Do you have end of summer blues? Not to worry! Here at Care for Labs we have created a list of fun dog activities for the Fall.
So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and decide which activities you would like to try this weekend!
1 – Go on a Hike
Fall is the perfect time of year to go on a hike with your dog. The weather is cool – but not freezing. So you and your dog can avoid heat exhaustion. You can also take in the beautiful colors from the changing of the leaves.
2 – Take Your Dog Pumpkin Picking
Humans can’t have all the fun picking pumpkins. Your dog will enjoy all the smells pumpkin patches have to offer and might even help pick the best one! Just call ahead before you go and make sure dogs are allowed.
3 – Play in a Pile of Leaves
If your dog loves being outside, she will also get some fun playing in a big pile of leaves. Most dogs love playing in leaves, because it’s a different outdoor activity they aren’t used to. Make sure to check your dog for ticks after this fall activity.
4 – Toss Around a Football
Nothing says Fall like a nice game of football! You can start off the new season by including your dog in on the action. It can be fun to play fetch with a football, because of the unexpected bounces. We advise using an old ball – It will get chewed up!
5 – Pick out a Halloween Costume
With Halloween right around the corner, you can start choosing a fun dog costume. There are thousands of funny dog costumes listed on Amazon. Want to get more creative? You could even design and make your own Halloween costume for your dog.
6 – Take Your Dog Apple Picking
Taking your dog apple picking is another great way to get you and your dog outside. This makes it on or list of fun dog activities for the Fall, because it’s a classic! Your dog might even enjoy some of the apple as as snack! Be aware not to feed her seeds or the stem.
7 – Visit a Corn Maze
Have a ton of fun with with your dog by going to a corn maze. Corn mazes are the perfect fall outdoor activity for the whole family. You can find pet friendly corn mazes from a quick Google search. Also call ahead to familiarize yourself with the pet policy
8 – Go Camping
Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t go camping. Camping is a great Fall activity, because it’s not too hot and there won’t be as many mosquitoes. Check your area for pet friendly campgrounds near you.
9 – Take Your Dog to a Fair
When Fall rolls around, you know it’s fair season. At my local fair they have dock diving – a fun event where dogs run and jump off a platform into a pool of water. Fairs have animals, but it’s still a good idea to check and see if dogs are aloud
10 – Bake Some Pet Friendly Treats
Nothing says Fall like sweets and treats! Have your dog join in on the fun by baking some pet friendly treats. Stay on the healthy side and use simple ingredients. If you need some inspiration, check out these 7 Easy Fall-Themed Dog Treat Recipes from It’s Dog or Nothing.
Conclusion – Fun Dog Activities for the Fall
Well there you have it! 10 super fun dog activities you can try this Fall. Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and try something new.
The weather isn’t cold yet – so try some of these activities on this list before it’s too late!