Happy New Year pups! Now we’re winding down from the holiday celebrations it’s the time for New Year resolutions and setting our goals for this coming year. With that in mind is there a way our dogs, borrowed or owned, can have an even better year than the last? We’ve found a few small ways to improve your dogs happiness and health.
Dogs love to discover new places and particularly the new and exciting smells that come with it. Plan a fun day out with your favourite pooch, whether that be to the seaside or a camping trip they’re guaranteed to love it, and you probably will too! For older dogs or those not suited for long trips why not spend some quality time with them and give them all the cuddles they deserve.
It’s not just us humans that often need to think about being healthier in the new year. Take some time to think about your dog’s diet. Are you feeding them too many treats? Could you try another healthier type of dog food? Why not speak to your local vet or take advantage of our 24/7 Vetline? A healthy dog is a happy dog!
Now, most dogs may not enjoy this one, but they’ll thank you in the long run for cleaner and healthier teeth. If brushing is completely out of the question, perhaps try dental dog treats.
A collar, a lead, a harness - our dogs will use at least one of these (if not more!) everyday. So why not treat them to a new one. The higher the quality the longer they tend to last, so if you’re feeling generous, do some research into the best product for them and splash a bit of cash!
All dogs love praise, so spend more time telling them how much of a good doggy they really are. Positive tones and praise will make them feel happy, comfortable and loved.
Training doesn’t have to stop after they’ve learnt sit, stay and lay down. Spend some quality time with them and teach them a fun new trick like touching something with their paw or holding an object in their mouth. Take a look at a few of our dog trick tutorials here.
If you decide to teach your dog a new trick you’re going to need some new extra tasty treats. Head to your closest pet shop and treat them to something tasty! Alternatively, try your hand at making easy, healthy, homemade dog treats.
Like us, dogs can often feel poorly. Make sure you keep an eye on their health and take them for their regular vet check ups, they’re important to help keep your favourite pal as healthy as they can be.
You don’t always have to spend a lot or even anything at all to make your dog happier, spending more time with them or giving them an extra walk can really make a difference. Need someone to help take your pup out when you can’t? Look at the borrowers in your area today.
Here’s to a pawsome 2019!
Woofs and tail-wags,
The BorrowMyDoggy Team