Celebrate National Puppy Day With These Outdoor Activities
During these uncertain times, we can still always count on man’s best friend. Whether a puppy or fully grown, dogs are wonderful companions. They help boost your mental health, encourage you to be active and love you unconditionally every single day.
If you are starting to go a little stir-crazy in your home, there is a good chance that your dog is as well. And seeing how today is National Puppy Day (reoccurring on March 23rd), why not give them some extra attention to thank them for being such loyal pals? Turn off the Netflix, grab your dog’s leash, and head outside for some activities that can entertain you both while still practicing social distancing.
A Game of Chase
Because, cardio. Not only does your dog love to run, it’s been proven that most breeds love being chased. This is also the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get outside for some fresh air and exercise.
Hide and Seek
This is for the households with little ones. Dogs are keen on scent, making them perfect seekers. Keep your furry friend in the house for 20 seconds while the kids hide in the backyard. Once time is up let them out and watch the fun as they search for and find your little ones!
Walk or Bike Ride
Keep it traditional! Walks and bike rides are great for the entire family, dogs included. Take short laps up and down the block or find a local trail close to your neighborhood!
Whether you choose one of the activities above or any other that involves being outside for some exercise, your furry friend will be grateful. And if you happen to not be a dog owner but you have always wanted to be, consider fostering a dog!
Local animal shelters need all the help they can get as they run low on resources and volunteers during the pandemic. Now may be the perfect time for you to give a dog in need a home, even if it just for the time being. We suggest checking with local shelters to see how you can help!