Your dog can be your best accountability partner, so make the best of resolutions! While setting goals for the new year can be intimidating, creating goals with your pup can make it worth the while. Whether you’re looking to get some more exercise in or pick up some new skills or hobbies, setting objectives for yourself and your dog can be a great way to feel accomplished and create an amazing bond with your pet. Pet Releaf came up with 6 new year’s resolutions that you can easily make with your fur friend.
We all know that exercising a few times a week can be a hassle, especially with a busy work schedule. Luckily, exercising can be easily incorporated into your everyday routine! If you wake up a little earlier during the workweek, you can squeeze in a 15-minute walk with your pup. When you arrive home, another 15-minute walk will accrue to 30 minutes of walking a day! If integrating this during the week isn’t easily doable, weekends are the optimum time to bond with your best friend. Take a look at these 4 Exercises You Can Do With Your Pet for some exercise inspiration.
2. Healthy Eating
It’s always easier to grab processed snacks when shopping at the grocery store, but we encourage you to try buying healthier snacks that you can even share with your pet! Incorporating some more fruits and vegetables can make all the difference in your and your pet’s daily lifestyle. Snacks like carrots, blueberries, peanut butter, and green beans can be healthy treats for your dog.
Pet Releaf’s CBD-infused Edibites even contain a couple of these ingredients. Our Blueberry & Cranberry Hemp Oil Edibites (Immunity Boost) contains blueberries, while our Peanut Butter & Banana Hemp Oil Edibites (Hip & Joint) and our Peanut Butter & Carob Hemp Oil Edibites (Calming) both contain peanut butter.
3. Picking Up New Skills or Hobbies
It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks! Teaching your pup some new tricks and commands can be a great bonding experience for both of you. Check out some local group dog training classes where you can practice among other pet parents. It’s a great test to see if your pup can ignore the distractions from other dogs and can even help with their socialization skills.
Our Soft Chew Edibites can easily be broken up to use as little rewards each time your pup follows through with a trick or command.
We love wanderlust pups! Going on road trips with your dog can be an exciting way to explore the country and a great new year’s resolution that you can make with your dog. Make sure to do your dog travel research beforehand to ensure that campgrounds, Airbnbs, and hotels are pet-friendly! After that, set out on a great adventure with your pup as your co-pilot and have some fun together.
Does your pet experience occasional stress in the car? Our CBD Hemp Oils may help provide a calming experience on the road!
5. Spending Time With Friends & Family
If you’re looking to spend more time with friends and family this new year, we’re sure no one can say no to hanging out with you and your pup! Plus if your friend has a dog too, why not have a puppy playdate at the dog park? Or invite some friends or family over for a cozy night of wine and snuggles with your furry friend. We know that during COVID-19 it can be tough to gather with friends and families, so we only encourage small gatherings or a party over Facetime or Zoom!
6. Staying Organized
Does it look like your dog runs the house? If your dog’s toys and bones are scattered all over, it’s time to dedicate a specific part of the house to your dog’s supplies. Create a corner for your pup’s bed, toys, leashes, and treats! We’d recommend having a little cabinet or drawer next to the corner where you can store treats and toys so they’re not easily accessible. This way, you can control how many toys are out and about in the house, and switching them out every once in a while makes your pet feel like he’s getting something new every time. You can stock your pup’s favorite Pet Releaf products and store them in the nearby drawer as well to help you remember to administer your pup’s CBD daily.