Keeping Your Dog Active

Health and wellness are huge topics lately, and it’s no surprise that with warm weather in full swing, people are bringing their workouts into the sunlight. But what about your best friends? Keeping your dog active is just as important for their wellbeing as it is for humans, and with workout options ranging from running to swimming, yoga in the park, or even canoeing and kayaking, why make your dog sit out on the fun? Let’s take a quick look at some of the easiest ways you can keep your dog active this summer!

Most Valuable Pooch

Sometimes, you can work out without even realizing it. If you’re more into fun and games than exercise routines, you can get a great workout in by tossing a ball around in the backyard or playing fetch with your pooch at a local park. If your dog is a bit older and not into fetch, games like tug-a-war or even chasing each other around in the grass can really burn up the calories – all while spending quality time with your furry best friend. If you’re out at the park or any public area, don’t forget the essentials! A collar or harness and a leash are essential items to make sure your pet is identified and safe during your trip.  Luckily for all you dog owners out there, LuxeMutt has the perfect leather collar, harness, and leather leash collections to not only keep your pet safe but will make sure they look their best.

Dog Park Play

If your pooch likes to make friends, exploring your city’s dog park can be a great way to get to know your neighbors while keeping your pet active and happy. Not to mention it requires zero exertion on your part if you’re feeling like taking a lazy day off but still want to make sure your pet gets their zoomies out. Dog parks are usually separated by size, so make sure your pet is in the right area based on weight and height to keep them and the dogs around you safe. It’s also important to make sure your pet is updated on their vaccines as well as doses of flea/tick/heartworm medication.

Attach their ID tag, rabies tag, and any other required items to a sturdy leather collar, and you’ll never have to worry about losing them or not having them when you need them. Our last tip? A leather leash is a sturdy, stylish accessory to help get your dog safely from the car to the park without incident. Regardless of how well your doggo is trained off-leash when traveling to and from the dog park, we always recommend using a leash. Check out this list of the 50 best dog parks in the U.S. to see if your town made the cut!

Scenic Routes

If taking a stroll around the neighborhood or venturing along a nearby hiking trail perks your ears up, why not involve your furry friend? By choosing hikes that suit your dog’s activity level and agility, you can both get out and explore the sights and sounds around you while staying active. Regardless of where you go, make sure to keep an identification tag on your dog’s leather collar or harness, plenty of water, and a durable yet comfortable leash in case you encounter any wildlife. If you’re looking for a functional yet stylish option, this leather leash from LuxeMutt’s Minimalist collection is one of our favorites!

Regardless of how you choose to keep your dog active, ensuring that they’re outfitted in accessories that are not only attractive but dependable, durable, and practical is essential to making sure you end the day as happily as you started. Thanks to LuxeMutt, every dog can look their best, regardless of the kind of exercise they’re getting! But don’t just take our word for it. Shop the entire LuxeMutt brand and see for yourself!