A new year is a fresh start and a new beginning. It’s also a great time to make some resolutions to keep you and your dachshund as healthy as possible. Here are some tips to use when you’re setting New Year’s resolutions for you and your doxie.
According to the Chicago Tribune, pups should have their own resolutions for the new year! Plenty of people start new diets on Jan. 1 each year in an effort to be healthier. If your pup has had weight problems, that’s something you could do together. Switch your pup to a lighter diet, and make exercise a regular part of your routine together, whether it’s going for walks one extra time per day or fitting in a jog.
For pups that seem to be getting a little hyperactive or doxies that are acting out, consider enrolling them in an obedience training class in the new year. Teaching your pup some new tricks will not only improve his behavior, it’ll keep him occupied. If you’re having trouble with some of your pup’s behavior, it’s not too late to train him or her.
If you’re feeling the need to give back to your community, see if you can enroll your pup in a program that would allow him to visit the sick or disabled. Studies have shown that playing with a pet for just a few minutes can make a drastic difference in peoples’ attitudes and outlooks and can even help people heal faster! Call your local hospital, hospice or elder care center and find out how you and your dachshund can volunteer.
For pups who have never been well socialized with other dogs, consider making that your New Year’s resolution. Dog parks are a great place for you and your pup to make friends, but if your dog isn’t used to being around other pets, it can take some time for him to get comfortable. BarkPost says socializing your dog will help him or her build positive relationships with other dogs and can help prevent scuffles with other animals in the future.
If your New Year’s resolution involves adding a new doxie to your family, check out our new puppy page to learn more about our currently available pups! To learn more or to place a deposit for an upcoming pup, give Patti’s Dachshund Farm a call today at 334-385-2600 or 713-591-7412.