the trip. First thing's first, get some strong sunblock. Out on the water, the sun's rays reflect, causing you to bake or burn twice as fast. You'll also need towels, water to stay cool and to keep your dog from drinking ocean water, sunglasses, and a phone you can call for help from. It also serves the dual purpose of a camera. Don't forget the life vest!
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All aboard the vessel
Now it's time to finally get elegant! Sprawl out on a towel, wrap a sweater around your shoulders, and don't forget to do the same for your dog. Take some photographs you can be proud of, and watch your captain. Learn something! Most of all, make sure you keep an eye on your dog. Some dogs love to jump into the water, and if you're sailing by, you may injure or lose the dog in the water.
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Dance In A Ballroom

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Dog treats
Fancy Attire
Activity description
We've been hinting at it, that the most elegant thing you could ever do is ballroom dance with your dog. Well, turns out that is a thing, and you should totally do it! It takes practice if you want it to be a good dancer, but otherwise, you can just go in there and do the robot and call it a day. You're still in a ballroom, so why not? Your dog doesn't even need to dress up for it, your dog is already elegant and the perfect partner. You'd need some fancy attire, but that's easy to fake. You got this in the doggy bag! Go for it!
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Source the ballroom
Before you glide your way across a shiny floor, Beauty and the Beast style, you'll need to find a ballroom. But not just any ballroom: one that allows you to bring your dog. If you can't seem to find a location that offers this activity, here are a few ideas: look up pet-friendly hotels (they usually have ballrooms, so you can go in after hours and dance together), or just make your own ballroom! Sure, it won't be as fancy as it could be, but cue the power of imagination.
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Practice your moves
Chances are you'll only have a certain window of opportunity to really make your mark on the dance floor, so make it count. Practice your dance moves together. YouTube is your best friend, but there are plenty of resources online that teach you basic moves all epic ballroom dancers know. And a lot of them are easy for your dog to learn!
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Channel your inner Beauty and the Beast
Which one is Belle, and which one is the beast is entirely up to you two to figure out. However, it's time to pretend to be in the scene and get to dancing! Use the moves that you practiced, create some in the moment, and have fun with it. Put your own style into it! Don't be afraid of messing up, or worry that your dog will suddenly forget that you're ballroom dancing. It's a magical moment to just have fun and try your best. You're elegant anyway!
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More Fun Ideas...

A Day At the Beach

Here's something elegant: having a picnic at the beach. Preferably around sunset when the crowds aren't there. It keeps your pooch focused on you and the activity. Plus, better lighting! Bring the staples of a good French meal: the baguette, the cheese, the wine, the salad. Be sure to bring the dog's food and water. 

Not Browsing Social Media

We live in a modern age where social media prevails. Unfortunately, that means seeing what everyone else is up to out of a fear of missing out, or straight up envy. But that's not very elegant. Elegance is minding your own business. So put the phone down, and take your pooch for a fabulous walk around your neighborhood, or even better, go to a nice park together. Live your lives and forget about what everyone else is doing!

Conclusion

Well, there you have it: five activities you can do with your elegant pooch best friend! Exciting stuff, full of fancy dining options, preppy sports and the like. Your dog is sure to blend right in and feel right at home doing these activities! What are you waiting for? Go give them a try!