Fun Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Dog

Dog playing with a bubble

Whether it’s in your backyard or at the park, you have to try these fun outdoor activities with your dog!

Agility Course

Not only will it help your dog’s agility, your dog will love it and you can use materials you already own.

The best activities to include are jumping and weaving. While tunnels and ramps are great obstacles to add.

Plywood and cinder blocks can be used for ramps; play tunnels your children have outgrown for tunnel mazes; cones or curtain rods for weaving; and a pool noodle for jumping.

Take stock of the materials you have on hand and get creative! However, make sure the materials you use for jumping and weaving are collapsible and lightweight to prevent injuries as your pup learns the course.

Dog Water Park

When temperatures rise, having a backyard water park is a great way to keep your furry friend(s) cool and entertained.

Plastic kiddie pools and sprinklers are a great first step. You can even place them on a tarp to save your lawn from getting overly saturated.

You can always set up a sprinkler next to an agility obstacle course like the one we mentioned above!

Blowing Bubbles

Chasing bubbles is a great activity to tire out your pooch and have fun along the way.

To teach your pet to chase bubbles, start by blowing a few near them. You can point at the bubbles and “catch” them yourself. Your dog will likely learn quickly! After your dogs get the hang of that, blow numerous bubbles at a time and watch them delight in chasing and catching them until they tire out.
Note: Make sure you use pet-friendly or dog-safe bubbles that are non-toxic.

This is only a few of many fun activities you and your dog can enjoy outside. If you and your pet have a favorite activity, share it with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.