If you are a planner then you know how important it is to have an idea of where you are headed. This is why many people take the beginning of the year to make a plan for what they want to do for that year. This goes hand in hand with New Year’s resolutions because if you want to be successful with the resolutions you have set for your dog, then you need to plan. However this can go much further than this. Here are a few things to think about for the year.
Your Travel Plans and What You Will Do With Your Dog
This is one of the most important decisions you can make because you are leaving your pet in the care of another person or facility. You want to make sure you choose something that is a good fit for your pet and know they will be well cared for in your absence.
In this same manner, you want to think about whether or not you plan to send your pooch to doggy daycare. Finding the right facility and preparing for it now, even if it is still a few months away can help you to find the right facility and get ready for this.
Consider Your Pet’s Activity Needs for the Year
While you may not take your pet on long runs every day it is still important to have plans for your dog for exercise. You can schedule long walks or jogs with your pet in your calendar just as you schedule your personal training sessions for yourself.
You may even want to schedule trips to the dog park. If you have multiple dog parks near you then mix it up and give each of them a shot. This will give you a change of scenery, allow your dog to run off leash, and you can make some new friends. Scheduling these activities and making time for them now can help improve the chances of you actually doing it. which is good for your pet’s health as well as your own.
Get Your Dog’s Appointments Scheduled
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start thinking about your dog’s next well appointment. Taking them to the vet on a regular basis not only allows you to get them vaccinated but also allows you to ensure your pet is healthy. You will also have the chance to talk with the vet and know the things you should be doing with your pet in the new year.
These are just a few of the ways that you can plan the new year with your dog in mind. While this takes a little bit of time to sit down and do, having everything laid out in the beginning of the year can save you time and hassle later on.