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Jenna Stregowski, RVT

New Year's Resolutions for Dogs and Their Humans

By December 26, 2012

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It's hard to believe that 2012 is just about over. Once again, everyone is talking about New Year's resolutions. Like many people, I tend to avoid these because I have a hard time keeping them. Last year, I made a few resolutions that included my dog and mostly kept them. This past year I said goodbye to my seventeen year old dog and my 14 year old cat (who had cancer). I was luck enough to meet both a new dog and a new cat to bring into the family. I start this new year with a whole new set of resolutions. One is to focus on dog training and maybe even try agility!

The new year represents a symbolical fresh start. You can even think of it kind of like a reset button if you'd like. Of course, dogs don't understand the meaning of resolutions, but they will definitely tune in to our positive attitudes. Consider making a few New Year's resolutions that include your dog. It is bound to make you feel better about life and ready to face 2012. Plus, I'm quite certain your dog won't complain about the extra attention.

I would like to wish you and your loved ones (furry and otherwise) a very Happy New Year. Remember to keep your dog safe and sound on New Year's Eve. That means stay out of earshot of fireworks if possible, keep party food out of reach, and make sure guests keep doors closed. Happy New Year, I hope that 2012 is a great year for you all! What are your resolutions?

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