Sundays are perfect for spending time with family, friends, and furry companions. If you’re looking for fun activities to do with your dog on a lazy Sunday, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Take a relaxed walk
Walking with your dog does not have to be a chore. Sometimes a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood or nearby park can be therapeutic for both you and your furry friend. Take note of the environment, enjoy the warm sunshine on your face or feel a gentle breeze while admiring fall colors. If you haven’t tried it yet, bring your dog some treats for an extra special Sunday walk.
Visit a dog park
Dog parks are heaven on earth for dogs. A visit to the local dog park is a great opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs while providing a change of scenery. Seeing other dogs and people running around is always a fun experience for dogs, and the opportunity to sniff and explore new surroundings helps ward off boredom.
Playing fetch is a classic activity that dogs never seem to get tired of. Throwing a frisbee or ball can be a great way to exercise your dog’s muscles and have a little fun together. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity to teach your dog some new tricks and obedience commands like “come” and “stay.”
Teach your dog a new trick
Teaching your dog something new is an excellent way for you and your dog to bond while sharpening obedience skills. A lazy Sunday is the perfect day to teach your pup a new trick, whether it’s playing dead, rolling over, or shaking paws. You can use positive reinforcement and rewards such as treats, words of encouragement and pats on the head to keep your dog interested.
Have a spa day
Dogs deserve a little pampering too. Give your pooch a relaxing spa day by giving them a bath, brushing their fur, and trimming their nails. Grooming is not only a way to keep your pup healthy and clean, but it’s also an excellent chance to bond and share some love while playing soft music for relaxation.
Make homemade dog treats
Making homemade dog treats can be a fun and easy way to bond with your pup while providing them with healthy treats. Try making some peanut butter and pumpkin dog biscuits or homemade sweet potato chews for a tasty and healthy snack. Make sure to check with your pup’s vet for approved ingredients.
Have a doggy play date
If your dog has a furry friend, arrange a doggy play date at your home or local dog park. Dog playdates are an excellent opportunity for dogs to socialize with other dogs, burn off energy, and have fun. Pet owners also get to socialize, chat and enjoy a lazy Sunday while watching their furry best friends have fun.
In conclusion, there are plenty of fun activities to do with your dog on a lazy Sunday. Whether you choose to visit the dog park, play fetch, teach your dog tricks, groom your dog or have a playdate, your dog will enjoy the time spent together while strengthening the bond between the two of you. Take time to prioritize these activities as bonding time, while adding some beneficial exercise and relaxation to your Sunday routine with your furry friend. It’s never too late to start building memories or increasing their obedience skills, so give some of these activities a try, and see what your pup enjoys best.