5 activities for dog dads to enjoy with their pups this father's day
Dog moms get all the glory but don’t people realize that men can be dog parents too? June 19th is father’s day and dog dads should be able to celebrate too… even if their children have 4 legs and are a little furrier than the average human kid. Check out our Kabo guide on the perfect way for dog dads to spend fathers day.
Take your dog fishing
What’s a more stereotypical dad activity than fishing? Cast yourself a line, crack a cold beer and enjoy the day with your dog. Check out these few tips from The Castaways on The River for how to keep your dog safe on a fathers day fish trip:
Practice fishing safety
Dogs are creatures with a short attention span and can sometimes be distracted by the smallest things. The flash of a fishing hook is enough to entice them. To avoid your dog getting hooked, make sure to close your tackle box and watch your dog’s location while casting.
Keep a water bowl handy
It can be hot while out on the boat. To avoid dehydration, make sure you have plenty of clean drinking water for both you and your pup. If you are limited on space, a collapsible water dish might be your best bet.
Not all of us can simply pee off the side of the boat. You may need to dock your raft every couple of hours so your dog can relieve themselves.
Life jackets for everyone
The first lesson in boat safety is to wear a life jacket. This also includes a life jacket for your dog. Even if you have a dog that is a good swimmer, it is good to have one with you just in case.
Need a suggestion on a good fishing spot? Luckily Canada has the most fresh water of any other country. That means there is no shortage of fishing holes in the great white north! Check out Fish Booker’s list of some of our favorites to hit up with your furry friend:
Great Slave Lake, North West Territories
Known for: Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, Whitefish
Lake Ontario, Ontario
Known for: Coho and Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Brown, and Lake Trout
Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan
Known for: Rainbow Trout
North Lake, Prince Edward Island
Known for: Giant Bluefin Tuna
Campbell River, British Columbia
Known for: All five species of Salmon
Bow River, Alberta
Known for: Brown trout
Host a backyard bbq
What better way to celebrate a sunny father’s day weekend than with a bbq? By making it a dog friendly bbq of course! Invite all your buddies and their dogs. Fire up the grill and get to cooking.
Need a doggy safe food for the bbq? Check out our recipe for the perfect puppy slider:
Crack a cold one with your pup. Canada has no shortage of great craft breweries and there is no shortage of pet friendly ones! Check out our lists of the best pet friendly breweries in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver:
Toronto dog friendly breweries
As Torontonians know, there are many local breweries in and around the GTA that are very dog-friendly. Enjoy a craft beer in the GTA with your pup while listening to the soothing sounds of Leafs fans complaining about their most recent losing streak.
Address: 36 Wagstaff Drive
Black Lab Brewing
Address: 818 Eastern Avenue
Saulter Street Brewery
Address: 31 Saulter Street #1
Address: 247 Wallace Ave
Address:90 Cawthra Ave, Unit 101
Address: 128A Sterling Road
Rouge River Brewing Company
Location: 50 Bullock Drive, Unit 8
Common Good Beer
Location: 475 Ellesmere Road
Big Rock Brewery Etobicoke
Location: 120 N Queen Street
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Location: 30 Elizabeth Blvd
Calgary dog friendly breweries
Stampede is not the only thing to love about Calgary. Two step on over to one of the local dog friendly breweries and enjoy a pint with your pup!
Bitter Sisters Brewing Co.
Address: 510 Heritage Drive SW
Prairie Dog Brewing
Address: 105D 58 Ave SE
Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co.
Address: 1103 12 Street SE
Marda Loop Brewing Company Inc.
Address: 3523 18 Street SW
Common Crown Brewing Co
Address: 943 28 St NE
Vancouver dog friendly breweries
Vancouver is one of the trendiest cities in the world and what’s more trendy than sitting on a patio with your pup and enjoying a cold beer on tap? Just make sure to always bring your umbrella as Vancouver is known to get a drop of rain or two…
Black Kettle Brewing Company
Address: 720 Copping St
Trading Post - Tasting Room Patio
Address: 20120 64 Ave #107
Address: 8284 Sherbrooke St
Faculty Brewing Co.
Address: 1830 Ontario St
Field House Brewing
Address: 2281 W. Railway Street
Head out for a hike
Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. We have no shortages of natural wonders and each province offers its own unique experience. Leash your dog up and take them for a day hike in one of Canada’s many national parks. Make sure to pack your pup an easy grab-and-go Monch Bar so they don’t get too hungry and some clean water to keep them from getting dehydrated!
Check out our list of the best hikes in each province: