Dogs have been standing alongside man since the dawn of history, being one of the first, if not the first, animal that we ever domesticated. Since then they’ve been warm and loving companions, loyal workers, and stalwart defenders of our homes and families. Hug Your Hound Day reminds you that your four legged companion deserves recognition, and the importance of building the bond between you by understanding how life is when you see it from four legs.
History of Hug Your Hound Day
Hug Your Hound Day was originally created by Ami Moore, the “Dog Whisperer of Chicago” to remind people of the importance of having a long and lasting bond between you and your pet. She has a long history and amazing qualifications that have led to her being one of the world’s most famous dog experts. Trained as a Native American Medicine Woman, and carrying a list of qualifications so long you’d need three cans of alphabet soup to spell them out, Ami sought to increase the health and happiness of canines through the creation of Hug Your Hound Day.
Ami has specialized in working with canine behavior and problem solving, and even worked to pioneer the concept of positive reinforcement using electronic dog training equipment to motivate a dog’s natural drive to follow a strong leader. Through the development and use of her techniques, she’s helped to curb unwanted behaviors in dogs all over the world. From destroying furniture, jumping on guests, even dealing with curing separation anxiety and socializing them so they’re no longer aggressive to people and other dogs. Hug Your Hound Day is about learning how to make your relationship with your pet that much better, and Ami Moore is the world’s leading expert on safe and humane techniques.
How to celebrate Hug Your Hound Day
First, give that lovable ball of fur and teeth a hug and tell them how much you love them. Then take some time thinking about how their world looks from down low, surrounded by us lumbering two-leggers with everything built too high for them. From that point you can start figuring out what kind of problems they have, anything from potty issues to chewing through the dry wall, and seek out ways to help curb them. Most negative behaviors are signs of an unhappy pet, and Hug Your Hound Day is all about making sure your canines are happy and healthy!