It is no secret that since the pandemic, more people have been at home and searching for new or revised ways of exercising. Many have turned to new exercise plans to replace in-person fitness classes or indoor gym routines. As a pet owner, you may have gotten the opportunity to take more walks with your furry friend than usual during working-at-home breaks or morning and evening times that before, you were rushing to get done together.
The pandemic has also made more people who were on the fence about getting a puppy or adopting a pet to go for it since they had more time to train at home. We at BrilliantPad believe that, pandemic or not, it is very important to take your dog outside regularly to exercise and socialize. Not only is this great for them, but for you as well!
As we have stated before, getting your pet outside to go potty is not always convenient or possible and that is why BrilliantPad is here to assist in those times. However, it is never meant to replace the special and important times spent outside with your pet. As the heat is subsiding in most places, and we can still get outside to enjoy beautiful fall weather, we have compiled a list of some ways to get outdoors and move with your pet.
Take a Hike. If you love the great outdoors, chances are your dog loves it as much as you do. Fall is a perfect time to explore new trails, paths, or parks near or far!
Play Fetch. This does not have to be a redundant habit of throw stick, fetch, and repeat. Shake up your dog’s routine and get them something new to play with like a ball or frisbee. Want to make it even more interesting? Create an obstacle course for your pet or if able, toss into water for them to retrieve.
Get your steps in. While many are still working from home or the road, take advantage of adding in extra steps during your day. Schedule time on your calendar for a mid-morning or afternoon walk to clear your mind and get fresh air.
We know these are just a few ways to enjoy time outside with your pet. Do you have other suggestions? We’d love to hear about them on our Facebook Page!