Just like people, pets love to be pampered. Some of the following ideas provide a way for you to show them how special and how deeply loved they are. Both you and your pet can benefit from these activities.

Plan Regular Dog and Owner Trips

Giving your dog some one on one time is an ideal way to pamper it. You can take it to the dog park, on an outdoor hiking adventure or simply on a stroll through the neighborhood. If you’re more the sidewalk café type person, you can find a place that’s dog-friendly and make weekly, or more frequent, visits to the café a pampering activity for you and the dog. A picnic in the park might be an enjoyable adventure for the dog and the whole family.

Special Treats

Doggie bakeries are very popular in urban areas. A gourmet treat would be a great way to pamper your dog. Another option would be to purchase specialty treats at a store that sells pet supplies. There are plenty of recipes available for homemade dog treats. Baking doggie treats could be a leisurely evening or weekend activity for you.

Doggie Daycare

If your dog spends a large portion of the day waiting for you to come home, you could incorporate taking your dog to doggie daycare into your weekly schedule. That would give your dog a chance to play with other dogs, see new people and enjoy new activities. Dogs like familiarity and you want your dog to have the best care whether you’re leaving them somewhere for a few hours to be groomed, all day at doggie daycare or boarding them while you’re out of town. A luxury pet resort can offer you a variety of services and the quality of care you want for your dog. If you board your pet at the same place they go to for daycare and grooming, they will already be familiar with the place and the people. You’ll feel comfortable leaving them in a familiar place while you’re traveling.

You can pamper your pet with edible treats, lots of toys, luxurious bedding, playdates, doggie birthday parties and various other ways. However, showering them with love and attention and letting them know they’re an important part of the family is the best way to pamper your dog.