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Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 8th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course.
You’ve probably seen adorable YouTube videos of dogs who happily give cuddly hugs on cue and thought that you’d like to teach your dog to do it so you could impress your friends with this cute trick.
There are a few things to consider before you start teaching your dog to hug on command, including whether or not your pup will be capable of performing the task. If this trick is right for your pooch, it will take some time and effort like any other command.
Here’s how you can teach your dog to give hugs and what you should consider before you begin.