Back to school is an exciting time for your children. New bedtime routines, homework, sports, and other extracurricular activities quickly fill your schedule. The new commitments may result in your dog being home alone for extended amounts of time. Keeping your dog happy may require some extra quality time.
Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Dog
Your dog loves attention from everyone in your family. Sneaking in some quality time will help ease the transition of returning to school. Consider the following ideas to help you or your family members spend more time with your dog.
On nice days, skip your gym routine to spend outdoor time with your dog.
- Go for a long walk with your dog.
- Hike together at a nearby nature trail.
- Bike or skateboard with your dog by your side.
- Go to the dog park.
- Do outdoor chores together.
Go for Car Rides Together
When the weather permits, bring your dog along to run errands. When your dog is with you, always keep a close watch on the weather. Extreme heat or cold will quickly affect your dog’s health.
Visit Pet-Friendly Shops
Many stores welcome pets. Bringing your dog to the local pet store is the perfect opportunity to spend time together. Allow your dog to find a new toy or bone.
Do something special just for your dog.
- Make homemade dog food.
- Bake homemade treats.
- Bring home a special treat from the pet store.
After a long day, cuddling on the couch together may be exactly what you and your dog needs.
When back to school schedules are full, make an effort to spend quality time with your dog. Talk to your dog as much as possible. Your dog loves being with you and loved ones.