New Year’s Resolutions for your Dog
Make 2024 a year you and your dog won’t forget with 6 resolutions you’ll actually enjoy making. New Year’s resolutions for your dog might sound silly, but this list will give you some ideas that will also benefit you!
We’ve all been counting down to the end of 2024 and looking forward to the start of a brand new year. And of course with a new year, comes New Year resolutions. Let’s be honest, most of us struggle to keep our resolutions past January. But maybe that’s because they aren’t changes we look forward to making!
So, we put together a list of 6 New Year’s Resolutions with a difference – they aren’t just about you. These resolutions are all about making your dog happier in 2024, so they should be much easier to stick to!
1. Go on more adventures together
Whether it’s a local hike you haven’t done before that you know your dog will love or a camping trip with your four-legged bestie, make 2024 the year you do all the fun things with your pup.
Whether you decide to go backpacking in the forest, hike the mountain trails or just go for a walk somewhere new, it’s all an adventure for your dog so there’s no excuses!
2. Get more exercise by exploring local hikes
You don’t necessarily need a gym membership to get fit. Many areas are rich with outdoor hiking trails.
For example, living in B.C. means we some of the most beautiful hikes in the world right on our doorsteps, and is an easy way to stay active while also staying safe.
Fresh air, stunning views and exercise your pup will also love – what’s not to love?
3. Plan a Doggie Play-Date
Socializing your dog is an amazing way for them to become more adaptable around others, both dogs and humans.
Make plans with a close dog-owning friend or co-worker to get together outdoors for a doggie play-date – your pup will love you for it! Try out a dog park in your area.
4. Have a weekly cleaning day for your dog’s stuff
We wash our own clothes regularly but how often do we wash our dog’s things? This year, set aside one day a week that you clean blankets, towels, beds, toys, etc.
Also check for any broken or completely chewed up toys and throw them away to make space for new ones. Your dog will thank you for it!
5. Try a new dog-friendly activity
As we look ahead to 2024, staying active is a great, fun way for you and your pup to spend time together.
Join a doggy Facebook group to meet other dog owners in your area! Go on doggy playdates or try out a local hiking trail! Most city’s have plenty of dog-friendly activities that will get you and your pup’s blood rushing.
6. Take a picture a day of your dog
Okay, this one is just for you. But it’s one any dog owner will find easy to keep!
It’s such a cute idea, especially if you’ve just got a new little puppy. They grow so fast, so this is a great way to treasure all the important moments so you’ll never forget just how small they were.
But even if your dog is older, you can capture all the fun things you did together and the many, many cute things they did, then look back at them this time next year!
(Top Tip – Use these pictures to make a 2024 Calendar. Best. Calendar. Ever.)