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October 2018

From Beach to Bar | 10 Best Dog Friendly Beach & Bar Combos

From Beach to Bar | 10 Best Dog Friendly Beach & Bar Combos

Life’s a dog friendly beach! And to make life even better  these 10 dog beaches have a dog friendly bar close by. 

We have listed the best dog friendly beaches in Sydney together with the best dog friendly bars to go for an “after beach” drink! Technically there is only one ocean beach in Sydney that allows dogs (Greenhills Beach in Cronulla) but there are many other great spots to go for a swim.

It’s time to go From Beach to Bar with your dog! Great combos listed below from South to North in Sydney.

Looking for Beach to Bar tips in Melbourne? Check out our Top 5 Melbourne Beach to Bar combos!

FROM Horderns Beach TO Driftwood Cafe

    

Bordering the National Park in Bundeena, Horderns Beach is a tranquil spot to visit with your dog. Take a ferry (paws allowed) from Cronulla, have a fun playtime and a dip in the ocean. Finish the morning or afternoon at the dog friendly Driftwood Cafe. Only a few paw steps from the beach, Driftwood Cafe is an optimum spot for you to chill out with a coffee, beer or glass of wine after a swim. Note that Horderns Beach is a timeshare off lead area. See the off lead hours here!

FROM Greenhills Beach TO Next Door

    

Greenhills Beach is the only dog friendly ocean beach in Sydney. There are time and area restrictions for the off lead exercise, which you can find here. The beach is absolutely beautiful and often packed with many playmates. Walk to the dog friendly bar Next Door takes about 20-30 minutes but rest assured it will be rewarding to see your puppy to get some refreshing drinks or maybe a puppycino at the terrace after a swim!

FROM Silver Beach TO Cook at Kurnell

    

Silver Beach is 24h dog off lead beach in Kurnell. Dogs are allowed off leash between the third and fourth rock groynes at the western end of the beach, in front of the Bonna Point Reserve car park. Enjoy the soft sand and swim with your pooch before heading for a drink to the dog friendly Cook at Kurnell. This super cool beach bar / cafe operates from a converted airstream serving brekkie, lunch and great cocktails!

FROM Bicentennial Park TO The Annandale Hotel

    

24h off lead area at Bicentennial Park is a very popular summer evening spot for all the local dog owners. Dogs can have a play at the grassy area next to the shoreline or go for a little rumble in the water. Dog friendly The Annandale Hotel is about 20 minutes walk away from the harbour. This super dog friendly pub welcomes your pup to join you EVERYWHERE in the premises, yes that is inside, outside, beer garden, kitchen (ok, not in the kitchen but we can live with that)!

FROM Blackwattle Beach TO Lord Wolseley

    

Located in the shores of Rozelle Bay, 24h off lead Blackwattle Bay is a great spot to stop for a swim. The entire Glebe Foreshore is a great dog exercise area overlooking the harbour, Anzac Bridge and the Fishmarket. Make sure you continue your journey to the heart of Ultimo to dog friendly pub Lord Wolseley for a refreshing after play drink. Walk from Blackwattle Bay will take you about 25 minutes and you can stop for another round of play at the Wentworth Park off lead area. You can also start your journey from Ultimo to the foreshore and walk back the same way.

FROM Rose Bay Foreshore TO The Sheaf

    

Rose Bay Foreshore is an 24h off lead beach to take your pup for a walk, run, play or swim. Enjoy stunning harbour views with the CBD skyline in the distance while your pup is having a rumble or making new discoveries on the beach. On your way back, make a pit stop at The Sheaf in Double Bay. Your dog is warmly welcomed at the courtyard to have a chilling afternoon while you are having a glass of your favourite beer, wine or bubbles!

FROM Sirius Cove TO Greens

    

This is a great combo for families and their furry friends. Sirius Cove has a large green area to sit down for a picnic.  Walk down to the beach to cool down in the shallow waters. Puppies can play and swim with the kids or make new friends. As visiting Sirius Cove most likely means you need to drive, Greens North Sydney is only about 10-15 minutes drive away and unless you are coming from the north, it is probably more or less on your way home. Greens North Sydney is a fantastic family venue to go for a drink, meal, bowls or just for a relaxing afternoon with the entire family (this includes your furriest family members as well, no we don’t mean dad).

