In case you haven’t heard, today is kind of a big deal. It’s International Picnic Day! We think it’s pretty cool that there’s a day dedicated to such a fun activity that anyone all over the world can enjoy. And what better way to celebrate than with your best furry friend?

Here are some of our ideas for you and your pup to make the most of International Picnic Day!

Pick the Perfect Day

Just because today is International Picnic Day doesn’t mean you have to drop everything and dust off the old picnic basket right away. Picnics can be enjoyed all through the warmer seasons! The key to planning a great picnic with your pup, however, is picking the right day and the right spot.

Think about how hot it’s going to get out there and how much shade you’ll have access to – neither of you will have much fun if you’re roasting in the direct sunlight. You’ll also want to make sure you bring enough water for your pup to stay cool and hydrated. Taking a little time to think about the details of your picnic will make the experience all the more enjoyable for both of you!

Bake a Special Treat

A puppy picnic is a special occasion, and special occasions deserve special treats. Try making a new recipe from scratch – you can find some of our favorites here! If you don’t have time to get creative in the kitchen, that’s okay. Just bring along a bag of your pup’s favorite Buffalo Range treats!

Plan a Puppy Party

You spend tons of one-on-one time with your pooch – why not make an event out of International Picnic Day? Pick a spot, grab your best friends – and their furry friends – and get out there. Make it a potluck-style picnic to ensure there’s enough to go around (and enough scraps to be devoured!). What a great way to kick off the summer! Just make sure you have plenty of waste bags and enough flea and tick for all of your furry friends. Everyone is sure to have a picnic-powered blast!

How do you plan to celebrate International Picnic Day? We’d love to know in the comments!