Those hot, summer days in Colorado are fast approaching which means many of us will start planning activities that get us out to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. Chances are, your canine companion would appreciate being a part of those plans, and fortunately for her/him, there are several activities that you and your four-legged friend can enjoy together.
Summertime Fun for You and Your Dog
Splish-Splash – Most pups love water, and when it’s hot, most humans don’t mind it, either. Play time in a sprinkler or pool is a great way to entertain your pooch, especially if a good game of fetch is involved.
Cold Treats – Popsicles and frozen yogurt are must haves in the summer and when you decide to treat yourself, treat your dog, too! Fruits that are safe for you dog, along with meat broths and vegetables, can be turned into a frozen delight for your pet to enjoy on those hot, sunny days.
Date Night – Perhaps there’s a park in your area that offers movie nights, or maybe even a drive-in theater. If so, plan a night for you and your pooch to go watch a movie. Your best fur friend will love hanging out with you and it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.
Hiking – Who doesn’t love hiking in Colorado! Get back to nature and take Fido with you. Not only is hiking good exercise, it can be a great adventure for you and your pup. Don’t forget to take plenty of water to stay hydrated and doggie waste bags to keep those trails clean.
Camping – Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned camping trip. With so many national parks and campsites, you’re sure to find one that is pet friendly. So, load up the dog and head into the wilderness for an amazing adventure that you and your pooch will never forget.
Dogs Day Out – Plan a weekly outing with your friends and their fur babies. Whether a walk around the block or a trip to the dog park, the exercise and socialization will be good for you and your canine.
Get to Class – From training classes to doggy yoga, there’s sure to be an activity that you and your pup will enjoy together. Check with local pet stores, the humane society, or parks to see what pet-friendly classes might be available this summer.
Summer is a great time to get out and bond with your canine companion but remember not to overdo it. Taking necessary precautions, such as wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and staying hydrated will help keep you safe in the sun. Make sure your pooch gets plenty of water and shade when out enjoying activities during the day, and if it’s too hot, keep activities to a minimum.
Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont wants you and your four-legged friend to have a safe and happy summer. When you’re out enjoying these or other activities, don’t forget to take along pet waste bags to clean up your doggy’s poo. If you live in Longmont, Boulder, Niwot, or the surrounding communities and need a professional residential or commercial dog poop removal service, call the trusted team at Scoopy Doo’s. They do the dirty work so you don’t have to!