Valentine's Day is a day of love and affection, and what could be better than spending it with your furry best friend? This year, instead of buying your pup store-bought treats, why not try making them something special from the heart? We've put together three heartwarming ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your dog that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Bake them Some Delicious Doggy Doughnuts
Your pup will go crazy for these irresistible dog-friendly doughnuts. They're simple to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. Check out the recipe below to make these delicious treats for your furry Valentine.
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of water
Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, banana, egg, peanut butter, and water.
Mix until a sticky dough forms.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about ¼ inch thickness.
Use a doughnut cutter or a round cookie cutter to cut out doughnut shapes.
Place the doughnuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let cool completely before serving to your pup.
You can find our full doggy friendly Valentine's Menu here!
Spend some quality time with your pup by making them a new toy.
This DIY dog toy is simple to sew and can be made from scraps of fabric you have lying around the house. Your furry friend will love having a new toy to play with, and the time you spent making it together will make it that much more special.
- Non fraying fabric such as microfibre (Why not use an old fleece jumper?)
- Stuffing (You can use anything you'd like for stuffing such as extra fabric, or, if you get raw food, the wool that comes inside works really well!
Use a heart template to trace onto your fabric. Then, you will need to cut around 5cm (2 Inches) further out than this original line. (Pic 1& 2)
Place the two fabric hearts together, and cut strips, about 2cm wide, into the drawn line. (Pic 3)
Take the corresponding strips from each piece, and double knot them, going round until you have a tiny gap left (I recommend leaving the gap on the straighter edge!
- Stuff with your filling of choice, and tie up the remaining strips.
That's it! the whole project for the first time took me only around 15 minutes, so the perfect choice for a quick last minute present idea too.
Arrange a Doggy Date
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to arrange a doggy date for your furry friend. Whether it's a playdate at the park or a doggy cafe, your pup will love spending time with their furry friends. Not only is it great for their socialisation, but it also provides an opportunity for you to meet other dog owners and bond over your love for your pets.
In conclusion, Valentine's Day is a day to show your loved ones how much you care. So, why not include your furry best friend in the celebrations? Whether you're baking them some delicious treats, crafting a new toy, or arranging a doggy date, your pup is sure to feel the love this Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Collar Club!