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There are lots of ways to be active with your dog while staying home. It is important to spend quality time with your dog and provide them attention and exercise. Here are some great ways to do that!

Dog Art

Create a portrait of your dog.  Try focusing on just your dog’s face or play with different media.  You can do one in pencil and then the next one in marker or crayon.

Geometric Dogs

Create a dog picture using geometric shapes: different sized circles, ovals, triangles, squares and rectangles.  You can cut out these shapes from paper, or use your computer. Here’s a fun instructional video on YouTube., using cut out paper.

Song and Dance

Change a pop song you like so the lyrics are about your dog.  Perform for your family.

Make up a dance routine with your dog! Check out this fun freestyle video Musical Dog Freestyle  and then practice teaching your dog to jump, spin and wiggle to your favorite song!

Favorite Places Map

Create a map of your neighborhood and include your dog’s favorite places to sniff and play.

Do-It-Yourself Agility

Create your own Agility jump for your dog.  Using household items such as a broom pole and chairs as anchors.  Place the pole between the two anchors.  Practice introducing your dog to the jump first, then guide them over the jump with their favorite toy or treat!

Pawprint Masterpiece

Make a pawprint finger paint masterpiece!  Using non-toxic paint, gently place your dog’s clean, dry paw.  Move their paw over to the paper and lightly press their paw down.  Use different colors to make a true doggie creation! After you are done, wash your pup’s paw off using warm water and their favorite dog shampoo.

Caring for your Dog

Practice good hygiene with your pups too! Take the time to wash their bowls and toys using warm soap and water, ask an adult for help before using a specific cleaner.  Make sure to brush them every day to keep their fur soft and clean!

Bake Dog Treats

With help from an adult, you can bake your dog some delicious dog treats. Find the recipe here.

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