9 Fun Things You Can Do with Your Dog

Things You Can Do with Your Dog | Leaving your dog alone at home all day can take a toll on its physical and mental health. Despite playing having plenty of toys to play with, it may end up getting bored within the few hours that you are not there. Sometimes, just going out for an occasional walk in a nearby park is not enough to keep a dog happy and healthy. Therefore, after a tiring day at work, it is best to spend some quality time with your furry friend by playing new games and trying out some fun activities.

We have compiled a list of fun indoor and outdoor fun activities for your dog.

Tug of War

Playing tug of war will help your dog get rid of excess energy which can lead to aggressive or angry behavior. Moreover, this game works as a helpful technique to teach your dog about calmness and impulse control. However, you must ensure that the tug toy is dog-friendly to avoid inappropriate use of teeth by your dog.

Play Fetch in a New Way

If you are feeling exhausted after a busy day, you don’t need to step out of your comfort zone and can easily entertain your pet by playing fetch inside your home. It is relatively easier to play fetch with a small or medium-sized dog than a large dog. However, the safest way is to throw toys up and down the stairs or hallway of your home, garage, basement, or apartment building.

Buy or Make a Food Puzzle Game

Playing interactive food puzzles can be mentally stimulating for your canine friends as it challenges your dog to hunt and work hard to get food. This game is an excellent way to train a teething puppy or a dog who eats too fast or too slow. In addition, it will allow you to continue with your everyday tasks while your dog finishes the food.

Dress Up for Halloween

Halloween brings a chance to strengthen your bond with your little furry friend by dressing up into something different. It’s up to you whether you want a Candy Striped Dog Tee – Green with a Felt Poinsettia for Dog Collar or a stunning Dog Wedding Dress to steal the show. Make sure you capture lots of photos of you and your pup wearing the Halloween costumes to update your social media accounts.

Have a Doggy Birthday Party

Celebrating your pooch’s birthday is an ideal way to express your love and care for your dog. However, if you are not sure about your dog’s exact birthdate, pick any day that is convenient to you and your friends and send out invitations. Moreover, you can invite your dog’s best friends to its birthday party and serve Lavender Dog Macarons in a Crystal Dining Dog Bowl to treat them like royalty! For more fun, decorate your home with ‘Birthday Boy’ Cake Dog Toy, ‘Champagne Dog Perignonn’ Dog Toy and Checkered Chewy Vuiton Bone Dog Toy to surprise your furry friend.

Play Frisbee

If your dog is comfortable playing outdoors and knows how to fetch a ball or a stick, playing frisbee is a great way to advance a game of fetch to the next level. However, you need to have a little patience to teach this game to your dog, as it may find it challenging to catch the flying disc without getting hurt.

Go on a Vacation with your Dog

Bringing your dog on vacation can be fun. However, you need to find a dog-friendly site with a hotel or accommodation that provides a safe space for your dog. In addition, you can go to a dog camp for an exciting vacation that will provide training opportunities, games, and a social circle for your dog.

Visit the Beach with your Dog

Find a suitable day and timeslot from your schedule to take your dog to the beach for a jog along the shore. Moreover, you can try new water sports together, such as paddle boarding, boat riding, and swimming. Also, teach your dog how to dig in the sand or build a sandcastle at the beach. Once you’re both tired out, try finding a nice spot near the beach to sit and relax as you watch the sunset.

Play Hide and Seek

Create a dog-friendly version of hide and seek to make your dog understand the rules and enjoy the game at the same time. Instead of hiding yourself or your dog, hide its favorite toys or treats to reward it later. Start with easy hiding spots, and once your dog learns the game, increase its difficultly level by hiding the toy in another spot.

Sometimes, playing with your dog in a public place can make it more aggressive. Therefore, you need to attach a Belmont Dog Leash in Jet Black & Nickel to its collar to avoid the risk of losing your dog. At Pucci Café, you will find several high-quality clothes, accessories, treats, and essentials for your dog at an affordable price. So, grab your favorite products now!

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Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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