Things To Do With Your Dog on Valentine's Day3 May 2023
Reviewed by Dr Jill McMaster BVM&S MBA MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and in-house expert at BorrowMyDoggy on 24 May 2023
Valentine’s Day is a time when we often share gifts and cards with our significant others but we might forget about our favourite furry friends. So to help show love to our dogs, we’ve put together a few top tips to help you treat your pup next Valentine’s Day.
Make them a special treat
How about making your favourite pup a tasty treat? It doesn’t have to be anything too extravagant, we have some simple homemade dog recipes for you to try or you can treat them to something from your local pet or grocery store. We’re sure they’ll love it.
Spend some extra time with them
We know our dogs love us, so what would make their day even better than spending an extra hour or, even half an hour, with their favourite hooman? How you spend the time with them is up to you. Do their favourite thing, like a game of fetch or tummy rubs. Whatever it may be, it’s sure to make them happier.
Take them on an extra long walk
Following from our last tip, why not take your pup on an extra special walk? Try going to a new places so they can explore, and of course take in all the new and exciting smells. Spend extra time on your walk and we’re sure there will be some extra happy tail wags. Just make sure you and your pup are fit and able for the extra challenge.
Give them a gift
Gift giving is common on Valentine’s Day so we think your pup deserves something too. Again, you don’t have to splash the cash. You can make a dog toy using stuff you may already have in the house, like this tennis ball t-shirt tug toy. Or if you really want to spoil them, head to their favourite pet shop and let them choose something special.
While a bath might not sound like your dog’s favourite activity, it’s important that we keep them clean. Why not use Valentine's to spruce them up with a lovely bath. It may not be the most fun activity for all pooches but a healthy pup is a happy pup - they’ll thank you in the long run.
Keep them safe
While we’d love Valentine’s Day to be solely about dogs, it’s a human holiday after all. That means treats, including chocolate and alcohol, will be around your home which definitely aren’t dog friendly. Make sure you keep these out of your dogs reach and keep an eye on them, especially those dogs that love to scavenge in your bin or counter surf!
Take them on a doggy date
If you fancy treating yourself at the same time as your doggy pal, why not try out a dog-friendly restaurant, cafe or bar?
Some of them hold special dog events or provide dog menus. If you have one in your local area, why not check out a dog cafe where the whole menu is tailored to your doggy pal. Whilst you’re out, why not treat them to a shopping spree and pick up some cute accessories, toys or more treats from a local dog boutique?
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