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I live in Northern Kentucky, and I'm looking for some fun things to do with my pooch.

There are several nice dog parks around, but I'm also looking for places she can go with me. What do you do with your dogs? Are there places in your area where your dog is welcome? Stores, or businesses?

Just looking for ideas :)
 

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We take walks around the outdoor shopping mall in our neighborhood, primarily so our dog understands that there's life beyond our house and dog park. And she knows that there are other people besides our family and regular visitors to our house.

The shopping mall rules are No Dogs but they really don't enforce it. Might be that our dog is pretty small (14 lbs.) and non-threatening looking. They'd probably feel different if I was walking a larger dog.
 

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We have an outdoor mall nearby, maybe we'll go there sometime, There's a deli there that has outdoor seating... I wonder if they would let me bring her if we sat outside.

We've had our first experience with dog parks... today was our second day. What a mad house! It's so much fun though.
 

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I'm going to assume your talking about the dog in your avatar. have you thought of bikejoring?

I do Agility, tracking, obedience, bikejoring, skijoring, sledding, and tug-o-war(lol) with my dogs
 

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I'm going to assume your talking about the dog in your avatar. have you thought of bikejoring?

I do Agility, tracking, obedience, bikejoring, skijoring, sledding, and tug-o-war(lol) with my dogs
Along with the things listed above (especially sledding and agility, fun times there lol) ask around at the dog park, they may know some pet friendly places.
We have an outdoor mall type thing up here, we went in to a specialty type pet store and they gave us a list of of the stores we could take the dogs in to, including places like Hollister, AE, Hallmark, etc. I'd say there were about 25 places or so the dogs were allowed (just within this one mall).
Good luck :D
 

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What is bikejoring and skijoring? I've heard the latter term before on a horse forum, but I never knew what it is.

Whe we've gone to the dog park, I've tried to get her to play fetch, or even just chase a ball, and when I throw it she watches it land and then looks back at me like, "Why did you do that?"

I think frisbee would be super fun, but I'm not sure how to go about teaching her. That was something I was going to look up on the web today.

Our dog park has a little agility course, we play on it :) She does all the "events," but doesn't understand the tunnel yet, lol.
 

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well skijoring is only for snowy areas so that wouldn't work for you, but here is a video of my dogs Hawkeye and Kechara doign a little Skijoring with a friend of mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHyZ1JNtWOc&feature=channel_page


Bikejoring is for more warmer climates since i live in Wisconsin we get snow half the year and it's above 70F for the other half so I get to do both. I don't have any good video of me with my dogs bikejoring but here is someone elses vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8V_CH2MURw

it's great to do even on sidewalks although if you like in a city I recomend booties because broken glass litters the roads every where in the city
 

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I live in Northern Kentucky, and I'm looking for some fun things to do with my pooch.

There are several nice dog parks around, but I'm also looking for places she can go with me. What do you do with your dogs? Are there places in your area where your dog is welcome? Stores, or businesses?

Just looking for ideas :)
FINALLY! someone who lives within driving distance! lol.
What DP do you go to?
 

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Have you ever thought about having your dog certified as a therapy dog?. A therapy dog visits people in nursing homes, hospitals, libraries etc. I'm going to be doing that with Lola. It might be something you might look into.
 

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Therapy is amazing, it's a lot of fun to do with your dogs. It's great for socialisation, less stressful than competitions and of course contributes to a wonderful cause.
 
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