They say that every dog has their day, but considering dogs are known for their unending loyalty, unconditional love, comfort, and protection—they deserve more than one. That’s why in 1928, a World War I veteran named Captain William Judy declared the fourth week in September as National Dog Week.
The purpose of this week is to celebrate the incredible contribution dogs make to enhance life—especially the human experience. It’s also a week that focuses on making a positive impact in the lives of dogs, helping to return the favor for the gifts they give us every day.
Before you ride off with Buddy to celebrate, demonstrate your love for your dog—beyond belly rubs and special treats—by caring for his comfort and safety while riding in your vehicle.
Creating a routine when your dog rides in the car can help minimize confusion, create efficiencies, and maximize safety. Not only for your dog—but for everyone in and around your vehicle. Here are some things to do each time you ride with your dog:
If your dog’s like most, they’ll want to be glued to your side. So, sitting Lucy in the back seat and telling her to stay may not work. Here are some inexpensive gear options to help protect you and your dog by securing her in a specific location in your car:
These tips not only help to keep you and your dog safe while riding in the car, they help to build a greater foundation of trust and love between you and your furry family member. Now you’re all set to drive to your dog’s favorite sniffing spot, a doggy play date, or a fun pet store to honor your dog during National Dog Week. Stay safe and enjoy the celebration!
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