Almost 190 million Americans make New Year’s Resolutions to take stock of their lives and make improvements. But what about our pups? They deserve a little betterment too. So here are a few of my favorite New Year’s Ruff-olutions.
Ruff-olution #1: Teach new tricks
As the saying goes: it’s never too late to teach an old dog a new trick. So, teach your dog something new this year! From doggy surfing to circus training, there are so many fun new tricks your pup can master. And if your dog has forgotten some of the basics or has unresolved behavioral issues, make that a priority.
Ruff-olution #2: Visit the vet
Making time to visit the vet is just as important as seeing a general practitioner. Having your vet examine your dog’s skin, body, eyes, and teeth is the best way to ensure they stay healthy, and the fastest way to detect any out-of-the-ordinary problem. While you’re there, ask about microchipping if your dog isn’t chipped. This quick, relatively painless, and cost-effective procedure has been instrumental in reuniting thousands of lost, stolen, or separated pets with their owners.
Ruff-olution #3: Make time to socialize
Everyone likes making friends and spending time with them, even our pets. In fact, socialization is very important for dogs, ensuring they don’t live in isolation and develop aggressive behavior. So, seek out another pet parent and arrange for your dog to do something fun with another.
Ruff-olution #4: Engage in exercise
Exercise isn’t just good for pet owners; it’s great for pets too. It’s one of the best ways to control weight and keep your pup happy and healthy. Whether it’s a stroll around the block or a game of catch, your pooch will benefit from the physical activity.
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Cheers to a happy and healthy 2022.
All the best,
Melissa & Remy