Happy New Year, doggo parents!

2020 has just hit and we know that you’ve got a couple of resolutions you’ve jotted down, like eating healthier and being more active. New Year’s resolutions can be difficult, especially when you’re taking them on alone. In the name of bonding and health, we’ve put together a list of resolutions that you and your pup can get involved in.

Eat Healthier

It’s a common and popular resolution – but how long does it actually last? If you’re not hitting your weight target, for health reasons and for your own reasons, getting your pup involved in eating healthier is a great way to keep you motivated. We’re not saying that you should eat what your dog should eat, or Visa Versa… We’re saying that your dog would be an easy and committed companion because they don’t know what ‘cheat days’ are! Chat to your vet about a healthy diet for your pup and chat to your doctor/nutritionist about what to and what not to eat to get to your weight target.

Exercise More

Another popular New Year’s resolution that’s even more difficult to stay committed to… However, taking your doggo with you for walks can help you stay motivated and have tons of fun. Dogs love going out, it’s a learning experience for them and they feel good about exploring and stretching their legs further than the circumference of your garden. Exercising with your dog is also a great way to bond and practice obedience. Another benefit is that running alone, especially in South Africa, isn’t safe. But, if you’ve got your loyal buddy with you, no one would dare try anything naughty! One mean bark from Fido is enough to send anyone running for the hills.

Play and Rest More

We often forget that when life gets busy, we need to rest. We get consumed by work and commitments that build up stress and deteriorate our health. A great way to stay energised and stress-free is to rest and play with your pup! Been working a lot this week? Take a nap with your pup (they’d never say no to a cuddle). A great way to reduce stress is to get outdoors with your pup. When the weather is good, head to your garden or local park and throw around a stick for an hour or two! Playing with your pup outdoors will help continue to form your special bond, as well as get some healthy oxygen.

It’s important to remember that, like you, pups can have mental and physical health issues if they’re not dieting, exercising and relaxing. So why not rope your pup into your New Year resolutions?

Don’t forget to keep track of your pup’s progress by logging in daily activities and feed & hydration on the Yapper dashboard!

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