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Ways to Celebrate National Puppy Day


  • Adopt a puppy. The best and most obvious way to celebrate is to adopt a homeless puppy. If you’ve been considering adding a four-legged friend to your family, March 23 is a great day to do it! Search for dogs in shelters in your area on PetFinder. Don’t worry, if you aren’t looking to adopt a puppy, we have other ways to celebrate.
  • Volunteer at a local shelter. Shelters are often overcrowded and underfunded, making volunteers extremely precious. Call your local shelter to walk, run or simply play with the dogs there.
  • Volunteer with your dog. Did you know you can get your pup tested to become a registered therapy dog? Once registered with an organization, you agree to follow their rules and protocols, and they in return provide $1-2M liability insurance. You are then free to volunteer in nursing facilities and with charitable organizations.
  • Pamper your dog. In honor of a day dedicated to canines, spend some extra time focusing on your dog. Trim nails, bathe and groom your dog. And while you’re at it, double check his or her health records to make certain you’re up to date on all vaccinations and treatments. You could even throw in a few treats here and there.
  • Offer donations. If you can’t adopt a dog or volunteer at a local shelter, make a donation. You can simply give a monetary gift, or you can peruse their website for a wish list of needed items. Grab a few things from your home and the store, and head on down with your gifts in honor of this day.
  • Make a pledge to your puppy (or dog). Pledge to do more training with your furry pal. Or how about promising to go on more walks or runs together? Take this time to remember how important your dog is to you, and commit to doing more healthful and fun things together.
  • Make it a date. To celebrate the day, plan a special outing to a favorite dog park, the river, beach or another spot that you both enjoy. Get out of the house and enjoy each other’s company.

At Head of the Class Dog Training, we can’t think of anything that’s more fun to celebrate than puppies…except maybe just all dogs. Canines are the peanut butter to our jelly, and that’s why on March 23, we’ll be celebrating National Puppy Day.

National Puppy Day was founded by Colleen Paige as a day to save orphaned puppies around the country and bring focus to the horrors of puppy mills. On this special day, revel in the magic of these adorable, cuddly critters, soak in their stinky-sweet puppy breath and pick an action from our list below as a way to celebrate!

Celebrate National Puppy Day!

Head of the Class Dog Training LLC 

Winchester, VA

Winchester's Premium Professional Pet Training

Lisa Marino, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, PMCT, has taken her varied teaching experiences and applied them to helping owners understand and train their beloved four-legged family members. She has more than four years’ experience leading group dog training classes at Best Paw Forward in Hartland, WI, and opened Head of the Class Dog Training LLC in Winchester, VA in 2012, where she conducts group classes and private lessons, as well as helps owners to modify their dogs' problem behaviors.

Lisa earned her CPDT-KA in 2012, is a 2015 graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy and is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer.

As the founders of National Puppy Day say, “There’s no love like puppy love.” We couldn’t agree more. As you settle in with your new puppy, or you identify a few areas in which your older dog could use some work, give Head of the Class Dog Training a call. We’re here to help you and your dog at all stages of life.