Start Planning Summer Fun With Your Dog

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Frolocking good times in the hot, summer sun is just not the same without our four-legged companions.

So, before the weather starts to heat up, planning the activities you want to do with your pooch now, will make the time you spend together more enjoyable later.

Depending on your dog’s energy level and fitness ability, there are a number of ideas that offer the exercise he needs and lots of fun in between.

Here are a list of activities The Barking Lot found that might be worth a try.

Whip Up Some Frozen Treats

So, even though cooking isn’t technically an outing or an event, we thought this idea was cool enough to make the list.

These Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats are a blast to make and even more fun to eat. All you need is a few ice cube trays and a little bit of creativity. Your pet is sure to love these tasty pupsicles and all the joy that goes into making them.


Experts say it’s one of the best full-body workouts. Well…it might be more for you than maybe it is for Fido…but it’s tons of fun, nonetheless. If you’re a beginner, it’s best to get advice from a professional on the proper gear for you and your pet and the ‘how-to’s’ of paddleboarding before hitting the waves.  Riding on a SUP takes some balance and physical agility, so just be sure your dog is healthy enough to be on the board and in the water.


If paddleboarding is a little too adventurous for your pooch, then swimming is the next best option. Most dogs are born to swim. It just comes naturally to them. Swimming provides good exercise and offers your dog the kind of physical activity he needs. But before you brave the waters, decide whether your pooch is comfortable getting in.

Hit The Road

What better time to take a vacation than summer. It’s the perfect opportunity to plan a short getaway with your family’s favorite four legged friend. And your dog will appreciate the time spent exploring new sights, sounds and smells. Make accommodations ahead of time at pup-friendly locations to ensure that your dog can fully enjoy all of the fun and festivities.


Geocaching is a worldwide scavenger hunt. Simply grab a GPS, download your app of choice and get started. Be on the lookout for whatever your cache is – and prepare yourself for an awesome adventure. You never know where you’ll end up next.

The great thing about pet geocaching is that dogs are experts at finding hidden objects. Best of all, your fur buddy will enjoy time well spent with his human counterpart.

If you’re cant bring your pooch along this time, but you’re looking for professional dog boarding services, stop by the Barking Lot. We can help.


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