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Activities with pets: dock diving, surfing, flyball

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Get up off the couch and have fun with your pet

Activities with Pets: Dock Diving, Surfing, Flyball

Engaging in activities with your pet is a great way to bond, keep fit together and provide mental stimulation.

Starting points

 

Activities with puppies and kittens

We all know puppies and kittens have a lot of energy and love to play! However:

 

What activities can we do with cats?

Cats are generally much easier when it comes to fun. You don';t need to travel far and simple things around the house can keep them entertained for hours! Alternatively, if you want to get outdoors you can train your cat to walk on a leash and harness.

Socialisation and training are just as important for kittens as for puppies. Kitten Kindy provides a safe and secure environment for kittens to meet with other kittens of their age, which is important in the development of social skills

Socialisation is important throughout life, but is particularly important in kittens up to 3 months of age - check with your local veterinary clinic to find out when Kitten Kindy is offered.

Feel like being crafty with your cat?

Shoe boxes and cardboard boxes serve as the perfect home entertainment system! Cut holes into the lid of a shoebox big enough for your cat to fit their paw through. Fill the box with anything your cat likes – treats, catnip toys or ping pong balls

Avoid toys with elastic or string – these pose a hazard to cats if they swallow the string or become tangled, particularly when unsupervised.

What about dogs?

There are so many sports and activities that dogs can participate in, so you are spoilt for choice!

 

Agility

Originally developed from equestrian show jumping. Agility is a great way to play and get fit together as it is all about teamwork:

If your dog is overweight or has joint problems, discuss this activity with your vet before commencing.

A bit about flyball

If your dog is sociable with other dogs, and loves to run, jump and retrieve, this team sport might be just the answer!

Obedience training and competitions

For dogs that are eager to learn, want to continue perfecting their craft of obedience and love a challenge!

Water Sports

Dock Diving

Dock diving is a great summer sport that is perfect for dogs that like the water and love to chase a toy at all costs.

Swimming is a great low impact way for your dog to keep fit!

Surfing and paddle boarding

Australia is blessed with the world’s best beaches and waterways, so it’s not surprising that surfing and paddle boarding with dogs is really popular. It’s best to start off slow in a quiet river before hitting the big waves. Maybe you can enter the annual Surfing Dog Spectacular if you get the hang of it.

Outdoor Protection

If your pet will be socialising with other animals, or visiting outdoor areas, it’s especially important to ensure vaccination, worming, tick and flea control are all up to date. If pets will be off leash for outdoor activities, make sure they are microchipped and wearing a collar with an ID tag.

Got a pet health question?

If you have a question on anything from parasites to pet health, ask us we don't bite!

Call The Advantage Pet Care Line on 1800 678 368.

Advocate for Dogs

Advocate not only treats parasite infections, but monthly treatment can help protect your dog against fleas, heartworm and gastrointestinal worms.


Treats
Fleas, Mites, Lice, Worms

Obesity

Ensure your pet doesn’t get unhealthily overweight.

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Got a pet health question?

If you have a question on anything from parasites to pet health, ask us we don't bite!

Call The Advantage Pet Care Line on 1800 678 368.

Advocate for Dogs

Advocate not only treats parasite infections, but monthly treatment can help protect your dog against fleas, heartworm and gastrointestinal worms.

Treats
Fleas, Mites, Lice, Worms

Obesity

- ↓ -

Ensure your pet doesn’t get unhealthily overweight.