Autumn Days

Stephanie Brown of FAIIINT wearing Topshop wool trench coat, ASOS draped chunky cardigan, Hunter wellies wellingtons, all black casual dog walk outfit with Nico siberian husky. Autumn in the park forest leaves on floor, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky, puppy kisssing owner. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT wearing Hunter wellies wellingtons with Nico siberian husky. Autumn in the park forest leaves on floor, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky, digging in the leaves smelling for treats. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky kissing owner. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature. FAIIINT Autumn dog walk through the park and forest with Nico siberian husky. Fallen leaves everywhere, beautiful nature.

Forest Holidays got in touch recently to ask if I’d like to contribute to their 30 Days Of Autumn project. They’ve rounded up 10 bloggers from all different types of blogs & asked them for their 3 favourite things to do in the forest or outdoors in the Autumn, with mine specifically focusing on things to do with your dog. You know I can never resist an opportunity to include Nico in my posts, and I thought it’d make for some nice images too, so of course I agreed!

We decided to bring the camera along on one of our usual walks & do a little photo diary of our adventures. Sorry for the overload of pictures, but I am incredibly lucky to live next to such a beautiful park & little woodland, and with all the autumn colours, fallen leaves & Nico’s photogenic little face it was super hard to narrow them down!

Exploring :
Going for a walk is the first thing you think of doing with a dog outdoors, and for good reason, exploring our local parks & outdoor spaces is one of Nico’s most favourite things. We like to keep things interesting for us both by often making our own route instead of following the main paths, or I let Nico decide where we’re going instead & follow him. We’ve ended up getting a bit lost, stuck at dead ends & finding secret little places we had no idea about, and it’s much more fun this way.

‘Find It’ :
I love this game for adding a little extra fun to our walks & for giving Nico a good brain work out too, getting him to use all his super dog senses & keep them sharp. The idea is to take a small bag of strong smelling treats with you, ask your dog to sit & then hide a treat around the area before shouting ‘Find it!’ at which your dog should then start hunting for it with his nose. Nico will do anything for cheese, so I like to use little cubes of mature cheddar.

In the beginning you’ll want to make it super easy, place the treats very near by & give clues if he needs them so that your dog understands the idea, plus plenty of praise when they do find it. Once he’s got the hang of it you can make it much harder by hiding them further away, under things or making the pieces smaller. Nico is never off-lead, as he has the notorious husky trait of ‘selective hearing‘ (bad recall!) so if I’m by myself with him I’ll ask him to sit facing away & then throw a piece as far as I can. You’ll be surprised by how much more tired your dog is after doing a few games of this on one of your walks, it’s a great mental workout for them!

Biking :
I recently brought a Trixie Biker attachment for my bike, it clips onto Nico’s harness so that he can run alongside me without the danger of pulling me off or getting too close to my wheels & it’s one of my favourite things I’ve brought for him. I was sceptical if it’d work, as Nico is a real puller & I pictured it ending in me with broken bones, but thankfully it works a treat! I’d highly recommend it to anyone who has a dog with a lot of excess energy to burn, it really knackers him out & it’s a nice way to mix things up so you’re not just going for a standard walk every day. I love to go biking myself, I much prefer it to walks or running & it’s great to be able to bring him along too, especially when it’s through such pretty scenery.

Forest Holidays are also currently offering you guys 5% off a Forest Holiday, at any of their 9 gorgeous locations across the UK if you book before the 31st December 2014 with the code VWAUTUMN !

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16 Comments

  1. Posted 31.10.2014 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    wow, amazing photos and beautiful dog!
    http://www.agoprime.it

  2. Posted 31.10.2014 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    love this <3

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  3. Posted 31.10.2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    No need to apologize for an overload of Nico! ;) Really like these photos, you both look super happy! The park looks gorgeous in Autumn.

  4. Posted 31.10.2014 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Nico is absolutely beautiful! Such a photogenic face your pup has, and I love your outfit against the woodland background.

  5. Posted 01.11.2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Aww Nico is back, he’s so cute and bigger than I thought. I need to get Seb in some more photos. We’re off to a cabin up north in two weeks, can’t wait for long forest walks. Think I need some hunter though!!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  6. Posted 01.11.2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Oh my, those pictures are so pretty! Nico is such a great model, haha, he should pursue a career in modeling! :D
    And it was definitely a lot of fun to read about the things you do with your dog! Me and my dog loved the bike rides as she could finally run as fast as she wanted while being on the leash! :)

    http://www.callmemaddie.com

  7. Posted 01.11.2014 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    You and Nico are so cute! :)

    Maria xxx

  8. Posted 01.11.2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    I doubt there are any other animals as gorgeous as huskys !!!!!!!!!! amazing shots, and love your hunters ;)

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

  9. Posted 02.11.2014 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Nico is such a perfect wolf-companion! These are fantastic photos – they make me desperately wish for autumn…

  10. Posted 02.11.2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    He is so gorgeous! Also you look lovely. But truly he is a beautiful dog.

  11. Posted 03.11.2014 at 2:41 am | Permalink
  12. Posted 03.11.2014 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Nico! Oooh what a treat for us! He is one handsome, handsome chappy. I love your little hunting game, I’m not sure how mine would fair, she’s a princess and likes things handed to her (granted I possibly created the problem in the first place lol) but I think she’d love a game like this. I’d need to start way small, but if foods involved I’m sure we’ll get her using her nose and brain in no time!

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  13. Posted 03.11.2014 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    OMG NICO!!!!! Ugh seriously your dog is the effing cutest! I want to be able to reach through my computer screen and cuddle him. so sweet! you look fab as well. love the coat.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  14. Posted 03.11.2014 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    NICO! You guys are just the cutest. I love the snaps of you playing together. :) Beautiful images!

  15. Posted 07.11.2014 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    i couldn’t think of a better blogger to ask about the forest. I used to love running in the trails near my old suite. I feel like the forest has an awe-inspiring energy that just washes you clean, so lucky to live near one <3

  16. Posted 05.01.2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I love your outfit, and your dog is beautiful!

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