Dogs are pack animals, so it makes sense that dog owners like hanging out together. Dogs are not only a good way for you to meet other people, they also provide plenty of activities for you and your friends to do. You will automatically have things to talk about with another dog owner, so spending time with your pooch will make an outing that much more enjoyable.
To make the most of these suggestions, brush up on your small talk skills so you can navigate the conversations you have to something meaningful that can help build a friendship.
Why not bring your dogs along on the next camping trip? It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about leaving your dog behind. Besides that, you'll be able to hang out with a friend while your dog gets plenty of fresh air.
Visit a Nursing Home
Do a good deed with a friend and bring your dogs to an area nursing home. Many of these homes welcome a quick visit with the animals because it brightens up the resident's day. As always, call ahead first to make sure it's okay. If it is, you'll be getting in some valuable volunteering time as well as spending time with your pet. This doubles the opportunity for you to bond with your friend.
Take a Grooming Class Together
More and more people are learning to groom their dogs themselves to save on costs. You and a friend can attend a class together, which not only gives you something to do but also helps you each remember the skills involved for when you get home. Check out the local pet stores, vet, or doggie day care in your area to find a class.