Work like a Dog day is celebrated on August 5th of every year. As dogs seem to spend most of their life napping, it can be hard to see how activity on this Day could be something other than leisurely. This Day means working to your maximum ability for an extended length of time.

I work like a dog, really. I go over scripts like a mad man and just want to make sure I have my house built so that I can just kind of go nuts inside of it.” – Haley Webb

History of Work Like a Dog Day

Although the origins of “Work like a dog” are not known, it most likely refers to actual working dogs. Sheepdogs and sled dogs are good examples. They are bred to work hard – working even gives them pleasure. In reality, Work Like A Dog Day is a chance to display the mental grit and determination typically demonstrated by canines when seeking sustenance as you go about your daily workplace chores. When was the last time you were productive? Give colleagues and the boss an occasion to cherish when you turn up early and dig into that job pile with enthusiasm.

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How to Celebrate the day

You can honor by either working very hard or – if you’d rather – napping the day away. If that all sounds like too much hard thing, this Day is also an occasion to reward those in your life who do Work Like A Dog. Why not give them a treat? Or take some of the load off their shoulders so they can enjoy some rest? Celebrate this day by sharing the hashtag #WorkLikeADogDay in the social forums.

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