Fun Summer Ideas For Your Dog

8 Activities For The Dog Days Of Summer To Let Your Fur Baby Live Their Best Life

If you're a crazy dog mom like me, then your dog is literally like your child. You're protective over them, crazy about them, and will pretty much do anything and everything to make sure that they're living their best life.


My dog is my best friend, and I love taking her absolutely everywhere with me! I pretty much treat her like she is not only my child, but a human. I buy her toddler clothes to dress her up, I have CHI products that I put in her fur, and she always gets Chick-fil-A and Starbucks if I do.

My sweet pup is literally my best friend, so I want her to have fun this summer too!

1. Take Them To A Baseball Field

Where I live, we have tons of baseball fields! We have baseball fields for the high schools and tons of baseball fields for the little league teams. When it's pretty and warm outside, I love to take my dog to the baseball field with some tennis balls and just let her run and play! She has the best time ever!

2. Take Them To A Park or Dog Park

We don't really have any dog parks where I'm from, but I really love to take my girl to the park on her leash and just walk around on a pretty day and let her get some exercise in. It benefits us both, and we also don't stay cooped up inside on such a pretty day!

3. Buy Them A Kiddie Pool

I literally went to Walmart and bought a little children's pool for like $8. I brought it home, filled it with water, and put it in the front yard with a lawn chair. I threw some tennis balls and water-friendly toys into the pool and put my dog in there! She had the best time ever splashing around in her own pink pool while I sat with my feet in and listened to music!

This is a great alternative if you don't have a pool, or if you don't allow your fur baby in your pool!

4. Take Them To The Lake

I love taking my dog to the lake! I stand in the water and let her splash around! Sometimes, we even get on the float together and float around in the lake on a hot summer day! She absolutely loves it and we both have tons of fun in the sun!

5. Take Them For Ice Cream

A lot of ice cream places with give your sweet fur baby a small cup of ice cream or whipped cream! This is so perfect and fun for you and your doggo to enjoy a sweet treat together in the hot summer sun! If you don't have places around you that do this, you can always go to your local supermarket (Walmart, Publix, Kroger, etc.) because they usually ALWAYS sell some sort of ice cream specifically made for dogs! You can find this is the ice cream section!

6. Take Them For A Picnic or Hike

If you and your friends, family, or significant other want to go have a picnic or a hike somewhere, always consider bringing your fur baby along! I love doing this because while we are all sitting there eating and enjoying a nice day, my dog always has either a bone or a KONG toy full of peanut butter! This keeps them occupied while you're eating, and everyone is enjoying a nice day outside!

7. Take Them Downtown

If you live in a town that has a downtown area, or some sort of area with lots of shops and places to eat outside, consider bringing your pupper along to enjoy some fresh air while you sit outside and eat or just go and walk around! They will probably enjoy it as much as you!

8. Take Them Shopping

Even though you can really do this year-round, this is such a fun activity that you and your doggo can both love!! A lot of places allow dogs in their stores. I know in my area there is a ton of stores that allow dogs like Michael's, TJ Maxx, etc. You can also always call ahead and ask!

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Being the keeper of tiny humans can be a very interesting job. You are constantly breaking up arguments, cleaning up messes, trying to keep them safe, and telling them not to do things that are well, sometimes pretty weird. They do and say the strangest things that'll make you wonder what is really going on in their little heads.

1. "No no no, don't do *something crashes to the floor* ....that."

2. "Bubbles in your mouths every body!"

3. "No, we don't eat our friend's snack."

4. "Hands to yourself."

5. "Get off of the table before you hurt yourself."

6. "Why do we even give them spoons?"

7. "We don't put toys in our mouths"

8. "Did you wash your hands?"

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10. "Where are your shoes?"

11. "We don't talk like that here."

12. "Go tell them you're sorry"

13. "Get your finger out of your nose"

14. "Inside voices please!"

15. "Every one find a buddy."

16. "Ew ew ew, some body get me a tissue!"

17. "How did your shoes untie already? I just tied them five minutes ago."

18. "We do nice with our hands."

19. "Oh god, it's spaghetti day."

20. "Please, do not put noodles in your hair."

21. "Hold hands until we are on the play ground!"

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23. "Do you have to poop?"

24. "Well you should at least try."

25. "Why didn't you go to the potty before we went outside."

26. "If I hear "Let it go" one more time..."

27. "Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog.."

28. "Mommy and Daddy will come back, I promise."

29. "No, no biting!"

30. "She had it first, you'll just have to wait until she's done."

31. "Ew, why are you dipping everything in applesauce?"

32. "Now, are you going to eat the vegetable with the ranch or just the ranch?"

33. "Then why did you say you weren't eating snack?"

34. "Put your arms back in your sleeves."

35. *Five minutes before closing* "Where are your parents??"

36. "I finally got him to sleep, everyone be quiet."

37. *You see one eye open* "Oh no..."

38. "Wow, all your kids are still sleeping!?" (We wish we said this more often)

39. "Don't eat that, it was on the floor!"

40. "Glue the google eyes on here." *puts the eyes anywhere but there*

41. "Stop fighting over who's going to turn off the lights, you'll get a turn tomorrow."

42. "Don't shove so much food in your mouth at once, you'll choke!"

43. "Chew and swallow your food before you get up."

45. "Don't touch anything until we wash your hands!"

As weird as these small people are, they are some of the sweetest beings on the planet. And although they drive you crazy, at the end of the day, they make you love your job.

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