Having a dog is quite a journey and can bring lots of laughter and fun into your life. Likewise, you also help brighten up your pooch’s day. Although practically all dogs are fun-loving, there are some who are particularly into enjoyable activities. In the words of Henry Ward Beecher, “The dog is the god of frolic”. This saying remains true to this day. There are quite a number of potential activities, both indoor and outdoor, that you may take on with your fun-loving dog.
If you’ve ever watched an agility competition, you will see that it looks like a ton of fun. The human handlers guide their dogs through a series of obstacles such as poles, cones, rings, tunnels, and more. Not only is it a fun activity, it also helps train your dog to become more obedient and also adds to their athleticism. Additionally, navigating through various obstacles can help instill self-confidence into your dog. While more serious dog trainers choose to enroll their dogs into a professional agility course, you can create your own course at your home. Most items needed are readily available at your local hardware store or any materials lying around the house.
Eating out is a luxury that a lot of people usually enjoy. However, this activity is not exclusive to humans. In fact, it would be a fun idea to bring your dog with you and treat them to a meal. Whether breakfast, lunch (or brunch!) or dinner, take time off your busy schedule to dine out with your best furry friend. The rates of meals in pet-friendly restaurants range from cheap to moderate. Eating out can also be enjoyed regardless of the weather. Dining out could also work well after a walk in the park or a jogging session with your dog. If you somehow cannot find a pet-friendly restaurant, whip up meals for you and your dog and set up a table in your backyard so you can dine together.
Playing Frisbee is a more fun and challenging way to teach your dog how to fetch. Frisbee discs usually have a life of their own so getting your dog used to it may take some patience and a bit of training. Not only is this a fun activity for you and your dog to do, it is also an opportunity for your pooch to get some exercise and workout in. This weather is best done during clear weather. All you need is a Frisbee disc and you are set. If you do not own a disc, it would be easy to get one in any toy store.
Dogs and dancing – what’s not to love? Doggy dancing is a new craze that has been catching on these past few years, thanks to a YouTube video of a dancing dog that went viral. This is a simple but super fun way to bond with your dog. All you need to do is choose a song and blast those speakers while you dance to your heart’s content. Your dog will eventually catch on and move along with you.
It is never too late to teach dog new tricks. Dogs are naturally receptive of commands and are quick learners. Basic tricks such as “shake”, “sit”, “roll over” and “stay” are some of the easiest ones that you can teach your dog. Constant repetition of the commands and giving of treats for a job well done will help your dog learn tricks easily.
Any time or activity spent with dogs are always fun and helps intensify the owner-pet relationship. These activities will help you chill and unwind while forming connections with your cherished furbaby. Just remember that your dog’s well-being comes first so assess if they can handle the activities you choose. What you want is for your dog to have fun while still staying safe and healthy.