A bored dog is an unhappy dog. Dogs have earned the title of Man’s Best Friend by being loyal companions to human beings. So, our duty as dog parents is to give our dogs the best time of their lives by doing various fun activities with them. From dressing up with your dog to going out for a swim with him, there is so much you can do.
Can’t figure out how to hang out with your furry friends? Here are 10 funny and exciting things you can do with your dog to make them jump and wag their jail with joy!
Starting a treat hunt with your dog is a fun way to spend quality time with your dog inside the house. You just need some treats, chewing or stuffing toys, and you are on your way. Be creative with where you hide the treats. Let your dog take a sneak peek at where you are hiding the treats by putting him in a crate. Your dog will rush out from the pen to find the treats when your dog manages to sniff out a treat to encourage him verbally.
Apart from being a fun activity, it is a great way to let your dog release excess energy.
2.Get Some Ice Cream for Your Dog
Now you can’t take your dog for some ice cream at your favorite place but guess what? Dog ice cream exists, and it is a must for summertime. You can get dog ice cream from the freezers of your favorite supermarket or make some at your home. There are tons of recipes that are available online. Ensure that you avoid the recipes containing ingredients that your dog is allergic to. Your dog will love to try some peanut butter-flavored ice cream while you eat your favorite Rocky Roads ice cream flavor.
3.Go to the beach
Most dogs love to go outdoors. If your dog likes to go to the beach in summer and have a swim, then why not take him? Can’t choose which beach is safest for a dog? A simple Google search will show you the nearest dog-friendly beach. Remember to take the essentials with you, like a towel, dry shampoo, and a brush. Also, take a dog leash with you if your dog gets too excited.
4.Dress up for Christmas or Halloween
Nothing is cuter than a dog parent and dog dressed up as Batman and Robin. Enjoy Halloween with your furry sidekick by dressing up as superheroes and wherever your imagination takes you. Supermarkets and clothing are filled with countless options for you to choose from.
If you fancy online shopping, Amazon is one of the best places to buy costumes for you and your dog. Who knows, your dog might get Instagram fame with its cute photo dresses up a wonder woman.
While most popular superstores don’t allow pets inside, you don’t need to leave your pooch in the car and go shopping alone. There are dog-friendly stores that allow pet owners to bring their dogs with them. It will help freshen up the dog’s mind and stimulate good energy. This type of activity also helps your dog be more comfortable around other humans and results in overall friendly behavior in your dog.
Make sure you take a portable water dispenser and some dog treats with your before you head to buy some nice shades for your dog!
6.Have some breakfast with your dog
Want to enjoy a Sunday morning in the best way possible? Whip up some eggs and bacon and have an excellent warm breakfast with your dog. Try to make the meal look the same for you and your dog as it is more fun. Cuddle up with the dog in your bed and watch something interesting on the TV.
You can make mini omelets or egg and banana pancakes for your dog. You can find these recipes easily online. This is a great indoor activity to do with your dog and will surely strengthen the bond with your pawfect friend.
7.Take your dog to the spa
If you thought that massages were relaxing only for humans, you are wrong. Dogs love massages, and establishments like dog spas cater to this. These spas also provide dog grooming services like haircuts, nail trimming, among others. It has been proven that dog massages increase blood circulation, release stress and improve digestion. Make sure you get this done by professionals as they have a better understanding of the dog’s nerve points to relax the muscles. However, you can also learn to give your dog a massage online.
8.Set up a play date
Your dog loves you, but he also needs interaction with his species. Reach out to your fellow dog parents and set up playdates for your pup. It is a fun and interactive way to stimulate your dog’s mind and help him learn to interact with other dogs.
If you are new to an area and don’t know any dog owners, you can always take your dog to dog parks or doggy daycares to look for playmates for your dog.
9.Make an Instagram Page for your Dog
You must have heard about Bonodoodle or Boo the Pomeranian, racking millions of likes on Instagram. Harness the power of social media and make a fan page dedicated to your dog. You can post random videos while having fun with your dog. You can do these activities mentioned above and post them online. Who knows, your dog might be famous one day!
10.Go camping with your dog
Need to escape from all the hustle and bustle of city life? Go on a camping trip with your furry buddy. It is a great way to get some fresh air for your dog. Long walks will improve your and the dog’s physical health while your dog will have a fun time spending some time in the wild.
All these activities are fun and targeted to make your dog happy, but you must make sure that your dog stays safe and healthy while carrying out these activities. We hope that you will try some of these activities with your dog.