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Fun things to do with your dog!

Updated on July 29, 2013

Fun things to do with your dog!

That's me canoeing with my Mum! When my Mum first adopted me we did everything together - and we still do!!!

We put together this lens to introduce you to all kinds of fun things you can do with your dog. And the best part is there are lots of links for you to find more information, get you and your dog off the couch, and having fun!

We hope you enjoy our lens. Be sure and check back often, 'cause we'll be adding more and more fun stuff, all the time.

And be sure and check out my other lenses!

Have fun with your dog, 'cause dogs know how to have fun!

Fun things you can do with your dog anywhere!

My sis Gracie could play games all day!

Dogs love games! And even though you may be training them, they think it's fun! So get busy and play with your dog.

You can teach an old (and new) dog new tricks!

Clean Run is the best site (other than my site of course) for anything you need to have fun with your dog - from dog sport and training gear and clothing, to travel and first aid necessities, and of course toys, treats, books, DVDs, and much, much more! Check it out!

The world of dog sports!

There are all kinds of sports that you can enjoy with your dog. Your dog will be healthier and happier for it, and you can have fun too!

Here is a good start - click and learn more!

There's a sport for every dog!

And there are even more activities!

Throughout history dogs were bred for very specific jobs - including sledding, carting, weight pulling and more.

In modern times, these jobs have become sports. Dogs doing their jobs are much happier dogs!

Just ask me what I think of sheep!

Let's go swimmin'!

Find great stuff to have fun with your dog!

Be sure and visit my website - - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!

We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog!

Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!

And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!

An adventure in camping!

Traveling resources!

If you're traveling with your dog, be sure and check out all the great dog friendly resources for your destination here!

Tell us what you think and what you'd like to see!

Bark at me!

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    • JuneNash profile image

      June Nash 

      5 years ago

      enjoyed the videos

    • amytrumpeter profile image

      Amy Trumpeter 

      5 years ago from Oxford

      Thanks for this great lens. I'd love to go swimming with my dog!

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      pinkrenegade lm 

      6 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens. Thanks for the fun ideas.

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      6 years ago

      I love it! Thanks for all the suggestions and links.

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      6 years ago

      My all-time favorite activity to do with my rescued 8yr old cattle dog mix is called K9 Nose Work. I love it because my dog, Muriel, loves it. It's a fun search and scenting activity inspired by working detection dogs, but designed for all dogs to learn and enjoy. Muriel gets to take the lead and I have to learn to understand the many ways she communicates. It makes us a true team and I feel like we have a deeper bond because I'm not just giving her commands and expecting her to obey them, we're really working together.

      K9 Nose Work has an official blog (I've written a few of the posts) where you can learn about the activity and find out how to get started.

      Check it out at:

      Happy Sniffing!

      Jeff McMahon

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      6 years ago

      @kathysart: I keep my dogs and their young ones agile specially with regular obstacle sports. And there are more interesting ones in this page. Great lens!

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      6 years ago

      great videos!

    • jolou profile image


      6 years ago

      Dog activities can be both fun and healthy for the pet. He or she gets exercise at the same time.

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      infiniti99 lm 

      6 years ago

      I have added a few more things to do to my fun list.My dogs Finnigann and Guardian are both very smart so there is more fun to be had.Thank you for sharing your great lens.

    • puppyprints profile image


      6 years ago

      Lots of fun ideas....dogs love to be included in activities (mine do anyway)

    • marlene3 profile image


      6 years ago

      enjoy your lens/ great info. thanks, Marlene

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      Aston77 LM 

      6 years ago

      Talk about a dog's life - it ain't bad!

    • jordanmilesbask profile image


      6 years ago

      With our dog TyTy, she loves to run and fetch her toys..Great lens!

      Please come and visit my lens -

    • Aston77 LM profile image

      Aston77 LM 

      6 years ago

      Oh I have a lot to learn. Welldone.

    • squid-pinkchic18 profile image


      6 years ago

      Neat lens!! We are getting a puppy sometime in the spring here, and this was a wonderful list of things to do to keep it busy!

    • kathysart profile image


      6 years ago

      Woof woof! I have always been fascinated with people who do agility challenges with their dogs. I got my little shelter dog at around 4 years old so it was kind of an uphill challenge with her to get her house trained even. This lens makes me want to teach her a few more tricks! I thank you for that inspiration and I think my little Maxwell does too! Angel blessed.

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      Brian Stephens 

      6 years ago from France

      Having fun with your dog is what it's all about, even if it is something as simple as taking a walk in the country together.

    • surfsusan profile image


      6 years ago

      I have read JohanntheDog over the years and never had a dog but yesterday YEAH I got a beatiful bitch, a friend had to leave her. You have some cool stuff here and your other lenses. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      Funny ways to spend time with your dog.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. Love seeing all these fun activities. I also like canoeing with my dog and have a picture of it on my lens too:

      One thing you might want to check out: have you heard of treibball? It's a herding sport involving giant balls. You can find videos of it on You Tube.

    • AmyTK9 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Lens!

