The 8 Best Summer Activities To Do with Your Dog

Written by: Richard Rowland

Summer is a fantastic season to spend time with your dog. There are so many fun activities that you can do together and lots of great places to explore. In this blog post, we'll list eight of the best summer activities for dog lovers. From swimming to hiking, there's something for everyone. So, grab your furry friend and get ready to have some fun!

1) Get on the Water

If you're a pup parent, why not take your buddy for a swim or a boat ride? Many dogs love the water and it's an excellent way to cool off on a hot summer's day. Just make sure to supervise your pet at all times so they don't get into trouble in the water. It's also a good idea to invest in an Arcadia Trail dog life jacket to keep your canine companion safe.

Husky dog sleeping in an inflatable yellow boat on the water

2) Play Frisbee

A game of frisbee is a great way to bond with your dog and have some fun in the sun. Many dogs love to play fetch, so this activity is sure to be a hit. Always use a frisbee that's designed for dogs, like the West Paw Zogoflex Zisc, so it's safe for them to chew on. And don't forget to take plenty of breaks so your pup has a chance to cool down.

3) Head Off on a Hike

Hiking is another summer activity you can enjoy with your dog. There are so many beautiful trails to explore together and it's a great way to get some exercise. Just be sure to bring plenty of water for both of you and take breaks often so your pet doesn't overheat. An Arcadia Trail Collapsible Dog Bowl and a Ruffwear Swamp Cooler cooling dog vest are two essentials to pack for your next hiking adventure.

A woman and a dog hiking in an aspen grove on a dirt trail

4) Go on a Camping Trip

Camping is a fun summer activity for pet lovers. It's the ideal opportunity to explore the great outdoors with your animal pals and make some lasting memories. Before leaving on your trip, do your research to find a pet-friendly campsite. And don't forget to pack all of the essentials, like natural freeze-dried dog food, water, and, of course, their favorite natural and organic dog toys.

Two dogs sitting in front of an orange tent with a bag of Only Natural Pet MaxMeat

5) Have a Picnic in the Park

Pet-friendly parks are the perfect place to enjoy a summer picnic with your furry friend. Just pack some of your favorite foods, drinks, and natural dog treats, and find a spot to relax. Make sure to bring along a blanket or towel for your pet to lie on. And of course, don't forget the all-important doggy bag for any leftovers!

A woman reading a book with two dogs lying next to her and a bag of Only Natural Pet ProteinBites

6) Make Pet-Friendly Popsicles

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to do with your pet, why not make some pet-friendly popsicles? To make these tasty summer treats, simply pour Only Natural Pet Bone Broth Meal Topper into a popsicle mold and add some of your dog's favorite food or treats. For dogs, you can use treats, Only Natural Pet Serenity Peanut Butter Spread, or yogurt. Then freeze the popsicles and let your dog enjoy.

7) Organize a Treat Treasure Hunt

Here's a summer activity that's sure to keep your pet entertained. Hide some of their favorite all natural training treats for dogs around the house or yard and let them go on a treasure hunt. This activity is great for mental stimulation and will give your pet a chance to use their nose. You can even adjust the difficulty level by hiding treats in harder-to-find places.

8) Explore Your Hometown

Our final summer activity is perfect for pet lovers who don't want to stray too far from home. Find the best dog harness and go for a walk or drive and discover all the hidden gems that your town has to offer. From parks to restaurants, there's sure to be something that you and your pet will love. So, get out there and start exploring.

There you have it – eight fun summer activities to do with your pet. We hope you'll try some of these ideas and have a blast! Just remember to stay safe in the sun by taking frequent breaks and providing your pet with plenty of water.

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