5 Fun (and Super Achievable) New Year’s Resolutions for Dog People

As we wave goodbye to another furbulous year, we’re sniffing out ways to help you and Fido live your best lives together in 2024. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions for dogs and the people who love ’em.

Dog New Year’s resolution #1: Spend more time.

Topping your dog’s list is spending more time with their fave person – YOU! Dogs are social animals and they crave our attention. Quality time doesn’t necessarily mean extravagant adventures or expensive toys. It can be as simple as a leisurely walk in the park, a game of fetch, or curling up together on the couch with a good book.

Dog New Year’s resolution #2: Get active.

This one might feel a little cliché but if your dog’s physique is looking a little “squishy,” it’s time to find a slimming solution to keep pup healthy. Make it a team effort by exploring ways to exercise with your dog. Summer time is great for teaching your dog to swim, and in winter you can try skijoring. Have an extra motivated mutt? Give agility a try!

Dog New Year’s resolution #3: Give back.

Did you adopt your pupper from a local rescue? Show your appreciation by brightening their day with a donation, or signing up to volunteer or foster. Even if the adoption was years ago, they’d still ruv your support—and an update on how your dog is doing. ♥

Dog New Year’s resolution #4: Teach tricks.

Nothing stimulates your dog’s mind—and impresses their fans—like learning a new trick. Gather up some treats, a whole lotta patience, and your creativity. Need to start with the basics? We’ve got tips on teaching your dog to sit and high-five. Already have those mastered? Try these 10 fun tricks next.

Dog New Year’s resolution #5: Make a list.

Get creative with a 2024 dog-friendly bucket list. There are pawlenty of businesses that welcome our furry friends. Make an effort to visit as many dog-friendly stores, restaurants, breweries, orchards, and pumpkin patches as possible. Including floof in the fun will provide a different experience for you, and loads of enrichment for pup!

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