Hooray! September 20th – 27th is National Dog Week!! These special seven days are dedicated to a nationwide educational campaign for better dog care. We’re so excited because better dog care is at the heart of TransPaw Gear’s social mission: to help move society forward into a mutually respectful space between dogs and humans. We invite you to join us in being a voice, hero, best friend and advocate for your pup and all the dogs out there!
If you’re looking for ideas, we’ve got some good ones:
Be Their Advocate
Whether it’s an update to local dog park policies, adjustments to state laws, or dog-friendly regulations you want to see implemented in your community, be the canine-loving change you want to see in the world. Take pawsitive action.
Be A Good Listener
Dogs have a lot to say, but often times no one is listening. Go beyond the bark to become proficient in the verbal and non-verbal ways canines communicate, so you can be their personal interpreter and give them a voice.
Be Their Best Fur Friend (BFF)
Sure dogs are humans’ best friends, but are you a BFF to your dog? Enhance your relationship by creating opportunities to unleash adventures and harness fun from your pup’s point of view. Explore dog-friendly places in your own town and neighborhood and take the initiative to create in-home activities that are enjoyable to you both.
Be their Hero
Knowledge is power – not just for humans, but also for dogs. Beyond obedience and life skills, there are amazing opportunities for your dogs to expand their horizons. This includes K9 Nose Work®, becoming a therapy dog, a search and rescue canine, or special detection dog. Dog sports and specialty courses can help improve your dog’s physical and mental well-being, as well as help strengthen the bond you share. Broadening your dog’s horizons will make you his or her hero!
How are you and your pup going to unleash adventures and harness fun this National Dog Week? Let us know in the comments below.