Long gone are the days when the only thing to do with your dog is to walk them. While having a pet is one thing, a dog is on everyone’s bucket list. Here are ten things to do with your dog that do not involve you picking up their poop after them, Literally.
10 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog
Below are some amazing ideas and things to do with your dog to make this year more memorable and fun-filled for both of you. We are sure that you little furry friend would drool with love while performing these activities with you.
1. Playing fetch
This one is an oldie but a goodie. The classic scene from Marley and Me would not be complete without the image of a Labrador jumping up high to catch a frisbee or a ball. It is one activity that can get the laziest of pet owners off the couch and bond with their dog. While your little furry friend might be able to see the ball even after the sun sets, you might not be able to see your dog so venture out during the day or as the sunsets.
2. Visit a nursing home or a hospital
You can chalk this up to your one good act for a day. Seeing your doggie put a smile on the face of someone who is feeling down. A lot of organisations cannot afford a therapy dog so volunteering both your dog for the task would make you both feel happier. The smiles alone are worthy of the time spent. Where: Local nursing homes and hospitals; When: Check to find out the accepted timings. Paying a visit to the vet could be one of the best things to do with your dog.
3. Teach A New Trick
Long gone are the days when the only thing a dog could do was sit and rollover. With the arrival of the internet hop onto YouTube and teach your doggie to give you a high-five or to call your local emergency number.
4. Adoption Ambassador
Another good deed in the book, pose with your pet for the adoptions shelters ambassador program. Your dog will also get to spend time with those there, and you can help more dogs find homes. What: A big smile; Where: Blue Cross India; When: Check their website for the campaigns. Watching your furry friend play dog games at the adoption centre with other pets is delightful.
5. Spa Days
Have a spa day with your canine baby. Put on face masks and lounge on the couch with an equal serving of treats and junk food. After a movie, give your dog a massage. Then have your doggo provide you with one. There are many hacks on the internet for you to learn from.
6. Dance-Dance Baby
The best way to do cardio is dance, and that’s a fact. Now doing it with your dog is taking it to the next level. Put on your favourite tunes and dance your heart away, and trust us this one will be the most exciting things to do with your dog. Be warned though; it turns into rolling on the floor laughing mess very soon.
7. Play dress up
This is just one of the perfect things to with your dog right after Halloween. Find the cheapest costumes and dress your dog up. This one created the cutest Instagrams and is something that will be an activity your puppy will enjoy. Make sure you have plenty of treats in hand.
8. Paint your dog
Create a caricature, a painting or maybe just a doodle of your dog sleeping. Better yet fill water balloons with water and food dye and throw it around for your dog to catch. Once the initial surprise of course of water on its face evaporates, your doggo gets into this. You can throw in bubbles for a less messy but equally fun experience. What: Paint, paper, water, food colouring, balloons, bubble solution. Where: Outside. The mess might be too big to clean. When: On a hot summer day.
Burn some calories with your dog. A lot of yoga can be done with your dog being a workout buddy and a weight. Try to train your dog to play basketball ball, which is kinda like fetch with a basket. You’ll get in a good workout, and your canine friend will love the time spent.
10. Scavenger Hunt
This one is probably the best! Hide treats in different spots and have your dog ‘hunt’ for them. Make sure that there is a big reward at the end of the hunt. It is incredible to watch your dog use its superior smelling skills to seek the reward. For a little bit more flavour add a random noise that distracts them. What: Treats Where: Go outside for it to be more elaborate.
A dog is a lot more than a pet. Dogs are the best because, unlike people (and most cats), they love you unconditionally. Spending quality time with your doggo elevates happiness in life.
So, add these activities to your bucket list and tick them off one by one. For more such fun-filled stories, download Woovly app. Happy Bucket Listing!