What Kinds of Activities Do You and Your Dog Like to Do?

Almost every article I’ve posted in the last 3 months has been presented as “information”. This time I’m looking for YOUR INPUT!

I’m working on an article for the Iowa Dog Trust and I really could use your help.

As the above title says, I’d like to know what kind of Activities you and your dog like to do together? I’d also like to know what your dogs favorite toy is. If your dog doesn’t play with toys, what is it’s favorite treat?

If there are any special activities you both love, please offer a brief explaination of it. I’ve been asking around locally and come up with those who like walking, playing with toys, and we even have some hunters!

SO, don’t be shy, just jump right in and tell me what you and your dog do for fun? Please post below!!!

(As always, your identity will not be disclosed in the article) Thanks for your help!

Neka and Patchs at Play

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Sorry for the lawnmower in the background! The neighbor was mowing his yard.

This was a typical play session with Neka and Patchs. Before Neka’s passing this spring, I would spend hours watching them play together. Most times, the neighbor’s labs would also join in on the fun!

Dogs Doing Funny Stuff

If you have been reading this blog, you know that back in April I had to say goodbye to my beautiful German Shepherd Neka after a very short illness.

Patchs and Neka got along great with each other from the first moment they met. They loved to play together, wrestle and just hang out, but it was much more than that. After a short time it was like they could finish each others sentences and yes even each others thoughts.

There were times that I would stop what I was doing or turn off the TV and just watch them. More times than not, if you watched them close enough you could see them talking to each other, even though there was nothing ever said. (I mean no barking)

Between them and you could fill in the words to the non-verbal communication, because you could just tell what was going on in their minds!!!

Here’s a few examples: