International Walk Your Dog Week is here, and what better way to celebrate than by going for a walk with your furry companion? Walking your dog is not only a great way to spend quality time together, it's also great exercise that benefits both you and your pet. Whether you're an experienced walker or just starting out, here are five fun ways to enjoy International Walk Your Dog Week.
- Plan a Scavenger Hunt dog walk with a friend
Make your walk a bit more exciting by planning a scavenger hunt. You can make a list of things to look for (e.g. a red flower, a funny-shaped cloud, a certain type of leaf), and see who can find them first. Your dog will love the adventure, and you'll get some extra exercise searching for the items on the list.
- Find a New Track
If you always walk the same route with your dog, why not switch things up and find a new trail to explore? Research some local dog friendly hiking tracks on the internet, or ask other dog owners for recommendations. Not only will this give you and your dog some extra exercise, but you'll also get to enjoy some new scenery.
- Have a Picnic
Pack a lunch and head out for a leisurely walk with your dog. When you find a good spot, take a break and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine. Your dog will love lounging with you and having some extra bonding time.
- Meet Up With Other Dogs
Dog owners can find groups of other dog owners who like to walk their dogs together. Check social media or other online groups to find other dog owners in your area. Meet up and enjoy a walk together with your dogs. Not only will you get to socialize with other dog owners, but your dogs will have fun playing with their new friends.
- Teach Your Dog a New Trick
Combine your walk with some obedience training. You can try to teach your dog how to fetch, give paw, or any other fun tricks that you may enjoy. Don't forget to reward your furry friend with a treat ortry one of our DOOG clickers and do some click training.
International Walk Your Dog Week is a great opportunity to bond with your furry friend while getting some exercise and fresh air. Whether you try a scavenger hunt or find a new track to explore, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy your walk with your dog. Remember to always bring plenty of water for both you and your pet, make sure your dog’s tick treatment is up to date and to keep your dog on a leash in national parks and areas with native wildlife. Happy International Walk Your Dog Week!