FROM Manly Lagoon TO Hawkesbury Brewery

    

Dog Friendly beach Manly Lagoon is located at the Queenscliff Rock Pool end of Manly Beach. This tidal lagoon has everything you need for your dog to have pawsome time: shallow waters, beach and a large grassy area. Dogs aren’t allowed on the actual beach so make sure you stay at the Lagoon side of Bridge Road. After a pawsome playtime drive down to a dog friendly Hawkesbury Brewing in Manly for some refreshments before heading home. (Manly Lagoon image credit: Thingdoer)

FROM Curl Curl Lagoon TO Nomad Brewery

    

Curl Curl Lagoon is always a hit during the warmer months. The neighbouring Flora and Richie Roberts Reserve includes all the essentials, including doggie bags, bins, a drinking area, and public toilets for owners. We bet your dog will not be alone in this great Northern Beaches doggie summer paradise. From Beach to Brew: Head to the dog friendly Nomad Brewing for an “after swim” craft beer experience with your pup. (Curl Curl Lagoon image credit: Weekend Notes)

FROM Rowland Reserve TO The Newport

    

It is impossible to ignore the final and the most northern Beach & Bar combo in Sydney. 24h dog off lead area in Rowland Reserve is one of the most stunning and largest dog friendly beaches in Sydney. Large grassy area provides enough space to exercise, beach is a great spot to wrestle with some new mates (your dog that is) and calm waters offer a fantastic opportunity to cool down for both of you. The Newport across the water is a must after beach venue to visit with your pup. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the venue and they will be looked after by the dog friendly staff!

Have a splash everyone!

Check out our other dog friendly guides for some inspiration to your next adventure with your dog!

  


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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Southern Highlands

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Southern Highlands

Edited by: Ella Holgate

We know how much planning it takes to travel with your dog. Finding dog friendly accommodation can be a daunting task in itself, not to mention discovering the best dog walks or dog parks at your destination. Your dog might also get car sickness, in which case we highly recommend you read the article on “What you should know about long car trips with your dog” from our friends at Sydney’s Southern Cross Vets before starting your journey.

The Southern Highlands has plenty to offer you and your dog. We have listed the best dog friendly accommodation, walks, pubs and cafés to make your next visit to this beautiful NSW countryside with your dog a truly memorable experience!

Check out also our other popular travel guides with your dog

Where to stay in the Southern Highlands?

Let’s start with your visit to the Southern Highlands! We have sourced the most amazing dog friendly accommodation options in the area. Whether you are after a couple’s retreat or are travelling with a bigger band, there is always plenty on offer. The full list of all dog friendly accommodations can be found here!

Church Conversion on Pupsy

This air-conditioned, two-bedroom holiday home comes with a garden and free WiFi. Stylishly decorated, featuring a modern spacious bathroom and cosy bedrooms, this dog friendly home is close to the popular Carrington Falls and is only a few minutes walk away from the Robertson Cheese Factory.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

Green Acres on Pupsy

Green Acres is set amongst farmlands at the heart of Kangaroo Valley. Enjoy stunning views whilst relaxing by the pool or having a glass of your favourite wine as you sit by the fireplace, reading a good book.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

Kooyong on Pupsy

Relax in the garden and take in the fresh mountain air. This stylishly decorated, fully equipped luxury holiday estate includes 4 bedrooms, which means there is plenty of room for family or friends!

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

Lark Cottage on Pupsy

Located in the beautiful village of Burrawang and only a short walk to the award winning Burrawang Village Hotel, Lark cottage offers a relaxing and romantic retreat, allowing you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The cottage is open plan and is perfect for both couples and family groups looking for a country escape.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

Taliesin on Pupsy

Set in one of the exclusive areas of Kangaroo Valley, this family home offers a perfect hideaway for either a group of friends or the extended family. It will be very hard to recall your daily agenda while sitting on the deck and gazing towards the rolling hills on the horizon. On colder nights, why not set a comfy family dinner by the fireplace?

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

Treehouse on Pupsy

The Treehouse is a place where you are utterly immersed in nature, cocooned by the sounds of running water and native wildlife. It is a place that allows you unplug and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and Mother Nature, with the freedom to do as much or as little as you like.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

Vicarage View on Pupsy

Vicarage View Cottage boasts a year-round outdoor pool and mountain views. If you are passing through or looking for a accommodation that allows single night bookings for a quicker experience of the beautiful Kangaroo Valley, Vicarage View Cottage is definitely worth checking out.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

What to do?

