1. Take them on a hike through the trails.
This is an obvious one but sometimes its hard for us to pull away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to really unwind in a nature filled environment with your pal.
They’ll thank you for taking the time to bond with them. Not to mention, a little exercise and fresh air is never a bad thing.
2. Spa day getaway!
Pamper yourself and your pooch at the same time. I can’t say I’ve been here but this place seems like doggy AND human heaven.
Your dog can enjoy “pet massages, gourmet pet menus, dog walking and doggie day care” while you enjoy a spa day of your own with any of the treatments you’d expect at a four-star spa and hotel.
There are lots of places like this one. To find one near you, Google “spa for dogs and humans”.
3. Doggy and me yoga.
There are a ton of great facilities and instructors that offer this type of class. Google “doggy and me yoga” to find a class near you.
Trust me, you won’t regret this mindful activity.
4. Take them to an event.
There’s some really cool trade-shows that are more than dog friendly. You’re actually the odd one out if you don’t bring your pooch with you.
We fell in love with an event called Woofstock last year, the social event of the year in dog world.
You can check out new products and brands, old favourites, watch a dog trick show and enjoy the sun while your pooch socializes.
5. Shopping trip!
This was one of my favourite things to do with my little guy. We used to go to the local pet store and he would get completely spoiled for the afternoon!
I would literally lay a row of toys on the floor and let him pick his favourite one.
Then on to the treats section, followed by a little play time at the beach with his new fav toys.
6. Have a photo shoot.
You don’t have to go crazy and hire a photographer or anything, but doing a photo shoot with your fur baby as the subject is a pretty cool way to showcase their natural beauty, have some fun with them, and hopefully get some good frame-worthy shots for your walls.
7. Go to a winery.
Seriously, dog friendly wineries exist.
Mutt Lynch Winery in Windsor California let’s you bring your dog to the wine tasting room. You taste wine, while they taste treats.
If you’re in the area, give it a try. Otherwise, Google “dog friendly winery” to find a similar winery near you.
8. Plan a play-date.
Call up some of your pooch’s pals and invite them over for an afternoon of play time.
Offer the furry friends some doggy hors d'oeuvres (try making them yourself) while you enjoy a glass of wine with the humans.