Check out these 10 fun and inspiring activities to do with your dog!
Though these may seem like boring chores, you can spruce up your yard work by recruiting the help of your dog!
Most dogs LOVE to dig, and they also make excellent wood chippers. If you're planning on doing some work in the garden, you may just have the perfect partner laying next to you.
If gardening is not your thing, a little fetch is always refreshing!
Baking is a lot of fun, but even more so when you have the right paw-tner!
The internet is an amazing resource for all sorts of pet friendly recipes, do-it-yourself baking tips, and health conscious options for pet parents.
Spend the day in the comforts of your own home, cooking up something delicious for your best friend!
Check out these DIY dog treats by our very own team at World of Angus
Like kids, dogs need an outlet for all their pent up energy. That's why there are a variety of sports available for dogs and dog parents.
From agility to dock diving, there's a sport out there for every dog! Figure out your dog's energy level, physical shape, and temperament, then consult the web for the perfect sport for your pup.
Think about what your dog loves to do, and try to find a sport that involves those things.
Taking classes with your dog is a great way to bond, and build trust, while having fun.
We live in a world where "non-dog friendly" events seem strange. At least to us!
Most cities will host a variety of dog friendly events throughout the year, especially in spring and summer months. Check out the SPCA or local rescues for advertisements of dog-friendly events.
These events are also a great way to practise your dog's manners in public!
Regardless of your dog's age, there's never a bad time for some leash training. Even the most well behaved dogs need occasional reminders.
If you think you have leash training mastered, move on to some fun tricks. Start with the basics, like "sit," "stay," or "shake," then move on to more complicated commands, such as "down," "roll over," or "speak."
Practise makes perfect!
No matter where you live in the world, you can't be too far away from a nature hike. At least not in Canada!
Exploring the great outdoors with your pup is a fantastic way to get some fresh air, exercise, and practise your recall skills.
Don't forget to bring lots of water, and a few snacks for the trip. Map out some dog friendly hikes in your area online, pack a bag, and you're good to go. Free entertainment is the best entertainment.
Who doesn't love taking photos of their favorite pooch? We definitely do!
If you've never attempted a photo shoot with your dog, you're in for an afternoon of fun. Dogs take the best candid shots, and can even be great at posing.
Take this chance to flood your Instagram with pictures of your best friend. Or even create one just for your dog! That's not crazy at all...
Worse case scenario, you have a few funny pictures to put on the fridge!
The internet is a great place to find all sorts of do-it-yourself crafts, including ones for dogs!
If you're looking to spruce up your home with a few adorable doggy-decor pieces, this is the craft for you. Though your dog might not be the best helper, you can always choose crafts that benefit him the most.
You can do anything from building a basket for your dog's toys, to decorating old furniture to be more dog friendly.
Though these may seem a bit too adventurous for most pups, teaching your dog to partake in sporting activities can be great for bonding. Choosing a sport like paddle boarding, canoeing, or kayaking teaches your dog patience, and how to sit still for long periods of time. This can also help them find the "chill zone" they've been searching for.
We suggest enlisting the help of professionals, and testing your dog on land before going out into the water.
Once you two figure it out, you'll make the best team this summer.
Volunteering isn't just for humans! In fact, many dogs have side jobs as volunteers in hospitals, schools, and events.
Volunteering your dog for awareness events, or even just visiting local schools is a fantastic way to socialize your dog with people, and other animals. Some universities even offer doggy-related programs, where your dog can interact with adults of all shapes and sizes.
If you think volunteering with your dog sounds like the right activity for you, try contacting your local school district or hospital, and ask about any events or activities you can participate in.