Fall is in full swing — and so is the fall fun you can have with your pets. It’s the perfect season to soak up some chilly outdoor time and extra snuggle sessions indoors with your pup.
Whether you’re the outdoorsy or not-so-outdoorsy type, there are many ways to get festive throughout the fall season.
Here are 10 activities to do with your dog for maximum fall fun.
Easy Activities for Outdoor Fall Fun
Plan a day out at the farm.
Choose your own fall adventure with your dog: visiting a pumpkin patch, fruit picking at an apple orchard, escaping a corn maze, or taking a hay ride.
Just plan ahead before embarking on some fall fun at a farm. Call to confirm that you’re headed to a pet-friendly place where your dog is allowed to explore with you.
Go on a hiking adventure.
Did you know that communing with nature boosts endorphin levels? Yup! It’s also great exercise for you and a fun sniffari for your dog. Win-win!
Find a park that’s perfect for day hiking. And don’t forget the snacks for you and your dog.
Get into the Halloween spirit.
Create a DIY Halloween costume for your dog and go trick-or-treating around your neighborhood.
Be on the lookout for dog Halloween events in your city or host your own Howl-o-ween party.
Join dog costume contests. You can let your dog be the sole Halloween star, or you can both wear a costume and be the best dynamic duo in town. Think Batman and Robin or Romy and Michele!
It’s easy to have a scary good time with a cute canine in tow.
Fall season is also football season, so make a fun, sporty day out of it! Attend a tailgating party where dogs are welcome. Show up dressed in matching jerseys. Be sure to bring toys to keep your dog entertained and treats to keep them away from the grilled goodies.
As we head into November, the leaves will keep changing, and you’ll want to take advantage of the beautiful fall landscape. It’s best to do this fall activity with your dog during peak season, so check online to know the best time for your leaf-peeping trip. Even if dogs won’t be able to appreciate the fall foliage fully, the crisp autumn air will surely delight their senses.
Easy Activities for Indoor Fall Fun
Spice up snack time with pumpkin treats.
Pumpkin spice is not only best savored in the form of a cup of latte. Get your dog to partake in the pumpkin spice trend by baking some pumpkin spice dog biscuits. The best part? Nutrient-rich pumpkin is good for your dog’s digestion. It’s recommended that you use plain canned pumpkin with no added spice or sugar.
Enjoy sweater weather snuggles.
Bust out all the blankets! Whether you prefer classic rom-com or true crime binge, your dog will surely love the extra belly rubs during a movie snugglefest. You can also cozy up with your dog while catching up on your reading or even when doing nothing and just simply enjoying each other’s company.
Dress up in Fall fashion.
It’s time to get creative with your sewing machine. Create fall-themed accessories for your dog, such as bandanas, scarves, or collars. Plaid is always in style! Match your dog’s accessory with your shirt and be the perfect plaid pair.
When it’s best to stay indoors as the temperature drops really low, treat yourself to a staycation at a dog-friendly hotel or rent a cabin for the weekend. You can usually get the best rates after the summer season, so you’d want to take advantage of deals on short stays.
Bored working out at home? Mix up your usual exercise routine and get your dog to take part. Staying in shape throughout the fall season can be more fun when done with your dog. Browse YouTube for video classes on dog yoga (a.k.a. doga).
Which fall activities with your dog are your favorite? We bet you’ll have hundreds of pictures on your phone because any of these activities are prime for a fun Fall photoshoot. Head over to our private Facebook group, The DOGTV Pack, and share your Fall festivities with like-minded dog lovers!