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Sunday, February 9, 2020

15 amazing ways to spend Valentine's Day with your pooch

This year spend Valentine’s Day with your dogs and make it extra special for all of you.


Your furry baby loves you 24/7 of the 365 days a year. You are their whole world. You may have other people in your life, but in their life, you are the only one. So, this upcoming Valentine's Day, make life amazing not only for yourself and your loved one but also for your adorable pup. You know you love them to the moon and back. Why not use this eve to show them exactly how much?



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Celebrate this Valentine's day with your pup.
Celebrate this Valentine's with your pooch

Here, I have come up with a list of some super special Valentine’s Day activities you can share with your dogs and make this 14th February extra memorable:

  • Do what your pup loves most: No one knows what your pup loves to do better than you. This Valentine's Day, engage in their favourite activities with them. My boy is an absolute cuddle bug and loves to be kissed. So this Valentine’s Day I am going to smother him with more kisses than I can count.

Kisses...kisses and more kisses

  • Lot's of together playtime: Do the thing that your pups love most. Spend time with them. Play fetch, make them chase you, tug of war, treasure hunt etc. Make the day extra special by providing loads of engagement to your boy/girl. 

Go for Valentine's day special hike with your kid

  • Make or order Valentine's day special doggie treats: We all know that our fur kids are a die-hard fan of treats. Why not order special pup-cakes, dog-friendly cake or treats from the pet bakery shop? Or even better, you can make them at home. There are so many recipes for dog treats and cakes available online with a variety of ingredients, ranging from simple to complex. Pick and choose anyone you like and get baking. If you have never baked before, I’d advise you to do a trial run once before Valentine's Day so that everything goes picture pawfect on the special day.

Valentine's day special treats

  • Pictures, pictures and lots of pictures: A special day can never be complete without clicking a ton of pictures. So get your camera/ DSLR/ smartphone out, get that selfie stick and start clicking away. You can even do a full week Valentine photoshoot. Start clicking random pictures a week before and continue till Valentine’s Day. You can either get a professional photographer or take the pictures yourself whichever way you prefer. Later on, you can use all these pictures to make a beautiful collage and hang it on the wall.

Pictures are never enough

  • Buy new clothes: Everyone loves to dress up on Valentine’s Day. This Valentine’s Day, get your pooch a special Valentine’s Day collar (the bow tie collar would look absolutely gorgeous on your pup) or a T-shirt with hearts on it. Imagine, how cute your pup will look wearing such clothes. These apparels can even be used for densely coated dogs. I would not support Valentine costumes as they would not make your pup feel very comfortable. 

Dress your dog in comfortable clothes

  • Give your pup a massage: Even writing about this makes me feel sleepy. Who does not love a good massage? Delta (my boy) falls asleep within minutes after a good coconut oil massage (Read more about the benefits of coconut oil for your pup). They do so much exercise throughout the day, a massage is a heavenly treat for them. 


  • Buy them new toys: This Valentine, take your pups to the pet mart and let them choose their own toys. What’s more fun than watching your pup decide between different toys. It makes them so happy and in turn, will make you happy.

Toys are always in demand

  • Watch a movie with your pup: If your pup has a favourite movie, when is a better time to watch it with him/her than Valentine’s Day? Pop on your pyjamas, get a bucket of popcorn for yourself, some treats for your pup, cuddle up and watch his/her favourite movie.

Who doesn't love movies?

  • Make a mixtape for your pup: It is true, that your dog may not understand the lyrics of a song, but trust me, your dog will definitely love a mixtape of slow songs and classical music. Music has been shown to keep dogs calm and reduce stress.

  • Make it a spa day: This you can do for both yourself as well as your pup. Pamper yourself to a spa session and send your pup to the groomers. Your pup will love the fresh feel and so will you.

Your dog will feel amazingly fresh after a spa day

  • Donate to a shelter: Not every dog is as lucky as yours. So many of them are still waiting at the shelter for their forever family to arrive and take them home. If you can, buy some treats and toys and donate it to your nearby shelter. 

  • Visit a pet-friendly resort: If you have the day off you can pre-book a resort which allows pets and spend the day relaxing with your fur kid. You can even turn it into a mini family vacation. Your pup can make new friends and have an absolutely fun day time away from home.

Go to a pet-friendly resort

  • Organise a Valentine special playdate: Invite the friends of your pup to your place or to a dog park and have a special valentine playdate with lots of treats, pup cakes and of course toys.

Organise a playdate

  • Make paw paintings: You can make this day immortal by doing some paw paintings with your dog. For this, you can either use non-toxic paints specifically designed for children or baby-safe ink pads. Dip your pup's paw into the paint and then on to the paper. Yes, it will be messy, but where is the fun in being clean all the time? 


  • Go to the beach: In case you live near a beach, you must know how much your pup loves to run on the sand. So give your kid and yourself a  treat. Get out to the beach and have lots of fun. Take a sunbath, run around and play in the water.

