1. Visit An Apple Orchard
The apples are ripe for the picking, and a visit to the orchard is a great way to get outside and enjoy the cool, crisp, fall air. Many orchards allow dogs, but be sure to check your local orchard’s rules about dogs before you go.
Halloween is a fun time to dress your pup–so long as they’re comfortable with it–and head out door-to-door with the kids for some trick-or-treating. Make sure you have some extra dog treats, too, for trick-or-treater dogs who come to your door.
3. Go Pumpkin Picking
There are a lot of pumpkin patches that allow you to visit with your pooch, but as with apple orchards, check your local pumpkin patch’s rules before you show up.
4. Eat Some Pumpkin
Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year, and it’s a great thing for you and your pup. Now that you’ve picked your pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, have a slice of pumpkin pie for yourself and try adding some pumpkin puree to your dog’s diet. It’s full of fiber and great for digestion; just make sure you don’t overdo it. A few spoonfuls will give your pup that fall pumpkin flavor, and their tummy will thank you.
5. Have A Tailgating Party
Football season is starting up, and your dog will be one of the few guests at the tailgating party who actually has a tail. Dogs will love the chance to get outside with you and friends–and maybe sneak a grilled morsel away from your plate while they’re at it. And be sure to bring your dog’s favorite ball, too, so they can get in on the athletic activities.
6. Take A Nature Hike
With the leaves changing colors, it’s a beautiful time of year to be outside. Your dog isn’t colorblind, but they have a limited range of colors that they can see. Even though they may not be able to enjoy the sights as much as you, the fall season brings out all sorts of new smells that will have your pup just as excited to go for a nature hike. Put on some fall clothes and hit the trails with your pup.
7. A Cherished Activity Together Or Just Cuddle.
There is nothing better than having hot cocoa and a nice warm dog on your lap.