A weekend break can be a relaxing time for you if you add a little R & R to the mix. Relaxing with a glass of wine and your dog is one way to make your weekend trips more exciting and entertaining for you and your dog. Watching movies with your dog is another way to make your weekend trips more entertaining and relaxing. To have an R weekend, start by making your dog a good company on your road trip.
First, keep in mind that dogs are pack animals. When you take them on a weekend trip, they become your family. They need to know that you will always be there for them, and they need to know that you will be there to love them through thick and through thin. This also means that during your dog’s weekend stay with you, they need time for their own personal relaxation too.
Take your dog on a vacation. While this may sound like a lot of work, it really only takes a few minutes of effort. You can easily arrange it. Once this is arranged, have a small bag with some dog snacks or treats.
Spend some time with them. This may include walking, swimming, or playing with them inside the house. However, once you’ve had a chance to spend some time with your dogs, make sure to take them to an outdoor area where they can enjoy the fresh air and the sunshine. In addition to spending quality time with your dogs outside, you’ll also be doing them a big favor by giving them the extra exercise that they crave and will greatly benefit their health.
When it’s time to relax and unwind, head over to the deck or patio to sit down and enjoy some fresh air with a nice glass of wine. Once your dog has finished playing in the sand or pool, let him have a few small bites of your homemade catfish dish. You can even make a recipe for a treat that includes breadcrumbs, cheese, onions, garlic and peppermints as well as a bit of oil for a delicious treat that your dog will love. When the meal is finished, offer your dog a bowl of his or her favorite water to drink while you enjoy a nice, relaxing evening with your friends or family.
When you think it’s time to head out for the evening, head to a local restaurant that specializes in making pet beverages. Most of these establishments offer regular tasting sessions where you can try several different kinds of wine and other beverages for your special pet. During these sessions, you’ll get to sample all sorts of food items as well, such as appetizers, main dishes, side dishes and desserts. By taking your special pup out to a fun tasting event, you’ll give him a fun experience as well as an opportunity to socialize with other dogs.
It’s not often that we take the time to stop and have a conversation with our pets. However, if you and your pet are like most people, you enjoy spending time with them and share stories of your own. Spending a little time with your dog will show him or her that you are not only friendly, but that you also consider him or her a member of the family. If you spend more than a day at home, take him out to see the sights. Take him along to the local park so he can enjoy the sunshine and listen to the noises of the animals around him. The more time you spend together as a family, the closer your bond will become.
Anna is a traveler, blogger, and a dog lover. She travels around not only to discovery different wineries but also to try different kinds of food. She has two dogs and travels with them as much as she can.