The dog days of summer
Summer days are getting a bit shorter, and school season is approaching fast. Here is a list of 5 things to do with your dog before this summer is gone for good
1. Swim at the dog beach
The dog beach is north in Chicago, along the lake front, but if you have an avid swimming canine friend, you will have all the feels when you watch him romp with 100 of his new friends at this dog friendly location.
2. Hunt pokemon
If you are out walking to hatch that egg, or you are hunting the elusive Pikachu, bring your dog along too. I am sure he’d love to take some of those dog selfies with a bulbasaur. Just remember to check if the sidewalk or asphalt is ok to walk on, or stay on the grass.
3. Meet a friend at the Dog park
Urbana and Champaign both have dog parks, and
if your canine friend hasn’t been, they’ll be
excited to take advantage of the large running s
pace for a game of ball, or chase.
You pet may enjoy it so much, you can
continue the fun into fall, and mild winter days. Make sure your pet is up to date on vaccines
and preventatives prior to your visit, and both
parks do have membership requirements when
you sign up.
4. Go on a road trip
Some dogs just love to ride through those country roads with the wind in their face, and a summer drive is relaxing and enjoyable for all. Take in a road side oddity like the world’s largest Lincoln statue (in Asmore), or the giant ball of string (Lincoln).
5. Sign up for a new pup and me activity to
keep the fun times going into fall.
The Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana
offers classes from obedience to fly ball to
agility; for fun or for competition.
There are also many private individual trainers
in our area as well.