Press and news17 February 2023The sweetest Cocker Spaniel puppy, with light golden coloured hair, hazel green eyes and a browny, pink nose staring adoringly into the camera

Love Your Pet Day

Every day as a dog owner feels like Love Your Pet Day, but did you know that there is actually a whole day dedicated to loving them even more? You can celebrate with your pup on the 20th of February 2023.

Our doggies give us unconditional love all year round, so we’d love to make Love Your Pet Day extra special for them. We’ve put together some of our favourite ideas for marking the occasion.

Go show your pups some love!

Get tricky

Benji the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel proudly holding up his paw

Once you’re past the initial training stage, it’s easy to forget to spend time learning with your dog. Dogs are highly inquisitive creatures who love learning (especially when there are rewards involved!) It’s never too late to teach a new trick, it just might take a little longer to pick up - and actually, older dogs do a lot better at concentrating for longer periods.

Why not check out our article for teaching your dog a new trick? There’s a wealth of ideas and info on Youtube too. Just try sniffing around for tricks for your specific breed to have something to aim for. Lots of reassurance, perseverance and celebrations for small victories and your pooch will be showing off an adorable new trick in no time.


Freddie the Sprocker standing on his back legs with his front paws resting on the picnic bench, eagerly hoping for some food

Love Your Pet Day doesn’t exactly fall in prime picnic season, but your dog will absowoofly love any extra time you can spend outside together. Wrap up warm for a long walk along your favourite route and find somewhere calm (nice views also help) to sit and relax together.

Pack some of your dog’s fave treats and a flask of soup or tea to warm yourself up. It’s the pawfect motivation to spend some much-needed time outdoors and practice a little mindfulness or bring along your dog’s favourite toy for some post-picnic activity. Rustle up something special for your dog if you have the time – we have a whole bunch of Recipaws you can try too.


Lola the Springador sitting proudly and elegantly as she practices her dog modelling skills

No one ever looks back and wishes they’d taken fewer photos of their dog, let’s be honest! Treat today like family pawtrait day and try to set up something special, rather than the usual Instagram snap. Why not try and frame you and your dog against the backdrop of your all-time favourite view or regular walking spot, you could set up your camera on burst mode and get some adorable action shots to truly show their pawsonality.

Petflix and Chill

Sergio the Cross Breed curled up between their owners' legs snuggled in blankets

After a long day of exercise and learning, your pawsome pal will be looking forward to snuggling up with you. Stick on a classic dog movie and go for the full cinema experience with some human and dog-friendly snacks. Beethoven and Homeward bound are always a win for a bit of nostalgia or opt for something newer with A Dog’s Purpose.

Borrow a doggy!

If you love dogs but aren’t quite ready to commit to a full-time pup, Love Your Pet Day is the pawfect occasion to connect with an owner (if they don’t already have an itinerary of canine celebrations planned). Spend yours and your borrowed dog’s dream day together with some of our tips.

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