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Fun Things to Do With Your Dog This Summer

August 1, 2019

Summer is here! Tails are wagging all over the country as our canine pals head outdoors to enjoy some fun in the sun. Why not make this summer extra special for Fido? Below, a Brampton, ON vet offers some suggestions for your summer to-do list.

Enjoy a Snack

Treats are definitely on the list of Fido’s favorite things. While your pup will no doubt be perfectly happy with one of his usual snacks, if you really want to pamper him, try something new. Doggy ice cream is a good bet: you can find it in many grocery markets and pet stores. Or, you can make your furry pal some yummy homemade treats.


Playing is of course really fun for Fido. It’s also good for him! Pick up a new toy for your canine friend, and then indulge him with a fun play session. This is a great way for you both to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air and sunlight!

Learn Something New

Does your dog know basic commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down? If not, take time to work on these basics. Once your furry buddy has mastered these, you can move on to advanced commands. Or, just show your pooch some cute tricks.


Man’s Best Friend is very curious, and has a healthy sense of adventure. Indulge Fido’s taste for exploration, and take him somewhere new. Visiting a pet-safe park or checking out a new trail is bound to get that cute tail going!

Take Some Pictures

The time we have with our furry companions often passes much too quickly. Get some good photos of Fido this summer. (Tip: the light is best at dawn and dusk, when it has a natural golden look.)

Splash Around

If Fido likes swimming, take him to a local pet-friendly swimming hole. Or, you can just let him splash around in a kiddie pool. (Hint: this may be a good time to get some of those pictures!)


Life can get pretty hectic in this day and age. One thing pets are good at is reminding us to relax and slow down and just recuperate. Spend a lazy summer afternoon with Fido, just hanging around the house.

Please contact us, your Brampton, ON vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!