If you're looking for a grrr-eat way to change up your daily routine and spoil your pal with plenty of exercise and bonding time, take a walking tour of a nearby historic district or city. Decide where you'd like to take your pup, then research the area you plan to visit to learn about landmarks and other sights you'd like to see on your outing. Look up street maps and plot a route to see if there's a park or spot where you could sit and enjoy a snack or water break with Fido.
Once you take your pal through beginner's obedience training, you can put their knowledge to good use with Rally-O. In this sport, dogs and their owners progress through 10 to 20 stations where a sign gives them exercises to perform. You and your pooch have to work together as a team to complete each challenge. Some of the different activities include jumps, turns, or basic commands. As you and Fido improve, you'll be able to progress from novice level to master. The mixture of obedience and agility in this sport will provide your furry friend with both physical and mental stimulation.
If your pooch loves to chase balls, the sport of flyball could be a puptacular way to provide them with some exercise and socialization. This canine relay race offers physical and mental challenges for your furry friend. You and Fido will team up with other four-footed friends and their owners to compete. Pups run and jump over a series of hurdles to a spring-loaded box. There, they jump on the device to release and catch a tennis ball. With the toy in their mouth, the dogs dash back to the start. Once they cross the line, the next team member repeats the process.