Planning outdoor fall activities for you and your dog is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and keep both of you in shape. Before you know it, the snow will be falling and the temperature dropping. Last year was one of the coldest on record for my area! Both me and my canine companions had MAJOR cabin fever by the time spring rolled around. I figure the more time we spend outside now, the better we’ll feel when it’s time to be cooped up! Here are some outdoor fall activities for you and your dog to enjoy.
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Fun Outdoor Fall Activities for You and Your Dog
Fall is one of the best times to go hiking. It is not too hot, the trails are usually not crowded and the sounds and sights of nature are amazing. It is a fun time to go hiking with your pooch. The one downside to fall hiking are the muddy trails. Muddy feet usually means a muddy house so be sure you have some pet wipes and a towel in your hiking backpack. Clean their paws before you enter the house will ensure no muddy paw prints throughout the house.
Who says camping is just for the summer months? Grab your tent and your dog and go camping this fall. They will love the exercise out on the trails and the fresh fall air. There are a few things you will have to take into consideration like keeping them warm at night, keeping them hydrated and ensuring they are supervised at all times. Be sure to pack the necessities like dog food, water bowl, snacks, toys, blankets, sweater and dog bed.
The fall season makes the perfect backdrop for taking photos. You can either employ the services of a professional pet photographer or you can do it yourself. Taking photos of your furry friend in a pumpkin patch, in a pile of leaves or roaming around the woods will provide you with cherished memories for many years down the road.
There is nothing better than you and your dog engaging in an old fashioned game of fetch, either at the local park or in your own backyard. Fetch is a game that will tap into a dog’s natural instinct to hunt and retrieve. While the good ole tennis ball is a classic for a game of fetch, there are several other toys on the market as well today.