Pamper Your Pooch This Valentine's Day
Love is in the air! It’s that special time of year when we all get hearts in our eyes and go out of our way for the ones we love. Our dogs deserve some extra love too! Here is a list of five ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your dog.
1. Special Treats
Dogs love to get treats! And while they may be fine with whatever treats you usually get from the store, perhaps you can use Valentine’s day to do something a little different. There are many dog-safe recipes that can be found online for different bones and edible goods. Make them extra tasty, cut them out into cute shapes, and most of all make them with love. Your dog will love them and you!
2. Goodie Box
Chocolates, trinkets, flowers, and little things make perfect gift baskets for people during Valentine’s Day. If you are not as good at cooking, try making a goodie box for your dog instead! Chocolates aren’t an option, but you can add a few different little treats, a couple of fuzzy toys, and some good chewy bones or rubber toys. It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference, and when it’s a bunch of little things in one box, that makes for one great surprise!
3. New Toys
The second best thing to food for dogs is toys! Ropes can get worn out, chewy items can get chewed to bits, and everyone likes to get something new every now and then. Your dog will be very excited when they discover you got them something new to play with! Fuzzy, squeaky, big, small, a puzzle - anything will do! You can find more ideas and items from our online store.
4. Go On An Adventure
There is a routine time and place where you go for walks with your dog, and they are nice, but for this Valentine’s Day, consider someplace new! This would be a great time to explore - maybe even make a short day trip just for you and your dog. Go to a new park, find a nature trail, get together with a friend and their dog, go to the beach or a lake, or take a boat ride - anything out of the norm. Let your dog sniff and enjoy your time together making memories.
5. Spa Day
Some dogs may not care for baths, but this time can be different. Instead of just a bath, take the opportunity to give lots of rubs and affection during the process. Dogs benefit from some relaxation time too. Take a few moments to really pamper and even massage your pooch, either by hand or with a massaging tool. This can help to alleviate stiffness or tension they might have built up over time.
At the end of the day, your dog honestly just wants to spend time with you. It doesn’t have to be anything special, but we love our dogs and love seeing them happy. It makes us happy too! That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about - sharing some love. We hope these ideas will help you and your dog have a special Valentine’s Day this year! Our dogs deserve all the love we can give!