Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you have to spend your days inside, huddled by the air conditioner or that you should! This holds especially true if you’re a dog owner because, without an ample amount of exercise, your dog will potentially find more destructive ways to curb its excess energy. Do both yourself and your companion a favor by going out this summer and trying one or more of these unique and fun activities together. It’s a great way to stay cool and bond all at the same time!
1. Go for a Drive
What could be a more classic summer activity than taking a nice drive with your dog through some of the most scenic routes in Ft. Lauderdale? Your dog will love it and, after a bit of time enjoying the view and feeling the breeze sweep against you, you’ll enjoy the ride just as much! Be sure to stay safe during the ride by not letting the windows down too low. You don’t want to risk your dog sticking much more than its head from the car window during the ride.
2. Treat Your Dog (and Yourself) to a Picnic
Picnics aren’t just for human enjoyment! In fact, we think a doggy picnic is much easier to plan. All it takes is tracking down the nearest park, stuffing a basket with a tasty lunch for yourself, as well as toys and a few morsels for your pup, and heading off! You can spend the entire day together, enjoying your lunch and playing in all the ways your dog enjoys. We can’t think of a better way to soak in some vitamin D and spend quality time!
3. Take a Hike Together
If you’re really the outdoorsy type, a hike might be just the perfect activity for you and your dog to enjoy a day or weekend together! There are all sorts of hiking trails in Ft. Lauderdale for you to sample, enough to fill the summer, if you’re so inclined! No matter what trail you pick, bring lots of water to ensure you and your dog stay hydrated and comfortable. Be sure to take into account your dog’s abilities as you decide on a trail.
4. Head to the Beach
This wouldn’t be a list of Ft. Lauderdale-centric activities if we didn’t include the beach somewhere on this list! This is yet another classic activity to spend with your dog. Your dog frolics in the cool ocean water, then stretches out and sunbathes with you once it’s burned off all that excess energy. Watching the ocean roll back and forth with your content dog at your side is sure to be a relaxing moment.
5. Book a Hotel
Sometimes all you may want to do during those fleeting moments of summer vacation is take a getaway trip! However, this isn’t always possible, whether due to lack of money, lack of time or some combination. Why not pack a suitcase for yourself and your puppy and schedule a brief stay in a pet-friendly hotel? There are quite a few of them across the United States and even a few in Ft. Lauderdale! Both you and your dog have to deal with so much from day to day. Even the smallest of getaways will be a great chance to decompress and focus on the more important things.
We hope you and your dog are able to enjoy the summer to its fullest, no matter what you decide to do! For other suggestions on great ways to spend the remainder of the season, feel free to visit our blog.