We know, everyone is getting restless and experiencing "quarantine fatigue." Not a lot of meeting up with friends, or going out to eat, or just walking around the mall for fun. But just because we're inside a lot more than normal due to the stay at home orders still effect in some states, doesn't mean that you can't utilize this extra time to have fun with your dog!It might not include going to the dog park or going on doggie play dates like you're used to, but you can still have some quality one-on-one time with your dog during this time. Even taking advantage of this slower time and taking your dog on a long walk every day can be a good way to get out and get some fresh air with Fido. If you're looking for some more interesting activities to do with your dog, check out a few of our favorites below:
Getting into the great outdoors and getting some fresh air is a great activity to do with your pup. Whether you have hiking trails near where you live or whether you have to drive a bit to get to them, hiking is a good way to spend time with your dog outdoors in a new environment that's not just going around the block for the 12th time this week.
Getting your pup out to see some different things in nature is a good stimulant for him, and changing up the scene is good for you, too! You can even make a fun game out of it and see how many big sticks you can find, or race to the top of a particularly steep hill.
Maybe you have always wanted to teach your pup how to roll over, or maybe you're really ambitious and want to teach him how to turn off the light switch or even ride a skateboard!
Whatever trick you choose, this time at home is the perfect time to buckle down and teach your pup that trick you've always wanted him to know. Clickers can be a great tool when you're teaching your dog an especially challenging trick. With enough patience (and treats!) your dog can learn anything!
At-home workouts are becoming very popular with a lot of gyms still being closed around the country, so why not get your dog in on the fun? It's an easy one to take the pup on runs or to chase him around the house or the backyard to get that cardio in, but there are other exercises that you can include Fido in, too! If you have a small dog, try placing him on your back while you do pushups for a little extra resistance!
If you have a pool in the back yard, get your dog to swim laps with you! This can even be as simple as petting your pup in between the exercises you do! Squat, pet! Lunge, pet! For an added challenge to your planks, switch on and off between right and left hand and give your pup a pet. And apparently Doggy Yoga is turning into a super popular activity! Just be careful when exercising around your pup! We don't want any accidents to occur!