Walking the Dog Day is officially celebrated on February 22 of every year. “Dogs are Man’s best friend” is a common phrase used by all. It is called so because of its loyalty, unconditional love and best companionship. Domestic dogs need some exercise and so are the humans, thus walking the dogs can be good for both dogs and the owners. Dogs can be taken for the walk for a small distance from dog’s residence and back to the house. Taking the dogs to different parks, beaches, ponds, and lakes will make them more exciting and happy. Walking the pooch can be the perfect start for the day, it is also a great way for humans and dogs to bond with each other and socialize with other humans and dogs. Walking the Dog Day is a great way to talk people to take their dogs for walking.
“Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?” – Robert Brault
History of Walking the Dog Day
The exact origin and the history of Walking the Dog Day are still unknown. There are professional dog walkers hired by dog parents to take their dogs for the walk for them. The first dog Walker professional is believed to be Jim Buck who started his profession at New York in 1960. During those days New York was filled with entrepreneurs who had less time to spend with their dogs. So the profession grew slowly. The genius who found the day is still a question. Undoubtedly it must be initiated by some animal lover to mark the importance of taking the dogs for the walk. Apart from the history, the day is essential to be celebrated for its credit.
Other Celebrations on February 22
February 22 is also celebrated as
- World Thinking Day
- Single Tasking Day
- National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
- Be Humble Day
- National Margarita Day
How to celebrate Walking the Dog Day
Walking the Dog Day is just a reminder for dog parents to take their furry friend for regular walks. On Walking the Dog Day, the dog parents can take their dogs for the walk in a different trail; feed them with a special or their favorite treat. Best way to celebrate the day, even when you do not own a dog is to adopt a dog from a local dog’s shelter. Adopting a dog and giving a dog a family can be a great way to celebrate the day. In few parts of the world, a community is created in the name of dog walkers and on this particular day they gather together with their dogs and celebrate the day. There’s no better time of year to get in the outdoors with your four-legged friend, and to post pictures on social media using #WalkYourdog. Walking the dog makes the dog and the parent happy, healthy and fit.