The cool fall weather is an ideal time to get outdoors for a bit of fun in the sun with your pooch. What are some fun things to do with your dog that your four-legged friend will also enjoy over the autumn season?
6 Fun Outdoor Things to Do with Your Dog in the Fall
Visit your local apple orchard.
Many orchards welcome dogs, but a call before you go is wise. Pick some apples with your canine on a cool day, enjoying a few slices with your pup. Just be sure to keep them free of seeds and core components to guard against choking and gastrointestinal obstructions.
Fall is a fun time to dress up your pup and take part in local Halloween events, from pooch parades to trick-or-treating. Don’t forget to pack some extra dog treats to share with other costume-clad canines.
Pick a pumpkin with your pooch.
Like apple orchards, some pumpkin patches will welcome you and your dog to pumpkin picking festivities. (Call before you go to be sure.) Pick out a pumpkin to carve or to cook and share with your pet for later treats. Just be sure to keep your pup’s pumpkin puree to safe levels. (LINK-TO-BLOG-ON-PUMPKIN-EATING)
Fall means football season. Join eager fans at nearby tailgating parties, taking in a game with your canine companion and enjoying grilled treats. Bring your dog’s favorite ball, and he will be eager to join the athletic activities.
Take a hike.
Take in the beautiful fall foliage by venturing out onto local hiking trails. If you live in a city with no trails nearby, visit an area dog park or keep an eye out for pet-friendly fall festivals that raise money for shelters and rescue organizations in your area. Your local humane society or animal shelter will often have details on upcoming events.
Go on a fall mini-break.
Because of the holiday rush, few go on vacation in the fall, leaving lots of opportunity for vacationing on the cheap. If you haven’t gotten away in a while, now may be the ideal time for you and your pooch to escape and enjoy dog-friendly digs and activities.
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