Fall is such a magical, wonderful time of year, especially when you can enjoy it with a dog by your side. Here are some ways to connect with your pawl this fall.
Go on a mountain or forest sniffari
A sniffari is a scent walk where your dog’s nose takes the lead, exploring the world by way of all its glorious smells. As dogs rely on their sense of smell to piece together the environment around them, this way of walking mentally stimulates and enriches your furbaby. And chances are, it'll have the same effect on you, too. :)
Where to go: Whistler's Dog-Friendly Parks and Trails
Visit a dog-friendly pumpkin patch
A visit to a local pumpkin patch with your dog can make for some great memories and photo opportunities! Be sure to give them a call to find out if the patch you'll be visiting is dog-friendly.
Where to go: Laughing Crow Organics
Make pumpkin puppuccinos
Feeling festive? Make this simple Pumpkin Puppuccino recipe for your fur babe. Pumpkin has a ton of health benefits for your pup and is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Because dogs deserve their own pumpkin spice latte, too!
Find recipe: Pumpkin Spice Puppuccino Recipe
Make fall treats
Fall is the perfect time to celebrate pumpkin everything. Pumpkin is full of essential fatty acids that help moisturize your pet’s skin and fur from the inside out. Its flesh and seeds are also packed with beta-carotene (vitamin A), iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc.
Find recipes: 6 Autumn-Inspired Vegan Dog Treats
Play 'Trick for Treat'
Teaching a dog tricks can strengthen your relationship with your pet. When you spend time training your dog, you can increase your bond with each other, improving obedience and behaviour. Teach your dog new tricks or register to a training class.
Make a sweater for your pet using upcycled materials
If you and your pawl are super stylish, you’ll want to try this easy DIY pet sweater. Upcycle your old sweater and turn it into a sweet-looking sweater! Your precious furbaby will turn many a heads with this charming sweater that will keep them warm!
Get the tutorial here: Upcycled DIY Pet Sweater
Go on an adventure hike
Autumn can be the best time of the year for hiking with your dog. The cooler temperatures and smaller crowds make it more comfortable for both you and your pup. And the changing colours make already fabulous views even more breathtaking.
And you? What's your favourite fall activity to do with your pet?