This summer, you and your dog probably enjoyed countless hours playing fetch outside and soaking up the sun. The leaves may be changing now, but that doesn’t mean the end of outdoor fun for the year. Fall is a wonderful time for you and your dog to get out of the house and enjoy the crisp, cool season.
Add these activities to your autumn schedule to make the most of cozy sweater weather with your furry friend.
- Visit a Pumpkin Patch – Spend a fall afternoon at a pumpkin patch searching for the perfect pumpkin to decorate your home for the season or carve up for Halloween. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can even try recreating your dog’s face on your pumpkin to make an adorable “pup-o-lantern!” For some extra “likes” from your social followers, snap an adorable fall photo with your pup and your pumpkin. If you don’t have a pumpkin patch nearby, try visiting a local apple orchard. You can bake your picks into the freshest apple pie you’ve ever had!
- Pumpkin Spice Everything – Whether you’re sipping on a latte or enjoying some sweets, pumpkin spice is the quintessential fall flavor. Now while you’re baking your favorite fall-spiced treats, you can even share in the popular craze with your dog with GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. This seasonal treat provides an enjoyable taste while cleaning teeth, freshening your pup’s breath and leaving his smile sparkling. Now all your pup needs is a flannel shirt for the ultimate autumn outfit!
- Take Longer Walks – Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you and your dog have to spend your days cooped up in the house. In fact, after months of hot summer weather, you and your pup might even be able to take longer walks, thanks to the comfortable, cooler climate. Plus, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with the changing leaves while your pup has fun stomping on the crunchy ones. It’s also an opportunity to bundle up in your favorite fall layers. Extra points if you and your dog have matching jackets!
- Browse Your Local Farmer’s Market – Spend a leisurely weekend strolling your local farmer’s market or fall harvest festival. You can walk your dog as you spy and try delicious seasonal produce, like apples, squash, beets and cranberries. Some stands may offer treats for your dog, or you can bring your own pocketful of fall-friendly GREENIES™ Pumpkin Spice FlavorTreats to keep your dog smiling. People love meeting new dog friends, so make sure your pet is comfortable in crowds and okay with strangers coming up to say hello, and always keep him on a leash in crowded areas.
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