New Year’s Resolutions for your Dog

IMG_2444If you’re like many people you’re ready to say farewell to 2009 and ring in 2010 with joy, and the anticipation of new things to come. Most of us have made some kind of resolution for the New Year, but do any of them include your dog? If not, consider some of these Fido inspired ideas.

  • DogFoodFind a quality food for your dog. Feeding a good dog food will help keep your dogs coat shiny, their muscles strong and their weight in check.
  • Schedule regular visits to your veterinarian.
  • Set up a regular grooming schedule that includes brushing, bathing, teeth cleaning and nail trimming.
  • Create a safer environment for your dog. Make sure household chemicals are not accessible to your dog.
  • Make sure your dog is wearing their identification tags. Also consider having them microchipped.
  • Take your dog to an obedience program. If you have a puppy it will help you get started on the right paw. If you have an older dog, it too will benefit from learning or refining some basic manners.
  • _MG_6613Teach your dog at least one new trick a month.
  • Exercise your dog. This might also help you reach one of your personal resolutions. According to a recent study dog owners get more exercise than people who have just a gym membership.
  • Make a donation to your local animal shelter. This could be in the form of money, time or even some of your dogs old toys and leashes.
  • Last but not least, have fun!!

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