Go to the beach

CONCLUSION:

Now that you have so many ideas which you can use to make your Valentine’s Day or any day extra special with your pup, let me know in the comments section which idea you loved the most and what are your plans for this 14th February. If you have some ideas which are not listed here, feel free to put them down in the comment section and share with all of us

I would like to thank you for taking time off and reading this blog post and also for taking such amazing care of your fur baby. 

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58 comments:

  1. This is so adorable! I will take my pup to the beach as long as it is not too windy/snowy. Winter time at the beach is great because not many people go!

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    1. Nothing is better than having less people at the beach. More place for your pup to enjoy. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

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  2. I would make my pup watch my fav movie all time😎

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  3. I'll be having oral surgery on Valentine's Day, so I'm counting on my dogs to help make me feel better! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  4. I don't have a dog, but I do have cats! They probably won't care to celebrate, ha.

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    1. Cats are definitely more independent than dogs. Let me know if you do get them to celebrate V day with you :)

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  5. Fantastic post..our furry friends do deserve a fabulous treat from us on Valentine's week.

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  6. I will be spending this Valentine's with my cat, and whilst I will probably have some wine and chocolate, I will treat him with some special, more expensive food.

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    1. Wow...That sounds amazing. I am sure your cat would love the gesture. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

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  7. This is a great idea for those with pets. I still have to make plans for Valentines day

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  8. I LOVE this post! I will be spending some quality time with my pooch, Frankie, this Valentines day by indulging in "spa pamper" style. I will have to add to the list to give him a massage as well! We are already going to the beach, having a nice warm bath followed by some homemade treats while watching a movie. Cheers for the ideas x

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    1. Wow...Sounds like you have your plans down to the T. Hope you guys have a great Valentine. Hugs for Frankie :)

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  9. My dogs favorite thing is playing fetch outside but right now there is a lot of snow so it's special treats for her.

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  10. I would never have thought of celebrating Valentine's Day with my pets. I have 2 cats. I will make sure to give them extra snuggles and treats.

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    1. Yay...What's better than some amazing food and loads of affection?? They will love this gesture. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

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  11. So many good ideas my big boy will love the massage and homemade treats. My little one will love extra playtime and new toys!

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  12. Best way to celebrate Valentine's Day...thank for the ideas!!!!

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  13. Great ideas to celebrate with our fur babies. My Stella would love some special treats and a day all about her.

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    1. Thank you. Stella would be very happy to have you all to herself. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

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  14. I'll hopefully be spending valentines with my partner and cat! It's lovely to include our fur babies in the holiday of love.

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  15. This was such a cute post. I will def be spending Valentine's Day with my pups. They are the best!

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  16. This is a great post! I have so many friends that are without a significant other and they spend v day with their fur friend. They would love this.

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  17. It sounds that you won't feel lonely after doing any of these. Especially, going to the beach.

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  18. This post made me smile. I don't have any dogs at present but the suggestions are great and deserve a round of applause. My favourites would have to be doggie treats and watching a movie together.

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    1. Thank you so much. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day :)

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  19. You are so right! Dogs love us unconditionally and they deserve some pampering as well. Great ideas!

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  20. I love this post because it's a unique spin on Valentine's Day activities. And let's face it, sometimes dogs are much more fun than people.

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  21. We dont have pets but your dogs are so cute!!

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  22. So cute! I just became a dog Mom and I can't wait to spoil him! He will definitely be getting a new toy. Maybe a sweater. The wheels are turning, thanks for the ideas!

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  23. This is such a cute post. I don't have a furry baby but my best friend is a Dog mom...I am going to share this post with her :)

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  24. This is such an adorable post. I don't have a beautiful fur baby like you are lucky to have, but will share this post with all my dog loving friends and relatives.

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  25. Aww it is fun to spoil our loved ones on holidays. This def. includes the pooches.

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  26. Our pups deserve some love on Valentines Day too. I will be giving my four legged friend a massage and if the weather is nice I will also be taking him for a walk.

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  27. I love this post as I’m planning on being a dog mom soon.

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  28. It sounds like dogs can be great companions on such a special day like Valentine's. I need to get a dog for myself then! :)

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    1. Yes...they are amazing companions all 365 days of the year. Do get yourself a fur baby. You life would definitely change for the better. Hope you have a great Valentine.

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  29. This is a first time I have come across someone suggesting spending time with your pets on valentines. It’s a lovely idea and I hope you have a great day with your dog.

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    1. Thank you so much. He has a new t shirt to wear, a new toy arriving and a big fun day planned with us :). Hope you have a great Valentine.

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  30. This is such a great idea! We will be taking bear somewhere for sure, just depends on this British weather where! And cuddles and a movie for sure ��

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    1. Wow..That sounds like a packed day. So happy for you all. Have a great day :)

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  31. I love your pictures, they are great. I don’t have a pooch but they deserve love too on Valentine’s Day. Your suggestions a great.

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  32. Wow, I never knew that music calms dogs and reduces their stress!
    -Monica

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    1. Music soothes them. it is also suggested as side therapy for dogs with separation anxiety.

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  33. These are some great ideas for Valentine's Day for your pets I love them

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  34. That's so cute all the ways you can show love to your dog. I wish my dog were better at taking pictures though. He always seems to be on the move.

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