Along with the start of the New Year, come many resolutions. Most approach these new resolutions with the best of intentions; however like many, those intentions slowly seem to dwindle as the year goes on. One great way to attempt to keep those resolutions may be to include a friend in on the goals and what better friend than man’s best friend! Although there are countless goals that you could set that could include your pooch, here are ten resolutions that may be a good fit for you and your pup as well.
1. Get in Shape – It’s probably safe to say that most of us could very well benefit from adding a little more exercise to our routines. Taking your pup with you may be a way to stay motivated to commit to that goal.
2. Lose Weight – Now you may be one of the lucky ones that didn’t gain a single pound over the holidays, but if you are not, losing a little poundage may be something you want to set your sights on. Maybe your pet could benefit from some healthy lifestyle changes as well.
3. Healthy Eating – Another change that could possibly impact you as well as your pet is eating healthier. Committing not only you, but your pet to a better diet may help you stay motivated.
4. Visit Friends – What better time of year than the New Year to resolve to visit some old friends. Your pup may enjoy tagging along too!
5. Travel – Although some may consider this a difficult task to achieve with a dog, many see it as an opportunity to explore. Look for places to travel that not only appeal to you, but also are pet-friendly.
6. Take the Path Less Travelled – This may go along with your resolution to travel more often with your pooch. Looking into new and possibly less-explored options may open a window of opportunities for you and your pup.
7. Make New Friends – As great as it is to see old friends, why not make some new ones this year as well! Make a resolution to meet some new people and pet-friends as well.
8. Try New Things – Trying new things can go along with any goal you may have. Try new places, foods, and even new activities.
9. Make Your Own Meals – A great way to help maintain a goal of a healthier lifestyle is to resolve to make your own meals at home. This too can be applied to your pooch. Why not dabble in a little dog-treat making or healthy snack preparation for your pup.
10. Take Care of Yourself and Your Dog – Taking a little extra time for yourself or giving your dog a little extra attention may be just what you both need. Maybe you need a little relaxation time or your pooch would enjoy a little extra brushing. Either way, setting a goal to take better care of you as well as your pup may be just what you both need for the New Year.