Autumn is a wonderful time for dog owners to spend more quality time with their best friends. With the summer heat behind us, here are some fun activities you can do this fall while spending bonding time with your pup!
Things to do with your dog
1. Go to a Maize Maze or Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy a walk with your pooch and pick a pumpkin while you’re at it! Perhaps carve your dog’s face to make a pup o’ lantern.
2. Go camping
Autumn is the best time for seeing fall foliage, so why not plan a countryside camping getaway? Bring your dog along to enjoy the scenery and walks in the crisp autumn air!
3. Apple Picking
Similar to pumpkin picking, but definitely worth a go as well. Grab some local apples for autumn baking – homemade apple crumble anyone?
4. Make fall flavoured dog biscuits
Share an autumn treat with your pup using the recipe below!
5. One-on-one play with new toys
Grab a few new toys to change things up and keep your pet entertained! Bonus points for autumn themed playthings.
6. Go for a hike
Take a cool-weather day trip hike with your pup – perfect exercise for both parties! Finish your day with a hot cuppa and a warm fire.
Dog friendly places
Check out some of these dog friendly places with gorgeous autumn scenery. These spots are worth the photo-op and chance to spend some quality time with your canine companion!
Cornwall is a must-visit destination for dog lovers. In 2020, a whopping 13,293 dogs visited the area! Cornwall offers an abundance of cliffside and beachfront paths to explore, with sweeping scenery sure to make for a memorable trip.
Cumbria and the Lake District are the perfect destination for dog owners who enjoy being outdoors. Cumbria is home to 20 dog-friendly English Heritage sites – you can explore archaeological ruins with your pooch.
The Peak District is a splendid place for you and your dog to go. Famed for its rolling hills and expansive views, there’s no shortage of trails to discover. Plus, with over 100 pubs in the area that welcome humans and canines equally, it’s a fun way to spend time out together!
Check out East Anglia for marshland paths, winding rivers, and coastal trails. The Norfolk & Suffolk broads are a great place for walking with your pup while viewing gorgeous wildlife. The land is picturesque and flat, offering walks for all amblers and hikers alike.
Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Treats
Make some doggy treats with the flavours of autumn – pumpkin is not only delicious, but also a healthy source of fibre for dogs. These treats are pooch approved!
300g whole wheat flour
113g canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat your oven to 175 C
2. Mix all ingredients together, adding water as needed to help make dough workable, but not too wet.
3. Roll the dough into a ½ inch-thick roll, slice into coin sized biscuits.
4. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the biscuits. Bake at 175 until hard, about 40 minutes.
5. Allow to cool, and store in an air-tight container.
6. Treat your dog all autumn long!