With the new year approaching, you're probably finalizing your New Year's resolutions! If you want to involve your dog in your resolutions this year, we're here to help! Here are some New Year's resolutions that you can make for you and your dog.
Adopt or Foster
This isn't a resolution for your pup, but it's a resolution for another pup! If you're looking for a new family member, adopting is a great way to go. Making this resolution will give a pup in need a home and decrease shelter overpopulation. If you're not looking for a new permanent member of the family but you have the space and time, consider fostering a pup. This will help give them a comfortable and temporary home before they find their forever home.
Many people make a commitment to get more exercise during the new year, so this year, make it a commitment to get more exercise with your pup! Stick to a schedule, like walks every night after dinner, or a hike once a week. Setting these goals will help both you and your pup stay healthy and happy.
Stay Strict on Vet Visits
Vet visits aren't just suggested - they're necessary! Make a strict commitment to stay on top of annual and semi-annual pet visits, including your pup's shots, checkups, and any other visits you might need to make. If you notice anything unusual going on with your dog, make sure to be in contact with your vet.
Make the commitment to be strict about your pet's food intake. If you usually estimate your pet's daily food dosage - don't! Make the resolution to be more exact when giving your pup their breakfast and dinner. Being exact is crucial to helping your dog maintain a healthy weight. Be sure to read the food's specific instructions as well as consult your vet for specific dietary needs.
Commit to Playtime
Your pup loves you, and they deserve to have your attention! For the new year, commit to more playtime with your pup. Set aside time once a day, or a few times a week, to throw a ball around with them or play tug of war. Even if you're not playing, just spending time with your dog and giving them attention will make them feel loved.
No matter what your New Year's resolutions are, be sure to give your pup a little kiss when that ball drops and make sure they now how important they are to you!