Following are some dog-friendly places to consider for a day-trip — or a vacation — with your four-legged friend.
Speaking of vacations with your dog, did you know there are actually summer camps for dog owners and their dogs?!
Here’s a sampler of summer dog camps that both you and your dog will enjoy.
Now, onto all the fun places you can take your dog closer to home…
The beach (or lake, or stream, or pond).
Whether it’s for swimming or just dipping your toes in, your dog will enjoy the time spent in different surroundings… and with water!
A dog park.
No dog park in your area? Then take your dog for a stroll in the local city park instead. Your dog needs to be in the presence of other people and pets on occasion, not to mention the exercise benefits!
Another city (preferably one that’s known for being dog-friendly).
Get out and enjoy the sights and sounds in the area.
A friend’s house (to play with their dog).
Call ahead, rather than showing up uninvited!
A doggie daycare facility.
These provide a great change of pace for your dog. He gets to mix & mingle with lots of other dogs, and he’ll definitely sleep well that night! One example is PetSmart’s Doggy Day Camp.
A bike ride.
If you have a larger dog, then you might be able to train your dog to run alongside you for short distances. (Don’t overdo it!) Or, you can tote your small dog on your bike in a bike basket.
Sledding or skijoring.
Few things are more exciting than watching a dog play in the snow and enjoy sledding!
A dog training course.
Affordable dog training classes are offered all across the country for dogs of all ages a
nd abilities. It’s never too late to fine-tune your own dog handling skills and test your dog’s abilities in beginner or advanced level courses at the same time.
Usually, dogs are permitted in outdoor seating areas only. Call ahead to make sure the restaurant you’re interested in is dog-friendly.
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