If you live in a cooler climate, you’re definitely feeling cabin fever this time of year. Your dog probably is, too. Like us, dogs don’t like being cooped up in the house. By the time spring comes around many dogs haven’t had enough outdoors time.
Here are some fun — outdoor activities you can enjoy with your dog this spring.
Take a Hike
Find some great hiking trails and take your dog with you. It feels wonderful to be out in the woods and breathe in the fresh air. Plus, you’ll be getting some exercise with your best four-legged friend.
After a winter of heavy snowfall — sure to slow your dog’s ability to run at full speed, your dog will be eager to let loose and zoom! Playing a game of fetch is a great way to let your dog run like the wind.
You’ve pulled the grill out and are cooking up something delicious on a warm evening. Bring the whole meal outside —your dog’s dishes too! Mix things up a bit by adding a kibble topper like Born Free cuisine as a hearty treat. Remember to bring along a water bowl and a few toys for after-dinner playtime.
Plan a Play Date
Socialization is a great way to break up cabin fever. Set up a doggy play date at a nearby dog park. Or, go solo with your dog. There will likely be a few other dogs and their humans enjoying the fresh spring air, too.
Find a Beach
Take your dog to dog-friendly park with beach or water feature so you can both get some fresh air and enjoy the sounds of water lapping the shore. Bring along a cozy towel just in case your dog jumps in the water!
Spring is such an underrated time of year to camp, fewer bugs, no overcrowded campsites, and it’s usually not too hot — so you can feel good about bringing your dog along for a longer hike! Gather your gear and enjoy the great outdoors together.
Just Get Outdoors
The key to breaking spring fever is simply to just get outdoors with your dog, even if it is a long walk around the neighborhood. Any of the fun activities you do during the warm months you can do now that the trees are blooming, the flowers are growing, and spring is in the air.