May18

Summer Skills | Dog Care, Training and Fun

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Summer Skills | Dog Care, Training and Fun

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This summer your kids and your dog can have plenty of fun together in the outdoors. There are a multitude of activities that both children and dogs can enjoy in the outdoors that train both kids and dogs.

Teach Kids Training Dogs Can Be a Fun Summer Outdoor Activity

This summer your kids and your dog can have plenty of fun together in the outdoors. There are a multitude of activities that both children and dogs can enjoy in the outdoors that train both kids and dogs. These activities will keep your child and your dog happy and healthy throughout the summer, teach you children confidence and responsibility - the best part is this just seem like fun!

 

Teach Your Children Dog Etiquette

Ceasar Milan, of Dog Whisperer fame has this list of 10 things for kids to know about dogs.

Walk The Dog

Encourage your child to start walking the dog every day.  Teach them how important it is to your dog to get some fresh air and exercise each day.  Keep this fun and entertaining (and less of a chore) by helping your child can work witht he dog on some basic commands like heel, sit and stay.  Training and walking the dog should be done with adult supervision Your child will also learn some responsibility by taking on this job, as well as becoming even better friends with your dog.

Dog Park or Beach Time

Plan some trips to the dog park or the beach. Children and dogs both love parks where they can run and play. Dog parks allow your dog to enjoy playing with other dogs and most areas that have dog parks will also have a park for children, where your child can make new friends at the park. The beach is also a great destination. Find a pet-friendly beach and spend a day in the sun with your dog and child. If your dog loves the water and your child loves the water they can spend plenty of time playing fetch and enjoying all of the fun of the water.

Dog Training

Spend some time teaching your child to work on dog training. Both dog and child will be challenged and have lots of fun. Dogs love to learn and they love to please, so spending some time teaching them new tricks is great. Your child will also feel a sense of success when they can teach their dog a new skill.  Skills can be as basic as sit and stay, or entertaining like high fiving and "singing".  Some breeds love to run agility (obstacle) courses, even small dogs love this kind of play.  Many cities have agility courses - but if they don't you can easily set up an obstacle course in your backyard.

Focus on Fun

Summer is a great time to enjoy new places and activities with children and dogs. In addition the summer is a great time to stay healthy and in shape. Go for walks with your child and dog. You can do this in the neighborhood or in new places. Visit parks and spend time playing dog and child friendly games. Both children and dogs love to run, so let them enjoy this activity together.

Fun Activities

  • Frisbee
  • Fetch
  • Wading
  • Swimming
  • Running through Sprinklers
  • Teaching tricks
  • Agility training

There are lots of activities that both your dog and your child will love together. They both love to visit new places and make new friends. They can run and play together as much as possible. Summer is a wonderful time for everyone to enjoy the nice weather.