Fall is the perfect time of year to spend some extra time with your pup! Not only is the weather beautiful, but it’s your last chance to take advantage of the shortening daylight hours.
We’ve had fun putting a Fall Bucket List of ideas together for you and your dogs to try, and even a fun contest to WIN $50 worth of Acadia Antlers as well!
Make the most out of the season. Let us know what you guys try, we would love to see!! Jump on over to our Instagram page and tag #FallforAntlers and #AcadiaAntlers before October 15th for a chance to win $50 worth of Acadia Moose Antlers!!
**full contest rules are posted at the end of this blog**
Take A Hike
The changing weather makes fall the perfect season to explore a new trail. Without the sun blazing down, you and your dog will be able to enjoy longer sections of trails while beating the heat.
Ask local dog friends for their favorite spots, or check out a local trail map for dog-friendly places. Call ahead to see if your local apple and pumpkin picking farms are pet friendly. You might even find a new dog friendly outdoor dining spot that you will be able to visit as well!
If your dog loves to dig, then make them a sandbox! Sand or small gravel is best to keep your dog from getting muddy by digging in dirt. A kid’s sandbox or plastic pool is a great option to hold the material. Once your dog’s dig box is filled with sand, let them have fun!
In the fall, you can also make a temporary dig box by raking up a pile of leaves! Many dogs love jumping in the pile, although you can also encourage your dog to dig and play in the leaves by hiding treats and toys in the pile.
Hide and Seek
Start by sneaking away when your dog is distracted or having a friend hold your dog. Hide somewhere and call your dog! Not only is it a great way to play with your dog, but it also is a great game to practice your dog coming when you call them. If you have a friend, you can take turns calling your dog while the other one hides to make the game new and challenging!
Hide and seek can also be played by hiding your dog’s toys or Acadia Antlers around the yard for your dog to find them. Start with one toy until your dog has learned the game and then start hiding even more! You can give your dog a cue such as “find it” to tell them it’s time to start the hide and seek game with their toys.
Make an Obstacle Course
For the energetic dog in your life, try making a fun obstacle course! For this activity, please follow any guidelines from your dog’s veterinarian about exercise for your individual dog (and don’t put stress on the joints of growing puppies). Jumps can be made by setting a broomstick on a brick (and this keeps it nice and low, so it’s safer). Other obstacles can be made for a dog to jump onto a platform. A set of chairs covered with a blanket can make a fun tunnel! Trying something new while enjoying the cooler weather is always fun.
Share a Fun Fall Snack
You can also share a fun fall snack with your dog to celebrate the changing season. Some treats, like pumpkin and peanut butter snacks, can be made to be enjoyed by humans and dogs alike. You can also mix their kibble with some plain pumpkin or fill a Kong toy to celebrate the season in classic pumpkin style.
All natural chews such as the moose antlers from us here at Acadia Antlers, are the perfect way for you to celebrate down time with your dog. Their own special, long lasting chew that they will not chew through, but gradually grind down… a perfect way to unwind as the days get longer.
While you are sipping your favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte, here is a simple Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe for you to try for your pups –
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (make sure it is Xylitol-free)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F
- Mix the pumpkin and peanut butter
- Stir flour and combine the mixture into a dough
- Roll out the dough onto a floured surface
- Cut the dough into shapes with a cookie cutter
- Place the treats half an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. For all those that have our Acadia Antlers Moose Dust, sprinkle some on top of the treats prior to baking for an extra surprise!! To order our ground antler powder, click here… https://acadiaantlers.com/products/moose-dust
- Bake for 12 minutes
And, you will have wagging tails anxiously waiting to try them!
DON’T FORGET THE PHOTOS!!
No matter how you celebrate fall with your dog, they are sure to love simply spending more time with you. Choose the activities your dog is likely to enjoy the most, and they’ll absolutely have a blast!
Celebrate with an annual photo, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, or apples will all work great with your dogs smiling and having a great time! Pick out a great frame and make it a tradition!!
And don’t forget enter our #FallforAntlers contest by October 15th for a chance to win $50 worth of Acadia Antlers! (There will be 3 winners randomly selected, so SHARE, SHARE, SHARE).
#FallforAntlers Instagram Contest
Have some fun this fall with an Acadia Antlers contest on Instagram –
We are giving away $50 worth of Acadia Antlers to 3 lucky winners
- Follow @Acadia_Antlers on Instagram and like the contest post.
- Tag at least one friend in the comment of our contest post.
- Share a fun Fall photo with the hashtags #FallforAntlers and #AcadiaAntlers on your account
Have FUN this FALL with your DOGS!!
Acadia Antlers is a NJ based small family business that has its roots deep in the forests of Maine selling the highest quality naturally shed moose antler dog chews for now over ten years and counting! Our humble beginning started at a roadside stand right on the outskirts of the Acadia National Forest selling to tourists visiting the area as well as locals. The response to our all natural, long lasting chews has been incredible, and we strive to continue to be the premier source of moose antler dog chews across the country. Our antlers touch the lives, hearts, health and happiness of not only the pet, but the pet owner as well. We are proud to be environmentally responsible – the recovery and use of our sheds and drops minimize our carbon footprint, while enabling us to provide our pets will an all natural, green product. Visit our website, acadiaantlers.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook – to continue to receive more great pet information, please sign up for our newsletter.
Welcome to our family – Happy chewing!