Check out our list to discover the latest trends in all things canine that every pet parent should know.
Many cafes welcome four legged friends, offering water bowls and the odd doggie treat alongside our flat whites and chai lattes. However, make your way to an eatery that’s not just dog friendly, but devoted to all things canine.
A growing number of dog cafés are popping up all over. Their dedicated doggie menus feature sweet and savoury options available to order while you and your pup spend some quality time together or meet new playmates. There is even a thing or two for the human folk to nibble on while you contemplate hosting your next puppy birthday, or even wedding at these purpose built venues.
Dog owners already know just how social their beloved pets are in reality, but step into the online realm for some inspiration.
You can’t go past Snapchat face filters for some guaranteed laughs. Have you seen the dog filter on an actual dog? The challenge of getting a frontal shot of your dog’s face is half the fun, so stick with it for some hilarious results.
Many dog aficionados also have dedicated pages for their pooch on their favorite social media platform, with some building virtual empires with millions of followers. No time? Just add some hashtags when posting to gain more attention and online followers.
Many an hour can be spent perusing the antics and cuteness of dogs online, search for #dogstagram just don’t say you weren’t warned! #sorrynotsorry
Move over wash, cut ‘n’ dry, dog grooming has entered a new echelon of pampering. A growing number of dog salons have upped the ante when it comes to puppy indulgence treatments.
Finishing off a grooming session with some aromatherapy or customized fragrance? Sure!
Twice weekly massage for your furry companion? Why not!
Or perhaps treat your beloved pup at a decadent spa day with a doggy facial.
Not only do these treatments keep your beloved clean, relaxed and sweet smelling, but experts have nodded to their benefits in immunity, digestion and stress release as reasons to fork out for these luxe experiences.
Cash poor? Canine massage courses exist, and might be a good long term investment for you and your dog.
Kennels and boarding houses have long existed for when our pets are unable to accompany us while travelling. These days, a plethora of luxury pet lodgings are available, catering to the most discerning of pups and their designer dog collars.
With televisions, climate control, private or public play areas and spa baths, the truly 5 star resorts will even offer your dog their very own single bed. Premium food is, of course, a given.
To determine whether your dog really is having a better time than you, select establishments offer access to live webcam streaming so you can see what adventures they’re having while you’re away. Some even allow you to book in a Skype session for a one on one catch up.
Our pet friendly mates at the RSPCA warn us that around 41% dogs are overweight or obese. So make health your mission and get yourself and pup along to a dog friendly personal training class, dog beach or create a dog obstacle course at your local park or backyard.
Time spent moving with your dog will not only deliver cardiovascular and strength benefits to you both, but active play results in increased bonding and fewer behavioral issues for your dog down the track.
Getting outdoors and off the lead for an energetic session of fetch can become a workout when you add some proper squats, lunges and jumps as you retrieve and reach for the ball. So don’t make it too easy for yourself and leave the ball launcher at home and burn some extra calories.
Author Bio: This post was written by Leah Whitford, owner of BOco premium collars and leads
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