National Dog Week kicks off today, so we thought this would be the perfect time to publish our first post on Doggy Digger! Please join us and celebrate National Dog Week which runs from September 24th to 30th! You can learn more about us and our new blog Doggy Digger here.
What is National Dog Week?
Celebrated the last week of September each year, National Dog Week dates all the way back to 1928. In honor of our 4-legged friends, Captain William Lewis Judy established National Dog Week back in 1928 to celebrate military canines, companion animals, and responsible pet ownership. Now in it’s 84th year, NDW is celebrated all across the US with local events, belly rubs, and lot’s of treats!
Our dogs Winston and Lilly will certainly be celebrated this week. I’ll be whipping a batch of their favorite cheddar dog biscuits (aka doggy crack) and we’ll be sure to take them on some extra long walks.
Here are some suggestions for National Dog Week:
Pamper Your Pooch
Not all dogs enjoy a trip to the groomer, but if your dogs are anything like ours they enjoy a good brushing. Making sure your dog’s nails are trimmed, ears are clean, and bathing them regularly will keep your 4-legged friends more comfortable.
Pick up some of your dog’s favorite treats from your local barkery or store. You could even whip up a quick batch of these homemade pumpkin dog treats.
Play time with your dog is important. Whether it’s playing a game of fetch or just running around the yard together, your dogs will appreciate the quality time with you and also get some needed exercise.
Visit the Park
If you’re lucky enough to have a dog park in your community, this is a great way to keep your dog social, active, and happy. It’s even a great way for dog moms and dads to socialize. But don’t just let your dog off the leash. It’s important to keep an eye on your dog to be sure they are behaving appropriately and not falling victim to the dog park bully.
How will you and your dog celebrate National Dog Week?