Things To Do With Dogs5 May 2023
Reviewed by Dr Jill McMaster BVM&S MBA MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and in-house expert at BorrowMyDoggy on 24 May 2023
Creating a personalised dog-friendly things to do list helps you collate all the ideas you have had, but might forget to do with your dog. When you’re looking for inspiration on a weekend or during a holiday with your pup, you simply refer to your list.
We have put together 10 ideas to help get you started with. Whether you have a new puppy or an older dog, if you live in the city or the countryside, these ideas are sure to let you make some great memories with your pooch.
Check out the video of Baloo ticking off things on his list with the help of his borrower, Georgia!
1) Bake with your dog
Spend a rainy day indoors baking something dog-friendly and delicious. Check out our recipaws for some tasty ideas!
2) Go sightseeing
Why not explore a new area of your city that you have been meaning to discover or visit a new city. The most dog-friendly cities include Southampton, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and Nottingham.
3) Visit a dog-friendly cafe
With a rise in dog cafes and dog-friendly restaurants, you are now spoiled for choice. Whether you opt for a cafe that has a menu just for dogs or visit a pub that offers dog treats and water, you are sure to have a relaxing meal alongside your pooch.
4) Go to a farm
If you have a city pup, why not take them to a farm and introduce them to the animals there? This can be great mental stimulation for them as they discover new sights and smells.
5) Get lunch at a dog-friendly market
With amazing smells and lots of treats for both humans and dogs, a food market is a great activity you'll both enjoy.
6) Explore new terrain with your dog
Explore a beach, a forest or go on a hike and discover a new favourite trail. Whether you travel somewhere new to do this or find a new spot on your doorstep, this is sure to tire out your pup and boost your mood!
7) Throw them a doggy birthday party
Invite over their favourite doggy pals, bake some pawsome treats and pop a party hat on them (if they're comfortable with that of course!).
8) Stay at a dog-friendly hotel
Spending a night or weekend away is always such a treat but leaving your dog behind can be tough. Creating a bond with a local borrower your dog can stay with is a great way to let your dog have their own 'holiday' when you head away, but there are now lots of dog-friendly hotels to choose from if you want a break with your pooch! Why not investigate a new town or city, or stay in the countryside and enjoy lots of great walks in nature?
9) Do a dog-friendly sport
If you have an adventurous pooch, you could do something like paddle-boarding or kayaking. There are lots of water sports centres that now offer these sessions!
10) Have a photoshoot together
Remember your friendship for years to come with a photoshoot. Whether it's classic or themed, it is a great thing to keep furever.
Hopefully, you have lots of ideas now and are ready to get started on your first adventure. What ideas would you add to your list?
Remember whenever you're trying a new activity with your dog make sure they are fit and safe to do it. If you're not sure if an activity would be too much for your pooch, contact your vet.
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