A New Year is a new beginning that should be filled with tons a new experiences. As a pet parent, I bet you probably want to include your dog, cat, or other pet in a bunch of those new experiences. To help inspire some aspirations or maybe even a 2018 bucket list, I’m sharing some of my favorite activities to do with dogs and a few activities that I am hoping to do in the coming year.

Other than 2018 being right around the corner, this post was also inspired by a brand new treat for dogs. This treat is so new that it isn’t even live on the website, so this is a true “coming soon” sneak peek! Soon Spot Farms will be launching the NEW Duck Tenders and your pup is hoping you’ll be waiting in line to buy them. Lucky for you, you have the chance to skip the line and the wait because we’re giving some away!

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Thank you to Spot Farms who is sponsoring our final Stocking Stuffer Giveaway for 2017. Phew! We made it all the way to Day #14. Be sure to enter all 14 giveaways to increase your chance of winning one of the 49 prizes (that’s over $2,000 in prizes!), we’re giving away. If you missed a giveaway, you can find them all here.

New Activities to Try with Your Dog in the New Year

Visit a New State

Go on a Hike or Camping Trip

Take a Road Trip

Try a New Treat

Like the brand new Duck Tenders from Spot Farms! These treats are coming soon. See what treats they have currently.

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Check Out a Pet Friendly Winery or Brewery

Take Photos in a Field of Flowers

Learn a New Trick

Eat at a Pet Friendly Restaurant

Try a New Sport

Play with a New Toy

Go for a Swim

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Earn a Title

Go Kayaking or Canoeing

Run a 5K

Plant a Pet Friendly Garden

Host a BBQ

Throw a Dog Birthday Party

Dress Up in Matching Costumes (or PJs or Sweaters)

About Spot Farms

All dog treats from Spot Farms are made in the USA with regionally sourced and high quality ingredients. All meats – chicken, turkey, and pork – are USDA approved and raised on family farms in the USA. That’s important because meat will always be the number one ingredient. No animal meal here! The treats are then made in small batches right here in the USA (notice a trend?). Outside of the meat, all other ingredients are also natural and human-grade. That means they are good enough that they could have ended up in your food! The treats will never feature artificial colors or preservatives or fillers like corn, soy, and wheat.

The menu of treats from Spot Farms include jerky, bacon, sausage, nuggets, meatballs, and more. Each treat is very meat focused and is made of turkey, chicken, or pork… until now when Spot Farms adds Duck Tenders! These treats are so new that I can’t even link you to them, so keep your eyes peeled for more information about them on the website and at stores like Amazon and Petco. Until then, I can tell you that our bag of treats is made of duck from Indiana and it lives up to the same standards as all Spot Farms treats (listed above).

If you want to learn more about Spot Farms, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Don’t forget to check out the Spot Farms website to see more information about new dog treats when they hit the market.

New Activities to Try with Your Dog in 2018 | Stocking Stuffer Giveaways | Win Spot Farms Duck Tenders | #sponsored by Spot Farms

FIVE lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will receive NEW Spot Farms Duck Tenders!

Residents of the United States are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 23, 2017. Winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.

Five (5) winners will receive one (1) 5 oz bag of NEW Spot Farms Duck Tenders. Approximate retail value is $9.99.

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What new activity are you most excited to do with your dog in 2018?

Disclaimer: Spot Farms provided product free to review. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Spot Farms. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. Spot Farms is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a commission if you click and/or purchase from the link to help support this blog. Do not worry, these links do not affect the price of products.

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Susan Pertierra

    We are going hiking and camping with our dog this year.

  • Jackie Preas

    I would like to get Beauregard certified as a therapy dog

  • Allison Hoffman

    More hikes and adventures with the pup! We love taking him skiing with us and fishing

  • Molly Pitcher

    I would love to host a dog party! We’ve done birthday parties for them before but never in our new house.

  • Mary W

    We will be going to the park for hikes more often and that means car rides too. The dogs adore Spot Farms Duck. It’s their favorite flavor.

  • K9 Bytes

    Taking photos in a field of flowers sounds great!

  • Helga

    Next year we hope to teach our dogs to get along with our newly acquired sheep!

  • Annamarie Voss

    We have a farm near our house that has miles of trails and dogs are allowed to go off leash, I’m looking forward to taking my new puppy Gibbs there.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    Well, since I’m down to my two boy Coonhounds and my new sweet girl pup Coonhound, I’m hoping to take them to the forest preserves just over the state line from us for long walks. Also, hiking at the Indiana Dunes. First, though, I need to get my girl trained – she’s learning “sit” but has so many other things I need her to learn before I take her out other than for walks in our neighborhood. I look forward to watching her grow and develop next year.

  • Theresa Spaid

    Going for hikes at my daughter’s place in the country.

  • DJohnson

    I am excited to be able to take my dog to the mountains this February. He hasn’t ever been in snow before.

  • Christine Aiello

    I want to take a road trip to somewhere we haven’t been this year with my dog!

  • Jenna Allensworth

    We need to take more walks and maybe even a few hikes

  • Michelle

    I hope to run longer distances with my pups. Both of my pups run 10k’s quite often, but maybe we should try trail racing or something.

  • Candice

    I am excited for walks with our dogs and baby this Spring.

  • Carolyn

    We are moving in early 2018 so Angel is excited to check out a new area!

  • sherry butcher

    Road Trip

  • Daniel Scott

    Artie and my wife are starting an exercise class together.

  • Jason Diehl

    take more walks at the park and maybe shed a few pounds

  • Kayla Lussier

    I am looking forward to doing almost everything on this list! We already live being outdoors so hiking new places, going kayaking, going on a road trip, visiting dog friendly places, taking so many photos, etc.. I love spending time with my dog and creating new adventures and memories!

