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Achieving New Year’s Resolutions With Your Dog

by | Jan 6, 2020

We all know it can be difficult to keep ourselves accountable during the new year. However, pet owners, have a built-in partner in crime that can keep them on track to reaching their primary goals for the year.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes

At the top of the list for most individuals New Year’s resolutions is getting in shape or pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Gaining a healthy lifestyle can mean a plethora of different things for many individuals, and pets as well. However, taking extra walks with your dogs, creating recipes that benefit both your diets, and actively taking into account dental care can provide some of those qualifications for a more active and healthy life.

Encouraging participation in these activities for your pet and yourself can also give you both mental benefits too. Active movement provides a good sense of well-being and can reduce anxiety and stress in both animals and humans. Pets are here to help you. Take a 10-minute break at least once a day to play with your pet, no phone, no interruptions, just you and your pet. This is a great way to destress and bond.

Adventure Seeking

We all have a bucket list of places we would like to visit or activities we would like to try prior to the end of our life. But why not make a bucket list for just one year! This adventure will serve you and your pet as a great activity booster and memory maker through travel, or new skills learned.

Learn something new! Want to learn something new in 2020? Well, so can your animal. Teach your dog a new trick. Below is a Better Homes & Gardens link about easy tricks to teach your dog. Check it out! https://www.bhg.com/pets/dogs/dog-training/easy-tricks-to-teach-your-dog/

Spring Cleaning

Clean out your closet and your pets. This is a great way to get rid of some old toys that haven’t been used all year an excuse to play with the ones that you know your dog loves.