It’s less than a month for international dog day this year (26 August 2021).
So, it calls for a celebration.
But, have you planned anything for your pooch friend?
If not yet, then this article is all you need to get started.
Here are 12 amazing ways you can pamper your pooch this international dog day.
- DIY Homemade Treats
You know your dog loves treats, and what could be better than pampering them with the same. But, let us tell you something – most over-the-counter dog treats are not so healthy for your pup.
Nonetheless, it does not have to mean that you cannot offer anything to your pup.
What about homemade treats?
Well, there are plenty of easy-to-make DIY home recipes for your dogs. You can choose from donuts, bagels, and almost anything that your pooch loves.
The best part of making it yourself is you get to choose the ingredients. And it would be safe to presume that you’ll be choosing the healthiest of them available.
- Upgrade Their Bedding
Regardless of whether you already have one dedicated for your furball or not, here’s a fact, like their parents, pets also expect to have a clean and hygienic bed to sleep on.
So, consider getting your pooch friend a new clean bed.
Well, to your surprise, there are hundreds of models available in the market to choose from. And there’s something for every budget.
You can get a couch bed or a coupe bed for your pooch if your pup likes it.
Or you can also choose the filler material as per your desire, from feathers to foam and artificial peanuts.
- Take A Walk In The Park
Before you take out your pup for a walk in the park, make sure that you have a pet-friendly park in your locality.
Nonetheless, taking your pup out for a walk is the best thing you can do for your little friend.
And believe us when we say dogs love walks in the park.
You can also choose to play with them if your dog is too excited to be out.
Games like fetch, tumble, and activities like jogging and running are believed to be the favorites for dogs and pooches.
- Get Them Some Amazing Apparels
Think about it again, you might think it’s a lifestyle thing, but dog apparels are more than just a lifestyle trend.
They are meant to keep your furry friends warm during the colder months and protect their coats from debris and soot.
Of course, the design and style of the apparel would also enhance the beauty of your furry friend, in addition to all this.
Nonetheless, when buying clothes or apparel for your dog, make sure you check the material properly. You wouldn’t want any material that would irritate the skin of your furry friend.
Besides, buying holiday apparel for your dog can be a great gift for them. Just imagine their excitement and joy when they come to know you’ve bought them new clothes.
Believe it or not, dogs are no less than kids, and they get excited with the little things that you do for them.
- Build Them A Doghouse
Especially if your pup spends a lot of time outdoors, it’s great to gift them a nice and cozy shelter.
Even if you don’t leave your friend out during the cold nights, it might still be a good idea to get them a dog house.
And the best part is, you can make it yourself in your backyard.
Depending upon the region where you live and your budget, you can choose from a plethora of building materials, including wood, steel, fiberglass, and many more.
Just seek some design inspirations from the internet, gather your tools together, and put on your work gloves.
Get started with the building task so that you can gift it to your friend on or just before international dog day.
- Make A New Collar Or Bow Tie
This one is especially for the dogs that love to be pampered with lifestyle items – the Diva Doggies.
Add a little more glamour to your dog with a new collar or a bow tie.
You can go all sparkly with it to add more charm. Or you can choose to add attachments to it too.
No matter what you choose, making your pooch a new collar or a bow tie would surely enhance their mood and make them jump in joy.
- Take Your Friend Out For A Swim
Now, in case you have a trained dog who knows how to swim, this could be the best treat on this international dog day.
Most dogs are natural swimmers, but some dogs might suffer from fear of water. So, before you take your dog out for a swim, make sure they are okay with it.
Nonetheless, you can get your dog some pool accessories like bubble tubes and swimming glasses for dogs. And you’re all set to enjoy a wonderful time relaxing and splashing in the pool with your furry friend.
- Get A New Toy
So, your dog loves to play a lot with toys. What about getting your friend a new toy this international dog day?
Or you can even make one yourself at home.
Just make sure that you choose non-toxic colors and materials to make one for your friend.
You know dogs have a nudge for putting everything in their mouth. And you wouldn’t want them to get hurt themselves in any way while playing with their new toy.
- Massage Session!
Last but not least, what you can do for your dog is giving him an exhilarating massage session.
Well, dogs love it.
Besides, it also helps relax their muscles and improve blood circulation in their body.
So, get some herbal oils that are fur-friendly for your friend, put on some soothing music, and light up some aromatic candles to make the right ambiance.
And you’re all set to uplift the wellness of your little cutie pie.
To add more to it, you can even give them a special bath and brushing session after the massage. It should alleviate any stress in your dog (if they are suffering from it.)