As 2018 approaches, many of us are starting to think about those New Year’s Resolutions. A brand new year seems like the perfect time to set goals like losing weight, reading more, and taking better care of our skin. At least that’s what I’m thinking about for the new year.
As you ponder the things you want to accomplish in 2018, take a moment to think about what you can do to be a better dog mom. Today I’m sharing 10 New Year’s Resolutions for dog moms and I promise, these are great goals for both you and your dog.
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Moms
1) Take more walks. This is as important for your dog as it is for you. Dogs need the stimulation and activity of at least one daily walk, and I’m betting you could use a little more activity in your day, too.
2) Schedule an annual check-up with the doctor. This goes for both you and your dog. Start the year on a healthy note by making sure everything is working properly.
3) Plan regular play dates. Your dog would probably love a playmate and let’s be honest, you could probably use a little one-on-one time with a friend. Get together with another dog mom and her mutt at least once a month for a little fun for you and your dog.
4) Make an appointment at the salon for both you and your dog. Start the year out right with a nice bath and grooming for your dog and maybe a new hair style, manicure, and facial for you. You both deserve it!
5) Put down the phone and just play with your dog. Sometimes it’s good to just unplug from the world, and who better to do it with than your dog? Spend a few minutes every day just snuggling and playing and forget about the phone.
6) Commit to scoop that poop every time. The world is a healthier place when we all clean up after our pets. Be responsible and pick up those mutt messes every single time.
7) Update your dog’s ID information. The new year is a great time for a brand new ID tag. Make sure all of your contact information is accurate and up-to-date.
8) Looking for a new job and a fresh start? Consider a pet-friendly workplace. Wouldn’t it be great to take your dog to work each day?
9) Volunteer. Even if all you can spare is an hour a week, consider volunteering at your local animal shelter or rescue group. If you can’t make the time, make regular donations of food, treats, paper towels, blankets, and other items that shelters need.
10) Be grateful every day. One of the best ways to find joy in life is to recognize your blessings and be thankful for them. You will be a happier, less stressed dog mom when you choose gratitude every day.
Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions this year? I’d love to hear all about them in a comment below or better yet, stop by my Facebook page and join in the conversation there!