When we did the research for National Work Like A Dog Day, we realized that it could be celebrated in two different ways. One, it can be used to honor those people who are always putting in the extra work to ensure that the job gets done correctly. Two, it can be celebrated by honoring the service animals who work tirelessly at the jobs we humans giving them: from sniffing out drugs at the airport to clearing improvised explosive devices in a war zone. Regardless of which way you intend on observing this holiday, be sure to celebrate it on the 5th of August.
Fun Facts About Work Dogs
Let’s take a few moments out of our National Work Like A Dog Day celebrations to talk a little bit about service dogs. As we put together this holiday, we came across some interesting facts about working dogs and we’d like to share some of these facts below. We hope that you enjoy them.
- Most working dogs begin training between the ages of 12 and 18-months.
- Using working dogs for dangerous or undesirable jobs has increased over the past few years.
- Most working dogs aren’t pets and shouldn’t be treated as such.
- Police dogs go through training over the course of their entire working lifetime.
Observing National Work Like A Dog Day
National Work Like A Dog Day is simple enough to observe if you don’t overthink it. Merely, pay homage to the working dogs or humans who put in the extra effort to get things done. While you’re celebrating, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalWorkLikeADogDay on your social media accounts as well. After all, everyone deserves some recognition when they do a good job—regardless of whether they’re human or a dog.
When is National Work Like A Dog Day?
|This year (2021)||August 5 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2022)||August 5 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2020)||August 5 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|