10 Resolutions for You and Your Dog

 

 

New Year’s Resolutions don’t just benefit you, they are a great idea for your dog too. Take a look at our 10 ideas for New Year’s Resolutions for you and your dog.

 

Eat Well

 

Dogs need a diet that is balanced and healthy. Consider swapping out some of those dog cookies for healthier treats like carrots or raw meaty bones.

 

Quality Time

 

Set aside pockets of time that are all about your four legged friend – have a cuddle, get down on the floor with them to play, or toss around a ball in the yard. Give them your undivided attention.

 

Get Educated

 

The better you understand your dog, the better your relationship with each other will be. Read up on the latest news about canine behavior and body language.

 

Train More

 

Training isn’t just for puppies – it should take place throughout a dog’s life. It can be hard to remember that as your dog gets older. Revisit basic obedience training or try some new techniques.

 

Help the Less Fortunate

 

There are so many dogs in need of some help, so why not step up to the challenge? You could donate or fundraise for a local rescue centre, walk an elderly neighbor’s dog or volunteer at a shelter.

 

Exercise Daily

 

See if you can get through every day of the year without missing a walk. Daily walks are a vital part of our dog’s emotional and physical wellbeing.

 

Keep up Regular Grooming

 

Regular grooming not only ensures your dogs look and smell amazing but it keeps them comfortable too, so schedule your groomer’s appointments and don’t forget frequent brushing at home.

 

Make Time for Play

 

All dogs love to play. Whether it’s fetch, chase, running or tug, figure out which games your dog adores and indulge them with it whenever you can.

 

Stress Less

 

Dogs can be messy and they can be mischievous. It can be so easy to get angry when they knock something over or have a chew on that shoe that was left in reaching distance. Mistakes are bound to happen now and again. Laugh it off and both your and your dog’s life will be a little stress stressful this year.

 

Try Something New

 

Why not take up a new hobby, there are plenty to choose from! Consider learning canine cross country training, taking up agility or even training your hound as a therapy dog. What will you and your dog get up to in 2017?

 

By | 2017-05-13T04:35:56+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Pet Tips|0 Comments

About the Author:

Joy Jewell partnered with Snooty Pets in September 2016 to create blog posts all about living a dog friendly life to the fullest. Joy first started her writing career in 2006 and spent nine years creating content for the fashion and beauty industries. It wasn’t until she brought her first dog home, a naughty Airedale Terrier puppy called Bruce, that she found her true path - working in the world of dogs. Joy has now left fashion and beauty behind her to write about canines and dog friendly living, from training tips and canine diet advice to home decor for dog lovers and heartwarming pet stories. Joy has been shortlisted for a blog award by Cosmopolitan Magazine UK and written dog based content for numerous publications and websites including Metro.co.uk, Shepped, Blogosphere Magazine and The Huffington Post. Since shifting her career to dog writing Joy has never looked back. She is convinced that she has one of the best jobs in the world. All thanks to a terrier called Bruce and a love of our four legged friends.

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