  • Kathy J. McNiel

    Our Gidget is still a baby, so it’s all new! I think I’m looking forward to our first camping trip the most, though.

  • Misty

    Old dog training the new pup.

  • njweitzel

    Were going to try one on one time instead of pack time.

  • Michelle Taylor

    I’m looking forward to taking Wesley on trips and adventures in 2018! I’m excited to see how he loves the different trails in Nevada when we go in January.

  • rlweitzel

    New pup, so most everything is going to be new and exciting!

  • Mary Somerville

    I look forward to warmer weather, when we take day trips- Just to ramble around, and find places we can explore. I also like the idea of a dog friendly garden!

  • Ellen Reardon

    I hope to bring him out on more walks and hikes in the new year, and maybe even have him be in my wedding!

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I’m looking forward to more birthday parties with my pups. Also going for walks in new areas.

  • sandy weinstein

    i guess would be to go to more dogs shows and dog events. i would like to get into some of the obedience and agility contests

  • Shelley P

    I’m excited to give eating at a pet friendly restaurant a try. That would be fun for the dogs 🙂 Plus I’d love to plant a dog friendly garden. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Danielle Wood

    I’m excited to take them to the dog park in the nice weather! They love running around with other dogs

  • Sandy Klocinski

    I would like to enroll my little Chihuahua, Ice in agility training. It would help use up that extra energy he has. Mom is getting too old to keep up with him!

  • Rachel Davis

    we want to have more parties!

  • Shea

    I look forward to being more active with my dogs like going walking more and visiting new places.

  • Charlene

    I’m excited to explore new places to hike with my dogs.

  • Darlene Owen

    I am excited to plant a pet friendly garden.

  • Lisa F.

    I have two new dogs, one who is six and the other is 12 1/2. I look forward to learning more about their individual needs in the new year.

  • Elena

    I am looking forward to taking my dogs to the dog beach

  • Maryann Royster

    No new stuff, just hiking on trails and trips to the beach.

  • iggysaysno

    We are going to try the new park.

  • Melissa S

    We have been working on obedience, but she is a chihuahua and we may have spoiled her A LOT. We lost a chihuahua about a year before and we discovered our 10 year old Australian shepherd had cancer within a week of bringing her home. We lost our Bear within weeks. Zoe was a balm to our broken hearts, but we have reached the point of obedience classes. I am looking forward to learning along with her this year.

  • Lisa Voyce

    He’s getting up there in age, so we will take short hikes.

  • mullin77

    We are going to take Bailey to the new dog park in 2018.Cathy Truman

  • sarah k.

    We like taking the dogs out on walks.

  • Christina Foley

    I adopted my fearful foster dog this year, she’s finally to the point she enjoys walks out and about with our other dog. I am looking forward to many adventures and firsts with her… nature walks, trips to the beach.

  • Rochelle Epstein

    Explore more of the dog parks in the city as there are so many

  • Tanika

    My boys are getting up there in age so we are going to warm water swim to ease their joint issues

  • AnnaZed

    New activities? My dogs are rescue seniors. Their idea of a new activity is trying a new treat.

  • Jennifer Reed

    I look forward to working with my dog in 2018 to reduce his weight and give him more exercise.

  • msrodeobrat

    I want to take my dog camping!
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    Ashley C

  • Jessica Gipson

    Take her on family vacations.

  • Jodi Hassel

    take him with us on all our vacations

  • theresaoconnell

    I’d like to take Howie to the beach this year!

  • Leela

    Just going outdoors more and playing.

  • paigechandler

    I want to take her to an outdoor pet friendly restaurant

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I’d love to throw Melvin a birthday party for his 5th Birthday!!

  • susitravl

    I’m excited to be outdoors again. Winter just started yesterday and we are already tired of being inside.

  • Joanne Careri

    I’d like to take him to to a pet friendly restaurant

  • Aaron

    We are going to take twice daily walks.

  • We are excited to go hiking.

  • CandieL

    We are developing a course in our home town. The dogs like to come with us when we are working. Thank you

  • yellowlabs

    I am excited to take my dogs to the dog park. I think they are ready!

  • Michelle

    We’re going to try hiking at the mountain close to our house.

  • Cindy Peterson

    Exploring new parks.

  • kathypease

    My dog loves to go to the park

  • Darcy L Koch

    I would like to have a birthday party for my dog. It would be family and their pets. I’m already thinking of activities for the dogs.

  • flyergal82

    She’s a puppy so everything will be new but we’ll take her to some new parks.

  • Julie Dawson

    I can’t wait to play agility with my youngest girl in 2018

  • Danielle Murgia

    We need to learn a new trick. I’d like to teach her to stay.

  • Vikki Billings

    We are going to be doing a lot of walking because we both need to take some weight off

  • Char

    We love to run on most days, thank you so much for the offer!!

  • BreanneT

    We’re excited to go hiking.

  • Pooch

    I am excited about going swimming with my dog in 2018.

  • Surinder Gurm

    Agility training

  • Rob

    My grandchildren would absolutely love to go on a cool road trip with their dogs for a fun time.

  • Milt

    I have grandchildren that would definitely like to go on a hiking or camping trip with their dogs for an amazing time.

  • Marc

    My nieces and nephews absolutely want to visit a pet friendly restaurant with their dogs
    for a marvelous time.

  • Paulet

    A wonderful chance to go for a swim with my grandchildren and their dogs would always lots of fun.

  • Malv

    I have nieces and nephews that would really enjoy throwing a fabulous dog birthday party for their dogs to have great fun.

  • Aaron

    My many children would just love to try an awesome new sport with their dogs, for playful fun all of the time.