15 Fun Fall Activities For You And Your Dog
The temperature is falling along with the leaves from the trees. This change signals to dogs everywhere that the days may be getting shorter, but the cooler Autumn weather brings with it a whole new kind of fun.
It’s no longer too hot to play outside and there are lots of interesting new scents floating in the air. It’s the beautiful window after summer and before Old Man Winter shows up and cools things off.
Depending on where you live, it might be your last chance to enjoy the outdoors before things begin to freeze. If you live in a hot climate, conversely, it’s finally cool enough to enjoy the outdoors.
So, we’ve put together these fun fall activities for you and your German shepherd to enjoy together:
1. Go Apple Picking
German shepherds love to sniff and visiting a pet-friendly orchard can be great fun. Most will require your pet to be leashed and ask that you clean up after them so be prepared. Along with your pet gear, be sure to bring along something to carry all your yummy apples home in.
2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Visiting a pumpkin patch is also fun for all. Exploring all the interesting shapes and sizes of pumpkins is very entertaining for dogs. They are also a great photo op, and many have hay bales and pretty fall décor just for that purpose.
3. Enjoy a Fall Photo Shoot
Speaking of fall photo shoots, all things Autumn make for great photo opportunities. Fallen leaves, the trees changing color, and the beautiful fall scenery makes a great backdrop for some beautiful pictures that you will always treasure. The Autumn coast is also lovely and far less crowded than in the summer months.
4. Explore A Corn Maze
If you’ve never been to a corn maze, now is the time to challenge yourself and your dog. Go through more than once and see if your pup can lead the way out the next time around.
5. Take a hike
Get out and enjoy the cooler fall weather. It’s the perfect time to enjoy a break from the summer heat. In the fall, you rarely must worry about it being too hot or too cold for your dog.
6. Go Camping
If you and your dog enjoy hiking, you can kick up your adventure a notch by going camping. Whether you prefer to dry camp or rent a space somewhere, camping can be a lot of fun for all even though it does take a little more planning if you’re bringing your dog along.
7. Bake Cookies
Fall and baking just go together and your dog will enjoy some yummy goodies too. There are plenty of dog-friendly cookie recipes that can keep you busy all weekend long.
8. Have Slumber Party
You can change your routine while staying home by hosting a slumber party. Break out the popcorn and pup-friendly cookies and enjoy your fall favorite movies with your dog. If your pup has some doggo friends, consider having friends over to make it more fun.
9. Take A Walk
Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. A walk through your neighborhood greeting old friends or taking a walk somewhere new to meet some new people is always fun for most dogs and their humans.
10. Enjoy a Road Trip
If your dog enjoys car rides, the fall is the perfect time to enjoy a road trip. All you must do is pick a destination then roll down the windows and drive to a place you’ll both enjoy. Near or far, your dog won’t care if you spend time together.
11. Play in Your Backyard
Sometimes staying home is just what you and your dog need to unwind. Plan to spend some fun time playing in the yard with your dog. Consider buying some new toys, picnicking outdoors, or just chilling out together under your favorite tree. You don’t have to do anything fancy to keep your dog happy.
12. Take Halloween Pictures
If your pup doesn’t mind putting on a costume, dressing them up and taking social media-worthy pictures can be a fun way to spend the afternoon while you show off how cute your shepherd is.
13. Enjoy Yummy Fall Treats
While everyone else is enjoying all the fall treats and candy, your pup doesn’t have to be left out. There are plenty of healthy fall fruits and vegetables that your dog will love that are also good for them, such as carrots, pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, cranberries, apple slices (seeds removed), and turkey.
14. Enjoy A Football Game Together
Just because it is football season doesn’t mean your dog has to be left out. Involve your pup by training your pup to cheer for your favorite team right along with you to help them feel that they’re part of the fun.
15. Dress Like Your Dog
If your dog has the right personality, it is fun to dress up in matching costumes or even bandanas and get out and enjoy some Halloween events like walking in a parade or enjoying a fall festival together.
We hope you and your dog get to enjoy some of these fun fall activities. As always, please share with your friends.
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