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Dog-Friendly New Year's Resolutions (For Owners, Too!)

5 Resolutions for Dogs and Dog Owners Alike

It's a new year, and many of us are looking for new ways to better ourselves and our lives. But what about your pup? They're an important part of the family, too! Here at K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel, we want to help you make the most of the new year — for you and your furry family member. To help get you started, we've curated a list of new year's resolutions for canine companions and their owners. Be sure to follow these tips in 2023 and beyond and ensure a happier and healthier life with your canine!

1. Create a Healthy Diet for Your Dog

Just like people, dogs need a balanced diet to maintain optimal health. Making sure your pup gets enough of the proper nutrients can help them live their longest and happiest life. This new year, be sure to provide your pup with the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats in the form of high-quality dog food or homemade meals. We recommend providing your canine meal options that are vet-recommended; this will ensure your pup gets the right amount of nutrition for their age and size.

2. Provide Exercise & Enrichment

Both you and your pup need to remain active. Try and get out for regular walks or hikes with your dog — it's excellent quality time and beneficial for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Additionally, mental stimulation can help keep your pup in tip-top shape. Some awesome enrichment activities for your pup (that can also be fun for you, too!) include:

  • Hide-and-seek: hide treats around the house or yard, and then watch your pup find them.
  • Puzzle toys: stuff a hollow toy with treats and watch your pup try to figure out how to get them out.
  • Agility courses: set up an obstacle course in your backyard or find one at a local park.
  • Doggie daycare: take advantage of K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel's exceptional doggie daycare services, where your pup can romp and play with new friends!

3. Get Annual Vaccinations & Check-Ups

It's important to get your pup vaccinated against common illnesses and take them for regular check-ups at the vet. Get your pup's vaccines up-to-date this new year and schedule regular check-up appointments. Doing so will help you monitor any changes in their health and ensure they stay healthy! At annual check-ups, your vet will check your pup for any new illnesses, give your dog a chance to stay up-to-date on shots and flea prevention, and check if new preventive measures are needed. Ultimately, this will help your pup stay healthy, happy, and safe all new year long!

4. Be More Adventurous

Your pup loves exploring new places and meeting new people, so why not make the new year more adventurous? Here are some fun ways to include more pup-friendly adventures in your 2023 plans:

  • Explore new parks and trails.
  • Plan a pet-friendly vacation.
  • Attend pet-friendly events.
  • Find new pup-friendly restaurants.
  • Visit new doggie daycare and boarding facilities, like K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel!

And if you're looking to take a break but don't want to leave your pup unattended, consider boarding them at K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel! Our team will ensure they get plenty of exercise, socialization, and TLC while you're away.

5. Improve Training

Focusing on new training techniques this new year can help create a better bond between you and your pup. Whether teaching them basic commands or agility tricks, you are reinforcing the basics that are critical for a well-behaved pup. Start with small goals and work your way up — and don't forget to reward them with treats when they do well!

New Year's Resolutions Happen at K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel

At K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel, we want to make your new year great. From providing a safe, secure place for your pup to stay while you're away to providing unique activities, our team is here to ensure your canine has a great new year! Let's work together to make the new year amazing for you and your furry friend! Contact us today by calling (908) 889-7387 or filling out our online form. We look forward to hearing from you!