National Work Like A Dog Day | August 5
Sat Aug 5th

National Work Like A Dog Day

National Work Like A Dog Day, August 5th, encourages us to step forward and face every challenge we face. However, if you were to look to your dog for direction, you may be confused.


The English language is ambiguous. For example, two common idioms we use in our daily lives: "It's a dog's life" and "Work like a dog."

Dogs are able to laze around and sleep all day, and "It's a dog's life" refers to them. The majority of dogs are companions. The biggest worry for our families is when the next vet visit is scheduled. "Work like a dog," on the other hand, suggests just the opposite. It means performing to your highest level for a lengthy period of time. How can these two terms refer to our canine companions when they mean contradictory things?

The phrase "work like a dog" becomes abundant when considering the training that working dogs received and the value they added to farms and businesses. They carried out tasks with a purpose because of their obedience and tenacity in rooting out rodents or securing cattle. Military and rescue dogs receive intensive training and work hard alongside their human counterparts today.

Either way, work like a dog for the joys of a dog's life.

How to treat national service like a dog day

You can celebrate by either working really hard or – if you'd prefer – simply posting how hard you work on Social Media. There are other ways to celebrate, too: There are other ways to celebrate: There are other ways to celebrate.

  • Watch videos of working dogs doing what they're supposed to do
  • Learn about working dogs' training
  • Make a video about your normal workday

To social media and to #CelebrateEveryDay, use #WorkLikeADogDay to track on social media and #CelebrateEveryDay.

A dog day celebration in the United States has a long tradition of national service as national work like a dog day celebrations

Although the sources of "work like a dog" are unknown, it most likely refers to actual working dogs. Sheepdogs and sled dogs are two popular examples. They derive a certain amount of joy from their jobs because breeds like these have the ability to do certain types of jobs.