New Years Resolutions lists and more are popular among us humans- especially each January as we welcome in a New Year. We totally understand that humans fall into all ranges on the spectrum- from both loving to hating resolutions- and that’s OK! But if your pet could dictate their resolutions list to you, what do you think it would say? Here’s what we think a list of New Years Resolutions from the Dog might look like!
1. Take a Road Trip with the Humans.
Our dogs are our greatest companions. and sidekicks. This year, and any year, we’re sure they’re resolved to taking more road trips, walks, hikes, and adventures with you. So pack up the car and hit the road- there’s a lot of world out there just waiting for you to explore!
2. Get that Begging under control.
May 2015 be the year that all of our pets either quite begging entirely, or more realistically, that they perfect their begging techniques so that they’re so subtle they’re essential unnoticeable! 🙂 For Pet Parents really struggling with this issue, our #1 tip is to either kennel/crate your pet or practice a long down/stay on their bed during human meal times until the behavior has subsided.
3. Bark Less, Wag More.
Dogs are social creatures by nature, so this is simply them embracing their inner spirit. May your dog resolve to bark less at the mailman, and to wag more as he makes tons of new friends on all of your adventures together this year. If your dog is naturally a bit leery of strangers, enlist some friends to help you work together to make meeting new people a more enriching experience.
4. Take More Naps.
Here’s one aspect of living where our pets have a total niche on the market! If we all took a few more naps, we’re quite sure the world would be a happier and more peaceful place. Our pets are always catching a cat nap, and they’ve got the happiness and youthful energy to prove it. Naps are a great way to rejuvenate and ensure you’re actually getting the most out of each day- next time you’re feeling low- try taking a page out of your pets book and bed down for a quick snooze.
5. Eat More Treats.
Our dogs would fully handle this one on their own, except for one small thing- the lack of opposable thumbs sure makes those plastic treat bags hard to open! This year, don’t be stingy with the food rewards with your pup- it’s what they look forward to the most! Instead, take some time to research some quality brand that are available in your price range that you dog enjoys and you’ll feel better about passing out those tasty treats knowing that they’re good on his belly and waistline too.