As we have cautiously stepped into 2022, there’s a lot we can’t control, but equally, there’s a lot that we can.
We can’t plan for what’s around the corner as we simply don’t know what’s there, but what we can count on is the unconditional love that we get from our pups and the endless joy they bring us.
Resolutions? Where do I start?
If you’re yet to set any, or have already broken the ones you did set! Here are my recommendations…obviously, they are all dog-centric!
The first thing you need to do is step into your pup’s fluffy paws. What do they want? Where do they want to go? How do they want to feel? And then think of ways you can create a year where you’re both living your best lives.
My top 6 resolution recommendations
- Prioritise their health. Warning, this one may not be well-received by your four-legged best friend but as the saying goes, ‘sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind’. Book in a check-up at the vets – while your dog may seem healthy, it always pays to be completely sure for complete peace of mind.
Review their diet too and do some research. You’ll be surprised at how much brighter and active they are if you switch from a more well-known brand to one that really cares about a dog’s health.
We stock some of the best healthy doggy treats around made from natural goodness.
Why not try out our dog pick ‘n’ mix for a selection of treats tailored to your dog.
- Get on top of your doggy admin. If your dog wears a tag on the collar, regularly make sure it’s still there, and then check that the contact information is clear and up to date. And ensure that the information connected to their microchip remains current too.
- Be honest about their sociability. Do they respond well to instructions? Maybe it’s time they learned some more basic commands – you just never know when they’ll get your dog out of danger. And if they suffer with their nerves or get agitated when other dogs are nearby, it’s worth investing in a special lead or coat to warn other dog owners to keep their dogs at a safe distance.
- Pep up your walk. Let your curiosity inspire you to discover new places. Take a look at what dog-friendly activities and walks there are near to where you live – this is the place we often forget to look. I bet you find an exciting adventure closer than you think.
- Indulge in more indoor play. As well as the daily walk, your furry friend will crave stimulation in the home too. Put time aside every day to play, this will really boost your already amazing relationship.
Head over to my online shop to see my range of eco-friendly toys. All have been quality checked by my dogs and have passed with flying colours!
- Splash out on some head to tail grooming. Get their gnashers checked out regularly; not only will bad breath prevent you wanting to get close to them, but it can negatively impact their health. Regular grooming is super important too, it gives you the perfect opportunity to check for any lumps or unwanted guests such as fleas, it releases beneficial natural oils to keep skin and coats in tip-top condition and it promotes good blood circulation.
Most importantly, have a great year and enjoy every moment that you spend with your dogs.