Everything is more fun when done with your best friend, and there is no truer best friend than a canine companion. As the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, that does not mean the fun has to come to an end. In fact, fall fun is just beginning. Here are a few ideas to help you get creative when it comes to enjoying autumn with your pooch.
Agility or obedience classes are not only fun ways for you and your pooch to bond, but they are great ways to help an energetic dog focus. They channel your dog’s energy in a positive direction while giving you both a goal to work toward.
Imagine a proud picture of your best friend with a completion certificate in paw!
Do you remember how much fun this was to do as a kid? Autumn is the season to enjoy all the colors and smells of the changing seasons. It shouldn’t take too much encouragement to get your pup romping around the leaf piles with you.
Just make sure and do a thorough check for ticks afterward!
Nothing says fall like a trip to an apple orchard. From mid-September through late October, all different types of apples are ripe and ready to be picked. Some orchards allow dogs and others allow them to wait in one area while their people pick the apples, so call your local orchard ahead of time to find out their policy.
Your pooch can certainly enjoy eating apple slices with you. Just remember to remove the core and the seeds so they don’t become choking hazards.
Fall is the perfect time to put on some warmer clothes, hit the trails, and enjoy all the colors nature has to offer. While many people think that dogs are colorblind, that is actually a myth. Dogs can see colors, though they cannot see as many colors as humans. That wouldn’t impact your dog’s ability to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of a nature hike with you Check out these tips for hiking with your dog.
It’s an autumn tradition you and your pup can’t pass up. Who better to help you pick out the perfect pumpkin than your best fur-friend? However, just like with the apple orchards, call ahead and find out the pumpkin patch’s rules regarding dogs.
Once you return home and make pumpkin pie, try adding some pureed pumpkin to your dog’s food.
There is nothing like the pure, innocent joy of a dog running around the yard, loving every minute of the cool breeze on his face as he chases his favorite toy or tries to catch the blowing leaves. Why not practice your photography skills? Try to capture the warm feeling that the scene brings to your heart in a picture or video!