The Southern Highlands is filled with great hiking and walking tracks. You can climb up the hills, hike in the bush or enjoy the equally calming walking tracks close to the villages. We have handpicked the best walks and hikes to do with your dog!

Bong Bong Track on Pupsy

The Bong Bong track is a popular walking track outside Bowral. Stunning scenery along the rolling hills and fields of the Southern Highland makes you forget your daily routine and take in the calmness of nature!

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

Cherry Tree Walk on Pupsy

The Cherry Tree walk is listed in The Best of Bowral, and is a beautiful and popular track that meanders through 526 cherry trees. For the most stunning experience, visit in spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Start the walk with a morning coffee from the RAW & WILD dog friendly café.

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

Mt Gibraltar Track on Pupsy

Hike with your dog up the hill to one of the best viewing spots around Southern Highlands. Dogs must be on the lead at all times but they will still be able to enjoy this countryside hike up Mount Gibraltar!

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

Gibbergunyah Walk on Pupsy

Gibbergunyah (meaning a “shallow cave used as a shelter”) is a reserve for public recreation and for the preservation of native flora and fauna. Kangaroos, wombats and echidnas are often seen so keep your dog on the lead at all times. The track is quite steep if you ascend from Howard’s Lane in Welby. The easier approach is from Boronia Street in Bowral.

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

Box Vale Track on Pupsy

The Box Vale walking track takes you along a historic path out the back of Mittagong in the Southern Highlands. The bushwalk takes you along the track that was cut during the late 1800s for coal mining access. One of the key highlights of the hike is the cuttings; walking between the rock faces along either side of you is awe-inspiring.

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

Berrima River Walk on Pupsy

This beautiful dog friendly walk follows the Wingecarribee River. Here you can discover what the German merchant seamen built along river while they were interned in Berrima for four years during WW1. Finish the walk at Surveyor General Inn, one of the most dog friendly pubs in the Southern Highlands.

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

Food & Drinks?

A weekend away in the Southern Highlands wouldn’t be the same without a relaxing afternoon drink or meal in one of the many great cafés and pubs. Unfortunately, not all of them are as welcoming of your pup as they will be of you. No worries, we have sourced the best and most comprehensive selection of dog friendly cafés and pubs, where you and your furry travel companion will always feel welcome! These are listed below in alphabetical order.

Artemis Wines on Pupsy

If you are interested in mixing it up a bit, how about visiting a local winery with your pup! Southern Highland wineries may not be known to be as dog friendly as the ones in the Hunter Valley but Artemis Wines is worth a visit. At Artemis Wines you can enjoy a glass of wine on the deck, which is fully covered from the rain /sun, accompanied by your pup.

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Burrawang Village Hotel on Pupsy

This dog friendly pub is located in the quaint village of Burrawang, among the picturesque rolling green hills of the Southern Highlands. It is famous for its beautiful gardens, spectacular views and tasty food, so make sure you include it in your Southern Highland bucket list!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Magpie Cafe on Pupsy

Magpie Café not only welcomes pups, they love them to be around at the front garden. They will get an equal (or maybe a bit more) amount of attention as you. This is a great place to start the day, followed by a walk along Berrima River!

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RAW and WILD on Pupsy

This is a gourmet market with a dog friendly café at the back, which offers delicious bites for you and a doggie menu for your pup. RAW & WILD is a great place to finish your morning walk, and is near the Cherry Tree walking track!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Scottish Arms on Pupsy

Their recently renovated beer garden must be one of the most stunning pieces of architecture you will find in the Southern Highlands. There is plenty of shade for pups and some rare Scottish beers for the two legged guests! Make sure this is one of your pit stops when staying around Bowral!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Surveyor General Inn on Pupsy

In our humble opinion, Surveyor General Inn is the most dog friendly pub in the Southern Highlands. Dogs are allowed inside the front bar and if the days are getting a little chilly, they can lay at your feet in front of the fire place while you enjoy a beer at this old school English style pub!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

The Friendly Inn on Pupsy

The legendary Friendly Inn has been serving locals and visitors for a looooong time. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden, front terrace and on the deck. Visiting this inn is a must for anyone travelling through the Kangaroo Valley town centre!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

The Royal Hotel on Pupsy

Located in the centre of Bowral, The Royal Hotel is popular amongst locals as well as many of the visitors in town. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden on the side of the pub.

