Activities For Faithful Dogs

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Introduction

All dogs are loyal, sure. But then there's those dogs that are so faithful, it's like no one else really matters. Dogs who will forever only look to you for direction or companionship. You know, the ones who get anxious if you're not around. And it's those dogs that really deserve a medal, right? Those are the dogs you can count on until the end, the ones who will forever keep an eye out for you. Let's look at some activities for these dogs. Activities that they are sure to absolutely love due to the fact that they are with you!

Hide & Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
15 min
Items needed
Dog treats
Activity description
Since your dog is so faithful, you could easily play hide and seek together, and know that your dog will absolutely not rest until you're found! More than that, it's guaranteed fun! You get to watch and hear your dog pace around, trying to find you, which makes for a hilarious time. But your dog also gets to exercise that sense of smell! It's a good time, and is sure to make for a funny 15-minutes while dinner is finishing in the oven, while being placed on hold during a phone call, or while waiting on the delivery guy to show up with your food!
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The best hiding spot
There should be a few good spots to hide in your home. It could be a closet, the spot behind the door, or even under a desk or bed. Many people get super creative and think of old places they used to hide in as children, such as crawlspaces or behind the couch. Whatever you fancy, make sure to find a good spot to hide in, and keep it in mind.
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Run and hide
Once you find a good spot, it's time to wait for the perfect opportunity. When your dog goes one way, and you're completely alone, run and hide in your secret spot. Make as little noise as possible, so as not to alert your dog to any mischief. You ideally want your dog to walk back out to where you were, look around, and start looking for you without any aid.
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Reward the job well sniffed
This may take a while, depending on your dog's nose. Maybe you're found easily, because your dog is an amazing sniffer, maybe not. Maybe your hiding spot wasn't as good as you thought. Or maybe, it was a little too good? Whatever the case, once you're found, make sure you have a dog treat on hand to reward your pet! Back rubs and baby talk are also appreciated, because they show that you care and that your dog has done something excellent!
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Bike Ride

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Bike
Dog Leash (optional)
Activity description
Because your dog is so faithful, it's safe to assume that if you were to ride a bike, your dog would follow right alongside, with or without a leash. Obviously, you would have to make sure that you're not going fast, and leaving the dog behind. The idea is for you both to find a pace that you can easily match without getting overly tired. Once you find that pace that works for both of you, you can bike around a dog-friendly green space together. Make sure it is a safely enclosed park or field, just in case your pup catches a scent and decides to slightly deviate from the route! If your dog is small and you have a basket on your bike, you can use it as a seat for your dog too.
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To leash or not to leash
If you have a super obedient dog that you've trained properly, and on top of that, is super faithful to you, then a leash may be more of an option as opposed to a necessity. That being said, everything is safer with a leash. If you don't use one, you never quite know when a critter may get your dog's attention, or when your dog may run in the wrong direction for whatever reason, forgetting their recall skills.
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Setting the pace
Once you decide whether or not to use a leash, it's time for the actual bike ride. Remember, you ideally want your dog to keep up the pace with your bike, so you can't go too fast. A slow, but moderate pace is enough. Fast enough to stay on the bike, but as slow as the bike allows without toppling over. If your dog begins to pant, it's time to pull over and take a water break.
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Safety first
Remember, when you're riding your bike, you need to pay attention to what's in front of you, to where you're going. Keep an eye out for pedestrians or obstacles in your way. When your dog is beside you, however, you will need to steal glances over at your dog to make sure everything is running smoothly. Be alert, stay safe, and always practice caution.
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Savor a Puppuccino

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
10 min
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
Head on over to your local Starbucks with your favorite, most faithful of co-pilots. Order your usual, and don't forget to order your dog a puppuccino. For the record, Starbucks isn't trying to give your dog caffeine. The puppuccino is simply a tall Starbucks cup filled with a little bit of whipped cream inside. Easy, simple, safe for dogs to lap up joyfully while you sip on your grande, coconut milk, no whip, extra mocha pump fancy drink. This is the perfect coffee run, especially if you're already out and about running errands together. Your dog will love you for it, and will certainly thank you in even more faithfulness.
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Head to the local Starbucks
Depending on where you live, Starbucks could be an hour away, or be all of 2 minutes down the street. Whatever the case, this is an activity you do when you're out and about, running errands with your faithful companion, and you know there's a Starbucks nearby. When you see one, it's your chance to strike. The stars have aligned!
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Order up
Order your usual drink, but make sure you also order a puppuccino. Remember, if the barista looks at you with confusion, this is a secret menu item, so don't stress. Just explain that it's a bit of whipped cream in a tall-sized cup for the dog to enjoy! You may both get a laugh.
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Enjoy!
Once your orders are up, make sure you help your dog out with this one! Hold the cup up to the dog, and let doggo do the rest. If you don't hold it, it will be a mess to eat, and there's bound to be whipped cream all over the sidewalk, car seat, or wherever you're enjoying your treats. Laugh as you watch your dog get whipped cream and get it all over their fur and nose. Wipe them off with a napkin if needed. A faithful pup who helps you make it through the errands of the day deserves a reward!
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Camping

Camping with a faithful dog is a joy. You don't need to worry about the dog leaving camp, ever, unless you do, of course. Your dog will likely just stay in the tent with you, lie down by the fire, and take in the crisp mountain air. Just another camping trip! No need to worry about your dog running around hunting things or getting into trouble with a bear when you have a faithful dog!

Hiking

The best part about hiking with a faithful dog is that you don't even need a leash. You can simply hike with your dog, and know that they will stay with you, by your side, or tag along in front, leading the way. If you take a break, so will your dog. Just remember, it's nice to have a leash on hand, in your backpack, in case anything happens. One too many squirrels, a big group of hikers or another can't miss distraction. But otherwise, you really don't need it!

Conclusion

Faithful dogs are the best dogs out there! They live and breathe for their owners, and they aren't afraid to show their concern whenever their owner isn't within their line of sight! How adorable. It's no wonder there are so many activities for these dogs out there, activities that further strengthen the bond between canine and human.