Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for dog lovers

December 27th, 2016

Tim Falk suggests five New Year’s resolutions for a doggone-good 2017, including exercising your dog more to cutting down on indulgent treats!

  1. I will exercise my dog more
    We all have the best of intentions when it comes to looking after our dogs. We tell ourselves we will walk our pooch every day and make sure he gets all the exercise he needs, but sometimes our busy lives and our own laziness can get in the way.
  2. I will stop over-feeding my dog
    The second weapon in the battle against canine obesity is to feed the right diet. Unfortunately, many dog lovers !ind it hard to say no to those pleading puppy dog eyes, and often find themselves putting a little extra in their pet’s dinner bowl or spoiling their pooch with fatty treats.
  3. I will teach my dog essential commands

    Regardless of your dog’s breed or age, there are some basic, essential commands that it should know. Not only will this ensure your pooch is a well-behaved member of the family, but also that you are able to control it in any situation.
  4. I will train my dog to perform some awesome tricks
    Up until now, most of our New Year’s resolutions have been a little serious — so it’s time to have some fun. Trick training has many of the same bene!its as regular obedience training, including providing great mental stimulation for canine minds and giving you and your pet the opportunity to spend some quality time together. But at the end of all the hard work, you and your pooch get something cool to show off to your friends and family.
  5. I will spend more time with my best friend
    Do you ever feel like you take your dog for granted? Do you sometimes

    forget just how much love, joy and companionship he brings to your life? If so, there’s no time like now to make a change for the better.

The original article was published in DOGSLife issue #140. Subscribe to our magazine here.

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