Having a dog while working or being a student is hard work. We know you just want to kick back and relax on your off days, but maybe it’s time you took your pet for a doggy’s day out! Dogs can get bored cooped up at home all day and walking in the same park or around the same block can become monotonous for them. Every once in a while, they deserve a fun change in the environment.

Here are 3 activities your dog will love on their day out.

An Off-Leash Dog Park

Off-leash dog parks are extremely fun for dogs, because often it’s the only place where they can run freely with their kind and are not bound by any restrictions. Unlike your dog though, you shouldn’t throw all caution to the wind. Follow your dog and keep a close eye on them. Make sure they’re playing safe with dogs their own size to void possible injuries, and of course, keep lots of treats and water handy. This’ll make for an excellent day out!

Lakes and Beaches

Most dogs generally love water and being in or around it, so they will definitely enjoy the beach or the lake. As an owner, you need to be careful of a few things. We’d suggest opting for beaches in summer months and lakes in the winter, because in warm weather, lakes can develop algae, which is dangerous for dogs. Also, make sure you read all the rules relating to dogs in the area, and do pick up after them.

You can let them wander freely but call them back to you every now and then with a treat, so they don’t go too far. Try and engage them in a game of fetch. This is not only fun for them, but also makes sure they return to you after regular intervals so its easier to keep a watch.

Swimming Pools

A dog enjoying splashing in a pool.

If you don’t have a lake or beach near you, and don’t feel like driving for hours, pools are also a pretty good option. Most pools are safe for dogs, but you need to make sure the chlorine levels aren’t too high, as this could give them skin rashes.

The best option for a pool day for your dog is The Grand Paw. Our dog boarding and dog grooming service near Bermuda dunes has a full-size swimming pool for its daycare members. Your dog will get to swim with other dogs and is bound to have a great time! Contact us now to book a fun getaway for your dog.