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

In case of emergency

Rest assured, the Southern Highlands has excellent vet services covering everything from an upset stomach and rashes to laboratory and surgical services. Although we hope you will not need this list, it is always handy to have the local vet details close to you when travelling.

We would also like to remind you to make sure your pup’s tick treatment is up to date when venturing out in the Southern Highlands.

 


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What you should know about long car trips with your dog

What you should know about long car trips with your dog

At some point you will need to take a long car trip with your dog. This may be required to move, go on holidays or visit relatives. Long car rides can be perfectly safe for your dog, and stress free, but there are steps you should take to help your dog in the car.

Reducing stress in the car

How your dog copes with the long car ride depends on personality and previous exposure to cars. Relaxed dogs who frequently ride in cars will probably have little to no difficulty with an extended trip. Anxious dogs and dogs who seldom ride in cars can find long car rides very stressful.

If your dog is unused to the car you should gradually build up to a long car ride before embarking on extended trips. Many dogs fear cars because car rides often lead to a visit to the vet, or to boarding kennels. Take your dog on frequent 5-10 minute rides to exciting places such as the beach and dog park. Maintain a normal conversation in the car and do not appear overly anxious in front of the dog. If your dog does not suffer from motion sickness then treats provided during the journey can help make the trip positive.

If your dog suffers from an extreme fear of car trips reconsider the need for taking your dog on a long car journey. At best an anxious dog in the car is stressful for the driver, at worst it can be dangerous. If a car trip is absolutely necessary for a fearful dog then speak to your veterinarian about the use of sedatives in the car. There are risks associated with the use of these medications, and your veterinarian will likely recommend a trial run with the drug in the house under direct supervision.

Make the car comfortable for your dog

Dogs can suffer from motion sickness in the car, just like people. Make sure your dog has a comfortable spot to lie, on the back seat or in a crate. Some dogs like to be able to see their owners, particularly if they are anxious. Being able to look out the window is also important for dogs that may feel motion sick. Ensure air flow through the car is adequate, crack open the back window so your dog has a constant supply of fresh air.

Remember that your dog needs toilet breaks. An accident in the car will be unpleasant for both you and the dog for the rest of the long car trip. Try to stop at least every 2 hours to give your dog a rest outside and the chance to eat, drink or go to the toilet. Remember to keep your dog leashed when stopping near roads. If you notice your dog suddenly becomes restless, this may be a cue to pull over in a safe spot for a quick poo or wee break.

Your veterinarian may be able to supply you with anti-nausea medication for a long car ride. If you are worried about motion sickness in your dog, chat to your veterinarian.

Car Safety for your dog

There are a few important rules to keep in mind when travelling with your dog in the car:

  1. It is illegal to travel with an unrestrained dog in the car. Make sure your dog is secured with a safety harness & dog seat belt or in a crate in the back of the car. Unrestrained dogs have been known to fly through windscreens in car accidents. Never ride with your dog on one of the front seats. Front seat airbags can kill a dog if they go off. Car harnesses can be bought in most pet stores and are useful to safely secure a dog in the car. Make sure your dog wears a safety harness and the seatbelt is secured at the top of the harness on your dogs back. Never attach the dog’s seat belt to their collar as it could strangle your pup in an accident!
  2. Do not allow your dog to stick he/her head out of the window of the car. Do not open windows wide enough to allow your dog to stick their head through, or climb through. Dogs can easily be injured by passing cars or flying gravel if they have their head out of the window.
  3. Do not leave your dog unattended in a car, even if the windows are down. Temperatures rise quickly in cars even on cold days. A dog left unattended in a car can die in minutes. Sometimes dogs may be forgotten in cars, particularly if owners do not often travel with them in the back seat. To avoid this leave an important item like a phone, wallet or handbag in the back near your dog.
  4. Always focus on your driving with your dog in the car, and pull over to stop safely if you need to adjust or check anything to do with your dog.

