I’m excited to announce that it is once again time for another installment of K9 Kamp hosted by Kol’s Notes and Peggy’s Pet Place! The theme for this Fall 2013 session will be “Fitness, Fun, & Games”. The challenge will be to get active with your dog(s) an extra 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week doing fun activities. Even though it is fall and most likely you have cooler weather, remember to always have fresh water available for your pup – activity makes us thirsty no matter what the temperature!
- Playing some fetch
- A little soccer (Katie’s favorite game)
- Playing Frisbee
- Hide and seek
- Tracking work (Bailie is good at this already)
- Fitness classes
- Tug a war
- Chase and wrestle (My game of choice)
Although some of these activities seem more for the dog(s), humans can take part as well. I know Mom sometimes plays chase and wrestle with us. No we don’t care what the neighbors think because we are having fun! Katie and I have our new little sister Bailie who adds an extra challenge into the mix, but she will be attending some puppy classes with Mom that will challenge them both mentally with a bit of physical activity. Mom also enjoys playing hide and seek with us at the dog park to make sure that we don’t lose our focus on her. It is a bit scary for us at times but we do have fun. Since Bailie and I are scent hounds we may also do some seek and find games with hidden treats in the yard.
This short video shows how all three of us girls get into the chase and wrestle games in our yard! Lately we do this pretty much every night for 15-20 minutes. If you only have one dog, invite a dog friend over to play, dogs love friends!
To help make following K9 Kamp a bit easier this time around, a K9 Kamp Blog Hop has been set up. Feel free to join in the hop, post what you and your dog(s) are doing to stay fit and healthy. Branch out and try something new!
Happy K9 Kamping!