It’s officially fall, and we are finally starting to see some cooler weather. Now that you don’t have to worry about the heat and humidity, outside activities are more enjoyable. There is no doubt that both you and your dog are itching to get out of the house and enjoy the cool breeze, but what exactly can you do? Below are several dog-friendly options to consider.
1) Hiking: Hiking is a great activity; it allows your dog to be active while giving him a chance to explore new surroundings. Visit http://www.hikewithyourdog.com/ to see what local or state parks allow dogs. Some dog-friendly trails in or around Houston include Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park and Lake Houston State Park.
2) Dog Parks: Dogs are notoriously social creatures, and dog parks offer the best form of canine interaction available. Most of these locations are fenced in, and your pup is able to run free and play with other dogs. Find local dog parks in your area at www.dog-play.com/dogpark.html. Buffalo Bayou Park and Alexander Deussen Dog Park are both popular dog parks in Houston worthy of a visit.
3) Restaurants: Going out to eat with family or friends is a common activity so why not bring your dog? Including your dog in everyday activities make him feel like a part of the family. Check out www.dogfriendlyhouston.net/restaurants to find local restaurants in Houston to take your pup. Cottonwood, Boneyard Drinkery and the Front Porch Pub are just a few of the great places to visit.
Although this is only a short list of possible activities you and your dog can do together, it does provide some fun options. The most important thing to remember is that your dog loves to spend time with you, no matter what you are doing. Also, do not forget to bring the essentials of any outing with your pup: a first-aid kit, some doggy bags and plenty of water!