A new year is all about shedding the bad habits and starting good ones! While we've got our own resolutions, it's a good idea to create some for your dog. We've compiled a list of new year's resolutions you can implement into your dogs life to help them get the best start to 2021.
Make exercise a priority
Exercise is essential for improving your dogs mood and well-being. It's important to make sure your dog is walked every day. Try getting up a half hour early before work to bring your dog on a quick walk, jog or run.
Read about the benefits of dog walking here.
Start feeding them a premium dog food
While supermarket dog food may seem like the easier option, a premium dog food has a lot more benefits. We would recommend feeding them Nice 'N' Natural Pure, which is a super premium, 100% Irish dog food. It has so many benefits:
- It’s bursting with healthy fats and oils which are great for joint, skin and coat care.
- It contains glucosamine and chondroitin for joint support
- It contains prebiotics and seaweed to help support healthy gut and teeth.
You can read more about this brand in our blog here.
Improve their training
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Whether it's a puppy or an adult dog you have, it's always a great idea to train your dog. This ensures that they're more obedient and responsive to you. It will also help them to be safer in certain situations. Training your dog also strengthens the bond between the owner and the dog.
Book them in for a yearly check-up in the vets
Your dogs health is super important - it's always a good idea to book them in for a physical check up every year with your vet. This is a great time to ask your pet questions, check for any issues, and get any vaccinations required.
Organise play dates
Play dates can be a lot of fun for your dog. It's a chance for them to socialise with other dogs while getting some exercise. Take them on a walk in the park or bring them to the beach with their new friend - they'll love it!
Get more toys
Toys have so many benefits for your dog. Make sure to spoil your dog this year with plenty of new toys! It'll save your shoes from getting chewed and it'll make them happy!
You can read about the benefits of toys here.
Groom your dog regularly
This year many of us picked up the skill of dog grooming, when we had no groomers to go to. Keep your dog looking and smelling fresh this year by ensuring they are regularly groomed. Not sure where to start? Try our Dog Grooming Bundle - this is a collection of grooming products that are perfect for grooming your dog in the comfort of your own home.
We wish you all the best with your new year's resolutions and hope your 2021 is filled with health, happiness and cuddles with your dog.