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National Spoil Your Dog Day: When Is It and How Is It Celebrated?

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

happy woman giving treat to her dog

Dogs bring such joy to our lives every day. Dogs add happiness in various ways, from their goofy antics to showering us with slobbery kisses. Most dogs are in tune with their owners’ emotions, comforting them in a time of stress or sadness, and dogs can make us smile and laugh, even when we’re down.

Considering all the amazing benefits having a dog offers, why not spoil them even more than normal? Luckily, National Spoil Your Dog Day is celebrated every August 10, allowing you to show your appreciation and spoil your dog rotten even more than you already do. In this article, we’ll explore National Spoil Your Dog Day and exam how it’s celebrated.

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How is National Spoil Your Dog Day Celebrated?

Now that we know National Spoil Your Dog Day is reserved for August 10 of every year, let’s discuss how it’s celebrated and what you can do to give your dog the best National Spoil Your Dog Day ever.

1. Plan Doggie Activities

Whether the holiday falls on a weekday or weekend, you should plan some fun activities with your doggie. For example, what is your dog’s favorite outdoor activity? If your dog loves going to your local dog park, today is an excellent time to take him for some outdoor fun. If you’re pressed for time, allot a time of day to take him on a long walk.

If it’s raining on this day and you can’t be outside, you can always play with your dog indoors. Grab your dog’s favorite tuggy toy and go to town, or engage in a puzzle game with your dog.

girl playing with boston terrier dog on the sandy river bank outdoors
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2. Bust Out Special Treats

All dogs love treats, especially the ones that look and smell good enough for human consumption. Doggie bakeries are an excellent way to spoil your dog with doggie cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and whatever else the bakery sells. Don’t have a doggie bakery? That’s fine because any local pet store will have special treats, and if you can’t find these types of treats, opt for whatever your doggie’s favorite treat is and spoil him.

You can also make homemade treats for your dog; this option is excellent for doggies with health issues that require a specific diet.

3. Buy a New Toy

If your dog loves toys, today is a prime opportunity to buy your dog a new one. You know your dog the best, and we suggest picking a toy that you know he’ll love. Does your dog love to play with a Frisbee? If so, go ahead and buy your dog a new one! Does he love to play tug-of-war with you? Go ahead and pick out a brand-spanking new tug toy. Since this holiday is centered around spoiling your dog, ensure you buy toys you know he’ll love.

black miniature schnauzer with a ball dog toy on the grass
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4. Make a trip to Starbucks

For coffee lovers, take your pooch with you to get a cup of java, and while you’re at it, get him a puppuccino! You won’t find this item on the menu, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Many dog owners pick up a little cup of whipping cream for the doggie and rest assured your dog will think it’s the best puppuccino in the world.

5. Go on a Car Ride

Does your dog love to ride in the car? If so, take your dog on an extra-long ride. Some dogs love car rides because it gives them a sense of the thrill of the hunt, which is in their nature. Riding in a car also allows your dog to explore new sights and smells.

Dog relaxing while sticking head head out of the car window
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6. Invite Friends Over

Whether your dog has a human friend other than you or doggie friends he loves to play with, invite them over for a play date! Your dog will love the extra time spent with his friends, and it will also give him lots of exercise.

7. Give Lots of Extra Love

We love on our dogs every day, but on National Spoil Your Dog Day, give them even more love than usual. Let him sleep it you in the bed, cozy up with you on the couch, or do whatever else your pooch loves to do with you.

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Final Thoughts

National Spoil Your Dog Day doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re strapped for cash, pick free activities, such as going to a dog park, or opt for a long walk along your dog’s favorite route. You can also make homemade treats rather than buying from a dog bakery or pet store, but if you have the funds, buy your dog a new toy or special treats!

We spoil our dogs every day, but on National Spoil Your Dog Day, you can go the extra mile to show your dog just how much he means to you.

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