How To Enjoy The Warm Weather With Your Dog

As well as going to the beach, you can go to the country or to parks, visit restaurants with terraces, or compete in dog competitions.
How To Enjoy The Warm Weather With Your Dog

Last update: 25 November, 2018

We all love to go outside when it’s hot in order to activities like going out for a walk, doing exercises, swimming, or just enjoying the fresh air. And your dog does too! In this article, you can learn about some advice on how to enjoy the warm weather with your dog.

Tips for enjoying the warm weather with your dog

Who says that pets don’t need a holiday? They need to get outside when the weather’s good too! During the summer people like to take their dogs for longer walks, stay longer in the park, or even go on a trip. Continue reading to learn about some tips and activities for enjoying the warm weather with your dog.

1. Going to the beach

More and more pet-friendly beaches are appearing all the time, and they are a great place for you to spend quality time with your dog. Remember to follow the rules though, like keeping your dog on a leash.

You also need to pay attention to the amount of time your dog spends playing or resting, avoid taking them out at midday, and giving your plenty so they don’t get a heat stroke. Don’t let them out of your sight for a moment, and, when you get home, make sure you wash out all of the sand that got caught in their ears to prevent infections.

Dog running on beach

2. Find a restaurant with a terrace

Another great option is to take your dog to the city and go to places that allow dogs. If you want to do this, your dog should be very calm and well-behaved. They shouldn’t be those types of dogs that bark at everyone, other dogs, pigeons, or butterflies. You don’t want to annoy the people around you.

Any bar or cafe with a terrace will be the perfect place to relax with your dog. Some places even offer a special menu for pets and many will at least provide a water bowl.

3. Go hiking in the countryside

In order to enjoy the warm weather with your dog, you don’t need to go to the coast. If you’d prefer to go on holiday in the countryside or mountains, your dog can come along with you! It’s the perfect option for doing exercise together.

Hiking is a good option. You’ll be able to enjoy being in the outdoors and improve the bond between you and your dog. Don’t forget certain safety measures such as keeping your dog on a leash with a harness, don’t go places that you don’t know well, avoid the midday hours, and take water breaks.

4. Walks in the park

If you decide to stay in the city, you can always go for walks in the park. In these areas you can enjoy the green spaces that are close to your home. Some even have designated areas for pets.

The park is a great place to enjoy the warm weather with your dog
The best time to take your dog to the park are during first hours of the morning, or the later hours of the evening, when the temperatures are cooler. You can play fetch with a ball, Frisbee, or stick. This place is also a great to train your dog and let them socialize with other people and animals.

5. Enter dog competitions

Canicross is one of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather with your dog, especially if you have one of the following breeds: Border Collie, Labrador Retriever, Airedale Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, or Vizsla.

Another fun activity that you can do as much professionally as an amateur is bikejoring. This involves you cycling on a bike while your dog follow you. Your dog should be at least one and a half years old and be in good physical condition.

You can have a truly wonderful summer with your dog is you choose the right places and activities. Pay attention to how your dog reacts to exercise, being around strangers, or taking longer walks than usual. That way, the both of you will be able to work out.