Something to Bark About: 10 Ideas for Summer Activities for Dogs

dog jumping with toy

Summer is a cherished season for us and for our dogs. It’s prime time for hiking, running, camping, grilling, and backyard chilling. But the dog days of summer can leave your pet bored with the same old games or walks. 

To keep your pet fit and happy this season, the team at True Care Veterinary Hospital came up with 10 of our best ideas for great summer activities for dogs that you both will enjoy.

10 Fun Summer Activities for Dogs

Having an active life is made possible when the weather is nice and the sun is shining. You and your pet will likely take more time to do things outdoors this time of year. To avoid falling into the boredom blues with the same old doggie exercise routine, here are a few of our favorite games.


Gearing Up for Outdoor Fun With Your Pet

It’s starting to feel like spring, and for those who love to hike, camp, and enjoy Mother Nature, the anticipation of summer is building. Many pet parents, especially those with dogs, also enjoy recreating outdoors with their best four-legged friends. After all, it’s not quite a camping trip without Rover!

To make the most of outdoor fun with your pet, it’s important to plan carefully before you hit the trails.

Before You Head Out

Much like packing for our own camping or hiking trips, your pet will require equal or more consideration. First of all, nature is wild, and where there’s wild, there’s wildlife – in the form of mammals, reptiles, birds, and, of course, parasites.