Responsible Dog Ownership Day:
On the third Saturday of September, Responsible Dog Ownership Day reminds pet owners to keep a promise to their furry best friend.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on September:
Why Responsible Dog Ownership Day?
The holiday encourages present and also as well as future owners of pets to take on being accountable for their loyal pets. Being responsible is not just for the dog but for everyone in his path.
Our pet owners take our furry companions.
Assuring that pets are healthy and happy is essential to our role as pet owners. This day allows us to focus on this crucial task and help share the information with other prospective pet owners too.
Increase the bond between human and pet
You’re taking care of your pets in the same manner; they care for your own. In essence, you are creating an even stronger connection between you.
You will become more of a good pet owner.
A responsible animal parent ensures that you take care of every need of your pet, including safety, education, and vaccinations. You will have a healthy and happy pet at the end.
How Can We Observe Responsible Dog Ownership Day?
Although you shouldn’t overlook anything vital to the care of your pet, it’s always good to be reminded about essential vaccine information regarding new grooming techniques and so on. Take a look at the available resources on the AKC website to get help, and don’t forget to offer a helping hand to new pet owners.
Join at AKC’s (or the affiliates of AKC’s) events
They hold events to promote responsible dog ownership at the same time every year. If you are not able to attend an event, look for updates via AKC’s AKC Facebook page.
Take a look at a dog’s movie.
Select a film with a dog theme that you like or perhaps an adventure movie like “Alpha” that explores theories about the first human-dog partnership. Get the popcorn, and then enjoy.
Use this hashtag #ResponsibleDogOwnershipDay to post on social media.
Interesting facts about Responsible Dog Ownership Day:
The bonding of two species by the molecule of Oxytocin
Humans and dogs are the only examples of a bond between species that produces Oxytocin, a hormone linked to trust and maternal bonding.
Dogs beg their owners for assistance.
A study found that dogs are dependent on human interaction when confronted with complex challenges such as a puzzle that will not open in contrast to wolves.
Dogs can solve many problems.
Much better than children, as a Yale study has proven, dogs could determine the actions needed to solve a problem and altogether avoid all the “bad advice” they received from their parents.
The assisted pet therapy program was discovered by accident
American psychologist Boris M. Levinson accidentally discovered that bringing dogs to sessions with therapy was beneficial for shy and insecure children.
How come dogs stare at us?
A majority of the dogs stare at humans’ eyes (and faces) to communicate with humans. They will quickly determine what the human is looking at and what they plan to do the next time.
History of Responsible Dog Ownership Day:
A dog is the one thing on the earth that loves you more than he loves himself said by Josh Billings. We believe that, and that is why we spend all of September month to change ourselves into better and more responsible pet owners for our pets. How would life be like without the gentle stroke of a Labrador or the inexplicably snarling spaniel? This month, which is the middle of Responsible Dog Ownership Day on September 19th, is a beautiful time to get better for our dog’s rehabilitation.
Responsible Dog Ownership Month is an initiative by the American Kennel Club, the largest registry of pets worldwide. Since its beginning at the age of the year 1884, the group has increased awareness of responsible pet ownership. It also has lobbied the government to support animal cruelty-free policies, and it also lobbied for anti-animal cruelty policies. American Kennel Club believes in preserving purebred breeds of dogs, and the club is also dedicated to the interests of pet owners. The organization has a national network of dog owners and volunteers on light rainy days—caretakers who share their experiences and resources with the local community.
Are you a responsible dog owner? When is your next time to get vaccinated? What could you do to enhance relationships with the dog you love? These are the kinds of questions you should ask yourself when you begin the month of September. We think you’re doing your best, but we are sure you could need a little assistance. Therefore, schedule grooming sessions, throw some treats in the air, pull out your camera and enjoy a game of pup-arazzi with your pet to celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month.