Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze every little last bit of fun out of fall.
From visiting the pumpkin patch to taking an autumn hike to warm and crunchy freshly baked fall treats, we’ve got a number of activities that both you and your pet can enjoy.
The changing colors are always beautiful, but your dog is likely less interested in the seasonal show. If you want to make the most of this time of year, copy down the list below and you’ll be sure to have plenty to do with your furry friend!
They may not have the same zeal for face paint and foam fingers, but dogs love hanging out at tailgate parties just as much as their armchair quarterback owners do. Some go so far as to provide special dog treats for their canine companions before the big game.
If you decide to bring your dog to the party, make sure you have plenty of pet-friendly snacks, and keep the alcohol, fatty foods, and chicken bones out of reach. According to PetsBest, onions, garlic, herbs, spices, chocolate, and dairy products can all leave your pet with an upset stomach.
9. Football Fetch
An NFL regulation size ball is probably too big for your dog’s mouth, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy watching them fumble. Fetch is a great way to exercise and entertain your pet, so find a football with a tough skin and see how well your dog runs a button hook.
VetStreet maintains that exercising with your dog is not only good for its health, it’s also one of the best ways to bond and could even help with anxiety issues.
There are dog-friendly hiking trails throughout the United States. When you feel like heading out to one, keep a checklist handy, and you’ll be ready for anything!
Keep an eye out for wildlife that might distract or surprise your dog, as other animals are starting to migrate. And keep an eye on your dog at all times. As National Parks Traveler reports, pets all too often wind up lost, damaging priceless historical structures, or as prey for large predators.
When you do head out for a hike, don’t forget comfortable footwear for your dog as well as yourself. A long day of trail walking can leave a dog’s paws sore and splintered; dog booties are a good solution if you plan on hiking a lot.
We recommend trying out a pair of these Guardian Gear dog boots from the Animal Rescue Site!
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