10 Reasons to Take Your Dog to the Beach This Summer
The past couple of years have been quiet for most of us and our fur friends. We had more time staying at home compared to going out. And now that the summer season is approaching, it is best to plan out a great outdoor bonding for you and your dog. And if we think of a recommendation, still, going to the beach is the best suggestion we can make!
A day on the beach is unbeatable — sandcastles, boogie boarding, boat riding, and swimming are just examples of our favorite things to do at the beach. Our pups enjoy a lot of these fun activities too. Aside from the joy it could give our fur babies, here are some other reasons you should consider a trip to the sea.
10 reasons to take your dog to the dog beach this summer!
1. KEEPING ACTIVE
Dogs love to run around and get their step count. Being off the leash and on the beach allows them to zoom around endlessly, knowing that you’ll be waiting for them on the sand.
Our tip: chase them into the water or along the sand to get your exercise in too!
2. DOGGY PADDLE
Dogs not only love running, but they also love swimming! Where some dog breeds like Bulldogs may prefer to dip their paws in, other dogs like Portuguese Water Dogs love to dive in deep.
FACT: Swimming can also be a great way for older dogs or dogs with joint disease to exercise as it is lower impact than running.
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3. FETCH! (WITH A TWIST)
A game of fetch is always playful fun… but throw the ball into the water for an extra challenge.
Fetch can be a really great way for you to bond with your dog. Many dogs get a great satisfaction from playing fetch as it is something they are naturally good at and love to impress their owners with. It is a great way to bring positive energy into your relationship and spoil them with fun activities.
4. SOCIALISING AT THE DOG BEACH
During the summer, the dog beaches are a great place for socialisation. It is so important to socialise your pup and what better place than the beach!
5. MIXING IT UP
During the colder months we tend to frequent the dog park or a walk around the block, but dogs love to mix it up. It is great for them to see and sniff new places, broadening their experiences and keeping it interesting.
6. COOLING DOWN ON A HOT DAY
Could you imagine going through summer in a fur coat? It would be boiling! The beach is a wonderful place for our pups to run around and stay cool at the same time.
Our tip: On those steaming summer days, try to go to the beach early in the morning or later at night when its a little cooler. If you are going to the beach, make sure you take fresh water for your dog to drink and sunscreen too!
7. TIME OFF THE LEASH
Although walking on the leash is great, dogs are naturally meant to run free. The dog beach is a safe place to let them run without the leash restricting them.
Time off the leash is really important to give your dog the opportunity to release any built-up energy. It actually helps with physical and mental stimulation too. However, it is important to note that if you are going to let your dog off the leash, make sure they are well trained in recall and in socialisation as we don’t want to see any accidents.
8. A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP
Have you ever noticed how exhausting a day on the beach can be? It’s the same with dogs! All the running, swimming and the heat is enough to ensure they (and you) will sleep well tonight.
9. AUSTRALIA HAS THE BEST BEACHES
We are so lucky to have some of the best beaches in the world! What a good excuse to grab your fur baby and experience some of them
10. FUN FOR THE PET PARENTS TOO!!!
Going to the beach is a great day out for everyone. There are so many great dog friendly beaches in each of our states so we recommend going out there and seeing a few!
What to Take Note
Make sure your dog is in good health condition
Before going for a trip, it is best to have one of those regular check-ups at your local vet so you’d know what activities you may engage your dog in and what other things you should consider to keep him safe and healthy even while enjoying the beach.
Keep them cool
The beach is surrounded by water but don’t forget to bring lots of clean water for your dog/s to drink so they can stay cool and hydrated.
Treats would still make the day
Indeed, will they enjoy the beach will not be the question, but will It be hard for you to get them to leave the beach and home? A little incentive may be helpful, so make sure to bring some packs of treats with you. Also, you may take advantage of the time spent playing at the beach to give them a little training, and our Superfood treats could be a good reward.
Our Superfood dog treats are rich in natural ingredients that will keep your pup looking healthy, vigorous, and, more importantly, feeling happy! (Whether it is walk time or not!)
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Being a dedicated dog owner often involves:
Asking the right questions.
Seeking the right advice, and, most importantly.
Checking in with your pup to make sure that it's healthy and happy.
We are in line with you on this, so if you have questions, you may head to our FAQs page for more answers to dog treat-related queries or send us a message, and I would love to chat with you. More than anything, it is my priority to keep you informed and empowered.