Summer can be a great time to bond with your dog and explore all kinds of fun activities. Here are some of the most fun ways to keep your dog entertained during the summer months!

Take Them to a Dog Beach

A dog beach is the perfect place for curious canines who like to run in the sand and play in the water. Along with beaches, consider swimming or dock diving to add to the water-based fun.

Head Out for Hiking and Camping

Whether you take a day hike or go camping for the weekend or longer, you and your dog can have a ton of fun out in nature. Just make sure you’re prepared with plenty of food and water for both of you, and take your time in unfamiliar terrain.

Walks and Picnics Can be Great Fun

If you don’t want to hike or camp, but still want to be outdoors with your furry family member, choose a walk or picnic instead. You can play with a Frisbee or ball, or just soak up the sunshine.

Summer is Great for Training (or Board and Train Options)

Spending the summer training your dog is a good bonding exercise, and if you need to travel you can consider a board and train facility where your dog will have a safe place to stay and learn a lot of new things.

Doggy Daycare is a Good Choice While You’re at Work

If you have to work and don’t want your dog to be alone, doggy daycare is a good option. Then your dog gets plenty of attention and socialization, so they won’t be home alone all day.

Remember the Importance of Heat and Water Safety

Just like you, dogs can get overheated or get into trouble in the water. Make sure they have plenty of water and a way to get into the shade when it’s hot outside. Around the water, don’t leave your dog unattended and make sure they take plenty of breaks to rest. Together you can have an enjoyable, adventurous summer!

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