If you’re looking for fun, novel activities to play with your dog, you’ve come to the right place! Simply continue reading to discover a few fun activities and outdoor toys that you’re sure to love as much as your furry friend.
Fun activities to play with your pet dog:
1. Hide and seek
If you have a property which is fenced off, you may want to try playing hide and seek with your dog, simply get a friend or family member to sit with your dog until you’ve hidden then once you’ve hidden, your friend or family member can release your dog, so that it can track you down.
If your dog doesn’t show any interest in finding you, simply use a whistle to call your dog to you or call out your dog’s name. If you have a small dog, you may want to play hide in seek indoors too.
2. Treasure hunt
To start your dog off on a fun treasure hunt, where they’ll get to use their keen sense of smell to track down and consume their favorite dog treats, it’s well worth keeping your dog locked in one area of your home. So that you can hide some of their favorite treats such as dog biscuits in another section of your home. If you’re feeling creative you can even create a fun trail that leads to a final prize.
3. Doggy in the middle
Simply grab a friend or family member and throw a tennis ball between you, to see whether or not your dog can intercept your throws. As most dogs love to play piggy in the middle, especially if you use their favorite ball.
4. Two dog fetch
If you walk or drive to a local dog park on a frequent basis and have made friends with some of your fellow dog owners, it’s well worth playing fetch but with more than one dog. As an example why not see which dog in a group will sprint the fastest in order to fetch a ball or frisbee? If you’re keen on this idea just ensure to choose competitors for your dog, which are a similar age, size, and breed. As it’s no fun if a pug competes in a game of fetch against a greyhound, for example.
If you love spending time on the open water and are lucky enough to own a kayak or have a friend or family member who is willing to lend you their kayak, it’s well worth teaching your dog how to calmy and safely sit on your kayak. So that you’ll be able to explore lakes and beaches with your furry friend.
6. Stand up paddleboarding
Similarly, if have access to a stand-up paddleboard, you should also be able to teach your dog how to sit on your stand up paddleboard, in order to explore a variety of waterways. While dogs are usually natural born swimmers it’s also a wise idea to invest in a life vest for your dog. So that they’ll feel confident even if they fall into deep, open water.
So if you’re looking to bond with your dog and create new memories together, you can’t go wrong trying all six of the doggy friendly activities listed above.