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45 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog

Updated: May 21

Dog jumping on a hiking trail

Having a dog is like having your best bud that's ready to follow you on any adventure, whether it's lounging at home or exploring the great outdoors. Dogs bring a unique blend of joy, spontaneity, and unconditional love to our lives and to help you make the most of your time with your pup(s), we've put together a list of 45 fun things to do with your dog.

Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Dog

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Whether it's a leisurely stroll in the park, a challenging hike through the mountains, or simply playing fetch in your backyard, outdoor activities with your dog not only enrich your pup's life but also encourage physical exercise and mental stimulation. This section takes you through a variety of outdoor adventures that cater to every type of dog and owner, from the casual wanderer to the adventurous explorer.

  1. Explore a new dog park.

  2. Take a hiking trip on a pet-friendly trail. (Learn More)

  3. Enjoy a day at a dog-friendly beach. (Learn More)

  4. Run with your dog or participate in a doggy/human race. (Learn More)

  5. Try out agility training. (Learn More)

  6. Go on a camping trip. (Learn More)

  7. Take a scenic walk at sunrise or sunset. (Learn More)

  8. Play frisbee in an open field.

  9. Have a picnic together.

  10. Go paddleboarding or kayaking with your dog. (Learn More)

  11. Take your dog to go swimming in a lake or river. (Learn More)

  12. Go on a hike to find a scenic spot for a picnic.

  13. Have a photoshoot with your dog in nature. (Learn More)

  14. Partake in a charity walk that benefits animal organizations.

  15. Join a community dog-walking group.

  16. Go surfing with your dog. (Learn More)

  17. Visit a national park that allows dogs.

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Indoor Fun at Home

Puppy on a chair

At Fetch The Sun, we're all about the outdoors, but there are just some days where maybe the weather isn't cooperating or you just prefer the comfort of your home. But don't worry! There are countless activities you can do with your dog. This section is designed to inspire you with activities that are perfect for those stay-at-home days. From mentally stimulating puzzle games to cozy cuddle sessions, discover how to make every moment inside as enriching and enjoyable as those spent under the open sky.

  1. Create an indoor obstacle course.

  2. Play hide and seek.

  3. Have a spa day with grooming and massages.

  4. Teach your dog new tricks. (Learn More)

  5. Bake dog-friendly treats together.

  6. Enjoy a movie night with dog-themed films.

  7. Set up an indoor photo shoot. (Learn More)

  8. Play tug-of-war with a favorite toy.

  9. Craft homemade dog toys.

  10. Visit friends or family who also have dogs for a doggy play date.

  11. Lounge out on the couch with your pup on your lap or by your side.

BONUS: Check out our article on winter activities here for six more things to do with your dog when the weather gets frightful!

Traveling Companions:

dog with head out of window of car

Traveling with your dog opens up a whole new world of experiences, not just for you but for your dog(s) as well. It's about more than just changing scenery; it's about discovering new sights, smells, and joys through the eyes of your dog. This section is designed to give you some quick ideas on traveling with your dog, whether by car, plane, or even on foot.

  1. Stay at a dog-friendly hotel or Airbnb.

  2. Take a dog-friendly boat tour.

  3. Take a road trip to a pet-friendly destination. (Learn More)

  4. Fly to a new city (check airline pet policies).

  5. Explore a new city on foot together.

  6. Go on a scenic train ride that allows pets.

  7. Take a guided tour that welcomes dogs.

  8. Enjoy outdoor art exhibits or street murals.

  9. Explore a new city together, checking out its dog-friendly attractions.

  10. Travel by train on routes that allow pets.

Visiting Dog-Friendly Places:

Man with his dog at a craft brewery

Whether you're planning a casual outing or a special day trip, finding locations that welcome your four-legged friend can enhance the joy and ease of your adventures together. By seeking out these welcoming environments, you'll not only enrich your dog's life with new sights, sounds, and social interactions but also strengthen the bond between you as you experience the world through their eyes.

  1. Attend a pet-friendly outdoor concert or movie night.

  2. Visit a dog-friendly vineyard or brewery. (Learn More)

  3. Visit a dog-friendly farmer's market.

  4. Find a pet-friendly cafe and dine together.

  5. Explore dog-friendly shopping centers.

  6. Attend a dog-themed expo or event.

  7. Attend pet adoption events to socialize.

45 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog To Make Every Moment Count

Man hiking with his dog

Spending quality time with your dog not only strengthens your bond but also adds excitement and fulfillment to your life. Whether you're at home, exploring the great outdoors, traveling to new places, or visiting dog-friendly spots in town, the possibilities for fun are endless. Remember, the best experiences are those shared with a happy, healthy, and loved doggy companion. Explore these 45 fun activities to do with your dog and discover new ways to cherish every moment with your pup.

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