For many, Valentine’s Day is spent spoiling that special someone. For others, spoiling their pet is all they need.
If you have a special four-legged friend and they mean the world to you, why not treat them as well? There’s nothing stronger than the bond between pet and owner, so tie up your apron and show your pooch how much you love them.
Bake canine cookies
Everyone loves homemade cookies, and if your furry friend has a sweet tooth, they will love this Valentine’s Day gift. Be careful when creating your masterpiece – there’s nothing worse than a sick pup so you don’t want to give your pooch a cookie that contains chocolate.
We recommend crafting your cookies by mixing two cups of flour, half a cup of peanut butter and two eggs until combined. Add in water until the mixture is wet enough to roll out as dough, and you’ll have yourself a cookie that your pooch will love and enjoy.
Pamper your pooch
Why? Because everyone deserves to be pampered, especially on Valentine’s Day. Massages are a great stress reliever, even for pups; it helps relieve pain from joints and leaves them feeling refreshed and relaxed. You can either take your pup to a doggie day spa or you could learn how to massage your pup yourself. Whatever you pick, your dog will love it.
Puppy park date
Take your pup on an adventure! What better way to spend your Valentine’s Day than with your best friend at the park? There’s nothing more adorable than a bright-eyed, tail-wagging pooch begging you to play. Put your phone down for a few minutes and enjoy the company of your beloved furry friend.
Treat with a gift
Surprise your pup this Valentine’s Day with a new toy you know they’ll love. If you’re feeling creative, why not craft a toy yourself? If they have a lot of toys already, opt for a new colourful collar or perhaps redecorate their snooze haven?
Refrain from hugging
As mush as we all want to squeeze our pups with love, make sure that your pup is comfortable with a hug before embracing them. Some dogs may mistake a hug as a sign of dominance, which causes them stress and anxiety. Take it slow and give them time to realise all you want is to show much you care.
Pedicure those paws
We all love a good pedicure, and who wouldn’t? It makes you feel refreshed and ready to take on the world. Why not let your dog get in on the action as well? Either take them to a professional or pamper your pup yourself. Before you begin to trim those paws, make sure that your pup is OK with you performing this luxury procedure on them.
Long car rides
Take in the fresh air with your furry friend this Valentine’s Day. Rolled-down windows and long car rides make for the perfect outing. Warm your heart with the adoring grin from your much-loved pooch as you circle your neighbourhood five times!
Does your pup love to swim? Cool them down with a puppy pool this Valentine’s Day. No pool? No problem! Grab an inflatable one from the shops. Fill it up a quarter of the way and watch as your pup splashes around in the water. If your pooch is adventurous, why not take a day trip the beach instead? We suggest Bribie Island – they have the best dog-approved beaches.
Belly rubs are always a must, especially on Valentine’s Day. It may seem effortless for you but you will make your pup’s day no doubt! It’s the perfect way to show them how much you care. Plus, how cute do they look while they’re taking it all in?
Believe it or not, the greatest gift you could give your pup is your time. Life gets busy so quickly, so take time out with your four-legged friend this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s choosing one of the options above or just spending quality time with them at home, they will love it.
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