Spring Break is just around the corner, and whether you “sit” at home, “stay” close by or “fetch” a far-away adventure, dogs can take part in the fun! Often a time for fun in the sun or hitting the slopes, Spring Break can be enjoyed in any way your time and budget allow. After the last couple of years dealing with so much stress and uncertainty, any chance to unwind will most certainly be welcome.
When you’re ready to go out on the town, look for local festivals, concerts and events with dog-friendly venues. Other fun ideas include cooking out with friends, tossing a frisbee at the park, or getting drinks at your favorite local restaurant, as long as it has a dog friendly patio, of course. Bonus points if they keep water bowls fresh and offer treats made just for dogs.
If you’re in the mood to venture out of town, consider the pros and cons of road trips vs. flying during this busy season. Driving is often less expensive, more flexible and easier for bringing pets along. Flying is (usually) faster and gets you to more distant destinations. However, traveling with pets can come with a few roadblocks. You could find yourself trying to keep them quiet in a hotel room, making sure they’re safe while you’re out exploring, or dealing with potential emergencies in an unfamiliar town. Flying with pets is even less relaxing – dealing with baggage rules and safety issues are just the start.
If you have your sights set on a people-only trip this year, scheduling a vacation for your pets here at Bluebonnet Bunk’n Biscuit may be just the ticket. Our dog boarding and dog daycare guests will enjoy fun-filled days playing with their furry friends and restful nights in their own private accommodations. You will be free to enjoy your adventures knowing that your pets are in good hands.
1. Words of affirmation – Dogs who thrive on praise may be responding to your tone of voice as much as your actual words. Either way, praising your dog is quick, easy and free, so keep those “Good boy’s” coming!
2. Physical touch – A lot of dogs enjoy a belly rub or a good scratch. Even some time spent for a good brushing will be meaningful to some dogs. Bonus – you end up with both a calmer and cleaner dog!
3. Receiving gifts – Is your dog highly motivated by treats? Is a new toy the most exciting part of the week? Gift giving may be your dog’s preferred love language but watch out – if he thinks it’s yours too, you may receive some “loving” gifts on your back porch!Spring Break Fun for Dogs
4. Quality time – The gift of your time and attention may mean the most of all to your dog. Whether you play fetch together, snuggle on the couch or spend time learning a new trick, your dog will feel cared for when you focus on your time together.
5. Acts of service – Actions speak louder than words for some of us, so feeding, grooming and going on long walks may be meaningful to dogs who are more action-oriented. This category tends to overlap with some of the others, but any effort to serve or involve your dog that’s motivated by love will be appreciated. Spring Break is just around the corner, and whether you stay at home or go away on an adventure, your dog can take part in the fun!