40 Fun Activities to Enjoy with Your Dog This Summer!


Are you ready to make this the best summer ever? The summer of fun photos, lifelong memories, exciting adventures, and silly laughs? Check out our list of 40 fun activities to enjoy with your dog this summer:

  1. Pack a picnic for you and your dog.
  2. Take your Rover to the lake.
  3. Enjoy a nap together beneath a tree.
  4. Find out if any baseball teams in your area have a dog day!
  5. Set up a pup photo session in the wildflowers.
  6. Make a homemade frozen treat–for you and your dog.
  7. Dine together at a patio restaurant.
  8. Enjoy a hike you’ve always meant to take.
  9. Enjoy a weenie roast at a campfire.
  10. Take a selfie together at sunrise.
  11. Visit your local pet supply store with your dog.
  12. Vacation at the beach.
  13. Take a photo every day this summer.
  14. Build a sandbox and hide dog treats and chews in the sand.
  15. Take your dog to a “pick your own” orchard.
  16. Dog paddle side by side.
  17. Use a bubble maker to create catnip-scented bubbles for your dog to chase..
  18. Do some stargazing together.
  19. Visit a farmers’ market together.
  20. Create matching bandanas for you both.
  21. Read aloud to your dog.
  22. Play in a sprinkler together.
  23. Teach your dog a new trick.
  24. Buy a new collar in tropical colors.
  25. Play hide and seek.
  26. Draw a picture of your dog.
  27. Take your dog’s paw print.
  28. Take a nose print!
  29. Learn some TTouch to give your dog a massage.
  30. Hire a pro to photograph you and your dog together.
  31. Sign up for a training class.
  32. Make a braided dog toy out of your old t-shirt.
  33. Try a dog sport you’ve never tried before like agility or Treibball.
  34. Go wading.
  35. Go geocaching together.
  36. Camp in your backyard together.
  37. Walk a new route.
  38. Arrange a dog party.
  39. Plan a dog day trip with a friend who has a dog.
  40. Make a photo journal of your summer fun.

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About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.