If you’re getting a little bit tired of taking your dog to the same old dog park, don’t worry; there are plenty of other fun outdoor activities you can enjoy with your furry friend!
Below are just a few ideas to get you started. Just remember that there will be a lot of running and playing, so it’s best to come prepared with a wound gel and other first aid essentials.
Go for a Hike
Australia is blessed with natural wonders, and there are so many beautiful hiking trails to explore—and what better way to do it than with your dog by your side? Not only will your pup get to burn off some energy, but they’ll also get to take in all the sights and smells of nature. Just make sure you’re prepared before you go (e.g. bringing enough water for both of you, having a first aid kit on hand, etc.)
Go for a Swim
Is there anything better than a refreshing dip on a hot summer day? If your dog loves the water, then why not take them swimming at your local lake or beach? Just make sure you keep an eye on them at all times and that they’re wearing a life jacket if necessary.
Play Frisbee in the Park
This is a classic activity that’s perfect for any dog, big or small! All you need is a frisbee (or even just a regular old flying disc) and you’re good to go. Your dog will have so much fun chasing after the Frisbee—and you’ll have fun too!
Go on a Picnic
Who doesn’t love a picnic? And what could be better than enjoying one in the company of your furry best friend? Just make sure you bring along enough food and water for both of you and that you’re prepared to clean up any mess your dog might make.
Go for a Walk Around Town
This is a great activity if you live in an urban area and don’t have easy access to nature trails or other open spaces. Just exploring your neighbourhood with your dog can be so much fun. You never know what you might see or who you might meet!
Go for a Run
Not only will running get you some exercise, but your dog will too! Just make sure you start off slow and build up your endurance. Don’t forget to bring along plenty of water for the two of you!
Go on a Road Trip
If you and your dog are feeling adventurous, why not go on a road trip? This is a great way to explore different parts of the country (or even the world!) and it’s sure to be an experience that you’ll both never forget. Just make sure you’re prepared before you go (e.g., having your car serviced, packing enough food and water, etc.).
We hope this list has inspired you to try out some new activities with your dog! Remember, the most important thing is that you both have fun and enjoy each other’s company. So get out there and start exploring! Who knows; you might just find your new favourite activity.