If you’re looking for something to do that involves your four-legged friend; or somehow is based around him, then look no further!
We’ve rounded up some of the most compatible hobbies for dog lovers, and there is something for everyone.
Whether you’re really active and are looking for a new sport to take up with your pooch; or you just want to relax in front of the fire and crochet your adorable puppy.
Get Another Pet
At first glance, this might seem like a strange suggestion, but Robert Woods, the creator of Fishkeeping World, believes that keeping a variety of pets is the perfect hobby for any dog lover.
The chances are if you have time to spend caring for a dog, then you’ll also have time to care for other pets.
According to the National Pet Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, around 85 million families own a pet.
Dogs, and the most popular animal to own, closely followed by cats, then freshwater fish.
Flyball is a team sport where two teams of dogs, race each other relay style, by retrieving a ball and returning over jumps.
This is a great sport if you love having plenty of company, and both you and your pup will definitely make plenty of friends getting involved in this game.
Any dog can take part in flyball, so long as they are fit and healthy and over 18 months old. Some of the best-suited dogs are Border Collies
This sport will help you and your dog bond; due to the amount of time you spend training them on the game. It is also great for keeping you both fit and active.
If you love to keep active, why not encourage your dog to become your running partner?
Dogs are always ready to spend more time with you, they usually have heaps of excess energy to burn, and you’ll be much less likely to skip a run because they’ll be there waiting for you by the door.
This can be a really fun way to spend time together as well as keep fit at the same time. Your dog will need to be leash trained, and if you intend to run off-leash, he’ll need to have mastered recall.
You’ll need to work your pooch up slowly if he’s not used to so much running; but ideally, he should be young, fit and will take running with you well.
If you’re more of the creative type and running isn’t your best idea of enjoyment, how about getting creative using your dog as inspiration?
If you love writing, you could write novels based on your beloved pooch. There is plenty of great fictional doggie based stories available for you to read as inspiration. You could also just take inspiration straight from the life that you two live.
If writing a novel seems like too much hard work, how about writing poems, rhymes or songs about, or for your dog?
Another way to use writing in a dog-related way is to make your dog Instagram famous! Set him up to his very own account, using your writing skills to document his daily ups and downs.
Again, this is another suggestion for the creative types, how about crocheting?
If you don’t already know how to crochet, it’s actually really simple, and there are lots of ways to learn, from taking a class to watching a quick YouTube video.
Once you’ve learned this skill, you’ll be able to whip up cute little outfits, Christmas jumpers, Halloween costumes, or simply just a cozy jumper to keep them warm.
If your dog isn’t the type of furry friend who will thank you for putting him in a silly costume; you can put your talents to other uses and make adorable doggy jumpers for your family and friends.
We said we’d include something for everyone, and this one is for those of you who love to whip up a storm in the kitchen.
We all love to spoil our dogs. What better a way to do it than to bake them tasty treats.
You can make them anything from delicious biscuits to tasty home-cooked meals. You could even turn this hobby into a sideline business if your cooking is good!
Hopefully, one of these fun-filled activities will be perfect for you and your dog and will bring you even closer together.