Summer dog activities inspiration: Things to do in summer with your dog

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We are bringing you some ideas for summer dog activities. There are plenty of things to do in summer with your dog you may not have tried yet. Get inspired from the list of fun summer dog activities below and make your summer unforgettable.

1. Early morning and late evening jogging with your dog

Running is getting more and more popular. It became a lifestyle, people buy stylish clothes and shoes, take selfies and share how many kilometers they ran. However, we don’t have to be necessarily part of this madness, and we can start running just because we love it. Try running with a dog, it will love you for it. Once you start, it will not let you miss a single day without a dog run. On the Internet, you can find plenty of outdoor places for a good dog run.

Why try jogging with a dog? Running with your dog provides an excellent way to bond while staying active. Dogs are naturally energetic, and regular runs can help channel that energy positively.

2. Dog frisbee

Another amazing summer dog activity is playing frisbee with a dog. Dogs love whatever you throw them, but you will never regret buying a dog frisbee. It is an amazing activity for a group of your friends as well as for you and your dog. Dog frisbee has become a sport and dog frisbee competitions are gaining momentum. You can also start learning some tricks. Just go out and find some space for practicing!

3. Dog swimming

Dog swimming is a typical summer activity, and we can't forget to put it on the list. Especially during very hot summer days, swimming with a dog will be very pleasant for you both. You can swim in the sea, lake or pool. Just be aware that dogs are not allowed to swim in some places. Also, your dog can be a little bit scared of the water for the first time, so be careful where you take it. Happy dog on the beach

4. Hiking and camping with a dog

Do you like hiking or camping with the dog? What about hiking with a dog together? In some parks (for example, national parks), dogs are not allowed to enter, but luckily, there are plenty of other trails or even special dog trails you can take together. Always remember to choose the trail according to the age and condition of your dog. You could easily exhaust him. And last but not least, your dog should be trained to follow your calls even if other people or animals are distracting him.

5. Cycling and rollerblading with a dog

These activities are suitable only for large dog breeds and dogs in very good condition. You definitely shouldn’t bring a puppy for a cycling trip. Nevertheless, give it a try if you have a sporty furry friend.

6. Go to the beach

Beaches have a specific atmosphere, and even if you are not there to swim with a dog, it is an amazing experience you want to share with your dog.

7. Dog training

Start training your dog as soon as possible. Training together will be such a great bonding time with your puppy.

There are plenty of things to do in summer with your dog. Which one is your favorite?

TIP: Watch over your dog during the summer with our smart Barkio app.

Frequently asked questions

1. Is it safe to run with my dog during the peak summer heat?

It's recommended to run during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening, to ensure your dog doesn't overheat.

2. How can I ensure my dog's safety while swimming?

Always supervise your dog, introduce them slowly to the water, and consider investing in a dog life vest, especially if venturing into deeper waters.

3. Are there dog-friendly beaches everywhere?

Not all beaches allow dogs. Always check the rules and regulations of a beach before heading out with your canine friend.

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