Going on holiday with your dog can be a fun and exciting experience. If you’re worried about how to keep your dog entertained while away from home, don’t be. Here are some ideas on how to keep your furry friend entertained while it’s on holiday with you.

Take your dog on long walks

Let’s face it, there are few things dogs love more than walkies! No matter where you holiday, you’ll find plenty of gardens, parks and nature trails where your dog can explore new sights and smells while also burning off energy.

Visit dog-friendly attractions

Many tourist destinations offer dog-friendly beaches and hiking trails, and many restaurants welcome pooches in their outdoor areas. So whether it’s browsing stalls in outdoor markets, splashing in the sea or dining under the stars, there’s no reason your days can’t be puppy-inclusive. They’ll be happy just being with you.

Try new activities

Going on holiday is also a great opportunity to try new things. Whether it’s a river cruise, a kayaking adventure or even stand-up paddle boarding, you’ll be surprised how many tourism operators allow dogs to join in the experience. New activities provide mental stimulation for your dog and precious memories for you.

Bring their favourite toys

Bringing your dog’s favourite toys from home not only provides them with comfort but also a reliable source of entertainment. Pack a variety of chew toys, puzzle toys and interactive toys to keep your dog entertained and mentally stimulated during any downtime.

Take time to rest

Holidays are about more than just go, go, go. While it’s essential to keep your dog active and entertained, it’s also important to provide them with opportunities to relax and unwind. Dogs often spend a lot of their day curled up asleep, so set aside time for then to lounge in the sun, take a nap or simply cuddle up with you. It’s a great excuse for you to rest too.

Check out our other blogs for more pet-friendly activity ideas, hiking trails and even a packing checklist.