Pet Care Advice 》 Fun things to do with your pet

Whether you’re looking to head outdoors this weekend or want to try something new, here are some easy ways to enjoy time with your pet.

Go exploring! 

Mainland China Hong Kong Singapore

 

Mainland China

Jiufeng National Forest Park, Beijing

Situated in northwest Beijing's Bei An He Town (Haidian District), Jiufeng National Forest Park is the perfect spot for hiking. With temple structures and several different trails, reaching the summit will give you breathtaking views of Beijing.

Binhai Forest Park, Shanghai

Just over an hour outside the city, Binhai Forest Park is an idyllic destination that is famous for its tulip displays in Spring. With winding paths and ponds, the park offers a welcome retreat for pet owners to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy some quality time. Note that pet owners must bring a certificate of ownership with them to be allowed into the park with a dog.

Mission Hills Sport and Eco Park, Shenzhen

The Sport & Eco Park was opened in 2015 and boasts several facilities botanical garden, ecological displays, and lots of outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained. Dogs are very welcome here and it has become a very popular destination for visitors, so bear in mind that it can get very busy. 

Pearl River Walk, Zhujiang, Guangzhou

Take a walk along the Pearl river and enjoy the lights. Paved walkways follow the river and provide an easy dog walk night or day. Remember to wave to the ferries as they pass by!

 

Hong Kong

Pik Shan Path

Located on the western side of the peak, this trail leads you over bridges and streams, following Pok Fu Lam Road all the way back to the top of Kennedy Town. With gentle inclines, ample shade and a distinct lack of people, you’ll have lots of time to take in the surroundings with your dog

Stanley Promenade to Pak Tai Temple

Popular Stanley on the south of Hong Kong island offers a promenade lined with shops, bars, and restaurants, and there’s plenty of outdoor seating, which makes this a favourite for pet owners. Continue past the plaza and on to Pak Tai Template for a change of scenery and some divine inspiration.

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Singapore

Tanjong Beach, Sentosa 

Long stretches of sandy beaches make this a great place for your dog to have some fun. Generally speaking, your dog can go unleashed here, but we recommend keeping your dog close out of courtesy to people who are trying to relax too, and be careful that your dog doesn’t stray too close to the water!

Sengkang Riverside Park

A quieter alternative that offers plenty of opportunity to roam at leisure as well as ample parking nearby. We advise taking some water and food with you whilst visiting here, as there are no facilities once you’re in the park.

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Teach your pet a trick

Just like humans, pets benefit from mental stimulation and teaching your dog a trick is a good way to encourage good behaviour too. Using food treats as rewards and a pat on the head or body reinforces their behaviour, and over time they will associate your commands with the positive experience of being rewarded.

Have a go at these:

  • Kiss
  • Bark on command
  • Shake hands
  • Fetch
  • Roll over
  • Play dead

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Obedience Training

We recommend that all dogs should be given a basic level of obedience training. Dog training is a good way to improve your dog’s response to your commands, as well as preparing them for world around us. What’s more, time spent teaching, learning, and practicing their skills will increase your bond.

Frisbee

It goes without saying that dogs love playing Frisbee. A great way to exercise for both you and your dog, you’ll want to make sure that your dog is fit and healthy enough first, so check with your veterinarian if you have any concerns.

Play “which hand?”

Dog’s sense of smell is much more powerful than any human’s, which is why they are can be seen doing great security work at airports and public events. A great game to play with your dog is “which hand?”. Simply take a food treat and conceal it in your hand. Encourage your dog to find the treat through their sense of smell, and reward them with the treat when they get it right. This is also similar to trick training and can be a good introduction to obedience too.

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