What better holiday is there to show your Yorkie that you love him or her than on Valentine’s Day! Yes, this holiday is no longer just for humans – Valentine’s Day is perfect for creating something special for your most devoted furry family member. It will be wonderful to include your well-socialized, little, furry BFF into your plans. Depending on what your plans are, you can bring your pup along. There are plenty of coffee shops and bistros that welcome well-mannered dogs. But, if you would rather stay inside we have some tips for how to include your Yorkie in your Valentine’s Day plans!
How To Show Your Yorkie Some Love On Valentine’s Day
Being that Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express ones love, you can use it to:
- Take your Yorkie on a long walk.
- Make your little one a tasty homemade treat or meal.
- Share your special doggy Valentine on Instagram for the world to see.
These are just a few things you can do to include your pup in your Valentine’s Day plans. Also, if you plan to share this day of love with a human, you can include your Yorkie in that too. If you have enough time, you can teach your dog how to ‘deliver’ the Valentine’s Day invitation to your special sweetie. Simply add on a few special touches. Tie a red heart-shaped balloon to your Yorkie’s collar, give him/her the invitation to hold in their mouth and direct him/her to walk to your special someone. Just remind your dog to “drop it” or “release” when the recipient takes the invitation – and as always, let your little Yorkie know s/he is a good boy. Or girl, as the case may be.
Take Your Yorkie For A Walk
If you plan on taking your Yorkie on a long walk for Valentine’s Day, hook up your pup’s leash and allow their nose guide your adventure. A dog’s has up to 300 million olfactory receptors in its nose, compared to humans who only have 6 million (source). Often times when we walk our dogs we’re in a hurry, or only half present. Take this special day to really focus on your Yorkie on this walk. Allow your dog to explore their surroundings, sniffing and collecting information from spots s/he selects on your walk. By doing this you’ll find you likely go for a much longer walk than normal, and your Yorkie gets a good mental workout in addition to physical exercise. There is nothing like a good, long walk to tell your dog happy Valentine’s Day.
Yummy HomeMade Treat
Another way to show your Yorkie that s/he owns your heart is by making them a yummy homemade treat. Now dogs love all sorts of food, and while it seems like a good idea to give your dog ‘whatever s/he wants,’ remember their little tummies can be sensitive. Keep the treat that you make within the realm of what your dog typically eats, but add a little bit of flair. Here’s our recommendation for a scrumptious and special treat sure to please your Yorkie:
Valentine’s Day Salmon Burgers
- 1 6 oz can salmon, no salt
- 1/2 C steamed green beans
- 1/2 C steamed spinach
- 1/4 C steamed sweet potato
- 10 blueberries
- 2 parsley leaves
Directions: steam the vegetables and potato, allow to cool. Once cooled, place the vegetables, potato, blueberries, and salmon in a food processor and gently incorporate all ingredients together. Texture should be like a salmon burger. Carefully remove from the food process and form into 2-4 sliders, depending on the size of your dog. Place a small burger on a nice glass plate, top with a small sprinkling of chopped parsley and serve to your sweet Yorkie.
Keep Loving Your Yorkie – Everyday Throughout The Year
It goes without saying that the fun you have exploring your neighborhood with your Yorkie and making them a special meal will be Instagram worthy. Trust us, you’ll definitely want to remember these special times with your doggy. So capture it all with your smartphone, click away, and be one of those people… Yup, join the millions of Instagramers who post pics of their Yorkies!
Truly, your dog loves you and that’s why we think it’s a great idea to include your pup in on your Valentine’s Day plans. Whether you have your pup share in your human celebrations or create unique ones just for the two of you – including your pup in your big events makes them that much more special.
Let us know how you plan to include your Yorkie in your Valentine’s Day plans – we’d love to hear from you.
Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day!