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      7 years ago

      Just learning to make squids, and lenses. Put one up about my cow dog Kyle. He loves to have fun chasing cows in the sky. Not sure if I can post a link here or not (cause I'm just new...)

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      7 years ago

      Really interesting lens you have made.!!

    • ziggyzane profile image


      7 years ago

      Love your videos. Cute pups.

    • ChrissLJ profile image


      7 years ago

      My mini loves Canine Freestyle. My younger prefers (non-competitive) Rally.

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      7 years ago

      Nice one...

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      7 years ago

      Mine loves to ride in anything: wheelbarrows, canoe, punts, sledges, sidecar, even home-made cart to come with us in-line skating. Thanks for a really fun, doggy-lovers' lens - brilliant!

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      Sharon Berry 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      The most fun my dogs have is when they are pheasant hunting. So, when they are at home we play hide and seek. I hide one of their toys and then they have to go find it. Another lovely lens, kudo's to you.

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      spritequeen lm 

      8 years ago

      These are really fun!! Can't wait to try some of them with Charlie :-). Thanks for sharing!!

    • howdoyouspellst profile image


      8 years ago

      Woof!! Great lens. Lots of fun, puppy-friendly ideas!!

    • TheGoodSource101 profile image


      8 years ago

      Get wet with your pet!

    • MissPuppy profile image


      8 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE dogs! The training books look great and i would love to spend some time to teach my dog some new tricks.

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      9 years ago

      I must agree that these are all great ways to have fun with your dog, I particularly like walking. 5**. Visit my lenses on Village Market, Nairobi Hotels and rate it

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      9 years ago

      Great list of things to do with your dog! There is something for everyone to enjoy. My problem is I want to do them all.

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      Johann The Dog 

      9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      [in reply to Mickie_G] Thank you for visiting! I do have an idea for Bassett's. Since they were bred to hunting small game and use their scenting; try a game of find the target! We love that game. Start small, use a yogurt container lid or similar, put some kibble or treats (small amount) on the lid and show them, and say 'find target'!

      Then move the target further away until you are basically hiding it in another room. We love this game!!! It's kind of basics for teaching tracking. Have fun!

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      Mickie Goad 

      9 years ago

      Any good hints for Basset Hounds? Love this lens.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens! Feel free to visit me and my dog world at

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      10 years ago

      Very enjoyable. Please feel free to check out my dog parenting lens at:


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      Linda Hoxie 

      10 years ago from Idaho

      Well done! I have a bike basket and take my pom with me on rides, though he loves our walks the best. Great lens! 5*


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      Evelyn Saenz 

      10 years ago from Royalton

      Great Lens!

      Fancy Nancy is blessing your lens with extra stars.

      You made my day a fun and fancy. Thank you for the inspiration!

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      fotos4web lm 

      10 years ago

      Great Lens - but I'm runing out of spsce for lensrolling all your doggie lenses on my spaniel site !


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      10 years ago

      Nice lens. Great info. My dog likes me taking him out for a walk so basically that's all the fun I do for her.

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      10 years ago

      that was a great vedio and i like to larn new tricks for my dog he went in surgery and hell be home tomorrow and i want to get some toys and when hes better ill teach him tricks he loves to be with the family

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      10 years ago

      Great lens with lots of usefull information

      Dog Beds, Dog Clothes, Dog Breed, Dogs for Sale

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      10 years ago

      go to for even MORE fun stuff- to do when you're bored! see you there!

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      11 years ago

      it'll be a total loss not to read and rate 5 star of your lens.

      Dog Obedience Training Book

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      11 years ago

      Hi! Great lens.Lots of good info. Please visit my Bichon Frise site.Proceeds from products sold are donated to rescue groups. Thanks!

    • Karendelac profile image


      11 years ago

      Great info. I'm passionate of dogs and love to take of them.

      Congratulations on a well designed site.

      This was most informative and I learned a lot !

      Best wishes,

      Karen at Karens

      Kinkade Art Store

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      Guinness LM 

      11 years ago

      Johann, thanks for a fun and informative lens. I give you 5 stars! Guinness at Best Dog Health Care Solutions to Dog Health Problems - on Squidoo!

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      11 years ago

      great article and I have rated this 5 stars.It has much information about the dog activities.

      You can get me on break-ups .

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      11 years ago

      JohannTheDog, I loved the swimmning video -- thanks for all this fun info. Dennis, author of Stop Dog Aggression; Stop Dog Biting.

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      11 years ago

      Hi, Johann - you certainly are a talented canine :-) Such good information presented so nicely! Five stars, most definitely. I will forward your lens to my dog-loving friends (just don't tell my cat!)

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      11 years ago

      Hi JohannTheDog, you remind me of my dog Mandy! :D Nice lens!

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      11 years ago

      Hi JohannTheDog, Thanks for this important info! 5 stars to you! Gayle, author of How to Stop Your Dog from Digging.

    • surfsusan profile image


      11 years ago

      Hi Johann, fine lens you have here. Maybe you can tell me why dogs always wake up so early in the mornings?

      5 stars to you and mom.


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