Dog Day

11 Ways to Show Your Dog Love on National Dog Day

Dogs have a special ability to make our day better. Their enthusiasm, affection, and humor can instantly lift our spirits and remind us of the good things in life. With their playful nature, they can encourage us to take a break from technology and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. Despite their occasional mischievous behavior, such as spilling their water bowl, they always make us smile and offer us unconditional love.

To celebrate National Dog Day, we’ve put together a list of 11 ways to show our furry friends how much we care about them.

1. Dog treats

Are you a baking enthusiast? If so, we’ve got three healthy dog treat recipes that you’ll love, including easy-to-make peanut butter “pupcakes.” If it’s too hot to turn on the oven, you can also fill up a Kong toy with frozen treats instead.

2. Get outside together

If your furry friend enjoys spending time in nature, set aside some time in your day to take a stroll around the neighborhood, go for a hike on a trail, or visit a park. As a reward, you can stop by Starbucks on your way back for a Puppuccino to celebrate your adventure together.

3. Dog training classes

Participating in a training class with your dog is an excellent way to celebrate the holiday, and it’s a gift that will benefit both of you long after the day is over. Unlike treats that disappear in a flash, the skills you learn in a training class will last a lifetime.

Enrolling your puppy in basic obedience classes is a wise choice as it will provide them with essential skills they can use throughout their life. Agility classes are also a fantastic option to keep your dog active and mentally stimulated. Not to mention, these classes can be a lot of fun for both you and your furry friend.

4. Book a pup spa day

Invest some time in finding a reputable groomer with excellent reviews and treat your furry friend to a spa day. After a relaxing bath and trim, shower your pup with lots of extra treats and compliments about how beautiful they look.

5. Go for a dip

If your furry friend enjoys spending time in the water, you can head to your local dollar store to purchase an inexpensive kiddie pool or check out specially designed pools for dogs at a pet supply store. You can also visit a nearby creek, lake, or swimming hole for some fun in the sun. Remember, if your dog isn’t a strong swimmer, a water vest can keep them safe while enjoying the water.

6. Dog play dates

If your furry friend enjoys the company of other dogs, why not organize a playdate with friends and neighbors who also have dogs? Choose a fenced-in yard, bring plenty of water and treats for everyone to enjoy, and let the fun begin.

7. Pick out a spiffy new ID tag and collar

A properly fitting collar and up-to-date ID tag can be a lifesaver for your furry friend. You can head to the nearest pet supply store, search online for unique collars, or purchase one from the Best Friends store.

8. Microchip your dog

Microchips have been instrumental in reuniting countless lost pets with their families. However, they only work if the contact information is up-to-date. Make sure that your furry friend’s microchip is registered to you. Double check that your address, phone number and email address are correct. If your dog doesn’t have a microchip yet, schedule an appointment to have one inserted. Many local animal shelters offer discounted rates for this service.

9. Book a photo shoot

There are many talented pet photographers who would be happy to capture a special moment with you and your furry friend. However, if you’re on a budget, you can simply choose one of your dog’s favorite places, give them a good bath or brushing, and take some photos on your phone that you can treasure forever.

10. Sign up to foster or volunteer with dogs

You don’t have to be a dog owner to participate in this fantastic day. You can sign up to foster or volunteer at your local shelter where dogs waiting for their forever homes would love to have you as their BFF, whether it’s for a day trip or while you’re fostering them at home. Remember, National Dog Day is their day too!

11. Adopt a dog

There’s no better way to commemorate National Dog Day than by giving a forever home to a pup in need from your local shelter. Adopting a furry friend from a shelter not only brings joy to your life but also saves a life. It’s a special moment that you’ll always cherish and remember.

12. Wearing a National Dog Day themed

What’s better than wearing themed t-shirts on National Dog Day while carrying out your activities? It’s a fantastic way to show your love for your furry friend. We have a wide range of impressive digital images related to this theme. Visit us for more ideas. Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

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