Just like people, dogs need bucket lists too! There’s a big world out there filled with pawsome activities to share with your best friend.
Here are 10 things your dog should do before they turn 10 years old!
Go forth and explore.
1. Swim In The Ocean
Swimming in the ocean is much different than swimming in the lake or in a pool. Swimming in the ocean is an experience.
If your dog doesn’t like water, take him to the beach for a romp in the sand, or to hunt for critters. There are so many exciting smells at the beach! He’ll be busy chasing his nose all day.
2. Extreme Hiking
Extreme hiking, or any form of hiking, is a bonding activity that can be shared between dogs and their parents. Nothing says adventure like strapping on a backpack and setting out into the mountains!
Be sure to bring lots of water, snacks, and protective gear for your pup. And keep a close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t wander too far away.
He’ll have a blast!
3. Play Sports
Your dog doesn’t have to be a soccer star to have fun playing sports!
Grab a ball of any sort and spend a few hours kicking it back and forth. For the more adventurous, seasoned sporting dogs, maybe try paddle boarding, or agility! There are so many sports you can play with your dog, while getting some much needed exercise.
4. Learn 10 Tricks
Most dogs have sit, stay, shake a paw, and lay down mastered before they’re two years old. But, what most parents forget, is that dogs should constantly be learning!
Pick out ten tricks, and try mastering a new one every year. Eventually, you’ll have a well trained pup to show off to your friends and family!
5. Model In A Photoshoot
Whether it’s a professional shoot, or just for fun, modelling in a photoshoot is an awesome experience to share with your dog!
Who wouldn’t want some decent photos to frame around the house, or share on social media with friends and family? Find a local photographer, friend, or grab a camera yourself and head out for a fun filled day!
Don’t be too discouraged if you can’t get “the perfect shot.” It’s all about the experience!
6. Road Trip
Going on a road trip with your dog is a great bonding experience! You don’t have to go very far; the funnest part about the trip is making pit stops along the way.
Grab a map and check out some awesome lookout points or hiking trails. Bring lots of water and snacks, and take a mini vacation with your furry friend.
7. Overnight Camping
Who doesn’t love camping?!
No matter what kind of dog you have, he’ll have a blast on an overnight camping trip. So many smells to sniff, things to chew on, and trails to explore!
Check out some dog friendly camping locations, ditch the technology, and pitch a tent for the evening. You will both have a blast!
8. Enjoy A Pup Cup
Pup cups are a dog’s dream come true.
These bad boys, in moderation, of course, will bring a light to your dog’s eyes that you’ve never seen before. There are tons of locations that provide pup cups for free! They usually consist of whipped or ice cream.
Every dog should try one of these in his lifetime!
9. Host A Party
Hosting a party with your dog is actually a lot of fun!
This is a great way to invite friends over without having to worry about how they feel about dogs on the furniture. Host a dog themed birthday party, or make an excuse to invite your friends and their dogs over, and spend the day celebrating your beloved pup.
10. Spend All Day With His Best Bud
We all love to spend time with our dogs, but we don’t usually get the opportunity to spend all day with them.
Guaranteed, your dog wants nothing more than to spend his entire day with you. Take some time off from your busy life, and show your dog how much he truly means to you.
Can you think of any more bucket list items for your dog? Share them in the comments below!