Articles tagged with: activites with dogs
First, this is an ideal time to get your dog to the groomer (or do some grooming yourself). With summertime hikes, swims, and romps at the park coming up, this is the perfect time to get your dog’s hair and nails into shape. If your dog gets hot in the summer, or if you live in a warm area, consider a short “puppy-style” cut or other trim as recommended by your groomer or vet. Short hair is less likely to pick up burrs, twigs, and dirt, so it’s practical to keep your pup’s hair trimmed even if heat isn’t an issue. Overgrown nails can lead to scratches on the furniture, walls, and human skin, so keep them trimmed. And dew claws that aren’t trimmed can get snagged on logs, gates, and other things during playtime.
Looking for something fun and new to do with your dog this summer? Why not enroll in dog camp? These interactive camps are popping up all over the country, offering people a special chance to play and learn with their dogs. The camps vary, so you can choose whether you want one that emphasizes obedience training, learning about dogs and dog behavior, or one that focuses primarily on playtime activities. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s sure to be a dog camp for you. See the end of this article for a list of dog camp websites.