Happy Fall y’all! Bring out the pumpkins! Fall has arrived. Don’t you just love this time of year? I love the colors, the smells, the cooler weather, the comfy clothes…I just love all things Fall! When Fall comes, it means it’s time for new Fall activities. We don’t want to leave the dog out of all the Fall family fun because dogs are family too! That’s why we’ve created a Fall bucket list for pets and pet parents. Here are some Fall Activities to do with your dog.
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Fall Bucket List
There are so many Fall activities to do with your dog! Dogs want to enjoy the Fall weather too. They love to be outside and Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful cooler weather. These Fall activities can be done with the whole family. Have fun!
Go on a Nature Walk
Go on a walk, but make it nature! My dog gets so excited to go for a walk. He knows it’s time when I grab his leash. As soon as I grab the leash, he runs to the door and waits impatiently for me to open it. Your dog will be so excited to go on a nature walk with you.
A park is a perfect place to enjoy a nature walk. See if your park has a walking trail that is dog-friendly of course. Let your dog enjoy the smells just a little bit longer than normal. Take in all of the beautiful colors. Enjoy watching the birds and squirrels. Have fun on your nature walk!
Go Camping or Hiking
If you and your dog love the great outdoors, take a hike or go camping! You can camp out right in your backyard or find a dog-friendly place to go camping. Dogs love adventures so I’m sure your dog would really enjoy this! Pack your dog camping gear or dog hiking gear and go on an adventure!
Take Fall Themed Photos
How many photos of your dog do you have on your phone? If your camera roll isn’t filled with lots of photos of your dog, are you even really a pet parent? Let’s add some more dog photos to that camera roll.
Take some dog Fall themed photos. Fall has the perfect scenery for some nice photos of your dog that you can post to your Instagram or add them to your family photo album. Follow our dog @RawrSimba on Instagram to see our Fall themed dog photos! More coming soon.
Play in the Leaves
After you finishing raking all of those leaves up, how about you tell your dog to come and join you and jump in a pile of leaves! Playing in the leaves is a fun family activity that everyone can enjoy. It’s the simple things!
Watch Halloween Movies
Are you waiting to watch the 31 Nights of Halloween? Me too! How about you enjoy some classic Halloween movies with your dog? Don’t like scary movies? No worries…all Halloween movies aren’t scary. Try watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for instance!
Visit a Dog-Friendly Pumpkin Patch
Take a walk through a dog-friendly pumpkin patch! Do a Google search for pumpkin patches in your area that are dog friendly. Maybe your dog can enjoy the corn maze or a hayride or two. Did you know that pumpkin is actually good for your dog to eat? Pick up some pumpkins to take home with you!
Carve Your Dog’s Face on a Pumpkin
Did you find that dog-friendly pumpkin patch and pick up some pumpkins? Carve your dog’s face on a pumpkin! Wouldn’t it be cool to have a dog pumpkin carving instead of a regular ol’ jack-o-lantern? If you don’t think you can stencil out your own dog’s face, you can purchase pet pumpkin carving stencils! If carving isn’t your thing, get some dog face stickers and stick them on a small pumpkin. Boom! Done!
Bake Fall Inspired Dog Treats
Trick-or-treat, your dog wants some treats! Now you know your dog can’t have any of that tasty Halloween candy, no matter how many times he gives you those puppy dog eyes. However, you can bake some dog Halloween treats! You can try some peanut butter dog treats or how about some pumpkin muffins to get you in the Fall spirit.
If you like to try dog recipes, DogTV has a show called the Dog Chef that you should totally check out! He has peanut butter cookies and even those pumpkin muffins I mentioned! You can sign up for DogTV by clicking HERE or the button below and start your FREE 7-day trial today.
Dress up Your Dog
If your dog doesn’t mind playing a little dog dress up, then dress up your dog for Halloween! If your dog DOES mind putting on dog clothes, you can always put a Halloween dog bandana or Halloween dog collar on instead.
For those Fall-themed dog photos, I mentioned you can have your dog dressed up in dog Halloween costumes or you can have your dog wear Fall dog clothes. Have your dog wear a dog sweater or some dog booties! Get into it, but only if your dog doesn’t mind. We love Fitwarm dog clothes because they are super cute and high-quality dog clothes.
Cuddle Up and Enjoy the Weather
Last but not least, simply enjoy this Fall weather with your dog and cuddle up on the couch or on your porch or deck. Grab yourself a coffee or hot coco and grab your dog a puppicino from Starbucks. Yes, that’s a thing! Your dog can enjoy Starbucks with you. Have fun this Fall!
Fall Bucket List FREE Printable
Get a FREE printable checklist of Fall activities to do with your dog. Print out this Fall bucket list on regular paper or card stock paper. You can even make the printable checklist reusable by putting it inside of a protective sheet or a frame and using a dry erase marker to check things off. If you use a frame, you can place it with your Fall decorations as a reminder of what’s next on your Fall bucket list!
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