This year, September 22 officially marked the transition from summer into fall. However, just because the temperature begins to drop doesn’t mean that our activity level should as well. Sports, holidays and crisp, cool weather perfect for outside time make this a great season to have some fun – especially with a four-legged friend! To give you some ideas, our friends from Best Elk Antlers has compiled the following list of autumn activities that fur kids and their parents can enjoy together:
Get In The Game: For many people, fall is mainly about one thing – football! Between couch sessions of watching your favorite teams, get up and play your own game! Grab a football, or other ball or toy, and head outside for a one-on-one with your canine companion. Fall is a great time to get some fresh air, and your dog is sure to appreciate the attention and exercise. Got friends with dogs? If you think they’ll get along, consider making game day into a doggy playdate as well!
Play Dress Up: The upcoming months bring Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. A fun way to celebrate the holidays and say hey to friends and family are through personalized greeting cards. From costumes in October to festive sweaters in December, dress up with your pup and take some pics! Whether you get them done at a studio or DIY them at home, everyone is sure to love the super cute outcome!
Go Outside: With scorching summer temperatures a thing of the past, fall is the perfect time to go outside! Grab a leash and some baggies and go for a walk in the neighborhood or get in some play time at the local dog park. Another fun idea? Pile up all the leaves in your yard and jump right in! Cool walks on the beach can also make for nice outside time with your pup, as they’re a lot less crowded in the off-season. For a fun and safe time outside, make sure your dog is up to date on vaccines, consider applying a pet-safe topical repellent against pests, and always do a post-activity body check for cuts, bites or other irritations.
Get Active: Even though the temperatures are cooling down and the days are getting shorter, staying physically active is important for both parents and fur-babies. With a little research, it shouldn’t be too hard to find local pet-friendly hiking trails and/or campsites where you and your four-legged friend can work up a little sweat while catching up with Mother Nature. Bonus: hiking trails in the fall will be especially pretty as the leaves begin to change!
Attend A Festival or Parade: Many towns take advantage of the beautiful fall weather by hosting parades, festivals, fairs and other outdoor gatherings. Check local publications or do a quick internet search and see what autumn happenings are going on in your area. Once you’ve found a few options, grab your leash and baggies and hit the town with your pup to take in all the fun activities and seasonal sights and smells!
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