Go on a hike
Hiking with your dog during the heat of summer can be a challenge for the both of you. Once it cools down a bit, however, a walk through the woods, or up a mountain, or along the water, is one of those ideal canine-human bonding experiences, and a great way to explore the great outdoors.

Pumpkin patch with the pooch!

While your pup might not appreciate the art of picking the perfect pumpkin, he will enjoy spending the day outside wandering the fields, and sampling the fruits of your hard work—that’s right, most pooches love the taste of pumpkin, so add a dollop to his dinner bowl and watch him go to town.

Do a little “tail” gating!

Fall means football and whether you’re a sports fan or not, tailgating is a tradition and a great way to spend some QT with your favorite mascot. Just pack the cooler with extra water, throw some burgers on the grill, bring a few balls to throw around, and don’t forget Fido’s favorite lounge chair.