In this post, we list some New Years Resolutions for your dog, and for you, to make the new year even better for both of you.
It’s the new year! Have you made New Years Resolutions for yourself?
How about resolutions for your best and most loyal friend?
Your dog wouldn’t mind having a better year either!
Here is a list of ideas to improve your dog’s health and happiness in the new year.
New Years Resolutions for your dog (and you)
- Go to the dog park regularly (or more often)
- Get a new accessory (collar, leash, sweater) for your dog
- Brush your dog’s teeth more often
- Add ten minutes to the length of your walks
- Learn more about your dog and it’s breed
- Buy your dog their favorite treat
- Get rid of old, worn dog toys
- Make your car trips easier
- Keep vaccinations up to date
- Teach your dog a new trick or lesson
- Make more time for play and snuggling
- Make a homemade dog treat
- Help out a local shelter
Go to the dog park regularly (or more often)
Do you go to the dog park often or almost never? It wouldn’t be a bad thing for both of you to get out and get a little more fresh air and social time.
Get a new accessory (collar, leash, sweater) for your dog
Did your dog get any new accessories for the holidays? If not, you should get something that will be to the benefit of the both of you, whether it’s a new fancy collar, leash or even a dog sweater.
Brush your dog’s teeth more often
Most dog owners don’t brush their pet’s teeth enough. It’s okay, that is common. Resolve to brush their teeth more often this year.
Add ten minutes to the length of your walks
You are walking your dog regularly, right? Great! How about you extend the walking time by another ten minutes? You’ll both benefit from the added exercise. Over time, that 10 minutes a day really adds up.
Learn more about your dog and it’s breed
There’s always a little something more to learn about dogs, breeds, and their behaviors. You could learn something that could make your lives easier, healthier, or less stressful.
Buy your dog their favorite treat
It’s the holidays! Your dog deserves a special treat.
Get rid of old, worn dog toys
Time to get rid of any old tattered toys and start fresh.
Make your car trips easier
There are lots of ways to make car travel safer and more enjoyable for your dog and you, including new harnesses, car seats, calming treats, and car seat covers.
Keep vaccinations up to date
Hopefully, you are doing this already and your veterinarian is helping you. But make sure it is done, it really is important.
Teach your dog a new trick or lesson
No matter how the saying goes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Most will actually enjoy the challenge and reward of doing so. It can make life a little more fun.
Make more time for play and snuggling
Are you too busy or too tired after work for play time? Let’s fix that! Make sure you are setting aside time for play, you will both get so much closer and happier because of it.
Make a homemade dog treat
Is there a favorite treat your dog loves when you make it? Then do it! And if there isn’t, now is the time to learn how to make something new. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and your dog will be thrilled.
Help out a local shelter
Almost every local shelter could use some assistance, whether you volunteer, donate, promote, or refer friends and family. Do something to help out the other dogs out there that haven’t found their home yet. You’ll feel great.
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