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9 Outdoor Adventures for You and Your Pup

Updated: 1 day ago

A dog in a purple dog clothes jumping over rocks in a stream

Most dog owners would agree that one of the best parts about having a furry friend is being able to share all sorts of fun activities with them. Whether you're looking for a way to get some exercise or simply want to spend some time outdoors with your four-legged friend, there are plenty of options for outdoor adventures.

Just be sure to do your research ahead of time to find pet-friendly locations. Always take basic precautions like making sure your pup has ID tags in case they wander off; check the weather beforehand and plan accordingly; and always bring water, food, and snacks for you and your dog.

From taking a leisurely walk around the block to hiking up a mountain, there are adventures to be had at every level. Here are a few easy, moderate, and advanced activities to try with your pup.

Always consult your physician and veterinarian before any strenuous and/or high-risk activities

Easy Activities

On the easy end of the spectrum are activities like going for a walk or run around your neighborhood, taking a hike on your favorite dog-friendly nature trail, going in the backyard and playing fetch, and visiting your local dog park.

Walking Your Dog

A girl walking her small dog and wearing matching dog and owner shirts from Fetch the Sun

Dog walks, or walkies as we call them, are a great way to enjoy time outdoors with your dog. Not only is it good for your physical health, but walking can also have positive effects on your mental well-being. In fact, research has shown that spending time with pets can help reduce stress and anxiety, and improve moods. Plus, it's a great way to explore your neighborhood, local park, or Farmer’s Market. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them.