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8 Things You Should Do With Your Dog Before Summer REALLY Ends!

8 Things You Should Do With Your Dog Before Summer REALLY Ends!

September 27, 2016

It may be September but the weather and this calendar say that summer doesn’t end until the 21st of this month! That means you get two weeks to really go all out and enjoy the tail of summer weather with your best bud, your dog! Here are some ideas to make the most of the sunshine, before the leaves change color.

1. Go on a road trip.

If your dog loves the car, this could be the perfect way to bond! Research hotels and bed and breakfasts that allow dogs along your route, and then take to the open road with your best friend.

2. Find a dog-friendly beach.

Dogs love splashing in the water just as much as the rest of us, especially on a hot day. Just make sure you aren’t breaking any rules by taking your dog to a “No Dogs Allowed” beach. If you take your dog to a beach but are afraid they could run too far, consider trying a long leash to let them play and have their freedom, but still stay safe.

3. Have a photo shoot.

Lazing around on a hot summer day? Have a photo shoot! Dogs and humans are both pretty low-energy in the summer, especially in the heat, so an activity where your pup can lie down is the best kind of activity. Also, useful photography secret: the shade has better lighting than direct sunlight.

4. Take a trip to the dog park.

If you typically just take your pup to a regular park, go a little out of your way to get to a dog park while the weather is nice! Your dog will have a blast with his four-legged friends, and you can enjoy the time chatting with other dog owners.

5. Go on a hike.

Dogs will surprise you when it comes to hiking. Their bodies are made to climb up rocky terrain, so if your favorite mountain has a difficult course, just remember that Fido has four paws to your two! Just make sure you and your pup have plenty of water to stay hydrated.

6. Make your dog Instagram famous.

Do you think your dog has what it takes to stand up against Marnie and Boo?! Make that account already and use some of those photo shoot pictures from above! At the very least, people with similar breeds in your area could see your hashtags and plan meetups and playdates.

7. Dine out with Fido.

Summer is the best time to dine al fresco. Find a restaurant or cafe in your area that allows dogs to sit outside on the patio with you. Then sneak all the good dog-friendly human food to your pup under the table.

8. Set up a kiddie pool for your pup.

 This is the perfect way to cool off your hot doggy in the late summer heat.

Here at PetCenter, we have all the things you’ll need for making the most of the last two weeks of summer! When it comes to toys, treats and collars and leashes, we stock the best and the brightest pet supplies the pet industry has to offer. Stop by the store today and treat your pup!


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