There are so many ways to show your dog love from veterinarian appointments to feeding them the best dog food. The everyday routine of going for walks and sitting on the couch together show your love, but we love our dogs so much more than that. Here are some different ways to show our pup they mean the world to us!
February is the “month of love” with February 14 (Valentine’s Day) which people think of as the ultimate day of romance. As pet parents, every minute we spend with our dogs is a moment filled with the unconditional love they provide.
Ways To Show Your Dog Love
If you’re looking for ways to show your dog love that you may not have considered- here are our favorites:
Go to the veterinarian. What?! How is going to the vet a way to show your dog you love them? Making sure your pup is healthy is a gift of a longer, healthier life. Also, February is Dental Health Month and a dental check-up will help assure your dog has clean, healthy teeth. In addition, feel free to ask your vet if your dog needs any other services!
Go to a pet friendly restaurant or coffee shop. Many restaurants and coffee shops and even bars are becoming more welcoming to pet parents and their dogs. Find one close to you and take your dog on a date! Although most restaurants will have dog bowls, we recommend taking your own belongings. Such as your dog food, water bowl and even a few treats!
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Take a ride. We know not all dogs love riding in a car, but if your pup loves it, make it a habit to take them for regular rides. Grab a friend, your dog and take a ride. Note: If you have a friend with you, you can even run a few errands and your friend can stay in the car with your pooch until you get back. If you don’t want to take your dog when you do errands try taking them for a ride around the block! It’s not the length of the ride, it’s the quality time spent with you! Remember though, to never leave your dog alone in a vehicle.
Spend quiet time. There is nothing your dog would love more than to spend quiet time with you. If your pup is not allowed on the furniture, get down on the floor with them and let your dog lay their head in your lap. Stroke their ears and rub your pups belly. Next, try talking in a calm, soothing voice which can turn into a meditation for yourself, too! Petting a dog is a proven way to calm your stress and can even lower your blood pressure.
So, what will you do today, this month, this year to show your dog how much you love his unconditional love? Please tell us and show us on our Facebook page!
Robbi Hess, award-winning author, is multi-petual. When not caring for her pets or taking them on walks, she is a speaker, efficiency and effectiveness guru, content creator, social media manager and blogger. She writes at All Words Matter, My Divas Dish, and is the story editor and chief cat herder at Positively Woof/Crimeless Cat.