London Dog Week launches #Pawsitivity Week 23 – 29 March 2020, the online gathering of dog owners and lovers celebrating the therapeutic power of pets at a time when most are settling into the work-from-home mode.
#Pawsitivity is a chance to lift your spirits, get creative and even socialise online through a series of virtual interactive events led by the LDW social media channels. Dog owners will get tips and advice on how to make the best of dog life at home whilst social distancing. LDW will also be championing a range of brilliant dog brands and live Q&A sessions from canine experts.
Pups and parents are also in for a treat with virtual dog PAWTRAITS, with three very talented artists who will be doing portraits of participants dogs all week. Individuals only need to submit photos of their pup and if their photo is selected, they will receive an unique and customised memorable portrait back. To enter, anyone can either message on Instagram @londondogweek or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be selected.
Pet Broadcaster, Nutrition and Behaviour Expert, Anna Webb will also be going live daily to give advice on the natural approach to doggie wellness, plus tips on how best to make the most of self-isolating with your dog at home and to understand your pet via dog telepathy.
Owners and dogs can also still take part in high culture with a virtual exclusive tour with The Wallace Collection, showcasing the finest in canine art.
London Dog Week co-founder, Aneka Johnson, says, “We have had to postpone our physical events and since social distancing can be a lonely experience, it is even more important to create the community spirit that dog owners understand. We can use our online platforms to uplift our community whilst making sure everyone stays safe and well.”
To ease dog lovers into working-from-home, here are some top tips from London Dog Week experts, to make it a more enjoyable experience:
Walk your dog in the park once a day – practice social distancing. If you see a friend / neighbour in the park, just keep walking and give them the phone sign to let them know you will call them soon! Keep at least 2 metres away from anyone you do not live with.
Netflix and Chill with your dog – a tail-wagging list of cute dog related films like Benji, Hotel for Dogs and Pup Star will remind you of the time you first set eyes on your four-legged friend and fell in love!
Pamper your Pooch – try out a range of skincare and pampering products for both you and your dog from Kiehl’s, who can make you feel and look good.
Glam up your Pooch – with London Dog Week’s very own online shopping platform which offers an inspiring mix of winter and summer fashion, so that your four-legged friend is stylish in every season.
Pet your dog – there is no evidence that dogs are a source of transmission of COVID-19 to people, so you are fine to pet your dog whilst working from home. If you develop any symptoms it is best to self-isolate from everyone however, iincluding your dog, for up to 14 days