5 Ways to Pamper Your Pup on National Dog Day + Beyond

08.25.21 | By
5 Ways to Pamper Your Pup on National Dog Day + Beyond

Tomorrow, August 26th, is National Dog Day which made us think it’s a good time to celebrate our four-legged friends. They bring us joy 365 days a year so it’s the least we can do to show our appreciation now. But let’s be honest – we dog lovers show our appreciation well beyond National Dog Day but it can’t hurt to show them some extra extra love! Read on to get some ideas on how to pamper your pup today, tomorrow and every day after.

four bamboo dog brushes

1. Help Your Pup Look and Feel Their Best
Some dogs require more grooming than others, but they all need a good brushing on a regular basis at the minimum. It helps with shedding hair everywhere and from their coat getting too matted. Plus you want them looking fresh when they’re strutting down the block on their next walk.

>>> Bamboo Dog Brush by Little Donkey Supply Co.

red dog leash rolled up

2. Take Your Pup Out for Some Much Needed Exercise
Exercise for pups is just as important as it is for us humans. Otherwise they’re most likely wild and chewing up your stuff due to too much energy and no way to get it out. Prep them for their walk with a matching leash and collar, and don’t forget the poop bags!

>>> Dog Leash by JUST FRED in Just Fred Red

red dog collar

>>> Dog Collar by JUST FRED in Just Fred Red

black dog poop bag

>>> #2 Dog Pooch by JUST FRED in Just Fred Black

two dogs in blue raincoats

3. Keep Them Dry, Keep Them Warm and Keep Them in Style
The weather seems to have a mind of its own – one day it’s cool and rainy and the next day it’s hot and sunny. Stay prepared by having all their gear near the door so you can grab it on the way out, whether it’s a raincoat, sweater or just a cute bow tie.

>>> William Cape Raincoat by The Painter’s Wife

black dog chewing on fuzzy toys

4. Keep Them Entertained With a New Toy
Pups have endless amounts of energy, especially in the early years and if you don’t keep them entertained with toys, they’re going to turn your favorite shoe into a toy. A toy that your dog can chew with something you can grab makes for a fun game of tug of war.

>>> Quattro Geometric Dog Toy by MiaCara

teal terrazzo dog bed with dog sitting on it in front of fireplace

5. Give Them Sweet Dreams All Night Long
Every dog deserves a good night of sleep, and probably 5 naps throughout the day. While they can sometimes be content catching zzz’s on the hard floor, a soft, cozy bed is where it’s at. Who knows, maybe it will keep them out of your bed.

>>> Teal Terrazzo Dog Bed or Dog Bed Cover by Laylo Pets

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Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.