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National Dog Day is a celebration of all dogs. A special day to honor dogs’ companionship, as well as to recognize their unconditional and relentless love. Colleen Paige founded National Dog Day in 2004 in honor of her first family adopted dog “Sheltie” and is celebrated annually on August 26th.
To celebrate 2021 National Dog Day, Autotrader created a special limited-edition 2022 Dog Day calendar. KORU BEAR and KENZO are so honored to be featured on this calendar. You can enter at Dogtrader.com to win a copy of Autotrader’s 2022 Dog Day calendar. Also, Autotrader will be donating funds to Adopt-a-Pet to continue their mission to help get homeless dogs out of the shelter and into their loving forever homes.
To show your love and appreciation for your furry best friend, here are ten ways to help you celebrate National Dog Day with your dog.
10 Ways To Celebrate National Dog Day With Your Dog
1. Walk With Your Dog
Plan fun outdoor activities with your dog. Visit a new park and go for a walk. Dogs are curious adventurers, so going on a nature walk or hike is an awesome way to let them explore.
Both KORU BEAR and KENZO enjoyed their nature walk when we visited the dog-friendly Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
2. Play With Your Dog
Playing with your dog is the most fulfilling activity you can do for your dog. Since dogs are social animals, it’s been proven that playing with your dog or taking part in dog games will not only satisfy their craving for companionship but it will definitely strengthen your bond.
Fetch is KORU BEAR and KENZO’s favorite game to play. An active way for us to have fun together. Fetch also fosters a healthy bond between us, and it helps with their mental well-being too.
3. Take Your Dog For A Swim
Let your dog have some fun and frolic in the water. Swimming is a low-impact great exercise for your dog.
Does your dog love to swim? Both KORU BEAR and KENZO love to swim. They are lucky that we can take them swimming at the beach and pool. Their swim day is always the highlight of their weekend.
4. Pamper Your Dog
Give your dog a grooming session such as a refreshing bath or a relaxing brush. Grooming your dog is also a great way to bond with your dog. Both KORU BEAR and KENZO enjoy their weekly baths and love getting their daily brush.
5. Go For An Adventure Car Ride
Does your dog love a car ride? KORU BEAR and KENZO love going on car ride adventures. We make sure they are safe and comfortable especially going on long car ride trips.
Is your car pet friendly and pup-approved? At Autotrader’s Dogtrader.com, you’ll find the best car buying resources for dog owners looking for a new vehicle and must-have dog-friendly accessories.
We invite you to celebrate National Dog Day with Autotrader by checking out the list of Best Cars for Dog Lovers.
6. TREAT Your Dog
Your dog deserves a yummy treat to celebrate National Dog Day. Embrace this special day to treat your dog with DIY dog treats. Using simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry; such as flour, peanut butter, honey, and egg. You can whip up a delicious homemade dog treat.
7. Teach Your Dog A New Command or Trick
No matter how old is your dog, it is never too late to teach your dog a new command or trick. Engaging your dog in mentally challenging exercises can contribute to his/her long and happy life.
KORU BEAR is 4 years old and continues to learn and enjoys his dog obedience rally classes. Since KENZO is a puppy, he is learning many commands and tricks. In training them, we always make it fun and use positive reinforcement.
8. Take Photos Of Your Dog
Commemorate your dog’s life by taking photos of them or with them. How about hiring a professional photographer for a fun photoshoot and capture your special moments with them.
“Celebrate and Appreciate Your Dog’s Unconditional Love and Loyalty.”
9. Spoil Your Dog With Attention
Do all things dog! Take a day off from your work and spend all your time with your dog. Typically, you don’t need to be fancy activities on how to spoil your dog. Sometimes, you can spoil your dog with your undivided love and attention by simply relaxing, snuggling, or napping together.
10. Support and Help Homeless Pets
The main mission of celebrating National Dog Day is to recognize and help dogs that are in need of their forever home.
“Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man.” – Colleen Paige, founder of National Dog Day.
If you are looking for a furry love, one of the best things you can do in support of National Dog Day is to find and adopt a dog in need and provide him/her with a safe, loving, forever home.
At Dogtrader.com by Autotrader, you can find your perfect adoptable pet, especially since it is powered by Adopt-a-Pet.com. In North America, Adopt-a-Pet is the largest non-profit pet adoption search engine connecting millions of good adopters with hundreds of thousands of great adoptable pets from animal shelter and rescue organizations.
If you are ready to find your new furry friend, we invite you to visit Dogtrader.com.
Have A Wonderful National Dog Day! How will you celebrating and honoring your dog?