Enjoying Wimbledon with Your Dog: A Guide to a Pawsome Tennis Experience

Wimbledon, the iconic tennis tournament, is a highlight of the summer for sports enthusiasts around the world. If you're a dog owner and a tennis fan, you might be wondering how to involve your furry friend in the Wimbledon festivities. With a little creativity and preparation, you can make the experience enjoyable for both you and your dog. Here’s how to enjoy Wimbledon with your dog:

1. Create a Dog-Friendly Viewing Area

Set up a comfortable and safe space where you and your dog can watch the matches together.


  • Comfortable Seating: Arrange cozy seating for yourself and a comfy dog bed or blanket for your dog.
  • Cooling Measures: If it’s hot, ensure the area is cool and well-ventilated. Use fans or air conditioning if necessary.
  • Toys and Treats: Keep your dog entertained with their favourite toys and some special treats.

2. Wimbledon-Themed Dog Treats

Get your dog into the Wimbledon spirit with some tennis-themed treats.

Tennis Ball Treats:

  • Ingredients: 1 cup of oats, 1/2 cup of peanut butter (xylitol-free), 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • Instructions: Blend the oats into a fine powder. Mix the oat flour with peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Roll the mixture into small balls and refrigerate until firm.

Strawberries and Cream Frozen Treats:

  • Ingredients: 1 cup of plain yogurt, 1/2 cup of strawberries (hulled and pureed)
  • Instructions: Mix the yogurt and strawberry puree. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until solid.

3. Outdoor Viewing Party

If the weather is nice, consider setting up an outdoor viewing area.


  • Projector and Screen: Use a projector to display the matches on a screen or a blank wall.
  • Shade and Comfort: Ensure there’s plenty of shade for your dog. Set up umbrellas or pop-up tents.
  • Water Station: Provide a water station with fresh, cool water for your dog.

4. Dog-Friendly Activities During Matches

Keep your dog entertained with activities that can be enjoyed during the breaks or between matches.


  • Fetch with Tennis Balls: Play a game of fetch with tennis balls to tie in the Wimbledon theme.
  • Interactive Toys: Use puzzle toys or treat-dispensing toys to keep your dog engaged.
  • Training Sessions: Use the advert breaks to practice some fun tricks or basic commands with your dog.

5. Healthy and Safe Viewing Practices

Ensure your dog’s comfort and safety while watching the matches.

Safety Tips:

  • Monitor Noise Levels: If your dog is sensitive to noise, keep the volume at a comfortable level.
  • Regular Breaks: Take regular breaks to let your dog stretch, play, and go for potty breaks.
  • Avoid Harmful Foods: Keep human snacks that are harmful to dogs, like chocolate, grapes, and raisins, out of reach.

Whether you’re watching the matches at home or enjoying the outdoors, involving your furry friend in the festivities will make the event even more special. Happy Wimbledon!

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