10 Must-try New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Dog

May 2, 2022

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10 Must-try New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Dog

As an individual, you set personal resolutions for yourself, but as a dog parent, you have to include them too. In that case, you have to come up with new year resolutions that benefit both of you together. It might be challenging to find such resolutions, but we havecovered you here.

 

We came up with some of the must-try new year resolutions that can bring an enormously positive change in you and your furry friend’s life. Try these resolutions together and bring change into your life for the better next year.

 

  1. Get fit together

You might not know, but according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 56% of dogs in the USA suffer from obesity. The main cause of this condition is overeating and not doing workouts at all.

 

So, consider daily runs or walks, exercise at least five times a week. This way, both of you can end up losing weight.Besides, the excess sweat due to exercise releases endorphins which are healthy for humans and pets.

 

  1. Spend quality time together

You must be busy in your daily hectic and tough routine where you go to work early in the morning and return home late at night. In that case, you might not be giving enough time to your dog.

 

So, consider spending quality time together as one of the new year's resolutions. Together you can make your lives healthier and make yourselves happier. To do so, go for a walk, visit parks, or try a new activity like joring.

 

  1. Regularly visit the vet

Some death-causing diseases, including cancer, fungal disease, canine parvovirus, Lyme disease, and more, take time to reach their peak. You can prevent them or stop spreading in the early stages. To do so, you have to regularly visit the dog’s vet. So, even if there’s a chance of originating any such disease, you can stop right in the start. Consider it a life-saving new year’s resolution for your dog.

 

  1. Groom regularly

Grooming your dog on a regular basis is necessary and will keep you both healthy and happy. This includes hair brushing and trimming, bathing, nail trimming, teeth & gum brushing, eye & ear cleaning, and anal gland expressions.

 

  1. Eat healthy foods

Eating healthy is a great new years resolution for you and your dog. You both can snack on these vitamin and nutrient packed superfoods. Yogurt, Blueberries, Eggs, Carrots, Broccoli, Turkey, Kale, Cucumbers, Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, to name a few. Trying new healthy foods together is exciting and you’ll both feel better with all of the added health benefits!

 

  1. Try new activities

Trying new activities with your dog is always fun and exciting. We mentioned joring, and there are many types of joring; rollerbladejoring, bikjoring, skijoring, to name a few. There is also paddleboarding. These are a few activities that you and your dog can try and learn together.

 

  1. Learn more tricks

The only way to make your dog smarter is by learning more tricks. You can play “hide and seek the treat.” To do so, show them the treat, tell them to sit and stay. Hide the treat. Tell them to “go find the treat” and let them sniff it out and find the treat. It can lead to doing physical activity for your dog inside the house or in the yard, it is exciting and rewarding. There are many new tricks that you can teach your dog!

 

  1. Explore with your dog

Finding new parks and going hiking with your dog is a great idea. You and your dog must explore nature; smelling news cents, seeing new plants and animals, hearing new sounds, etc. Exploring nature can make a stronger bond between you and your dog.

 

  1. Start a pet emergency fund or get pet insurance

Vet bills can be surprising and can add up quickly. You can start a pet emergency fund or get pet insurance so whenever there’s an emergency or health issue with your dog, you will have the bill covered. This new year’s resolution can be life-saving for your dog.

 

     10. Get a smart dog collar for your dog

There’s always a chance of your dog getting out. It can break your heart. So, before it happens, get your dog a GPS collar right away. You’ll always know the location of your best friend and added bonus, you can track their activity to ensure they are getting enough exercise each day.

 

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your pups  health, happiness and love in the year to come!

- Dogurus