5 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Dog This Fall
- by Rufus and Coco
Dogs love the fall season just as much as people do. The weather begins to cool down, which allows for more fun outdoors, and longer walks are possible since the sun isn’t scorching everything in its path, so your pet is likely to enjoy the season, whether it’s their first autumn or not.
Fun Fall Activities You Can Do With Your Dog
Go camping together
What better way to show your dog how much you love them than by going out to experience nature? Dogs love to run around and investigate new places, so they’re likely to emjoy a camping trip.
If you’re feeling wary about safety, you can always choose a caravan park that’s been used by seasoned campers and one that has established security in place. Of course, one might argue that it’s not going to be as adventurous as going camping solo with your dog, but it will give you peace of mind.
Your pet can also have more fun camping with families with their children and other dogs. Just to be safe though, make sure your dog has their ID tag on.
Take a hike every weekend
Since the temperature is going to be slightly cooler beginning March and the sun isn’t going to be as crazy, taking a hike every weekend or every fortnight with your dog can be a great idea.
It allows both of you to get plenty of movement in the crisp fall air. You’ll recharge your batteries for the week and also take in some breathtaking fall colours.
Even though you are technically allowed to walk your dog without a leash in remote areas, we would advise against it. Your dog should have all of their gear, whether that be a Sportflex Harness, a Duramax Collar, or a Shock Ease Lead.
And, of course, if your dog does go potty outdoors, you still need to be able to pick up their waste to dispose of it in the appropriate place. Consequently, make sure you have our Do Good Compostable Poo Bags with you.
Organise a football watch party
Australians naturally associate autumn with football season, especially since it starts in mid-March. So why not make the most of it by organising a tailgate or a watch party with your dog-loving friends?
If you’re not a newbie when it comes to caring for a dog, you’ve probably walked your pet in the park at least several times by now, and your dog might have already been accustomed to making friends with other dogs.
And since dogs can sometimes easily strike up friendships with other pets, you can try asking your co-pet parents to bring their mates with them and enjoy the game while getting some social time.
The dogs can have their separate snacks so that they don’t go for the human (and potentially hazardous) ones, while the grown-ups can enjoy their game and have a glass of wine, a bottle of beer or even a cocktail.
How about a fall photoshoot?
We see our pets as family members, so we should cherish the time we have with them as much as possible. Unfortunately, dogs don’t live as long as people do, so if you want to make sure that you cherish and preserve your memories together, you can organise a fall photoshoot with your pet.
It doesn’t take a lot in terms of time, effort, and even money. If you’re strapped for cash, you can always ask a friend to come with you and take shots of you and your dog using their smartphone - these days, even the cheapest of devices can take high-quality pictures.
Once that’s done, you can print them at home or at a shop, frame them, and beautifully display them in your home
Autumn pampering session
Every season is the season to celebrate your pup, no matter their age, their health, or their favourite activities.
All dogs love to spend as much time outside as possible, so if that’s one form of pampering for your pet, you can make your walks a little longer.
Another form of pampering is grooming your dog. Sure, not all of them love the water - which is why we have the Water Free Wash for this occasion - but majority of dogs do enjoy having their coats brushed, especially since it also gives them a nice massage. For this, you can turn to our award-winning Self Cleaning Slicker Brush to get the job done.
And finally, all dogs love new toys, so why not give them a new one for an extra dose of fun at the park? The I Give a Wag - Leo Lion Disc Toy might be a good addition to their collection since it not only squeaks but it’s also a winner when it comes to a nice game of fetch.