How to Keep your Pup Entertained this Holiday Weekend

How to Keep your Pup Entertained this Holiday Weekend

As the Easter long weekend approaches and thoughts of family lunches and holiday festivities fill our minds, it's essential not to overlook the needs of our pups amidst the preparations. While planning the weekend, take a moment to think of a few fun activities you can do to keep your pup healthy, happy, and occupied. To kick start your thinking, we have a few of our favourites below: 

  • Pre-Lunch Walk: Take your dog for a 30-45 minute walk before the Easter festivities start to help them release energy and relax before the excitement.
  • New Toys: Treat your pup to a new toy, whether it's a savory bone or a special gift, to keep them entertained and engaged throughout the day.
  • Chill Zone: Create a quiet retreat for your dog with familiar comforts where they can take a break from the party and relax if things get overwhelming. This is a great one if they are going to be left alone. 
  • Hide and Seek Treats: Hide treats around the house for your dog to find, providing them with mental stimulation and hours of fun as they sniff out their rewards.
  • Homemade Treat Baking: Spend some quality time in the kitchen baking homemade dog treats. There are plenty of simple recipes available online using dog-friendly ingredients like peanut butter, pumpkin, and oats. Let your pup enjoy the delicious treats as a special Easter snack.
  • Nature Walk: Take your dog on a leisurely nature walk or hike to explore the outdoors and enjoy the springtime scenery. Bring along some water and snacks for both you and your pup, and don't forget to take breaks to rest and soak in the beauty of nature together.
  • Interactive Puzzle Toys: Invest in some interactive puzzle toys designed specifically for dogs. These toys are designed to challenge your dog mentally and keep them entertained for hours. Fill them with treats or kibble and let your pup figure out how to access the rewards.
  • Doggy Playdate: Arrange a playdate with a friend or family member who also has a dog. Let the dogs socialize and play together in a safe and supervised environment. It's a great way for your pup to burn off energy and enjoy some canine companionship during the holiday weekend.

These are just a few of our favourite activities that we know they might love. Remember to try not to leave your dog home alone for more than six hours during the Easter weekend to prevent boredom and potential mischief. Ensure they have plenty of water and toys to keep them occupied while you're away.

Happy holiday weekend!

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