National Dog Day

Let’s Celebrate National Dog Day

GayleandFriend-PawsitiveStepsDogTrainingOn August 26th every year many dog owners and dog lovers celebrate dogs….man’s (and woman’s) best friend.

Did you even now there was such a holiday?

Here’s a little background on it:

  • It’s purpose:
    • To help people understand and recognize that there are many dogs that need to be rescued.
    • To recognize and remind us of great family pets, service dogs, law enforcement dogs, military dogs and so may others who do so much for us on a daily basis.
    • To remind us to adopt dogs from reputable sources and avoid anyone selling dogs that are associated with puppy mills or disreputable breeders.
    • To remind us that millions of unwanted dogs are euthanized each year. Oftentimes they are purchased on a whim, without thinking of the responsibility, cost or commitment that dog ownership brings. The same people also fail to realize how much that dog would love and protect them with just a little bit of effort on their part.

How can you celebrate National Dog Day?

Celebrating this day may seem a little silly, but it doesn’t have to be a big deal, just do a little something in commemoration and re-commitment to your own dog.

  1. DogsNewToyPawsitiveStepsDogTrainingTake your dog for a walk in the park! When was the last time you did that?
  2. Treat your dog to a new toy.
  3. Treat your dog to a swim at BowWow Fun Towne.
  4. Have your dog groomed.
  5. Make a donation to your local Humane Society or dog shelter. You can make a donation of money or blankets, toys or food.
  6. Share a picture of your dog on Facebook, Twitter or some other social media.
  7. If you’re ready for a new dog in your family, today would be a great day to adopt.

At Pawsitive Steps Dog Training, I care about the welfare of your dog 365 days a year, and about his training. My training techniques are based around one simple question: What do you want and expect from your dog?

I believe that the most effective method of dog training revolves around teaching your dog what you want them to do, how to behave, how to act in their environment, and what appropriate behaviors are under given circumstances and situations. Check out our Family Friendly Training Classes.

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