Outdoor Adventures In North Wales
As lockdown is now easing across the country, hopefully, we are going to be getting back to what we used to call ‘normality’, for some that may be seeing some loved ones or going out for a meal that doesn’t involve sitting outside, and for others, that’s packing up the car with your backpack and best friend and getting into the wilderness of North Wales.
Outdoor Adventures in North Wales
Being safe when out and about with your dog is paramount to an enjoyable experience and we are excited to have launched a podcast this month, with special guests including Sarah Holmes (Mochdre Vets), Katie Owen (Avid Walker & Pet Parent to Fudge), and our very own Laura Jones (petplace). In the first edition of our podcast, they take you through the highs and potential lows of Outdoor Adventures in North Wales post lockdown.
Preparing You & Your Best Friend
We have maybe all experienced unease with going out and about since we have been cooped up at home for so long. This will be just as true for your dog’, they may feel anxious about venturing out into the world and as responsible pet parents, we need to be sure we ease them back into this once common aspect of their lives. Plan in advance, training and rewarding, they may be a little rusty so be patient and supportive.
What To Take With You
Your dog may have loved going out prior to lockdown, but just make sure they are comfortable and happy getting back out and going further afield. A good tip is to bring something comforting from home like a favourite toy or some treats to help keep them relaxed. A nice addition to have in your backpack or at least in your car would be a Doggy First Aid kit, just in case.
Be Aware of The Heat
As we approach the hotter summer months, be aware that you are not going too far in the car with your dog at peak times of the day. Especially with the longer daylight hours, you can get those walks in around sunrise and sunset during cooler periods of the day. You could alternatively plan your walks around forests and use that canopy to escape the heat.
Stimulating Walks For Elderly Dogs
You may not need to hike a mountain or walk the length of the coastline to give your dog the exercise and stimulation they require, especially for elderly dogs. They need stimulation just as much as anyone else, having them potter around your garden will not be enough for them mentally. They have to check in with their “pee-mail”. So even if it is around the neighbourhood or at a more accessible ‘beauty spot’ like Llyn Crafnant they still need to get out there and enjoy their walks.
As always if you have any questions regarding Going Out in North Wales with your pets, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can pop into the store or get in touch via any of social channels or website.
Some of the favourite places to visit in North Wales from our podcast this month.
Llyn Padarn – Llanberis
Llyn Crafnant – Trefriw
Llyn Geirionydd – Trefriw
If you have been or are going to any of these with your best furry friend, be sure to tag us in your images, we would love to see you all out and about in North Wales.
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