Staying active is so important to your health and the health of your furry friends! With summer in full swing, it is easy to find ways to stay active for the both of you. Here are some ways to have some outdoor fun and your pet.
Go On A Hike
Take a small trip to the nearest trailhead with your pet, and go on a hike. Hiking is a great way to stay active. The rougher terrain keeps you agile and gives your fur baby plenty of interesting things to sniff and smell.
Going on a hike gives you an opportunity to get reacquainted with nature. It helps you to relieve stress, and it will get you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With all of the surrounding sights, sounds, and smells of nature, your pet will definitely not be bored. Boredom is one of the biggest causes of problem behaviors for pets, so keeping them entertained is a win-win.
Most dogs love to play fetch, and it can be super fun for humans too! Throwing a ball or a frisbee will help exercise your throwing arm, and it will give your dog a reason to run! It is a great way to keep your dog focused so that they are entertained while outside. Keeping your dog entertained will ensure that they are not bored later on in the day. It will also be a great bonding activity for you and your dog, strengthening the bond between you by having fun!
This has to be one of the best ways to spend a day outside in the summer. Getting in the water for a good splash around in the pool is a great way to cool off and get rid of some extra energy. If you don’t have a pool, or if you don’t want your furry friend clogging up your pool filter, then you can just use a baby pool or take a day trip to a lake.
Playing fetch in the water or just splashing around are both enjoyable activities for humans and doggos alike.
If you and your pet have never done an agility course together, then what better time to start than now. You can teach your pet a new skill that will be sure to keep their focus and give them plenty of exercise at the same time.
It also gives you an opportunity to get creative. You don’t have to go out and buy a fancy agility course. You can use things around the house to make one in your own backyard.
If you are looking for something that is more relaxed and human-focused but still allows for some outdoor fun for you and your pet, then look for a pet-friendly patio at a bar or restaurant near you. This will give you the opportunity to sit and relax with a nice beverage or fancy dinner, while also allowing you to spend some quality time with your pet.
Your pet can also practice socializing with other patrons on the patio. They are sure to get plenty of much-deserved attention!
These are just a few of the ways that you can enjoy the outdoors with your pet.