Walking the Dog Day
Walking the Dog Day is held on February 22. This event in the third decade of the month February is annual. Help us
In the United States, the first professional dog walker is believed to have been Jim Buck, who in 1960 launched his dog walking service in New York City.
According to researchers at the Michigan State University, their studies had found that: Dog owners are 34% more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking in a week compared to non-dog owners. Dog owners walked 22 more minutes per day compared to non-owners on average.
Dog owners enjoy numerous health and social benefits by walking their dog a few times a week. Benefits include improved cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure, stronger muscles and bones (built up by walking regularly), and decreased stress. A regular walk is vitally important for your pet's health too.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 11 (February 11-12);
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on February 23 (The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt);
Crufts on March 7 (The World's Largest Dog Show held in Birmingham, England);
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 7 (First Saturday in March);