Fall time is an incredible opportunity to bond with your furry friend. The wonderful harvest time foliage and cool climate make for great outdoor activities.
Here are some festive, pet-friendly fall activities for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Take a look at how you can make the most of the last of this season before winter comes around:
Who said trick-or-treating was just for children? If your furry companion is adventurous and enjoys socializing, take them along for a walk while the children go trick-or-treating. Not only will they enjoy the company of the people all around, but it’s always a great way to explore the outdoors and get familiar with the neighbors as well!
Keep in mind that some children might adore your dog, but others might be scared. Maintain a healthy distance at all times and keep your dog on a leash to avoid any unforeseen problems. Take it a step further and dress them up in a fun costume or hang a small, lightweight basket around their neck to gather some dog-friendly goodies along the way.
- Pumpkin & Apple Picking
Pumpkin picking is a quintessential fall tradition that your little fur friend will enjoy the most! They’ll willingly stroll along in a pumpkin patch or apple orchard with you, and even help you make your way out of a corn maze!
Carry a basket and collect all those golden apples and ripe pumpkins for both of you to enjoy later. You can use the apples and pumpkins to make dog treats as well. Before heading out for a day of adventure, ensure that the farm is dog-friendly and carry along a few waste bags so your dog doesn’t make a mess.
- Celebrate Oktoberfest
Nothing screams fall quite like Oktoberfest. This is the ultimate celebration of the harvest season and is popular across the nation.
Although alcohol is not dog-friendly, your dog will surely enjoy the upbeat vibe of the festivals. Outdoor pet-friendly celebrations are ideal places for your dog to lay on the grass and soak in the positivity around or jump, run, and play with other furry friends.
If no one around you is celebrating, you can host your own Oktoberfest party and invite your friends and neighborhood dogs too!
- Dress Up
Fall is synonymous with Halloween. This season brings in all the craziest costumes ideas ever, so why should your pet pal be left behind?
While you pick up your outfit, don’t forget your furry friend. You can craft matching outfits or let them dress up as their favorite stuffed toy! This is a great way to add some excitement, take loads of pictures, and make this a Halloween you’ll never forget.
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