5 outdoor fall activities for you and your dog!

Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

 

5 outdoor fall activities for you & your dog

 

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#5 Doga

 

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Whether you’re an experienced yogi or you’ve skipped out so far, fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and stretch with your pup. Dogs love being a part of our activities, and Doga is a wonderful way to bond with your pet. You’ll help your dog get into various positions, and it has health benefits for dogs as well as humans! Doga can also include a simple massage.

The best thing about doing yoga together outdoors? If your pet wants to wander off for a bit to play on their own, you’ll have time for a sun salutation–your dog can be as involved as they’d like, or just enjoy the autumn sunshine. Look for an outdoor Doga class in your area, or read up on it and give it a try on your own.

 

#4 Corn Maze

 

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Dogs get excited about everything, and bringing your pup along to the corn maze will renew your enthusiasm for this fall tradition. Find dog-friendly corn mazes in your area, and get familiar with their rules. Your dog must be well-behaved and leashed, and as always, you’ll need to bring poop bags to clean up after your pet.

Once you’re there, let your pup take the lead and see where you end up! Even if they aren’t able to lead you to the exit, they’ll enjoy every step of the adventure.

 

#3 Camping

 

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Fall camping has endless upsides: No crowds, it’s not too hot, and the views are incredible. Bring your dog along for an unforgettable weekend. You’ll stay active getting lots of playtime, and take amazing photos of your time in the wild.

Smart, well-trained dogs do best on extended outdoor adventures. If you’re backpacking, you can also get a pack for your pup to carry some of their own food. Your dog will love being able to help!

 

#2 Trail Running

 

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There’s no better time to hit the trails than crisp fall mornings. Lace up your trail running shoes and invite your pup to join you. As you take in the changing leaves, your pet will get an amazing workout, and their enthusiasm will be infectious. Trail runs offer more variety for both of you, and dogs especially love getting away from the concrete jungle.

If you’re running in a thorny area, make sure you both have adequate foot protection. Check your pet’s paws before and after the run, and look for trails that are safe for both of you. Some trails allow dogs only when on-leash, while others restrict all dogs. If you want to let your dog off-leash, be sure they’re well-trained, and look for a local trail that welcomes off-leash dogs.

 

#1 Leaf-Pile Playtime

 

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Rake up a big pile of leaves, jump in, and play! Your dog will be thrilled at the opportunity to make such a delightful mess. What could be better?

Don’t have a dog of your own? Join Rover.com and become a dog-sitter, so you can find a buddy to bring along on your next adventure.

A fair Friday night

Listening now…

 

This Friday night Frankie and I went to the Dutchess County Fair, a favorite of ours for years.

I went to the fair (a different one, though) last year too, and I swear it just gets better and better. It’s just a Summer classic for me…

 

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After all, why should any of us stop being kids?

 

“I thought about adults. I wondered if that was true: if they were all really children wrapped in adult bodies…”

― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

 

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When given the chance to pet sting rays, always do. When given the chance to be a kid again, always do. : )

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Of course we had to stop and watch the dog show…

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And of course tastings are always fun!

 

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I originally wanted Frankie to take some cool photos of my outfit at the fair for this post, but before said pictures could be taken, I spilled mustard on my overalls. So here are some photos of me from the waist up, still happy though.

 

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P.S. the fair at night is a magical place…

 

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Hope you enjoyed! As always, thanks for reading. XOXO

April Favorites

April flew by so quickly and next thing I know I am watching it slowly wave at me in my rear view mirror. This whole year is really racing away!

I am a little late on this one guys….but here it is, my April faves!

 

Music:

 

I have been loving Halsey lately. You guys may have heard her on the radio with her songs “Hold me down” and “New Americana”

My personal favorite of hers is “Gasoline.” Check it out in my April Faves playlist below.

I also just think she is completely gorgeous and am enjoying seeing her versatile style…she seems to not care about defying the odds, whether it’s in the form of blue hair, short hair, or wearing men’s underwear.

 

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Here is a playlist I made of my April music faves… complete with some Halsey and some wonderful new discovers from my Discover weekly Spotify playlist.

 

 

My personal faves on this list:  Gasoline by Halsey, Rum rage by Sticky Fingers, and Tiny soldiers.

My sissy added a few of her own faves: Let it go by James Bay remix, Clap your hands by Whilk and Misky, and Tiny soldiers. Thanks, sis!

 

Instagram:

 

Pretty excited about this find here….

 

If you follow my blog, you know I am an animal lover and specifically, dog obsessed. Even more specifically, Jack Russell obsessed. [Hey babies!]

 

Alas, I came across  the instagram of Mouser Patchface:

 

The idea that I have not yet thought of making an instagram for my Jacks is crazy to me now- Mouser has over 14,000 followers and his mommy is probably making moolah off of instagram by now. Not sure…is that possible? Well anyway, if he’s not making money….he should be.

It basically just follows his little life, sometimes thought bubbles are added…

 

 

Whether he’s out eating hamburgers, walking across tables, or driving his BMW, you can expect Mouser to be having a good time and looking good while doing it.

 

Prissy Pig instagram:

 

The fact that Chelsea on Teen Mom has a pig as a pet, makes me want one even more than I already did.

 

But then I came across Prissy Pig’s instagram profile…

Yeah….enough said. Look at them! *Squish squish*

 

 

The day I can have my own mini pig dressed up in a bikini on the beach is a day that I can die happily and go to heaven. I would feel complete in this life…

 

Health, Fitness & smoothies:

 

 

I have talked about my fitness goals in my March Triumphs ; April Goals post and my smoothies in this post. I have enjoyed making health and fitness a priority in my life and it has helped in other aspects in my life as well- like anxiety and clearing up my skin.

I have never really talked about my skin on here yet, but I have had hormonal and consistent chin acne since I was about 18.

Since I started making a smoothie with fruits and greens in it every weekday morning for the past 2 months I would say- my skin has completely cleared up. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone dealing with acne- it does take more time in the morning to make a smoothie, but you could do it at night [I am just lazy]- but it is so worth it.

It just goes to show that what you put into your body really does show on the outside!

Also I have really enjoyed making yummy smoothie combinations and experimenting. I have transitioned into using less fruit and more greens and am going to start cutting the coconut almond milk I normally use with half water.

 

Alien art:

 

Because why not? I think this also has something to do with my nostalgia for the 90’s lately, like my love for chokers coming back that I talked about here. 

I found one piece of alien art and next thing I knew I was an hour deep into looking up these guys… oh well, it obviously paid off.

You have to see it to believe it!  [See what I did there?]

 

 

Also…how cool is this?!

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Just kidding! Just goodbye until my next post…. 🙂

 

What were your April favorites?