This year and indeed every year millions of people will be making New Year’s resolutions they won’t be keeping (myself included). But it’s not just us humans that do it. While they don’t say they are (because they can’t talk) dogs too will be trying to break the habit of a lifetime and change their doggy ways. But can you really teach an old dog new tricks or is it already too late…
Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions For Dogs and Humans
10 – Diet
It’s not just us humans that could do with going on a diet, some dogs could do with it as well (my own included). So why not help your dog out and feed them a lot less table scraps.
9 – Get Fit
How do you know if your dog is unfit? Does it start panting just running to the door to bark at the postman? If so it might be time to start walking your dog more and maybe for longer as well.
8 – Play More
A great way for a dog and human to lose weight together is to make sure you play with your dog more. Does he/she like fetching the ball? Why not try and race your dog to whatever you throw to make it more fun for both of you.
7 – MOT
Your pet might look fit and healthy, but why not take them to the vets every few months anyway for a pet MOT. That way any problems with health might be found earlier which could also save you a load of cash!
6 – Further Eduction
I am a big fan of constantly learning something new. From blogging to learning a new skill like driving or martial arts. Your dog can do this too in the form of new tricks and commands. Yep, you really can teach an old dog new tricks and it’s not as hard as you might think.
5 – Family Time
Considering some dogs can give birth to 10 puppies or even more it is a lot of families to catch up with. Why not take your dog to meet family and friends.This keeps your dog’s mind fresh on family members and can also help with anyone feeling depressed. But it’s also best to ring up before doing this as they may have pets of their own.
4 – Save More
Money is something that is hard to keep hold of and even harder to manage. But you can save money and treat your pets at the same time! Why not make some tasty homemade dog treats instead of buying them. Not only will it save money but it can also keep your pet healthier.
3 – See The World
While it can be hard to travel around with a dog, it is not impossible. There are dog-friendly hotels and beaches all over the world and while there are heavy rules on pets coming and going from countries it can be rewarding for both you and your pet to do so.
2 – Quit
Are you a smoker? Why not give up for your pet’s health as well as your own! A pet living in a smoking environment is 40% more likely to get cancer! So if you can’t do it for yourself, do it for them!
1 – Do More
One of the most common New Years resolutions is to do more. So why not do more with your pet! Play more with them, do more get out and about and include them in your new activities! Who knows where it will all end, from long walks to pet holidays, doing more always benefits both pets and their owners so why not try to do just that.