Hopefully the April showers are now behind us. And with the weather getting warmer, it’s a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. That’s the great part about living in Elk Grove. We have a beautiful place to call home and it is full of fun activities for everyone. It’s to put up the umbrella and pick up the picnic basket for some of these great ideas and events around town.
For the social and energized dog:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Old Town Plaza – 9615 Railroad St
Ride your bike to the monthly Food Truck Mania event and receive a coupon to enjoy some tasty, discounted bites.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 8:30am check in, 9:30 am start
Elk Grove Regional Park – 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Wag n Walk registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt for you and a special gift for your dog!
Friday, May 26th, 2017 | 6-10 PM
Old Town Grove
Elk Grove Brewfest will feature 50+ breweries, cideries, meaderies, and a few wineries, with local gourmet food trucks, vendors, a cigar lounge, and live music and entertainment. Must be 21+ years old to enter.
For the more introverted dog:
Not all dogs love big crowds, events or even car rides. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy plenty of sunshine either at home or a nearby park! Try these games for some fun in the sun with your Fido.
Be creative and make a simple obstacle course inside your home with the help of a few everyday objects like towels and boxes. Place one or two rolled-up blankets, a few boxes or low Walk your dog through the course and have him hop over the blankets and around the boxes a couple of times. Once he’s got the hang of it, ask him to stay at one end of the course and then call him from the other.
Red Light Green Light
This game is perfect for children and family dogs who know how to “stay” and “come.” All participants, both humans and dog, spread out in an open yard. One person is the game moderator. Instead of saying “red light” and “green light,” the keywords will be “stay” and “come.” The “Stop Light” will then call out the commands. And don’t forget to treat your dog after each command.
What is your favorite thing to do you with you pets when the weather is nice? Sound off in the comments below or on our social media and let us know!