A fun way for you to spend time with your dog is to work with them on agility activities. These can be affordable and easy to set up. For example, you can use PVC pipe to create a "jump" for your dog. It can be set at a low height and as you pup accomplishes the jump, the height can be increased. A hula hoop can also be used for your pooch to step through, and then raised off of the ground so that your dog has to jump. A kiddie tunnel makes a fun task for your dog who can run in and out of it. As your dog successfully accomplishes a few of the tasks, you can connect them to create an obstacle course of sorts for your pup.
Taking your dog camping provides the opportunity for you and your canine companion to spend hours of uninterrupted time together. You can choose to embark on a one-night trip or a days-long adventure. Your pup will likely enjoy the time outdoors as well as having your attention. While camping, you and your pup can enjoy hiking, time next to the campfire and snuggling in the tent. If you are in a place with a creek, river or lake, you and your pup can spend time together in the water, whether swimming, playing a game of fetch or taking a ride on a kayak, canoe or boat.
Many dogs enjoy the water, particularly when the weather is warm. There are many options for water play. One easy option is to find a hard plastic kiddie pool and put it in your yard. You can start by filling it up with a small amount of water, allowing your dog to get comfortable with it. As your dog's comfort level increases, you can add more water to the pool. This is a great way for your pup to cool off on a hot day and for them to occupy themselves outdoors. You can also take your pup to the beach, river, lake or creek, where they can run in and out of the water and even play a game of fetch. Regardless of what water source they are playing in, you will enjoy watching your canine pal have a blast as they splash around.