Today is National Puppy Day.

Today is a great day, not only because it's sunny and the snow is melting.  It's a day to celebrate the furry little creature that melts your heart everyday.

March 23 is National Puppy Day!

Americans adore our pups.

For evidence, consider this survey done by NationalToday.com—America's favorite online destination to commemorate quirky and fun holidays—asked 1,000 puppy owners about their relationship with their cuddly canine friends.

*** NATIONALTODAY.COM PUPPY DAY SURVEY ***(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted on March 16, 2017)

>> FOR 1 IN 3 AMERICANS, PUPPIES BUILD CHARACTER

34% of American dog owners say puppies teach them patience. While they're running around cleaning up messes (and discarding chewed-up shoes), they're also learning to be more understanding and persevering—proof that puppies help us develop “paw”-sitive attributes that will last a lifetime.  

>> 7 IN 10 DOG OWNERS SAY PUPPIES HELP THEIR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

70% of American dog owners say their puppies give them unconditional love. And the feeling is mutual—52% of respondents regularly say “I love you” to their puppies. Canine companions not only help Americans develop strong bonds, but also to feel comfortable expressing their emotions.

>> 20% OF AMERICANS PREFER A PUPPY OVER A DATE

1 out of 5 American dog owners would rather hang out with their puppy than go on a date. Given that 64% of Americans already cuddle with their puppies, it might be easier to ditch the human relationships altogether!>> 

TOP 5 WAYS AMERICANS SHOW PUPPY LOVE

National Today asked puppy parents how they shower their pets with TLC. It just goes to show no one can resist “puppy eyes!”

#1. I let my puppy sleep in my bed with me (13%)

#2. I talk to my puppy in a special voice (11%)

#3: I let my puppy eat table scraps (10%)

#4: I consider my puppy to be my best friend (9%)

#5. I probably post too many photos of my puppy on social media (4%)

To learn more about Puppy Day, you can visit [http://nationaltoday.com/us/national-puppy-day/]

If you're thinking of bringing a puppy home to celebrate, you can get help training the pup by contacting our friends at www.upstateNY.InvisibleFence.com.  They will make sure your adorable little tyke is safe and sound.

(thanks to Mauricio Guitron for the research)

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