dog at sunset beach

In honour of national dog friendly day, we’ve put together our ultimate guide to dog-friendly days out! We understand that your furry friend is an important member of the family, and you want to include them in your outings. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey, exploring a variety of exciting and dog-friendly activities. Get ready to embark on unforgettable adventures with your canine companion. If you're looking for inspiration on activities to do with your dog, we've got you covered. Let's dive in and discover the perfect adventures for you and your pup.

Picnics and Outdoor Dining

dog picnic

Enjoy a picnic in a dog-friendly park or why not go to a restaurant with outdoor seating that welcomes four-legged guests. Pack dog-friendly treats and snacks and spend quality time together while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

dog hike

Discover picturesque trails that welcome dogs with open paws. From breath-taking mountain vistas to tranquil forest paths, trails will keep tails wagging and paws exploring.

Pamper day at the Groomers

dog groomer

Give your dog the luxury treatment they deserve. Your pup deserves to look and feel their best, and that's where a professional dog groomer comes in! A trip to the groomer can transform your furry friend. Find your nearest HOWND Groomer using our Stockists tool.

Parks and Botanical Gardens

dogs at park

Discover dog-friendly parks and gardens where your furry friend can socialize, play, and stretch their legs. Some parks can be good for off-leash and even have dog-friendly cafes nearby, ensuring a tail-wagging good time for both you and your pup.

Take a Road Trip

dog in car

Plan a dog-friendly road trip to a nearby scenic destination. Make sure to bring all the necessary supplies, such as water, food, bedding, and toys, to keep your dog comfortable throughout the journey.

Cafe or Restaurant Outings

dog sitting at restaurant table

When hunger strikes, why not enjoy a meal or a drink with your loyal companion? Many establishments welcome four-legged guests, providing a dog-friendly atmosphere for a delightful experience. There’s nothing better than a brunch date while your pup lounges by your side. Some cafes even offer doggy treats and water bowls to make your furry friend feel extra special.

Scavenger Hunts

dog sniffing

Create a scavenger hunt for your dog by hiding treats or toys in your garden or a local park. Let them use their nose to find the hidden treasures and enjoy the thrill of discovery.

Beaches for Canine Frolics

happy dog at beach

What better way to make lasting memories with your furry friend than a day at the beach? If your pup loves the water, dog-friendly beaches are a must. Whether it’s sandy shores, rugged coastlines, or hidden coves, beaches provide the perfect playground for your four-legged friend to splash, fetch, and bask in the sun. Look for off-leash areas or designated dog beaches where your pup can roam freely, splash in the water, and play with other dogs. Ensure your pup is protected from the sun with dog-friendly sunscreen such as HOWND’s hemp skin, nose & paw balm and provide shade when needed.

Canine-Focused Events and Festivals

dog at festival

Unleash the party animal in your pup by attending dog-centric events and festivals happening this summer. These events offer endless entertainment and bonding opportunities for you and your canine companion. Check events in your local area such as outdoor markets or charity walks that you and your dog can participate in together.

Outdoor Playdates

dog friends play date

Arrange playdates with other dog owners in your community. Meet up in a dog-friendly park or a garden for some off-leash fun and socialization for the dogs.

Dog-Friendly Tours or Experiences

dog in national historic site, ashby de la zouch

Some cities offer paid dog-friendly tours or experiences, such as historical walking tours or boat cruises. These activities allow you to explore new places while including your furry companion.


HOWND creates products that help keep dogs happy and healthy for life, while encouraging others to live a planet-kind, cruelty-free lifestyle. We believe the world would be a better place if more people embraced the power of plants.

Our products are kind to our precious planet and the animals that inhabit it. That’s why dogs and their humans love HOWND.

We are convinced that dogs can thrive without compromising the welfare of other animals. Since day one, HOWND pet care has been certified by Cruelty-Free International and is accredited by The Vegetarian (Vegan) Society, PETA Cruelty-Free and The Ethical Company Organisation.


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