Dogs need a lot of time outside. A wide place to run and play in. It is important that they get regular outdoor time to exercise as well, given their innate need to run. And since they are social animals it will also benefit them to be around other people and other pets.
Pet Coach has emphasized how important it is for dogs to have outdoor enrichment. In their online article, they discussed the great benefits dogs can have for being allowed to run around, and have fun outdoors.
“Even if you do not have time right then for a walk or play, let them stay outside for awhile for the sensory stimulation. The sights, sounds, and especially the smells of the outdoors keep your dog’s mind alert and active. The outdoors is interesting and it is a place to learn. Aim to walk or play for at least thirty minutes a day. Some dogs will need more walking or play time, so be sure to adjust the time spent exercising based upon your pet’s needs.”
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Dog Parks in San Diego
In San Diego, there are a lot of dog parks to choose from. And these dog-friendly parks are not just great for canine friends, they too are good for their humans too.
TripSavvy says San Diego is teeming with dog-friendly parks and beaches and it is like nature’s gift to every dog lover out there. In one of their articles they rounded up every dog friendly beach in the area and wells Park over at El Cajon is one of those that they mentioned.
“This 1.4 acre spread within El Cajon’s Wells Park is the East County’s second leashless dog park and is a grassy haven for pooches. It has gravel and grassy sun areas and dual drinking fountains (for pets and their owners). Located in the southwest part of Wells Park at 1153 E. Madison Avenue, the off-leash area is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is lighted for night use.”
Check out the other parks mentioned in their article here.
Dog Beaches in San Diego
For pet owners who may want to allow their dogs to frolic in the sand and hit the waves, San Diego is definitely the place to be. With its dog beaches, one’s four legged friends will definitely enjoy! Delmar Doggers has shared a list of exciting beaches where dogs can freely play in. One of the dog beaches they mentioned in their write-up is Del Mar Dog Beach along Camino Del Mar.
“Tail-waggin’, Frisbee-catchin’, stick-fetchin’ types will revel at North County’s only dog-friendly beach, as long as their owners can follow the somewhat convoluted rules. At North Beach, from 29th Street to the Solana Beach border, dogs are allowed off leash from Labor Day through June 14 and on leash the rest of the year. At Main Beach, at the northern end of Powerhouse Park to 29th Street, dogs are not allowed June 15 through Labor Day and are allowed leashed from the day after Labor Day through June 14.”
The rest of the dog beaches they included in the list can be found in their original article here.
Dogs are indeed lucky to have a lot of available parks and beaches where they could play, exercise, and have outdoor stimulation.