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5 Simple Ideas To Spend Time With Your Dog

Introduction

Since the beginning of time (we think) dogs are known to be man’s best friend. They are the symbol of loyalty and companionship. They have truly lived up to their reputation of being there for you at all times and have become one of the most loved animals to adopt.

However, with modern life taking over, pet owners often have no choice but to leave them at home when they have to go to work. Scheduling some time for your dog in your day is as important as a visit to the vet. You need to let them know that you are there for them and that they are loved.

Let us give you a few ideas on how you could spend time with your pet pal where you can both have fun and make tons of memories together.

1. Make Grooming Fun

As a dog owner, you would be well aware of the amount of grooming responsibilities that come along with your furry friend. Whether they have thick hair or simply shed a lot, they often need a good bath, brushing, trimming and clipping. All of these tasks can often seem like big chores and eventually, you feel the need to just get it over with.

However, you can switch this around and make grooming days a fun bonding experience for you and your dog. Engage into conversation with your dog and make grooming activities fun and playful. Dogs often react to the emotions you feel, so make sure you’re having fun too.

2. Playdates

If your dog is the playful, outdoorsy type then you should consider scheduling a playdate just for the two of you. Go to your dog’s favourite place, the dog park, the beach or even your backyard works. Play some of your dog’s favourite games like catch or hide and seek.

You could also visit some pet friendly cafes or stores to have some time to relax with your dog. Another option is going toy shopping where you let your dog pick out toys or treats. You could end the day with some ice cream for the both of you.

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3. Go on Adventures

Most dogs like being outside and often enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and going on a long walk or a run. Considering that, you could plan to go somewhere in your area with your dog and explore together.

Look up some good outdoor sites and areas where you can visit along with your pet and take some time off to visit. You could also consider visiting an area in your locality that is at a walkable distance so that you can spend some time together outside and also get some exercise in.

If it is difficult for you to specifically schedule some time for these activities, you could simply involve your dog in outside chores. Take them with you to the supermarket or when you’re mowing the lawn or shovelling some snow. The chores seem less daunting too, with your furry friend by your side.

4. Working Out Together

If you are someone who likes to stay fit and active, you probably schedule some time in your week specifically to work out. It does not matter what type of workout you do, whether it is hardcore cardio or a relaxing yoga flow, you can involve your dog in it.

Let your dog sit in and watch you or let them join you if they wish to. Or if you wish to, you could switch to going on a walk or a jog instead of going to the gym. You could also bring your dog hiking or biking with you so you could spend time together as well as work towards your fitness goals.

5. Going on a Vacation

If you feel like you need some serious catching up to do with your furry friend or if you simply want to take a break, you could go on a vacation together. You would need to plan where exactly it is that you’d be going and make sure that the places you visit are all pet friendly, so as to avoid any last minute disappointments.

Your vacation does not have to be fancy, you could simply go on a road trip together or visit your family so that your dog can spend time with them as well.

To Sum Up

Your dog’s entire world revolves around you, you are their best friend and their family. Even if your dog has tons of toys to play with, they are still probably left feeling lonely without you there.

There are many ways to incorporate your dog into your schedule, no matter how busy you are. Take some time out for them and give them the love and attention they deserve.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 soph-tea

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