Get Jürgen’s list of new activities to do with your dog in 2023
December 14, 2022
New year brings new resolutions. One of those resolutions may be to try new things and get out more with your dog. In this article, our Vet, Jürgen Theinert has identified the top 10 things to do with your dog in 2023.
10 things to do with your dog in 2023
- Trying UK Agility at your local club
- Visit a dog friendly beach
- Try UK Hoopers
- Enjoy a fun swim at a Hydrotherapy pool
- National Trust days out (check for those that are dog friendly)
- Try Scentwork classes
- Enter Battersea muddy dog run
- Take a walk in your local forests with Forestry Commission
- Teach your dog a new trick
- Try Paddleboarding at a dog friendly centre
There are many different activities and places to visit with your dog, some of them even completely free or with a small fee and are available all over the country such as National Trust or local forests.
Trying new challenges such as dog agility, paddle boarding or hoopers can really help stimulate your dog’s mind and body giving them new challenges from very energetic activities like agility through to the gentler activities such as hoopers or Scentwork training.
Just being in a new environment can have a huge impact not just physically but mentally also. Engaging their brain by introducing them to new activities and environments can have so many beneficial affects so why not make it a goal for 2023 to try new things.
Check your pet’s health
Before you do take on any new challenges however make sure your pet’s health is in good working order before pursuing an activity that may be difficult or put too much stress on them physically. Get in touch with our veterinary nursing team at Edgewood Vets to arrange a check-up.
If you have an older pet or one who struggles with strenuous activity then there are still ways to adapt the activities to suit them, whether it’s finding shorter easier walks or activities such as hoopers that are designed for those that struggle with impactful exercise.