As the season of love dawns upon us and department stores start to put out the obnoxiously large love heart displays, we think it’s time to look at your mate who gives you unconditional love no matter what. When it comes to treating your pooch you want to make sure that what you’re doing is actually pleasant to them to make sure that they’re having a nice time, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite things to do to show our dog that we love them.
Nothing quite say’s ‘I love you’ like a romantic stroll with your fluffy friend. Whether you’re taking your dog to that stinky pond that they love or just to the local park to have a zoom around with their best friend, these moments show your dog that you love them.
Did you know that petting your dog releases oxytocin in you and your dog? Oxytocin is a hormone that is also known as ‘the love drug’ as it gets released when relationships are being built in both humans and canines. With that being said, take a moment to give your dog a well-deserved massage. Hot tip: rubbing a dog’s ears actually stimulates the release of endorphins.
Okay maybe skip the candles, but cooking your valentine a cheeky meal will brighten both of your faces and help your fluffy friend feel loved and excited. Whether the special meal is some naughty ham and eggs or just something as simple as putting some delicious bone broth on top of their already delish dinner can help you both enjoy the season of love just that little bit more.
In the wild, grooming is seen as a sign of affection amongst the pack - so why wouldn’t that count for human and dog relationships too?! Giving your dog a nice brush and even moisturising their sweet little tootsies and snoot a with Field Days Soothe & Smooth Balm counts for some quality time for you and them.
Seeing your pooch with a dirty nose and looking awfully proud of themselves is something that we often wouldn’t encourage, but if you feel like treating your pooch this Valentines day it can be a great idea to set up their own little digging station. All you need is a kiddy pool and a whole lot of sand! For extra fun hide some treats in the sand so they have something to look for.