Wander off the beaten path and find somewhere new with your dog. If you live in an area with walking paths and hiking trails, then take advantage of them! Pull out a map or do a quick Google search to find a new path to explore with your dog in tow.
Spend some time outdoors by either a lake or a pool, depending on what you can find! Your dog may be willing to take a dip in the water, and you can join, too! Splash around with your favorite furry friend or simply sit together by the water's edge.
Go for a drive. Crank up the tunes, roll down those windows and hit the open road. Let the wind bring all those interesting smells right to your pooch's nose.
Furry Friendships in the Making
Visit a dog park and watch your best pal make some new friends. The chance to interact with other dogs is always beneficial for his social behavior. Never fear! He'll always love you best.
If you're a city dweller, now is the perfect time to do some sightseeing. Take a stroll through your city's streets with your dog. Explore new areas, and see what interests your pooch. Maybe he'll find you a new restaurant to try out. Just follow his nose!
If you don't have the time for an intense hike or a visit to the dog park, take your dog to an open field. Let your dog off-leash and watch him go! Let him run around to his heart's content and tire himself out for a good night's sleep.
Nap time! If your dog is of the snoozing variety (as they all can be from time to time), curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket and double down on cuddle time.
Dining al Fresco
Find a local dog-friendly restaurant and have a meal with your dog. It's even better if you have a friend with a pooch, so you can have a doggy double date!
Quality Family Time
Take a stroll with the entire family and your dog. Tell everyone to leave their phones at home and enjoy each other's company.
Fetch or Catch
How about a good old-fashioned game of catch? Head outside and throw the ball or Frisbee for your pooch. As an added bonus, you'll work on your dog's agility and get in some exercise, all at the same time.
Food to Go
Pile the pooches into the car and hit the nearest drive-thru. Whether it's a cheeseburger or an ice cream cone, treat your dog to one, too!
Shop 'Til You Drop
Take your dog with you on your next shopping outing. You'd be surprised how many stores are dog-friendly and your dog will love all the extra attention.
Homemade With Love
Spend some quality time in the kitchen and rustle up a delicious treat for your canine friend. Make homemade dog treats or even just grill up some meat. Your dog will definitely thank you for it.
Let the Games Begin
Create an obstacle/agility course for your dog. You can use things that you probably have lying around your house and put your pup to the test. Is he good enough to go pro? Only time (and practice) will tell!
Grooming for Two
Pamper yourself and your pooch. Enjoy a massage while your dog does the same.