Dogs are called man’s best friends and not without reason, because they are loyal, sweet, trusting creatures that will protect you no matter what. But they also like to have fun and run around, so to make your dogs life a little bit more interesting and exciting, you should try one of these interesting activities with your dog, and I can guarantee that you as well as your dog will be entertained.
You probably have heard about the yoga pose called Downward dog, but did you know that actual dog yoga is also a thing? It even has its own name and it is called doga, you know dog + yoga. I know that it does sound a little bit silly to do yoga with your dog, but it actually can be the perfect way how to combine your own fitness with dog training. It incorporates such things like stretching, massage as well as meditation and can let you and your pet form the ultimate connection. And even though there have been some criticism towards doga from the yoga as well as animal rights communities, if it seems like something you and your dog could try out, why not go for it? If anything else it will make for a fun experience and even funnier story to tell your friends.
If you know how to surf then why not try surfing with your dog on your board, too? Surfing is a fun way how to spend your time in the water and breathing fresh air, and on a hot day surfing with thei inevitable wipe-out will help you and your canine cool off. And even though I haven’t tried surfing with my dog yet, from what I hear it is very fun and after you catch your first wave, your dog will be the first to get back on the board for the next one. Then after surfing you can hand out on the beach and play catch to end off your fun day filled with dog friendly activities.
Then there is hiking of coarse, that also is a fun experience for you and your dog, not to mention also a great workout, so you don’t have to spend hours in the gym. If you live in the city and the most running around your dog usually has is around the dog park then hiking will be especially fun for your pet. Hiking trails usually are set in wooded or hilly areas which in itself is a change for you and your pet, and the added effort that you and your dog will have to put into your walk to get to the end of the trail will only benefit you both. But if you aren’t a huge hiking person, try it our regardless, because your dog might be what was missing on your last hike with only fellow humans, because dogs tend to push us further and make any walk more fun.
And if all else fails you can always play hide-and-seek with your dog. Take one of its toys or an item of clothing and hide it somewhere in your house or any other surroundings you might be in. And then tell your furry friend to seek for this item. It will not only be fun but also beneficial to your dog, since it will help it develop better tracking abilities, that always can come in handy in many different situation.