Games and Activities Families can do with Their Dog
Games and Activities Families can do with Their DogYou can give your dog some fantastic moments in his life buy allowing him to spend lots of time with the family. Including your dog in family activities can really boost the relationship between your family and your pet while having fun.
What follows are some of the best ideas of how to spend time with your dog.
Agility training is one such activity which can be fun for both you and the dog. Though it is often taken as quite a serious sport, which can be very difficult, you can have a little fun with your dog by simply setting up some objects in your backyard such as tires for your dog to hop through and some traffic cones for him to weave in and out of.
Taking your dog on day trips can also be another way to enjoy quality time with the animal while doing what you love. Before going, be certain that your dog will be allowed onto the land that you’ll be trekking, and don’t forget to bring his bowl, food, water and other such necessary items. Also, bring a Frisbee or your dog’s favorite toys to play with him as you walk or when you stop for a short break.
You might fancy arranging a doggy party, where you invite your friends and their dogs along too. You can hold it in your backyard and have small event that the children could judge and then give the winning dogs rewards in the form of treats and doggy toys for such things as best behaved dog smallest pet.
A game that will no doubt be fun for both your dog and the children is follow the leader. It won’t require any particular equipment or rules. Simply get your children to walk around the chairs and trees in your garden and see if they cannot get their dogs to follow suit all through the set up course without losing them.
Hide and seek is certainly one of the most fun activities you can play with your dog. After your dog has become well trained in the stay and come commands, you can get your children to go and hide, and then give your dog the signal to go look for them. You can also have the children holding treats for your dog when he successfully finds them or instead, you could replace the children with treats hidden throughout the garden for your dog to sniff out.
If your dog loves to swim, why not take it with you to a lake or stream where it can go for a paddle. You can also set up a shallow pool for your dog to wade through in your backyard in the summer.
There are many things that you can do with your dog, but always bear in mind that you should do these things safely. Ask yourself before hand if there could arise any potential dangers with the activities you’re going to do. Then once you’ve chose something nice and safe, you can go and enjoy some great moments with your dog.
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