Exercise and mental stimulation are two benefits of engaging in activities with your pet that deepen your relationship while also promoting general health. There are many pet activities you can do to keep that tail wagging, whether you have a new puppy, need original ideas for a pet-sitting job, or simply want to provide new amusement for your pet.
As pet owners, we all want to spend quality time with our furry friends. Whether you have a dog, cat, or any other pet, engaging in fun activities with them is a great way to strengthen your bond and keep them healthy and happy. In this blog post, we'll share some fun activities you can do with your pet, along with pet toy ideas from our shop to make these activities even more enjoyable.
Go for a walk
Taking your dog for a walk is a classic activity that never gets old. Not only does it provide exercise for both you and your dog, but it also gives you an opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Consider bringing along a ball launcher or frisbee to play fetch with your dog along the way.
Play hide and seek
Hide and seek isn't just for kids! It can be a fun game to play with your pet, too. Try hiding treats or toys around the house and let your pet use their sense of smell to find them. For this we have an amazing ideas the CozyBud™ Interactive Pet Mat. With this toy you can hide treats or everything that you want, and by that you will stimulate your pet to search for it.
Have a playdate
Invite a friend and their pet over for a playdate. This is a great way for your pet to socialize and make new friends. Consider setting up an obstacle course or playing with a toy like a rope tug toy that both dogs can enjoy.
Nothing quite compares to a reward after successfully completing a challenge for pets. Learning new skills is not only entertaining for your pet, but it also stimulates. Check out our pets section for entertaining and difficult skills for canines of all abilities.
Teach a new trick
Teaching your pet a new trick can be a fun and rewarding experience. Try teaching your dog to "sit," "stay," or "roll over." Consider using a training clicker or treat dispenser toy to make training more fun and engaging for your pet.
Have a movie night
Snuggle up with your pet on the couch and watch a movie together. You can even make some popcorn and share it with your furry friend. Consider providing them with a plush toy or chew toy to keep them occupied during the movie. Cats loves to just sit on their owners to cuddle on night.
Go for a swim
If you have a pool or live near a lake or beach, take your dog for a swim. Swimming is a great way to provide exercise for your pet and keep them cool in the hot summer months. Consider bringing along a water toy like a floating toy or a water retriever toy.
Prepare to create a splash, but make sure you have the essential life vest with you since not all dogs are natural swimmers. Some dogs were bred with the intention of being excellent first partners. So why not test your dog's aptitude for marine life? It's advised to ease your dog into activities like these and have a cool friend with a great boat.
Visit a pet-friendly cafe
Many cafes and restaurants allow pets on their outdoor patios. Take your dog with you for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. Consider bringing along a chew toy or treat dispenser toy to keep them occupied while you chat with your friends.
Have a photo shoot
Dress up your pet in a cute outfit and take some photos. This is a great way to capture memories and create lasting keepsakes. Consider using a treat dispenser toy or plush toy as a prop in your photos.
Create an obstacle course
Set up an obstacle course in your backyard using items like cones, tunnels, and jumps. Encourage your pet to navigate the course and reward them with a treat or toy at the end. Consider using a ball or tug toy to motivate your pet to complete the course.
Go on a road trip
Take your pet on a road trip to a nearby destination. This is a great way to bond with your pet and create new memories together. Consider bringing along a travel toy like a plush toy or a puzzle toy to keep your pet entertained during the trip.