man on the sofa hugging his labrador on valentines day

11 Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Dog

Valentine’s Day – you either love it or you hate it.

And if you’re yet to be convinced, there’s still time to make sure that this year’s February 14th is a guaranteed success.

At Me & My Pets, we simply adore dogs. And for us, there’s no better way to spend V-day with our one and only furry companion.

After all, there are so many reasons why dogs make a much better Valentine than humans anyway!

For a start, they’re 100% loyal, easy to please and you don’t need to share any of your chocolates with them. So, if like us, you’re planning on spending Valentine’s with your dog, here are some fantastic ways you can treat your pup and spend the day together.

 

Best Valentine’s Day activities

1) Movie night

One of the nicest ways to relax with your dog is to book in a movie night! They’re cheap, easy and a great way to snuggle up with your dog on the sofa. Pick a relaxing movie, get in some dog-friendly treats and snuggle up under a blanket for the evening – perfect!

 

golden retriever eating dog food from a metal food bowl in the kitchen

2) Pupcakes

Treat your dog to some dog-friendly pupcakes. These are great fun to make and your dog will simply love them! You can try different dog-friendly toppings and reward them every time they’re well-behaved.

 

3) Walk along the beach

Valentine’s Day is naturally a day for long walks along the beach. They’re not just for humans though! Your dog will love being out and about. And if you don’t normally head to the coast, then this will definitely be an exciting trip for them. They’ll get to dig and play as well as splash around chasing the tide. Wrap up warm and don’t forget to take some a bowl and some clean, fresh water for them to drink.

 

4) Teach them a new trick

Dogs need to be mentally stimulated just as much as physically. Keep their minds busy and have fun at the same time by teaching them a new trick. And if you’re looking to burn off some energy at the same time, why not get them an agility set so they can enjoy running through the tunnels, weaving around the poles and jumping through the hoops!

 

5) Cuddles on the sofa

One of life’s simple pleasures, curling up on the sofa is a great way to spend some quality time with your dog. And if you haven’t already got one, why not get them a sofa bed? They allow you dog to sit up on the sofa with you while protecting your furniture and reducing the risk of muddy pawprints all over the fabric!

 

6) Pup date

If you have a friend who also has a dog, why not meet up for coffee in a dog-friendly pup or café? That way, you both get to see your friends and have a great day out together. You could even arrange a pup party. Grab a picnic blanket, invite your friends and their dogs and head out with some dog-friendly treats for a fun day out!

 

7) Pampering at home

There are lots of ways you can pamper your dog at home. Simply grooming them, giving them a bath, clipping their claws and looking after their teeth are all great ways to show them how much you love them. It also helps to keep them healthy too! Set aside some time to take care of your dog and don’t forget to reward them with lots of treats when they’re being good!

 

8) A new bed

The average dog needs around 12-14 hours of sleep a day – that's a lot of lying down! So, to help make sure they stay warm and comfy while they snooze, why not get them a new dog bed this Valentine’s? Something snuggly, something a bit bigger or something they can hide away in – perfect!

 

9) Play a game

Games are really exciting for dogs so never underestimate the amount of joy a few rounds of hide and seek will bring to your dog. Rope toys and chew toys are also fantastic ways to surprise your dog this Valentine’s and they’ll definitely keep them busy over the course of the day.

 

woman outside in the park with her chocolate labrador puppy who is giving her a lick on the cheek

10) Go on a trip

If you have some spare time, why not head off for a day trip somewhere new? Your dog will love exploring a new area and you can tire them out with lots of games of fetch and running around. Taking the car? Don’t forget to take your car seat protector with you to help minimise the mess!

 

11) Dinner for two

Valentine’s Day should always include a special meal. Make sure you don’t miss out this February 14th by making you and your dog a lovely meal. It’ll be fun and a really nice way to end the day. Don’t forget to stick to dog-friendly foods as there are lots of food that humans can eat but dogs can’t! Not sure where to start? Read our guide on what foods you can feed to your dog here.

 

Wishing you and your dog a fantastic Valentine’s Day from all of us at Me & My Pets! And for daily doses of cute and cuddly pups, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @meandmypetsofficial.