7 dog-friendly summer activities

These dog-friendly summer activities will keep you and your canine companion busy all season long!

Ready for a fun-filled summer with your dog? As well as your human family members, it’s important to ensure your dog stays entertained, active and social during the warm months! Below, experts at Canine Cottages have suggested seven dog-friendly summer activities to help make this season the most paw-fect one ever!

1. Meet with fellow dog people

A meetup is a great way of meeting like-minded individuals, and there are many local dog groups you and your pooch can join up and down the country. These groups are great for meeting new people and to encourage your dog to socialize and make new furry friends. At these meetups, dog parents can go for a walk with their pooch on a nearby beach or countryside spot before heading for some dog-friendly dining afterward. A great summer day out for all involved!

2. Enjoy a dog-friendly lunch

What’s better than a trip to a pub with your pooch? Most pubs nowadays are dog-friendly, with some even having their own ‘pooch menu’ filled with refreshments for your furry friend. Head out for a long walk beforehand and cool off with a pint and a treat for your dog. What could be better?

3. Go glamping with your pooch

Cmping is a great dog-friendly summer activity, but glamping is even better! There are many glamping accommodations available across the North America, from yurts to bell tents, offering you and your pooch a luxury home away from home. Choose somewhere with good dog areas nearby, such as hiking trails, parks, or beaches, so you’ll have plenty of places to explore before winding down in your luxury glamping spot for the evening.

4. Have fun at the beach

A beach is many pups’ idea of heaven, with stretches of sand and dunes to run on, shallow water to swim in and grasslands to explore. Many beaches are dog-friendly year-round, but make sure you double check before you bring your pooch out for the day. Bring a picnic or enjoy some fish and chips by the sea!

5. Explore some National Parks

There are plenty of national parks across Canada and the United States, filled with woodland, wildlife, and beautiful scenery ready to be explored. You and your furry friend will be spoiled for choice with all the walking trails to explore and new smells sure to delight your dog’s curious nose.

6. Pet-friendly picnic

Nothing says summer quite like a sunny afternoon picnic, and your pooch is sure to love it too! Enjoy a long walk to work up an appetite for the dog-friendly delights in your picnic basket. Find a shady spot to feast, and then finish the day off with a game of fetch!

7. Dog friendly cinema night

Why not visit a drive-in theater or create one at home this summer? Invest in a mini home projector, spruce up your backyard with cushions and your dog’s favorite blanket and prepare some snacks that you can both enjoy.