Fall is in full swing and that means Mother Nature is putting on a serious show! While you’re enjoying the changing leaves, football games and fall get-togethers with friends, don’t forget to include your furriest family member in the season’s fun.

Here are 4 ways to BOND with your dog and take advantage of all that autumn has to offer.
 
  1. B – Be Adventurous - Save hibernating for winter! Fall is the time to get out and soak up gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery. Look for activities that include your four-legged buddy, such as taking a road trip to the country, going on a hike, visiting the pumpkin patch or just spending a few extra minutes playing fetch at your local park. Another benefit to all this activity? Well-exercised dogs are calmer and healthier. 
  2. O – Open Up Your Home - Fall is also a great time to exercise some hospitality, so go ahead and throw an easy BBQ, holiday party or game-day gathering (pets welcome!). This is the perfect excuse to do a little seasonal decorating and landscaping, and to make sure your property is a safe haven for your pet. Not only will your yard look great for fall, but your dog will love leaping into that leaf pile. 
  3. N – Nibble & Nourish - Right now, it’s all about pumpkin spice everything, but don’t forget to also spoil your pooch with some seasonal goodies. So, while you’re sipping that PSL or Pumpkin Ale at your favorite pet-friendly café or craft brewery, make sure to have some homemade dog treats on hand. There are tons of easy pet recipes online like Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats and Apple-Cheddar Dog Biscuits, and some bakeries even have secret options for your canine companion. It’s also a good time of year to stock up on canned pumpkin. Built into your pet’s diet, pumpkin improves digestion, promotes a shiny coat and boosts immunity. 
  4. D – Do Your Homework - Before heading off to the apple orchard, outdoor festival or corn maze, call ahead and make sure dogs are welcome. Look for pet-friendly hotels, campsites and attractions as you plan that epic fall road trip. Check out sites like PetsWelcome.com for more info. And be sure to research possible food hazards before you share holiday food with your pup. A little legwork up front will ensure your best friend enjoys the season as much as you do.  
As you soak up autumn’s splendor, remember Invisible Fence® Indoor and Outdoor Solutions can help ensure your dog is as safe and independent as possible, and give you peace of mind all year round. Schedule your free consultation today.

 

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