Summers are some of the hottest days of the year, and it actually poses a health risk for you and your cocker spaniel. Much like humans, our furry friends may suffer from the detrimental effects of the sun, namely heat stroke. It’s only fitting to keep cool this summer… and also have some fun while you spend fun-filled days with your cocker!
As a member of the family, your dog requires your constant care. To keep him safe and healthy, you also have to make sure that he is happy. Here are some activities you can do with your pup to make summer worthwhile and enjoyable.
TAKE EARLY MORNING WALKS
Summer is not an excuse to be lazy—you have to keep your cocker moving to make them alert and active. Brisk walking in the morning is a healthy exercise routine and also helps channel their energy into a productive activity. You can carry a toy such as a ball or a frisbee to add some more fun to your walking expeditions.
Remember, early mornings are more ideal to avoid the extreme heat of the sun. This will also keep you fit, too.
GO TREASURE HUNTING
Have you heard of Geocaching? It’s a modern form of treasure hunting that has made the waves in recent years. It uses GPS technology to find buried treasures in pinpoint locations. Having your mutt join in on the fun can be a great experience for both of you. You can design one that makes use of their favorite toys or treats and encourages him to get his nose to work. Plus, it’s a great way of exploring nature!
WATCH A MOVIE
If you haven’t experienced watching in a drive-in movie theater yet, summer might be the best season and it’s surely a date with your cocker! It’s a new activity that you can do with the whole family. It also enriches your mutt’s cognitive behavior. It’s an all-around great way to spend some time under the stars with your dog.
HAVE A SPLASH
Cockers love water activities, and summer makes playing in water extra fun! The beach is part of the summer tradition, but you could also opt for other bodies of water. Even a day at a dog-friendly pool would do! It’s a great way to keep cool and beat the heat of the sun’s rays.
Before you go, make sure to prepare sun protection and a water bottle for your cocker. Keep them out of choppy water and always be with them while swimming.
CAMPING IT UP
Another classic yet unbeatable summer activity that brings a lot of fun is a good dose of camping trips. Your cocker loves to explore, and what better way to give them this than to bring them closer to nature. Set up a tent in dog-friendly camping grounds and take hikes. Prepare dog treats he loves; give him the best time soaking up the great outdoors.
Adventure amid the sunny days is possible when you bring your dog to any of these activities. Summer may be over faster than you think, so make the most out of it and spend quality bonding with your cocker spaniel!