In general, National Dog Day is a special day that we can spend with our own very important canine companions and show them that we really do appreciate them. Not that this is any different from other days of the year, but it's a nice excuse to pamper your pooch. I'm sure they won't complain much.
Simple Ways to Pamper Your Pooch on National Dog Day
|Taking a walk.|
Take a special walk. Liven things up a bit and take your walk in a different place than you usually do. Perhaps you can visit a nearby park or hiking trail. It's simple, but thoughtful and your dog will like all the new sights and smells.
Visit the pet store and pick out a new toy. What dog wouldn't like a new fun toy to play with? It's always more fun when your dog gets to pick out the toy too.
|Jumping and playing outside is fun!|
Play outside. Go outside and have a nice long game of fetch, chase, or whatever game your dog enjoys playing the most. My dog's favorite game is "run after the stick and never return it".
|Homemade Blueberry and Sweet Potato Bone Bits. Yum!|
Prepare an extra special dinner or treat. Sometimes, I cook chicken for Shiner on special occasions. I've also made her a special canned food dog cake and most recently homemade dog treats. Your dog will love this idea!
Take your dog for a check-up. Is your dog overdue for a veterinary check-up? Make it up to them by taking them in to see the doctor. Your dog may not appreciate this idea very much, but it's important for their health. You can see our post about the importance of regular veterinary checkups here.
|At the lake.|
Go swimming! If it's hot where you live (I know it sure is here in Texas!) fill up that kiddy pool and take a dip if your dog enjoys swimming. Or visit a local body of water and go swimming there.
Eat lunch or dinner at a pet friendly restaurant. Take your dog to a local pet friendly restaurant for a meal. There are many places that allow dogs to eat with their owners on the patio or outdoor area.
|Shiner loves her PetBox!|
Order a subscription to a monthly dog box. Shiner gets a PetBox each month and loves it. Her favorite time of the month is when we receive our PetBox. If you missed our monthly PetBox giveaway, just click here to enter. Also, you can save 10% on your PetBox order by using the code "PAWSITIVELY" at www.getpetbox.com.
Will you be celebrating National Dog Day? Let us know how you plan to pamper your pooch today!