The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery.  We do know that during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.  Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear in England until after 1400.  It’s time to show unconditional love for your dog on Valentine’s Day!

We can’t imagine life without our pets. They’re always happy to see us and ready with open hearts to love us. Dogs provide great support in all areas of life.  Dogs can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection.

 

6 easy ways to show the love for YOUR dog ON VALENTINE’S DAY

  1. Show unconditional love for your dog on Valentine's Day

    Show unconditional love for your dog on Valentine’s Day. Photo: Pete Bellis/Unsplash

    A Valentine’s Day walk with your favourite pooch letting her to ‘smell the roses’ – your dog views the world through her nose, so don’t rush and allow plenty of time to just enjoy sniffing.

  2. Buy your dog a new tug toy or perhaps your dog would love a new ball or squeaky toy?
  3. Consider booking a dog training session with a qualified positive dog trainer. This activity is great for your dog’s mental and physical stimulation and another way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
  4. Teach your dog a new trick
  5. Create a snuffle box to encourage your dog to hunt and forage for treats and keep him occupied.
  6. If you haven’t got around to doing it yet, now’s a good time to get your dog microchipped. It will ensure they can be easily identified if they get lost or separated and always come home to you.