New Year’s Resolutions For You And Your Dog
Whether you have set your own New Year’s Resolutions for yourself or not…it’s never too late to add a few that include your dog. Your pup may not realize that he/she would like or benefit from the resolutions you may set for him, but trust me, he’ll like them, because they will make him healthier, happier and in better shape.
So what kinds of resolutions can you set for your fur baby? January is National Train Your Dog Month…which goes right along with setting some goals…what aspects of Fido’s training could use a little work? Keep in mind, that whatever goals you set for him, they are your goals too, because you will need to help him accomplish them.
Resolutions for you and your dog…
- Keep your dog a little bit leaner – If your pup has put on a couple of extra pounds, and you’d like him to be leaner and healthier, your resolution could be to find out what is recommended for healthy feeding, and then begin measuring every meal. You may think you’re not overfeeding, but eyeballing how much he gets per meal is seldom accurate, and it’s amazing how much a little extra here and there can put on the pounds.
- Choose the right food – Along with feeding him the right amounts of food, it’s important to give him the right kind of food – the food with the proper nutrients for your dog’s age and activity levels. While older dogs may use less energy and need less food, young pups are full of energy and need more. Talk to your vet to get his/her recommendations.
- Introduce a new activity – Teach your dog a new trick…discover a new activity you can both participate in this year. Add some variety to life…It could be starting new doggy playdates, hiking, swimming, taking an agility class or going to an off leash park. There are so many fun things you can do together that will help you bond, have a good time and get some good exercise.
- Take to the veterinarian on a regular basis – It’s so much better to stay on top of Fido’s health than make an emergency visit to the vet,because something that could have been prevented, but went unnoticed and caused problems..
- Make sure his grooming is up to date – Having your dog groomed, whether you do it or hire someone to do it, is not only more comfortable for your dog but also healthy.
- Keeping his nails trimmed – there’s nothing more uncomfortable than walking on nails that are too long.
- Regular baths – keeps your dogs skin and fur healthy and not itchy.
- Teeth cleaning – prevents oral infections and pain.
- Ear cleaning – helps prevent ear mites and other ear problems.
- Find a good doggy daycare – Rather than leave your pup home alone for several hours at a time…find a good daycare where he can have fun with other dogs and have human interaction. You’ll both feel better when you have to leave.
At BowWow Fun Towne, dogs are our business, and our friends, and we understand how important your dog is to you.
We are experts in dog day care – We have a Puppy Preschool that would be great to enroll your pup in! Our facility features a full size swimming pool for fun and exercise.