16 Hobbies You Can Share With Your Pet

Is your cat giving you the cold shoulder, or is your dog chewing up the furniture out of sheer boredom? It’s time to get them involved in your hobbies. Which activities will keep both you and your pet happy?

1. Hiking

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Exploring nature trails with your dog is a fantastic way to get exercise and fresh air. Ensure the paths are pet-friendly and bring plenty of water and snacks for both of you.

2. Yoga

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Pet yoga, or “doga,” involves practising yoga with your dog. It’s a calming activity that strengthens your bond and helps with your dog’s flexibility and relaxation.

3. Running

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If you’re a runner, why not take your dog along? It’s a great way to burn off excess energy and keep both you and your pet fit.

4. Cycling

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With the right equipment, like a bike leash attachment, you can take your dog for a run while you cycle. Make sure your dog is comfortable with the activity and start slow.

5. Swimming

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Many dogs love water. If you have access to a dog-friendly beach or pool, swimming can be an excellent form of exercise and fun.

6. Camping

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Camping is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors with your pet. Ensure the campsite is pet-friendly and bring all necessary supplies to keep your pet comfortable.

7. Agility Training

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Set up an agility course in your garden or join a local club. Agility training is great for mental and physical stimulation and can be a lot of fun for energetic dogs.

8. Photography

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Get creative with pet photography. Capture your pet’s personality in photos, and you might discover a new passion for both of you.

9. Gardening

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If you enjoy gardening, let your pet join in. Dogs can help dig (with supervision), and cats can explore the outdoor space safely if you use cat-proof fencing.

10. Boating

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If you have access to a boat, taking your pet on a boating adventure can be enjoyable. Ensure they wear a pet life jacket and are comfortable on the water.

11. Reading

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Reading to your pet can be a soothing activity, especially for cats. They enjoy the sound of your voice and the comfort of being near you.

12. Training and Tricks

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Teaching your pet new tricks is mentally stimulating for them and a rewarding experience for you. Use positive reinforcement techniques and make it a regular activity.

13. Travelling

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Take your pet on trips to pet-friendly destinations. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a longer holiday, exploring new places together can be exciting.

14. Volunteering

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Some pets make excellent therapy animals. Volunteering with your pet at hospitals or nursing homes can be incredibly fulfilling for both of you.

15. Dog Sports

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Engage in dog sports like flyball, dock diving, or herding. These activities are fun and provide excellent exercise for high-energy dogs.

16. Extreme Sports

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For the adventurous, try paragliding, surfing, or climbing with your dog. Ensure your pet is comfortable and trained for these activities, and always prioritise their safety with proper gear and preparation.

Fun and Fitness Together

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Incorporating your pet into your hobbies ensures they stay active and engaged. Choose activities that you both enjoy and watch your bond grow stronger every day.

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