I am stealing this article from one of our sponsors Cameron Ross from Genuine Naturals. I’m tired and I couldn’t of said it better!
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to dive headfirst into exciting summer activities and spend as much time on, in, or near the water as possible. Whether it’s the ocean, a lake, your local pool, or your own bathtub, water activities define summer in so many ways.
For many, including their canine best friends in the summer fun makes the summer experience even more enjoyable. Selecting water activities that are safe and fun for everyone—including your dog(s)—is key to ensuring this summer is one to remember.
Read on for some fantastic water activities that you and your pup can revel in together!
Use the Hose
You have endless water fun waiting for you and your dog right in your backyard. A water spigot and a hose can provide hours of playtime. Try hooking up a sprinkler for your pup to frolic in—who knows, you may end up joining them!
You can also use a hose to play water tag. Your dog will have a blast with this simple game as they run from, dip, dodge, and try to catch the stream of water.
Swimming is the go-to water activity for many people. It doesn’t require expensive equipment, and just about anyone can do it. It even comes naturally to most dogs. There’s a reason it’s called the “doggie paddle,” after all!
If your pup is an inexperienced swimmer or perhaps a little older, you may want to have them wear a life vest, especially at first. Once you’re sure they will be safe without it, you can remove it, but caution is always a good thing!
Activities you choose to enjoy with your pup, it is vital that you take precautions and remain vigilant. There are many variables that make water activities potentially more dangerous than other activities, so doing your research and taking safety measures is key to ensuring you and your best furry friend have a fun, memorable summer together!