Walking the Dog Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to walking dogs. This is a prerequisite that all owners of these barking pets must follow. Walking helps your dog feel better about his surroundings, keeps him healthy, and expends his energy. Otherwise, the dog will become overly irritable and also make a mess in the house. It is celebrated on February 22.
Dogs came to live next to humans about 10,000 years ago. Then people were able to tame wolves with the help of food. Animals accompanied on the hunt and were excellent guards of the dwelling. Gradually, as a result of evolution, new species of dogs appeared. Even closer to modern times, scientists began to crossbreed dog genes in order to breed new breeds with the desired characteristics. They could be both hunting dogs and ornamental dogs (valued in royal courts, were the favorite animals of ladies of high society).
Today there are more than 400 breeds of dogs. Many of them live in homes with us. Owners must not only follow the nutritional rules for certain breeds, but also the requirements for walking (frequency, duration). If it’s winter outside, you might want to think about clothing for your pet, since small breeds of dogs can get cold and sick.
Dog walking services are common in today’s world. They come in handy when the owners are often at work and they simply do not have time to walk the dog. Experienced walkers will find a common language with your pet and walk with him!
- The first representative of such a profession is considered to be Jim Buck of New York, who began dog walking in 1969.
- Be sure to use a leash and collar when walking. If necessary, a muzzle. The dog must be safe for society. In addition, this approach will avoid accidental loss of the animal if it suddenly decides to run away somewhere.
- In science, it is believed that the species diversity of dogs is due to different primary sources. Some dogs are thought to be descended from wolves and others from jackals (or other animals).
How to celebrate
Pay attention to your pet on this day. Take him for a walk, play with him. Devote your free time exclusively to him, if you have a busy schedule, you can take one day off. If you’ve wanted a dog for a long time, Walking the Dog Day is a good reason to do so.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what breed of dog they have and how often do they walk their pet?
When is Walking the Dog Day celebrated in 2024?
Walking the Dog Day is observed on February 22 each year.