We’ve got some fun October activities for your dog today! Can you believe it is already Halloween month? Boo! In case you didn’t recognize me, I’m the ghost with the treat basket pumpkin. Of course, I’m the shortest as always, but it doesn’t really bother me too much. So what fun stuff could you do with your pup this month? I’m listing general items as I don’t know specific dog friendly places other than here where I live.
Mind Your Manners
As with any activities you do with your dog, use common sense, and manners.
- Keep your pup on a short leash.
- Don’t let your dog jump on people.
- Make sure and potty your dog before you go into a place like an orchard or pumpkin patch. No peeing on apple trees or pumpkins.
- Bring bags along in case your dog has an accident so you can clean it up, and dispose of it properly.
- If it is warm out, bring water for your dog.
Bringing dogs into places is a privilege! Treat places you take your dog as if it is your Gramma’s home. If dogs are well behaved, and humans are good pet parents, we won’t lose the privilege of visiting these fun places.
Fun October Activities For Your Dog
1. The most popular thing to do, is to go to a pumpkin patch. Around here there are lots of dog friendly ones for us to visit. I went to my first one when I was about ten weeks old. The pumpkins were huge, but I was not afraid. This is Olivia’s first October, so we will be taking her to see lots of fall places.
2. Apple orchards are also a lot of fun, and are often dog friendly. Bailie and I have been to several of them in our area. Neither of us are into eating apples, so we leave the ones on the ground alone.
3. Hay rides can be loads of fun. What pup doesn’t enjoy a good ride with her fur blowing in the wind?
4. A corn maze is super interesting with all the smells! Don’t make the mistake my mom did with us. She figured being tracking dogs, we would get her through the maze with no trouble. Whoops! She forgot, to track, we need the scent of someone who went in and came back out. Yes, we three were lost in the maze for quite a while!
5. Garden stores often have fun Halloween and fall displays. If you have a dog friendly one in your area, stop by and do some shopping with your human. Maybe even take some cute photos?
6. Costumes and dogs – controversial! Does your dog enjoy dressing up, or does it stress her out? We love to dress up, so attending dog Halloween parties or greeting trick-or-treaters in costume is not a problem for us. Most dogs don’t enjoy dressing up. If your dog doesn’t like it, don’t do it – it will only cause a lot of stress for both of you.
Hope you like my list of fun October activities for your dog. Now we have to get started taking Olivia around to learn more about fall!
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