Dog Running an Obstacle CourseEveryone knows that dogs are great companions, but not everyone realizes that dogs make great workout partners as well. Dogs are active animals, they don’t like to just lounge around all day in your house, they want to get out and have some fun. Some dogs will want to do more than others, and a high-level energy dog might be better suited for an active person who can participate in jogging with the dog every day. When a dog gets the right amount of exercise, it will come home and relax. If your dog has been misbehaving, chewing on furniture, and tearing up your house, then it’s a good idea to give your dog a chance at letting out all his or her energy. Some dogs, like Chow Chows and Goldendoodles, are easy to live with, and they don’t require much exercise. However, most dogs are not that easy and will require long walks on a daily basis, or for you to even go jogging with them.  Here is a list of fun things you can do with your, enjoy this list of fun dog activities.

JoggingFor an active person, this might be something you already do every day, so why not have a dog by your side! Many dogs love to run and will enjoy going jogging with you, but it does not have to become part of your daily routine. Walks are good enough for most dogs although some dogs will insist on a jog and start pulling the leash when you walk them, so stick to a schedule.

Day at the beachA day at the beach is fun for everyone, if you got one close to you. Find a pet friendly beach and spend a day with your dog by the ocean, or river depending on where you live. This is a great activity for the dog because dogs love to have space, and at a dog friendly beach the dogs can run around with plenty of space. Most of the popular public beaches don’t allow pets, so most of the pet friendly places aren’t crowded and there’s plenty of space for everyone.

Day at the parkA day at the park is almost as good as a day at the beach, however it is more convenient for most people, as parks are everywhere and beaches are not. Go hiking with your dog, or let your dog interact and play with other dogs, there is so much to do at a park.

Daily WalksIf you don’t have the time for a day at the beach or park, then maybe just a daily walk. Not everyone can keep up with their dogs and jogging is not always the best activity for a dog and its owner. Daily walks can help you stay in shape, and give your dog a chance to get outside and see the world.

Here is a video of a dog playing fetch at the park, which is a great activity for you and your dog.