There are so many fun things to do with your dog in Austin and the surrounding area. Keeping your dog active and taking him or her to public places helps your dog to socialize and get comfortable being around other people and dogs. These activities are not only good exercise for you and your pups, but also tire them out so you can really relax when you get home! Below are just a handful of our favorite local activities to do with your dog:
- At DogBoy’s!
- Classes: Take a class with your dog. You learn a lot, have fun, and get some extremely good bonding time with your dog.
- Private Dog Park: Enjoy the off leash dog park experience with fewer worries. Fenced in. All dogs are evaluated and screened by our knowledgeable staff. Clean drinking water for your dogs. Hose to rinse them off afterward, or schedule a bath.
- Field trip!
- Walk the State Capitol Grounds & soak up some local history.
- Arboretum– Take a walk around the shops, get some lunch from Blue Baker or some ice cream from Amy’s and sit outside with your dog. Check out the duck pond.
- The Domain– Walk around the shops (many of which are dog friendly and you can take him/her in with you).
- Zilker Botanical Gardens– Enjoy beautiful plants and shady paths on a walk with your dog.
- South Congress– get some food from the trailers, window shop, and people watch.
- Concert in the park– bring your dog!
- Movies in the park– bring ’em!
- Whole Foods Downtown I’ve been told any store that doesn’t have a service animals only sign on the front window/door is free game to walk around inside with your dog. If an employee asks you to leave, no big deal, kindly leave!
- Warehouse district– walk around and eat on the porch somewhere. Lunch Breakfast Dinner- many places with outdoor seating will allow you to eat with your dog, ask!
- JW Properties has a list of dog friendly places (We’ve been to others as well where we asked and they were cool with it)
- Local Dog Friendly Parks – Hiking + Water + Other Dogs = FUN!
*Be advised: Not all dogs that are taken to off leash dog park areas are well behaved, and sometimes are not friendly.
- Dog Events Are fun
Have some to add to the list? Add them in the comments below!
To find out more about our group classes, or to see which one might be right for your dog, click below to talk to one of our trainers!
Blog post by Donald Gytri, Kennel Tech/Dog Wrangler.
Thank you to Jorge Corona for this awesome photo!