3 Fun Ways To Keep Your Dog Happy During Tailgating Season

3 Fun Ways To Keep Your Dog Happy During Tailgating Season


With football and tail-gating season upon us, consider involving your dog in the athletic festivities.  We’ve got some fun ideas to help get your playful pup ready for Buckeyes’ victories.  Check out these 3 suggestions for getting your dog in a game day state of mind:

1. Purchase an adorable doggie jersey.

Now, even your dog can show her team spirit! Stylish and comfortable, your dog is sure to go woof over this comfortable V-neck cotton jersey with mesh siding. Just take a look at these Ohio State Buckeyes Dog Jerseys!

2. Bake a bark-worthy snack.

Don’t leave your puppy out of the tailgating food frenzy. Make a healthy doggie snack with this recipe, courtesy of baker blogger Aimee Broussard.  Simply combine 1 cup of whole wheat flour, ½ cup of rolled oats, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.  Once it’s well-mixed, add ¼ cup of peanut butter and 1 cup of water.  Roll the dough out on a heavily-floured surface, cut it into football-shaped cookies, and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 325-degree oven.  For extra fun, use melted carob chips to pipe stitching onto your football treats.

3. Throw to your own wide “retriever”.

Everyone loves tossing a football while tailgating, even your pup.  Get her in the action and tell her to “Go long!” with her very own football.  Your dog will love having the opportunity to spend quality time with you, and you’ll enjoy keeping her healthy with a fun game of catch.

While your dog may not love watching sports with the same devotion you display, she’ll really enjoy being a part of the festivities with these fun game-day ideas.  Expect her to go bow-wow over the baked goods, while getting into the spirit as your very own wide “retriever”! If you’re traveling to an away game this Fall, be sure to book your pup a reservation at Pet Palace today!

Lora Shaw

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Lora Shaw

Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.

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