5 Ways to Spend More Quality Time with Your Dog

5 Ways to Spend More Quality Time with Your Dog

 Pet-parent life can be hectic, and sometimes it can be hard to find enough time to spend with your beloved fur baby. But fear not! Here are 5 great ways that you and your pup can spend more quality time together.  

1. Bring your Dog on Date Night 

Bring your pup along on date night by reserving a table at a dog-friendly restaurant. With so many restaurants now offering outside dining experiences that welcome dogs (perfect during summer months), you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing evening of dinner and drinks without having to rush home to feed your pooch. Plus, with your pup by your side, there’s always an excuse to leave if the date goes south (e.g. “Uh, Daisy has to go potty. Check, please…”)

 2. Go on an Outdoor Adventure

 

dog on hike
Fun for the whole family

Whether it's a hike, or a camping weekend, taking your dog on an outdoor adventure can be lots of fun. Though some hiking trails do not permit dogs, with a bit of research, you can find a number of national parks, state parks, and campsites that have dog-friendly hiking and accommodation options. 

 Before you set out, just remember to prepare your doggy for the challenge of the great outdoors and to keep your dog leashed and under control around other park-users and wildlife. Thinking about going on an overnight trip? When it comes to packing your dog’s food, our pallaby pouches help make that easy.

 3. Take Your Dog to Work  

 

dog with glasses on
Do you need help proof-reading, Mum?

Long work hours can cut into doggy playtime. So why not consider bringing your four-legged companion to work with you? With pet-friendly workspaces linked with a range of benefits, from lowering workplace stress to improving job-satisfaction, taking your dog to work never sounded so good. Just pack your lunch, and a pallaby pouch for your pup, and you’re good to go. 

 A quick reminder:

Before you take your pup to work, be sure to check your employer's pet policy. It's also helpful to consider if your dog's temperament will be suitable for an office environment. Low-to-mid energy dogs usually do best.

4. Work Out Together

Mix up your fitness routine and bring your pup to a workout class. From doga (yes, that's dog-yoga) to doggy boot camp, gyms and studios across the country offer a variety of dog-friendly activities and workout choices.  

If you don't have time for a class, try taking your dog on an early morning or evening jog. Just be sure to take your dog's fitness level into account (like humans, not all dogs are long-distance runners). Bringing treats and water is always a good idea, especially when it's hot outside. 

5. Organize a Playdate

 

dogs playing
There is nothing like a new puppy love.

Catch up with friends and help socialize your dog by organizing a puppy-playdate with some fellow pet-parents. Whether you choose to stay in, go for a walk, or have a picnic, a playdate can be an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your furry companion and to make new friends (of the human and dog variety). 

TIP: Before organizing your doggy date, it’s a good idea to consider whether the temperament of your pup and its potential playmate will be a good fit. Also, make sure to take things slowly, keeping your dogs leashed until they are comfortable in each other's company.

 

Food Made for Today’s Pet-Parents 

Pallaby makes feeding your dog on-the-go simple. 

Do you need an easy and nutritious way to feed your pup on the go? We’ve got you covered! 

Delivered in convenient pouches that are pre-portioned for your dog's daily caloric intake, pallaby pet food is the perfect companion for you and your pup's adventures. Feeding your dog has never been easier!

Tell us about your dog so we can create a personalized meal plan.