PugetHounder Guide to Dog Activities
An active dog is a happy dog. Dogs and their owners develop stronger relationships and truly enjoy playing, working and living together through shared activities. Fortunately, many dog activities that a dog and it's human can share can be found in the Puget Sound region..
Puget Sound Dog Activities
Dogs like to get out of the house once in a while just like we do. It is our job to find activities that suit their temperment and energy level. Maybe your dog likes to go out to run and play, but is not in to extreme sports or organized activities.The Puget Sound has a growing number of dog parks where you and your dog can play and socialize with other dogs and their humans.
Before you take your dog out to play with other dogs, it is always a good idea to invest some time and money in dog training. Dogs need to learn manners just like we do. Play time will be more enjoyable for everyone if our dogs are not growly and agressive or timid and cowering both at home and away from home.
If you are a dog owner who works full time and is feeling guilty about leaving your dog home alone to run amok, doggie daycare may be the answer. Doggie daycare services in the Puget Sound region often provide organized activities for your dog so your pet will have no reason to be bored. We know of one doggie daycare in the region that has a webcam set up. You can set at your desk at work and watch your dog via the internet. How cool is that?!
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace. - Milan Kundera
For the dog who likes organized activities, you may want to get your dog involved in rally obedience, flyball, dog agility, Dock Dogs, tracking or dog herding.