Sparkles, champagne, and celebrations – there are plenty of ways we bring in the New Year and say goodbye to the past. Every January we work hard to commit to resolutions we’ve set for ourselves. Whether that means improving our health or trying something different, there are always ways to incorporate our furry friends into these new adventures. And who knows, maybe your pup has goals of their own! Check out these 7 New Year’s resolutions for your dog and let us know what your best bud will be working on this year in the comments.
1. Find a new hobby
Whether you live with a busy body or a couch potato, there are plenty of hobbies you can adopt with your pet by your side. Agility, obedience, flyball, and even dance are great activities for an active dog. For a social or laid back pooch, you could even get certified as a therapy dog and give back to your community. And that’s only the beginning.
2. Visit a new place
Whether it’s a new dog-friendly restaurant or a new hiking spot, there are many dog-friendly places to explore. Research dog-friendly places in your area or scope out a road trip with your furry best friend.
3. Learn three new tricks
Embrace the new year and work on some new tricks with your dog. Keep their mind and body active, and show off your newfound skills!
4. Make time for play
Playtime can help reduce stress in your dog and keeps you and your pet entertained. More playtime can also help your pet stay healthy and make your bond even stronger.
5. Maintain a healthy weight
A healthy weight will help your pet stay healthy throughout the year. Consult your veterinarian about the ideal weight for their age and breed and start the year off right with an active lifestyle and healthy diet
6. Meet some new friends
Many social groups exist across the country for dogs of every size and breed. It’s a great way to get out, socialize, and have fun with some canine companions.
7. Establish a better relationship with your veterinarian
A great relationship with your veterinarian can help you stay on top of your pet’s health throughout their life. Consult your veterinarian with any questions you may have about your pet’s health and schedule their yearly checkup.
What will your furry friend be working on this year? Tell us in the comments and check out New Year’s resolutions for your cat here.