Summer in Northern Arizona is beautiful and a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy all the amazing things there are to do with your 4-legged best friend.
There are some beautiful trails and lakes all around Northern Arizona that are perfect for exploring with your pup! Most of the trails and parks are pet friendly however it might be a good idea to confirm that before you venture out.
Being that it can get extremely hot in the summer, be sure to take a lot of water for both you and your pet. It’s also best to limit your hike to earlier in the morning or later in the evening when it’s a little cooler. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can hit fast, so be sure to keep an eye on your dog for any signs so you can get them to safety.
If you want to stay a little closer to home and still enjoy the great outdoors, how about throwing a barbecue for your friends and inviting them to bring their dogs so the pups can enjoy their own party together? Pick a theme, have everyone bring something for a potluck for you and plan a dog friendly potluck for the 4-legged guests, as well.
There are so many fun summertime do-it-yourself treats to make for dogs; everything from melon frozen yogurt to yummy pupsicles to doggie s’mores! Rover.com has some really easy recipes that are delicious (or at least my dog thinks so!).
Another way to spend time exploring our great outdoors is on a day road trip! You can both see some amazing scenery and enjoy it all in the comfort of your air-conditioned car. You can even make occasional potty break stops to enjoy some mountain scenery or to venture down to a cool lake or river and have some photo opportunities together!
The possibilities for summer fun together are endless! I’m sure you have many of your own ideas of fun ways to spend time with your furry best friend. Whatever you decide to do together, be sure to have plenty of water on hand, identification for yourself and tags for your dog, and don’t forget the poop bags!
Enjoy the adventure and have a doggone good time!