5 Fun Adventures To Go On With Your Dog This Summer
With the warmer weather and sunshine upon us, we naturally feel more adventurous and want to get out and explore. Our furry companions are always up for the next great adventure, so why not take advantage this summer and create some fun memories with your pup? We'll help you kick off the season with 5 fun adventures you and your pup will love!
#1: Have A Beach Day
Nothing beats feeling the sand between your toes (or paws) on a hot summer day! Find the nearest dog-friendly beach and pack a beach bag with all the essentials (don't forget the treats!). Play a game of Frisbee with your pooch, take a stroll along the water, or simply lay back and soak up the sun together.
#2: Plan A Picnic Date
Switch up your regular lunch routine and take a walk to a dog park or a quiet spot in nature. Then roll out your picnic blanket and dine with your dog while taking in the scenery. You can create your own Charcuterie Box at home to bring in your picnic basket with cheese, crackers, meats, fruits, and veggies or you can grab one from a local business like Charcuterie Vancouver. And of course, don't leave your pup out of the fun- we have a variety of Barkcuterie Boxes available in our shop for you to bring along to your picnic date!
#3: Take A Hike
If you are lucky enough to live in an area like Vancouver, you will know just how many beautiful hiking spots there are to explore. Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks and take your best friend for a trek in nature. If you are not quite sure which trails to try, check out these suggestions by Vancouver Trails.
#4: Go Camping
What dog doesn't love camping? Well, to be fair, my dog, Dante sure was opposed to it when I took him a few summers ago with some friends. That is when I learned that some dogs prefer short adventures in nature and then would like to retreat back to their cozy home, but for the more adventurous pups camping is paradise. With endless open space to explore and new scents to sniff, a camping trip is a great way to re-connect with nature and your best friend.
#5: Go Out For Ice Cream
After a day of fun in the sun, treat yourself and your pooch to an ice-cold treat to cool down. If you happen to be walking along the seawall in Vancouver, you can make a pit-stop at Sweet Spot and grab yourself an ice cream cone AND your pup a dog-friendly ice cream cone, too! And if you can't seem to find a place nearby that sells doggy-friendly ice cream, you can always make your own frozen dog treats at home with these easy recipes from Furry Friend below.
What is your favorite summer activity to do with your dog? Tell us in the comments below!