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Falling for Fun: 10 Fantastic Fall Activities to Enjoy with Your Furry Friend

Written By Taylor Wilkins

Fall is a fantastic season for enjoying the great outdoors with your four-legged companion. The crisp air, colorful foliage, and cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to engage in some fun activities with your dog. Whether you have a high-energy pup or a laid-back senior, there are plenty of fun fall activities to suit every canine personality. In this blog post, we’ll explore ten festive fall activities to do with your dog.

· Pumpkin Patch Adventure: Visit a local pumpkin patch with your furry friend. Dogs love exploring the rows of pumpkins, and you can even let them pick out their very own pumpkin. Be sure to snap some adorable photos!

· Leaf Pile Playtime: Raking leaves can be a chore, but it’s also an excellent opportunity for your dog to have a blast. Create a leaf pile and let your dog dive in. They’ll enjoy the rustling leaves and the excitement of leaping through the pile. Just keep a close eye to ensure they don’t ingest any leaves – this could make them sick!

· Scenic Hiking: Take advantage of the cooler weather by going on a fall hike with your dog. Explore trails with colorful foliage and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the season together. Just make sure to check if the trails are dog-friendly before you go.

· Cozy Campfires: Gather around a cozy campfire with your dog. Dogs love the warmth and the chance to curl up by the fire. Don’t forget to bring some dog-friendly marshmallows or treats for your furry companion to enjoy.

· Apple Picking: Many orchards allow dogs, so consider taking your pup apple picking. They can help you select the juiciest apples, and you can even use them to make some delicious dog-friendly apple treats when you get home.

· Fall Festivals: Attend local fall festivals and fairs that welcome dogs. Many events have pet-friendly areas, so your dog can enjoy the festivities with you. Be sure to have a leash and poop bags on hand.

· Costume Playdate: Halloween is just around the corner, so why not organize a costume playdate for your dog and their furry friends? Dress up your pups in fun costumes and let them socialize while you sip on pumpkin spice lattes.

· Nature Photography: Capture the beauty of fall with your dog as your muse. Head to a scenic location and take photos of your pup surrounded by colorful leaves. It’s a great way to document your autumn adventures.

· Canine-Friendly Cafes: Find a dog-friendly café or bakery that offers seasonal treats for both you and your pup. Enjoy a warm beverage while your dog indulges in a pumpkin-flavored doggie treat. Visit Eau Claire has an article on this here. 

· Agility and Training: Fall is an excellent time to engage your dog in agility training or obedience classes. Cooler temperatures make outdoor training more enjoyable for both you and your pup, and it’s a great way to keep them mentally stimulated. Email ECCHA for a full list of reccommended trainers. 

Fall offers a plenty of fun activities for you and your dog to enjoy together. Whether you’re exploring pumpkin patches, romping through leaf piles, or simply savoring the crisp autumn air on a hike, these activities will create cherished memories for you and your furry companion. So, grab your leash and make the most of this wonderful season with your dog!

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