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StoryJuly 20, 2023

Unleash the Summer Fun: Outdoor Activity Ideas for You and Your Dog

A dog shakes off water droplets.

Summer is well underway and it’s the perfect time to bask in the warmth, soak up the sun, and create unforgettable memories with your furry friend. We’re excited to share some dog-friendly summer activities that you and your pooch can enjoy while the days are long and the weather is welcoming.

1. Canine Surfing Adventure

If you live by the coast, taking your dog to the beach is always a delightful time. But how about leveling up the fun by introducing your furry friend to the thrilling sport of surfing? Sign up for surfing lessons with a trainer experienced in teaching canines and have fun making a splash together!

2. Backyard Sprinkler Fun

Beat the heat by transforming your backyard into a dog-friendly water park retreat. Turn on the sprinklers and let your pup splash to cool down and stay hydrated. It’s a cost-effective and simple way to enjoy the warm weather right at home and of course the rest of the fam is encouraged to join in too!

3. Paw-some Picnic

Pack a picnic basket with delectable treats for you and your furry companion, and head out to a pet-friendly park. Dining alfresco with your pooch on a sunny day can be a delightful bonding experience and of course enjoy a nice walk in the park before or after enjoying your meals.

4. Dog-friendly Boating

Whether you live near the coast, lake or river, set sail for an adventure with your furry first mate. Rent a boat from a dog-friendly rental company or embark on a dog-friendly boat tour. Ensure your dog’s safety with a brightly colored doggie life jacket that features an easy-lift handle.

5. Doga: Dog Yoga

If yoga is your thing, why not share the zen with your pup? Seek out outdoor dog yoga classes in your local area and experience the tranquility of yoga with your furry friend.

6. Geocaching Excursion

If you’re searching for a new and exhilarating mental stimulation game to enjoy with your dog, we have the perfect activity for you! Turn your walk into a thrilling treasure hunt with geocaching. Using GPS coordinates, you and your canine buddy can discover hidden caches. Don’t forget to reward your furry friend with a special treat from Post Consumer Brands®’ pet treat products to reward them for their sniffing skills.

7. Canine Day at the Ballpark

Many baseball teams host dog-friendly days where you can bring your canine companion along for a game. Bring proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and keep your dog leashed for a fun and stress-free day out. Check out the schedule of your local team to find out when you and your doggo can take in a game!

8. Golfing with Your Canine Caddie

Some golf courses welcome dogs, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy golf with your furry friend. It’s a paw-fect way to enjoy a sunny summer day, but make sure your companion doesn’t mistake your golf ball for a fetching toy!

At Post®, we are all about enriching the bond between you and your dog by promoting fun, healthy activities. So, this summer, we encourage you to get outdoors and make core memories with your four-legged friends.