Summer is a fantastic time to spend with your pet and create lasting memories. It’s simple to bond with your dog during this season because there are so many activities to do outside. There are plenty of activities to do with your dog this summer, from excursions to the beach to park picnics.

Here are a few ideas that will have you spending quality time with your furry friend. 

Go For a Hike

Hiking with dogs, big and tiny, is a great experience. Make sure they’re socialized with people and other dogs, and the weather isn’t too hot, so you can enjoy a fun day exploring with them. Make sure the climb isn’t too difficult for them and that they stay hydrated throughout the journey.

Taking plenty of water for you and your furry friend will keep you both hydrated. After searching Thrive reviews for summer supplements, you will be ready to hit the trail. 

Have a Barbecue

Do you have any friends who have four-legged best mates as well? Throw a puppy party in your backyard and take advantage of the good weather. Choose a theme, gather some dog treats, and get ready to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Having a variety of dog-centered games and activities can help take the fun level over the top. Try a pressure plate hose toy or even a small agility course. 

Go Camping

It’s the ideal time of year to go camping with our friends and pets. Your dog can be a terrific complement to your summer plans, whether you’re a hiker who goes on multi-day trips or a casual camper. Make sure your dog is ready, that you investigate the campsite, that you have the proper equipment, and that you have a good time. 

If you’re planning on having Rover carry his own supplies, plan ahead and start training him early; otherwise, you might end up being the pack animal. 

Go Swimming

Swimming is not only enjoyable for puppies, but it is also a terrific method to expose them to a new kind of exercise. Before teaching your dog to swim in a pool, you must take precautions in addition to adequate training. The most crucial thing to remember is that some puppies enjoy swimming while others do not.

Natural water can be a great place to take your dog. Let them frolic in the shallows or throw a fetch toy to get more swimming exercise. Don’t forget the towels, and take precautions to protect your vehicle from the inevitable mess. 

Be Beach Bums Together

While on the subject of water. Summer is a great time to take your four-legged buddy to several dog-friendly beaches. Your dog will enjoy playing in the sand, jumping in the water, and relaxing under the beach umbrella. They’ll enjoy the best day of their lives! Bring some toys, water, and a bowl, and don’t forget the doggy bags!

Have a Photo Shoot

Take your dog on a photo shoot, and you’ll be ready for holiday cards, and photo gifts come the holidays. Choose a beautiful day to photograph your dog, a familiar area to photograph the scene, or have a friend photograph you with your dog. Bring your dog’s toys, and don’t forget to bring the treats! While you’re doing it, why not make a lovely photo book to show off your dog’s excellent looks?

Visit a Winery

Do you think your dog would prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Pinot Noir? Of course, he only wants water, but he’d still like to accompany you to a winery. Many vineyards welcome dogs on their grassy grounds and provide dog-friendly picnic places. Use The Napa Vinter’s handy guide to find dog-friendly wineries in Napa and Sonoma, or search online for them in your area. Many vineyards also host dog-friendly events for dogs and their owners.

Go on a treasure hunt

Prepare to have a blast in the woods—or even an urban park—with your faithful canine, a GPS receiver, and the coordinates for buried “treasure.” Geocaching, or the search for hidden caches in the twenty-first century, is all about the hunt, but it’s still a lot of fun.

Dine Out with Fido

Summer is patio season at restaurants, which means you can dine al fresco with your dog! Get out of the kitchen and go on a walk with your BFF (best furry friend) to the closest dog-friendly establishment with outside seating. Grab some takeout and head to the park instead if your dog has bad table manners.

Summer is the time to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoy it with your furry friend and make some treasured memories. 


About the Author: Kevin Gardner works as a business consultant and unwinds by getting out of the office to spend time with his dogs, Stuart and Pepper. He enjoys writing about the things he’s learned as a pupper parent and loves to share his insights to help others.