With preparation long car rides do not have to be difficult. If you are at all worried about how your dog will cope in the car you can talk through the issue with your veterinarian.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Bethany Richards. BVSC (Sydney University) from Southern Cross Vet.
Dr Beth  enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in promoting animal welfare. Dr. Beth is part of the Animal Ethics Committee at the Children’s Medical Research Institute of the Children’s Hospital in Westmead.
Thanks for the guest blog, Dr. Beth!


Find dog parks near you or discover new places to sniff on Pupsy!
Choose from dog friendly accommodation, pubs/bars, beaches & wineries  just to name a few…

Dog parks on Pupsy
Dog friendly accommodation on Pupsy
Dog friendly pubs/ bars on Pupsy
Dog friendly Beaches

      

SIGN YOUR DOG UP TO PUPSY NOW AND CREATE A FREE PROFILE!

Unleash other pawsome (and free!) Pupsy features for your dog:

  • Find new mates for your dog & send friend requests | search by council, breed or age
  • Check in to places so your dog’s friends know where to find you
  • Save your favourite places and write reviews to help the dog community
  • …and many more
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How to master a pawfect Pupsy profile photo of your dog

How to master a pawfect Pupsy profile photo of your dog

6 Top Tips on how you can take a pawfect photo of your dog to help your pup shine above all the rest!

Increase your chances for new Pupsy connections with other dogs by mastering your dog’s profile photo or uploading some great photos of your dog for the Newsfeed!
(Instructions here)
Remember at Pupsy there are no judgements and there is no such thing as too many posted photos of your fur baby in the Newsfeed 🙂

Presentation is everything, its no different to any Dating app, effort will be rewarded and your pooch will love you for finding new mates to play with 🙂

Find below a beginner’s guide to help you help your dog shine above all the rest.
Let’s face it, he’s/ she’s destined for Pupsy-stardom!

No matter what ideas you choose, your dog will get plenty of attention, you’ll get some pawsome pictures, and both of you are sure to have a great time!

Equipment

Of course, a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera will be great to take the pawfect photo of your pooch, if you do have one handy make sure to choose a faster shutter speed as your dog is unlikely to pose for you very long.
A faster shutter speed means less light so balance this out with more natural light available i.e. outdoors or near a large window.

Don’t despair  though if you don’t have a SLR camera handy, most modern Smartphones have amazing cameras so you can take just as great photos with the following settings:

Turn off the power saver +  turn on HDR

  • Ensure any power-saving modes are turned off. They slow down your camera’s performance.
  • Turn on HDR mode to help balance the lighting.

Use special modes for action shots

  • To keep up with fast-moving pets, use burst mode feature shooting and pick the least blurry of the shots.
  • On the iphone just hold down the shutter release button on the screen or use the volume buttons on the side of the iphone to capture a series of shots. Check your photos and then choose the best shot from the sequence.

 

Find the right light

Take advantage of natural light

  • If you can, pose your dog by a window or glass door to get soft lighting.
  • Avoid harsh, bright sunlight. On cloudless days, take photos in the shade. Overcast days are perfect for outdoor photography.

Avoid flash by using lamps

  • Avoid using flash unless necessary. Flash makes lighting harsh, and it can give dogs that dreaded red-eye effect.
  • If you have a flexible-neck desk lamp available to you, use it for great lighting for an indoor dog photoshoot.

 

Get your dog’s attention

If your desired effect is to have your dog look straight into the camera, call his or her name, make sounds they respond to, and talk to them to get them to look at the camera.
Don’t forget the power of treats! Dogs will almost always look right at the treat and if you have an assistant, even better!
Have them hold the treat where you’d like your dog to look and, of course, don’t forget to hand it out as a reward to the super dog model 🙂
A little trick which helps to keep your pup’s weight in check: feed part of their dinner in the photo shoot, this way your dog will feel rewarded without the additional calorie intake.

Make your dog smile

To give you that big grin, an easy way is to take them for a quick run around the living room or have a tug of war with them.  An active dog is a happy dog and will likely flash you a huge smile after settling down.

Perspective, Angel and Background

Get the puppy perspective by getting on your dog’s level or take pictures from different angles for more interesting shots. Especially getting on your pups level will make a huge difference and to show what life is like from their perspective!

Take photos from above, below, in front, behind!
Use your creativity to produce different photos that highlight your favourite parts of your dog from all different points of view.

