Spending the day with your canine companion can be a lot of fun but making it special with a dog-related date is an excellent Valentine's Day activity. If you are choosing this activity, plan to visit your dog's favorite pet store for a fun toy and follow up your visit with a trip to the dog park afterward, weather permitting. Your doggy date starts indoors, so the weather is not a huge factor. You will need a leash for this activity since you and your dog will be visiting a public store with other people and dogs. If the weather is sunny and warm, head to the dog park after visiting the pet store and let your dog play with their new toy.
There's no denying it; some dogs are hams for the camera and love to sit pretty for you. If your dog is not camera-shy, consider a Valentine's Day themed photo shoot. You can do this activity in any weather since it is best completed inside where's it's warm and dry. You will need some Valentine's Day items and a backdrop for your scene. If you don't have any Valentine's Day items, you can craft some specifically for the shoot. Most people will use their smartphone cameras for this activity since they will have the pictures readily available to send out to friends, family, and social media feeds but you can also use a traditional camera.
Since you cannot give your dog a box of chocolate for Valentine's Day, find a dog-friendly homemade biscuit or cookie recipe and make some tasty treats for your favorite Valentine.
Valentine's Day crafts can be a lot of fun for people, and you can include your dog in this activity by crafting cards with your dog's cut-out pictures. Dogs love to be apart of the fun so grab the construction paper, paper doilies, scissors, and glue, and make your crafts on the floor with your dog.