Activities For Romantic Dogs

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Introduction

Romantic dogs are the best dogs. They're the ones that go out of their way to look extra charming while wearing a bow-tie. The ones who always seem to be there when you're having a special night on the town. You know, the ones who always seem to be your partner's accomplice in anything romantic. And luckily, there's plenty of activities for them to be a part of. As the romantic dogs they are, they can help make magical memories even more memorable just by being there! Take a look at our guide for fun and loving activities for you and your best friend to bond by.

Hike & Picnic

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
2 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Dog treats
Water bowl
Backpack
Blanket
Activity description
Hiking is romantic, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It's all about working out together, finding gorgeous places together, and then stopping at a spot you both deem worthy enough for a light picnic. You can pack strawberries and apples, sparkling water, salads, some tasty sandwiches, and have it all while laying down on a cozy blanket in the middle of the woods! Imagine reaching a grand waterfall, and being able to eat while taking in the sights. It would be made all the more romantic with your dog there, eating dog treats and drinking water alongside you. It's a peaceful kind of romance!
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Do your research
Not every hike is the same. Some, you need to train for due to high elevations. Others, you can easily do as a beginner with little experience. Think of what is important for you as for how you want to spend the day. What's available in your area, and how far are you willing to drive to get a good hike in? Are you looking for a secluded area, or a hike where you plenty of people will be around? Think of length as well. Don't overdo it on your first few hikes, aim for something no more than 6-8 miles long total.
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Pack the picnic and supplies
Now that you know where you're going, it's time to pack. Take plenty of water and trail mix, granola bars or dehydrated berries for easy energy while on the trail. Remember you'll want something more substantial for lunch, so pack things like salad, sandwiches, and fresh fruit. Bring along healthy treats for your pup, and maybe a small portion of food since they will be expending energy, too. Also, don't forget essentials, like sunscreen, bug spray, and a blanket to lay down on.
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It's hiking time
Now that you have everything, it's hiking time! Remember to listen to your body and take breaks as needed. Break times are good trail mix times. Also, drink plenty of water and make sure that your trekking companion does, too. Your body can get very dehydrated on a hike, because of the calorie burning you're putting it through. Remember, this is exercise! Refer back to the map as needed, there's usually a map at the start of every trail (trail head). If not, there should be a map online that you can screenshot before heading deep into the woods where you may not get service. Be aware of your dog's energy level, and head back if they begin to lag.
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Luxury Hotel Stay

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Dog crate
Dog leash
Activity description
If it's your anniversary, Valentine's Day, or another romantic cause for celebration, then it may be time to look into luxury hotels or fancy and cozy bed and breakfasts. Both options would be great, but the hotel would be more about glamour and style. The B&B would be about comfort and coziness. So it all depends on what you're looking for! Just remember, whichever option you choose should be pet-friendly, because your romantic dog is coming with you! Order breakfast in bed, open up a window and take in the gorgeous outdoors, sip on the coffee and watch your dog play with a squeaky toy. Ah, the life!
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Decide on a vibe
First thing's first: hotel or B&B? A hotel would be about glamour and style, so it would be pricey, but this is kind of the whole basis of the trip: stay for a short period of time, and really just kind of nest in your suite. It's a getaway from the world and even your home, so you don't need to splurge doing other activities. Staying in helps to offset costs.Now, if B&B is more your scene, that means you're looking to spend a little less, and aren't interested in the sleek, modern, glam ways of a hotel. You want comfort charm and history. Either way, research the dog-friendly aspects of the destination as well.
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Make a reservation
Once you decide on a hotel or B&B, it's time to weigh options. Which place has the most bang for the buck? Look for things like free breakfast, free wi-fi, free parking, and a pool. If it's a B&B, look for the extra charm, like history of the place, and a breakfast menu you can't find in hotels, like biscuits and gravy, or potato hash. Find out the room size; you and your dog will want plenty of room to stretch out and relax.
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Enjoy!
Once you're at the place, it's time to relax and unwind! Let yout dog out of the crate, test out how cozy the bed is, and open up any snacks the staff may have left behind to welcome you with (check to see if it's free first). Call downstairs with any questions, or a room service order, and make sure you unpack a little. Just enough to make it feel like home for the next day or two.
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Vineyard Exploration

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Dog leash
Activity description
Believe it or not, many wineries don't care if you bring your dog. A lot of the time, this is due to the fact that the wine tasting tours are outdoors, so your dog would be on a leash, outside, not in a fancy building with freshly-cleaned carpets. Still, it's important to call ahead and check this detail with them. If they are not dog-friendly, keep searching until you find a wine tasting tour that does allow dogs. You'll find one in due time, no problem! Just remember, dogs can't drink wine, so don't pour any into the dog's water bowl!
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Make a list of places
Think about the wine that you enjoy that is local to you. Maybe you live near some vineyards, or you're a few hours away from 2 to 3 vineyards you wouldn't mind looking into? Once you have a list of places to look into, it's time to start making some calls for information. Ask for things like tour times and days, and entrance fees. Finally, remember to ask if they're dog-friendly!
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Set up a tour
Once you have all of your information ready, and find a few dog-friendly options, it's time to pick a place and set up a tour. Many vineyards are open and allow people to just show up and join a big tour, during touring hours. However, some require you to set up an appointment, of sorts. Remember, weekdays they tend to be closed, and it is busy on weekends. Aim for brunch, lunch, or even a little later.
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Enjoy the experience
Now it's time to enjoy yourself with the wine tasting! Eat beforehand, so you're not too much of a lightweight, but depending on where you go, you can also expect light snacks, like cheese boards and fruit. Always keep an eye on your dog, who should be with you at all times. Make sure the leash is on correctly and that the dog is by your side, or by your feet, away from direct sunlight. Offer your dog water as needed and beware of hints that they may be getting restless. Vineyards often offer a few things to explore on site. Wander around, allowing your companion to partake in exercise in between the wine tastings.
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Beach Day

Lay down a towel on the sand, underneath an umbrella. Open up a beach chair. Pour yourself a safe, legal drink in a fancy pineapple cup, and watch the waves crash into the shore. Throw the ball around for the dog, breathe in the salty air, and tell us it's not romantic!

Indoor Movie Night

Sometimes, you just need a night in. But whoever said a night in couldn't be romantic was painfully unromantic! Order delivery, light some candles, pile on the fluffy pillows and blankets in the living room, and pick a movie you know is romantic enough, without being overly cheesy. Bake some cupcakes or cookies to share after dinner. It's a nice touch, and there's plenty of recipes out there that are safe for dogs to eat too!

Conclusion

There you have it: romantic activities for romantic dogs. Everything from the most conventional and romantic, to the most unconventional and romantic. There's something for everyone, including your dog. What's not to love? Just remember, it's a crime to not reward your dog for all their effort in being your best buddy, so prepare a nice batch of dog treats for your romantic pup!