I think we can all agree: our dogs deserve the best every day. When it comes to their birthdays, though, you’ll want to give them an experience their sharp canine minds won’t forget. When your dog’s birthday next rolls around, put a smile on their face with the following ideas!
Buy them the right gift
This one might seem a bit obvious – but, as with anything worthwhile, the delight exists in the details. One great option is to let your pooch choose their own present. While you can’t ask your pup to text you a list of suggestions, you can do the next best thing.
Simply take your furry friend to a dog-friendly pet store like PETstock and browse the aisles of pet toys. Be sure to take your time, and allow them to inspect each option. When they find something they want to lick, paw at, or sit next to, you have a winner! If you do this too often, your dog will come to believe they can have whatever they want. As a birthday treat, however, it’s the perfect way to make them feel special!
Can’t find a local pet store that will host your pooch? Instead of letting your pup choose their gift, buy them a present with a dog-friendly scent, then gift-wrap it. A juicy bone or Kong stuffed with treats will have them tearing through like wrapping like a kid at Christmas.
Take them to their favourite spot
Does your pup love to frolic around a grassy open space? Take them to their favourite park! Do they enjoy going for a splash? Take them for a swim in a pool, pond, or beach! If they prefer a game of fetch, take them to an oval and throw the ball around. You know your dog’s favourite places better than anyone, so use that knowledge to give them an A1 excursion.
Throw a party for your dog’s birthday
This principle is similar to throwing a party for a human friend or loved one – only furrier! If your pooch has doggy friends from the park or humans they adore, be sure to invite them. Next, try preparing some dog-friendly treats for your canine guests. When the invitees arrive, be ready with a roster of games to play with your birthday boy or girl. If you’re hosting it in the park, you can play fetch, but if you’re hosting at home, all the better! You can offer a range of indoor games for the doggos, including hide-and-seek and tug-of-war. For those who have never hosted a pack of dogs in their homes before, help is available. You can always hire a Dog Sitter to assist – which will free you up to enjoy your dog’s birthday party!