Activities For Singers With Dogs

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Introduction

It’s time to “get in tune” with your singer’s soul and your best furry pal all at once. So, you think you can sing? We don’t doubt it! We just want you to try singing with your dog along for the journey. We’ve got some super singing-centered activities lined up for you and your little champ, and Wag! hopes you’ll try them out, take photos of the experience, and share it all with us here.

Outdoor Concert

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
3 hrs
Items needed
Lawn chair or picnic blanket
Doggie waste bags
Snacks and water
Harness and leash
Activity description
Chances are if you love music, your pup will love enjoying music with you. This is especially great if you’re trying to socialize your new puppy and to get them out and about and experiencing their new world. But your older buddy or aging rescue will probably like it, too. It’s just a great time to get outside and marvel at the sunset. You might hear a famous singer, a city symphony, or a local songwriters’ showcase. It’s nice to kick back and take in the cool night air. This activity is good for the soul on so many levels.
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Find a park concert near you
A lot of these park concerts kick off in the summertime and occur on weeknights. After a sweltering day, you can lean back in your lawn chair or stretch out on your picnic blanket or quilt. Let the music soothe you. Do an Internet search for events like these in your area. You might also talk to your friends and neighbors to see if they know of any similar outings.
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Load up the car
You won’t be in a stuffy concert hall or crowded bar sideyard for this concert. You’ll be in the wide-open park. Load up the family or simply have a doggie date night. Bring your blanket or chair, some toys and treats, water and bowl, doggie waste bags, the leash, and maybe even a Frisbee.
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Enjoy yourself and make new friends
When you arrive, purchase a drink from the beer garden or grab your water bottle from the car. Pick out your spot, get set, and smile. Get there a little early, and read a book and snuggle with your pup. Or maybe you two could play a game of Frisbee fetch. Talk to others, pet a bunch of dogs, and make new friends. Your dog-loving heart will be filled.
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Benefit Concert

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Doggie Waste Bags
Leash
Activity description
You’re a singer. You have magical, vocal powers. Use them for good! There are so many dog-centered, noble endeavors more than likely happening right in your community. Get out there, and check out the pet scene. You will soon fall in love with a shelter, team, or initiative that is doing fine work and is in need of financial assistance and publicity. Partner with them and raise some funds for their cause. This is a great way to give back to a hometown or to make a name for yourself in a new place. Benefitting others with your gifts and talents always feels amazing!
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Choose a charity and find a venue
We're going to say this a million times: people love dogs. Get out there and find yourself a venue. When you explain your motives, you’re going to find someone to help you. The charity you’re assisting may even decide to host the event onsite. Make people excited about what you’re doing.
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Organize and advertise the benefit
Make your own pup’s face the center of the campaign, especially if they have a story connected to the benefit’s charity. You can include your doggo’s face on the flyers and social media ads, and you’ll definitely get some attention that way. People love dogs. They’ll jump at the chance to support them.
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Sing and raise money
Get your songs ready. You’ll probably want to sing for at least 45 minutes, but you could even invite some other local singers to do a few songs. Leave room in there to give shoutouts to sponsors and certainly to the charity you’re raising money for. If you’ve lined up food trucks or other booths to be there, give them shoutouts as well during the show. Remind people of why they’re there, and encourage them to give. Also, bring your doggo onstage for a duet. How cute!
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Sidekick Songwriting Session

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Any Day
Free
Normal
3 hrs
Items needed
A pen and paper or electronic device
Instrument of choice (optional)
Activity description
This can be a serious songwriting session, or it can be a fun, relaxed one. Maybe you haven’t even tried songwriting before, but writing for your trusty doggo sidekick can be the perfect entrance into this realm of writing. Your pup takes the pressure off. You can use them for inspiration and create a humorous or sweet song based on them and their personality. If you’re actually into songwriting, then simply include your fluffy mate on the adventure. When you experience writer’s block, at least your fur child is there to comfort you and maybe even give you the idea you need.
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Brainstorm and write
Make a list of all the things you love about your dog. This can include physical features, personality traits, humourous habits and quirks, and even specific stories. When you’ve got your list, begin writing your dog’s song. You can make the lines rhyme, or sometimes it’s funnier (and easier) just to forgo the rhymes altogether.
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Find a tune
Your top dog may be able to help you with this. Often, when dogs hear music, they’ll howl right along. So if you get a tune rolling, you might be surprised by what your furry sidekick contributes. Sure, they are there for moral support, to inspire you, and to look cute. But maybe those howls, growls, and barks will help you with the pawfect notes!
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Perform for family and friends
Sing for your loved ones, and they’ll all have a good laugh while appreciating your musical ability, of course. You might even make a video of you singing the song to your dog and post it online. You never know when these types of things will go viral. People love dogs! There’s no denying that fact.
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Sing On Command

This can take some time, but search the Internet for tips on training your dog to sing on command. What a fabulous trick!

Put Your Records On

So, you may not have records, but when you leave your pup alone at home, try putting on some music. Studies have shown that it actually helps them relax. They’re not listening for the car door so much or hearing every little bump in the night (or day)! You can even do this while at home. Play some music, and sing and dance with your fur baby.

Conclusion

It’s common that we assume dog howling means bad singing. But this just simply isn’t the case. Your dog knows good singing because they live with you. They hear you in the shower, at your desk, on the porch, and more. And they want to sing along. Allow them to join you for all of the musical fun!