Five of the Most Enjoyable Activities to Do With Your Dog

If you’re one of the lucky people who has a four-legged furry friend then you know how much fun it is to spend time with your paw pal. There’s so much to do and great memories to be made! Here’s a look at eight of the most enjoyable activities to do with your dog.

Do a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are often among some of our best childhood memories, whether they were at birthdays or fun get-togethers with friends. Dogs also love scavenger hunts and it can be a lot of fun for you to set one up for your furry friend with delicious treats and bones.

Your dog will love using their super sense of smell to find all the yummy treats you’ve hidden around the yard or the park. Have fun!¹

Go on a Backpacking Trip

Backpacking isn’t just for hip dudes and gals in their 20s – although there’s nothing wrong with that if you are – it’s also for hip dudes and gals of all ages who want to go on a fun trip with their doggo. Taking your barking buddy with you on a backpacking trip or going camping can be a lot of fun and let him or her enjoy some fresh air and a little adventure.

Remember to pack a First Aid kit and know the trail well if you’re going on a hike with your portable cuddle cushion (dog) – and bring plenty of water for both of you!²

Enjoy the Water

One of the greatest things you can do with your dog is go for a refreshing swim. Ideal locations include a nice lake, gentle river or even at the ocean. Exercising in the water is great for many breeds of dogs and helps prevent diseases like arthritis. If your buddy is having trouble staying afloat you can also always buy them a doggy life jacket to make sure it’s a lovely, stress-free swim.¹

Play Frisbee

People love playing Frisbee and dogs are no different. Many breeds really love playing some Frisbee so as long as you have a park you can go or large open space without breakable items (don’t try this in the kitchen). Frisbee provides an excellent aerobic exercise and increases you and your canine’s flexibility and fitness.

Enjoy throwing around the Frisbee with your paw pal and keep in mind that this exercise should only be done if your dog is in good health and can jump or turn quickly without getting injured.²

Can You Dig It?

Many dogs love to dig: it’s in their nature. And that can be a lot of fun, but not when it’s digging up your garden or turning the front yard into a pockmarked moonscape. However, there’s a great solution to this that will also be a fun game for your dog.

One of the fun activities you can do with and for your dog is to make a small pool of dirt and goodies to dig up or a sandbox just for doggo to dig in. Another good idea is to hide bones, treats and toys to increase your dog’s enjoyment.¹