Exercise is so important for dogs any time of year, but it’s made easier when the weather’s ideal for outdoor fun.
Hiking is a great fall activity to try with your dog — and it gets you both moving. Just remember, if your dog is only accustomed to flat, even terrain like pavement or lawns you need to teach them to tackle something different.
It’s a good idea to start with short hikes and build your way up to longer ones. Remember hiking uses muscles differently than running and walking, and your dog will need to develop some endurance and learn to use those muscles (you might too!).
Fall is one of the best times to go camping hands down. The weather is wonderful, the trees are changing color and it's all just outside your tent flap!
If tent camping isn’t quite your thing, a number of state parks and campgrounds offer cabin rentals so check those out. You’ll get the best of both worlds: a bed to sleep in, running water and access to a fire pit and picnic table. This will allow you the comforts of home while you still enjoy the experience of s’mores and outdoor adventure.
More communities are offering dog parks and agility courses. They are like great big playgrounds for dogs. At an agility course, your dog can try out ramps, hurdles, bridges and some obstacles designed to challenge both their mind and their body.
Dog parks are great places for socializing as well — and not just for dogs! You might create your own "pack" of pup loving friends!
You can go walking, jogging, set up puppy play dates, or playing fetch in the yard are always great fallback activities for making sure your dog gets exercise and has a blast.
Have you ever tried blowing bubbles for your dog? Some pups love it! Raking up a pile of leaves for your dog to jump in? Sounds like a blast! Watching your dog try new activities is always entertaining so don't be afraid to give them a try!
Of course, your dog will need proper nutrition to ensure the necessary energy and endurance for all of these activities. That's one of the reasons we've made TurboPup bars! Also you want to make sure they have plenty of clean water!
What are you up to with your TurboPup today?