The Best Ways To Spend Fall With Your Dog

It's that time of year again! Break out the light jackets, put your best boots on, and don't forget to enjoy everything pumpkin spice. If you ask us at Bonne, Fall is our favorite because it's the best time to spend outdoors with our beloved pups. Fall gatherings may be slightly different this year, but it won't stop us from enjoying our favorite fall festivities. 

Homemade Dog Treats

Bake Fall Dog Treats

There's only one time a year where we can overindulge in pumpkin and pumpkin spice, and that time is fall. The first thing that comes to mind is baking our fall treats pumpkin bread, pumpkin spiced muffins, maple cookies, caramel apple pie, and more! Wouldn't it be nice if you were baking your fantastic goods that you were also making your dog some festive snacks as well? Check out these three homemade fall dog treat recipes:

Summer the German x Aussie Shepherd, has a delicious pumpkin dog treat recipe that includes:

  • Oatmeal
  • Egg
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Cookie Cutter

Check out the full recipe on her Instagram page see it at @Summer.the.woofer! She seems to think they are absolutely delicious!

All of these recipes are simple and contain ingredients your dog will love, plus you'll have a great time making them. Let us know if you have any go-to fall dog treat recipes? If you’re not the baking type, you can always trust Bonne et Filou to provide you with simple, human-grade ingredient dog macarons.

Pumpkin Patch

Visit A Pumpkin Patch 

Let's face it besides pumpkin spice. The second thing that comes to mind is pumpkin patches! The age-old tradition of finding the perfect pumpkin is timeless, and now there are even dog-friendly pumpkin patches you can visit. We also recommend picking apples in a pet-friendly orchard! If you're living in New York City, here are a few recommendations so you can pick fall fruits with your pup: 

The best part about visiting these businesses and picking their fruits is that you can extend your fun by baking what you select into your dog treats or human treats! What are some of the best dog-friendly patches and orchards you've been to?

Dog and Woman on Hike

Take Longer Walks & Hikes

Fall weather is absolutely the best weather a person and their dog could ask for. The cooler weather means longer walks and explorations with your favorite fur friend. We recommend researching your area's best dog-friendly hiking trails or parks and then planning a day that you can enjoy the fall breeze and pack along with some fall snacks. Remember to consider your dog's activity level when planning. If your dog doesn't usually get long walks, you might want to take extra breaks and make sure they are comfortable during your adventure. 

Bonne et Filou was born in NYC, so naturally, we have some favorite hiking spots for dogs in New York. Here are a few: 

Remember to stay safe and watch your dog's body language. Not from New York? What is your State's best dog-friendly hiking spots?

Dog Fall Photoshoot

Fall Photoshoot

If you've been following our blogs for a while, you'll know we love photoshoots! There is no better way to capture a moment or season than with a themed photoshoot! You can read one of our past blog posts on how to create a photoshoot for your dog

Here are just four steps to a significant fall photoshoot with your dog: 

  1. Look at your outfit: Breakout the flannel and your boots, preferably ones that match your dog's coat.
  2. Pick an excellent fall location: Choose a place like an orchard, pumpkin patch, or hiking trail.
  3. Scope out great poses on Pinterest. You can't go wrong when you plan for photos.
  4. Have a friend photograph you and your pup or invest in a tripod.

These four steps to the perfect fall photoshoot will surely provide you with quite a few Instagram and Pinterest worthy picks to share.

Dog in a witch costume

Plan a Halloween costume

With fall comes Halloween, and with Halloween comes cute costumes! Whether you're the creative queen or a savvy shopper Halloween is your time to shine. Instead of the typical 'couples costume,' how about pairing up with your dog for a costume?

If you're on a budget or your pup just doesn't feel comfortable wearing costumes, you can always create something small like a bow and play off of that. If you're looking to really go all out, there are many fun 'themes' to go off like The Wizard of Oz, storybook characters like the Three Little Bears or Little Red Riding Hood, Disney, and food-related costumes. Honestly, the list never ends for tremendous and creative costume ideas for you and your pup. Just make sure that they are comfortable with what they are wearing. And if you're reading this now, you can learn more about how to get your dog used to wearing a costume if that is something you want to train them to get comfortable with.

Treat Your Pup This Fall

Enjoying the fall season is easy with our fur friends on our side. Remember to take lots of photos and take in every pumpkin spice moment you possibly can. When your pup needs a break from your homemade pumpkin treats, give them a strawberry, mint, or lavender macaroon that offers a long-lasting chew and is made of 100% all-natural human-grade ingredients. Fall was intended for enjoying treats and getting cozy. Shop all of our flavors your dog will love. 

What are some of your favorite fall traditions? Let us know and tag us in all your festive fall photos on Instagram @BonneetFilou!