Don’t forget to pay attention to the background of the image and stop focusing on your fur baby for a moment!
The cutest photo of your pooch is destroyed by having dirty dishes or rubbish bins at the park in the background.
For portrait photos a neutral background works well to make your puppy shine even more!

Post-processing of your dogs photos can make a huge difference

Whether on a mobile or a computer, photo editing applications are priceless. Even a slight adjustment can make your photos look more professional and appealing.
If you don’t want to fork out the expensive license fee for photoshop, try a free desktop editor like Pixlr.
Most smartphone camera’s have built-in editing or download one of the countless apps available for photo editing.

Pay attention to the following settings and adjust them as required:
Brightness & Contrast – brighten & contrast enough to highlight features & shadows to make the image pop but be careful not to loose too much colour
Saturation – less is more with this setting, you don’t want to make the photo look fake with too much colour
Sharpening – this can be an especially great tool for dog photography to really make the dog’s hair stand out. Again less is more, as the photo will become too grainy if you sharpen it too much and will appear fake.

We hope you will have lots of fun taking your dog’s pictures for Pupsy and when you are ready to upload his/her profile pic or a photo in the Newsfeed find instructions here.

 


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  • Find new mates for your dog & send friend requests | search by council, breed or age
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6 Best Activities To Do With Your Dog On A Rainy Day?

6 Best Activities To Do With Your Dog On A Rainy Day?

What to do when the weather turns so bad that even your dog doesn’t want to go outside? No worries, there are still plenty of activities you can do with your dog on a rainy day and we have listed the TOP 6 of them right here!

We are very confident your pup will find some if not all of these super exciting! After all, spending time with you is the best reward you can give to your dog!


 

Make some simple and tasty doggie treats!

Your dog is guaranteed to elevate your status even above superhero for these yummy and healthy home made treats! It’s heaps of fun to make them and you know exactly what goes into them. Maybe you can teach your pup a new trick and reward him/her with your own special treats.


Visit a dog friendly pub!

What’s more comforting than having a hearty meal with your favourite glass of wine or a beer on a rainy day! These 51 pubs in Sydney have made it even more appealing by inviting your dog inside the public bar out of the rain. Winner in our books! And if you are in Melbourne, here are the Pubs in Melbourne welcoming your dog inside!


Arrange a playdate!

Invite your dog’s best mates for a visit! There’s nothing more fun than exploring toys together and maybe engage in a tug-of-war or just simply having a little wrestle with your best buddies.

If you don’t have your dog’s best mates contact details, you can also find friends through Pupsy Social. Create a profile for your pup, search for friends (age, area, breed) and send them a friend request from your dog! You can then message them and organise tail wagging playdates!


Visit a Dog Yoga Class!

Who would have thought? Yes, we have been doing our research and it’s finally come to Sydney: Dog Yoga!

During The Mindful Dog’s Yoga Class, your dog will learn how to practise a set of postures, movements and expressions, in order to relax, calm down and cope with the inevitable stressors of modern dog life.

The benefit of Dog Yoga lies in how and when your dog learns to apply the taught postures and movements: the sets become your dog’s “go-to” behaviours in times of stress, because they experience them as self-soothing, relaxing and calming.

Sounds like a great way to spend some quality time with your pooch and teach an anxious dog how to relax!


Try a new game or DIY toy!

Shine or rain, your dog loves to spend time with you. So come up with some rewarding games you can play indoors. Hide & Seek is surely one of the all time favourites (just remember to let your dog find you every time). Also plenty of educational games such as finding hidden treats or learning a new trick are super rewarding for your pooch!

We all want to spoil our dogs with new toys, treats, clothing and other dog accessories. But this doesn’t have to be a killer blow to your bank account. With a little bit of imagination and DIY spirit you can turn almost anything at home into an interesting toy. Check out some inspiration on DIY Dog Toys!


Plan a holiday with your dog!

Rainy days provide a pur-fect opportunity to sit back and plan your next holiday with your dog! Whether you are after a beach destination, go camping, visiting one of the iconic wine regions or simply ideas for a short city break there is plenty of inspiration available on our Dog Friendly Travel Guides section.


As much as we love the sun and warm weather, occasional rainy days aren’t that bad after all. Have fun with whatever activities you choose to do with your dog. We are sure they will love spending time with you.