As late summer dog days roll into fall, it’s time to try something new.
Learning | Sign up for obedience, agility, or any other dog-focused activity and open up the internet to expand your canine teeth information base. (Patricia McConnell is an excellent guide; visit patriciamcconnell.com for pointers.)
Update | Throw in the flattened stuffies and fill up with new chewable tablets, craft a toy box, or take the washable doggie bed to a commercial laundry and shake it up.
Volunteer | Stop by your local animal shelter and offer yourself as a dog walker or dog speaker. Dogs benefit from having someone sit nearby and talk (or read) with them.